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Preventing Children’s Cavities With Low-Sugar Snacks

Sugary snacks can cause cavities.
  • Peanut and Raisins Mix -- Put mixture in a paper cup for kids to carry around when playing outside.
  • Celery and Carrot Sticks -- Used as dippers for peanut butter, cottage cheese, cream cheese or heated bean dip.
  • Fresh Fruits -- Whole or cut, and served on a saucer (try cutting apples into wedges, making a pinwheel).
  • Quarters of Hard-Boiled Eggs -- Deviled egg halves.
  • Cubes of Monterey Jack cheese and a handful of Wheat Thins®.
  • Mozzarella String Cheese -- Buy in singles or in bags.
  • Flavored Yogurts -- In moderation, with sugar added.
  • Cottage Cheese -- Topped with sugar-free jam or sprinkled with nuts.
  • Bologna Faces - Make your own variations!
  • Carrot Pennies -- Cut carrot into "coin" shaped slices.
  • Fruit Juices -- V8® is excellent, especially low-sodium V8.
  • Milkshake -- Use 8oz. of milk, a banana or other fruit, one egg, a teaspoon of honey, two ice cubes and then whirl in the blender for one minute.
  • Fruit Shake -- Use peaches, bananas, plums or apples. Try a 1/2 cup chopped, then add two ice cubes, one cup of plain yogurt and whirl in the blender for one minute.
  • Butterfly Sandwich -- Peanut butter on wheat bread or cream cheese with sugar-free jam.
  • Popcorn -- Pop before they come home from school!
  • Unsweetened Cereals -- Check label for sugar content. Mix with milk and raisins, fresh fruit, or even low-sugar granola.
  • Fruit Ice Pops -- Freeze in ice cube trays or an ice-pop maker. Use orange, grape or grapefruit juice, and add sticks when slushy. Freeze until hard.
  • Unsalted Peanuts or sunflower seeds.
  • Slices of Raisin Bread topped with Jack cheese.
  • Bread Sticks or pretzels.
  • Frozen Banana Pops -- Cut banana in halves, then put a stick in the cut end. Freeze for three hours or more. Dip in granola or chopped nuts, or serve plain.
  • Fresh Strawberries on a toasted waffle spread with cottage or cream cheese. You can also spread cream cheese and sugar-free jam on a toasted English muffin half.
  • Cheese Nachos -- Arrange cheese wedges on tortilla or corn chips on a cookie sheet. Slide under the broiler for a minute or two. Add apple slices and a glass of milk for a complete snack.

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