Are you excited for all things fall? In addition to the changing leaves, the new season also means plenty of new opportunities to snack on festive (healthy) treats. Here are a few of our favorite fall snacks that you can indulge in — without hurting your teeth!
Healthy Fall Snacks:
- Apples! – There are few snacks that say “fall” more than apples! As an added bonus, make it a family trip and head out east to one of our awesome local farms.
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – After you carve your jack-o-lanterns this year, be sure to save the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are healthy for your teeth! They’re full of vitamins and mineral like phosphorus, calcium and vitamin D that help repair damaged cells and strengthen bones.
- Pumpkin Pie Pancakes – Don’t stop at pumpkin seeds — the whole pumpkin is full of healthy vitamins and minerals! Try your hand at the ultimate fall breakfast — pumpkin pie pancakes! Keep in mind that you have to use actual pumpkin in order to reap the benefits. Pumpkin flavorings and spices do not have the same health benefits.
- “Candy Corn” Fruit Cup – Instead of snacking on sugary candy corn, put together a candy corn themed fruit cup with orange, pineapple and yogurt! This festive Halloween snack is full of vitamins and minerals that keep your teeth strong.
Ready to schedule a fall dental cleaning? Give on of our three Long Island offices a call — or visit our website to learn more about the pediatric dental services that we have to offer!