The holiday season is here! Along with spending time with family and friends, and of course enjoying delicious treats. There’s gingerbread, sugar cookies and, of course, lots of pie! And that’s before you start thinking about the peppermint sticks and hot chocolate too.
For any health-conscious parent, keeping those smiles healthy can be a tall order. We all know that sugar highs and cavities are not on your wishlist this season. But for a holiday that seems to be built on excess, what’s a parent to do? You’re in luck, because there are plenty of other ways to get in the spirit, without sacrificing good oral health.
Our team at Kids Dental Group has gathered some healthy holiday treat ideas that will delight your children. You’ll feel great knowing you are filling their tummies with nutritious foods. Read on to see our top five choices for both delicious and healthy recipes. They’re easy to make and fun – plus you can involve your children and make it a holiday tradition to do together.
Snowman Meringue Cookies – Delectable and light, these snowman meringue cookies are almost too cute to eat! Almost.
Frozen Banana Penguins – Bananas are great because they’re high in fiber. Add on to that a few festive decorations and you’ve got a winner!
Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices – A small treat of chocolate while snacking on a healthy fruit.
Santa Banana Kebobs – How cute are these? Use some of those leftover bananas and add a strawberry “hat” for a fun “kebob” your children will love to eat.
Snowflake Tortilla Crisps – You’ve seen regular tortilla chips, but have you ever seen them shaped like snowflakes? Now you have!
With these tasty treats, you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday season with your little ones and keep their smiles healthy too. To learn more about how to protect your child’s teeth this holiday season, look no further than Kids Dental Group. Visit any one of our three offices in Stouffville, Markham, or Richmond Hill.
Our office is open during the holiday season for pediatric appointments and administrative assistance.
Happy holidays from our family to yours!