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Healthy Snacks For Your Kids On The Go

Are your kids busy every minute of every day? While we’re all for extra curriculars, don’t let a hectic schedule get in the way of good health habits. Healthy snacking improves overall health (including dental health), regulates mood, boosts brain power, and gives them energy to keep their busy days going! Here are a few healthy snacks for your kids to grab the next time they’re running out the door:

Smoothies: Smoothies are fun to make and thanks to the wide variety of ingredients you can include, even the littlest picky eater will enjoy them.
– Green Monster Smoothie
– Berry Banana Oat Smoothie

Chia pudding: We know kids balk at the idea of eating something outside of their comfort zone. It doesn’t help that chia pudding looks like bird seed, but it’s a complete protein that’ll boost your kids’ energy and help stimulate brain growth!
– PB & Banana Chia Pudding
– Vanilla Chia Pudding

Acai bowls: Acai bowls look like ice cream and almost taste like it too, which means your kids definitely won’t be disappointed when they start to dig in. Let them top their bowls with the toppings of their choosing – we suggest oatmeal, fruit, or peanut butter.
– Classic Acai Bowl
– Mighty Mango Acai Bowl

Overnight Oats: What’s better than a nutrient-packed snack that’s ready right when you wake up in the morning? You don’t need to follow any specific recipes, all you need to do is memorize this simple ratio: 1 part oats, 2 parts milk – then let your kids sweeten, season, and go!
– Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
– Blueberry Overnight Oats

Make sure your kids are brushing and flossing after every meal, as well as twice a day, for two minutes a day. At Speaks Orthodontics, our goal is to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in a comfortable, friendly, modern environment. Visit our website to learn more or call us at (720) 513-3743. We’re conveniently located just minutes from downtown Denver, LoDo, LoHi, Wheatridge, Edgewater, Lakewood, and Arvada.