Spring time snacks for children

Posted by Default Admin on 26 March 2015

Many parents are aware of how sugar in children’s diets can affect their teeth and oral health which is why it’s important to fill them with snacks that are filling as well as being healthy for their body.

Here are some spring time snacks that are ideal for the Easter holidays:

Raw Veggie Sticks

If your children are feeling a little hungry try feeding them veggie sticks, these are the perfect snack for growing bodies and healthy teeth.  Kids love colour, so why not try impressing your treasured ones with a rainbow salad by adding lots of carrot, celery, cucumber and beetroot so that your snack looks inviting.
If veggie sticks are a little too boring for them, you can get creative with some healthy spreads or hummus dips.

Hard-boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are an ideal protein snack without the sugars or bad fats found in processed foods and the good news is that you can either serve them whole or diced up for a quicker option, ideal for those outdoor spring picnics.

You can make lots of them in advanced as they store well if you keep them in the fridge in a sealed container.


Cheese in cubes or grated make a great snack for kids. Mix it up a bit by adding some cherry tomatoes, grapes or pineapple as a light snack instead of sugary chocolate, sweets, cakes and biscuits.

Cottage cheese is good for children because it’s high in calcium which is good for their bones and teeth, and adults need calcium to help control blood pressure. Cheese is also a fresh milk product, making it low in additives and preservatives. It’s low in sodium, making it a heart-healthy food for the whole family.

Natural Yoghurt

When purchasing yogurt for your children always check the sugar content and the artificial flavourings. Many people purchase low fat yogurts only to find that they aren’t that healthy for you as they contain ingredients such as aspartame.  Natural yoghurts like the Jalna brand are ideal. You can add your own fresh fruit or serve on its own.

You can help to protect both your teeth and your child’s teeth by encouraging them to drink water after these snacks as this can help to dislodge and flush any food particles around the mouth. Wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth after snacks, to best protect tooth enamel.

For more information on healthy snacks and how to look after your children’s teeth and mouth call Brilliant Dental Care on 01443 237500.