Summertime snacking!

Who doesn't love quick and easy snacks that are nutritious and delicious for summertime?! Often times, parents wonder what kinds of healthy snacks to pack for their children that they will actually eat and enjoy. Here at GLAD, we let parents know that a nutritious diet is essential for overall healthy oral hygiene. There are many options for quick and simple healthy summertime recipes that are full of nutritional ingredients that will keep children fueled for all of their summertime activities, camps, and play dates! Some of our favorite snacks are: 1.) Bagel Gone Bananas 2.) Tortilla Pizzas 3.) Little Dippers 4.) Fruit Pie 5.) Cucumber Boats


1.)Bagel Gone Bananas: 2 tablespoons natural nut butter (almond or peanut), 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 small banana , 1 whole wheat bagel.

Directions: Split and toast your bagel. Spread the nut butter onto the toasted bagel. Next, slice your banana into small pieces and place them on top of the nut butter on the bagel. Drizzle a tiny bit of honey and enjoy!

2.) Tortilla Pizzas: Small corn tortillas, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, low fat sour cream

Directions: Spread the corn tortillas on a baking sheet, sprinkle the shredded cheese onto the tortillas and bake for a few minutes (or until cheese is melted). Take out of the oven and add salsa and sour cream on the side to dip!

3.) Little Dippers: Apples, toothpicks, peanut butter, almonds

Directions: Cut apples into wedges. Next, stick a toothpick into eat apple wedge. Put a few scoops of peanut butter into a small dish, and crushed almonds onto a small plate. Dip the apple wedges into the peanut butter and then into the almonds!

4.) Fruit Pie: Watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, shredded coconut.

Directions: Slice watermelons into small triangles. Slice up each fruit and add to the top of the sliced watermelon. This will look like a pizza and the kids will love it! (And it is very healthy!)

5.) Cucumber Boats: Cucumbers, yogurt, sugar, salt, cumin

Directions: Slice cucumbers in half. Scoop out a small hole in the middle. Add a dab of yogurt. Mix a pinch of sugar, salt, and cumin into the yogurt to make it spiced! Delicious!

These are just a few of our healthy and simple snacks for summer that both you and your children will enjoy! For more healthy recipes, visit our Pinterest Site at www.pinterest.com/gladdental.

Also, ALWAYS remember to DRINK WATER!!! :)