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Healthy snacks that are low in sugar can prevent overeating and tooth decay.  Because sugar fuels bacteria that can become cavity-causing plaque, sugary snacks should be limited. It is a good idea to have healthy snacks readily available for hungry kids when they get home from school.  Below, we share several suggestions for healthy, low sugar snacks for the family.

Healthy snacks: ready to serve

Some snacks are naturally low in sugar. Try these ideas when you need to serve up a snack quickly:

  • Mixed nuts
  • Dried apple chips
  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • String cheese
  • Veggie straws

Healthy snacks: let them dip

Combining healthy foods with tasty dips can make even picky eaters happy. Kids like dipping. Try hummus or light salad dressings like ranch or blue cheese with:

  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Celery
  • Rolled up deli turkey
  • Tortillas

Healthy snacks: simple cooking

If you have time to cook up some snacks for the kids, you can try these ideas that are low in sugar but full of taste:

  • Sweet potato chips
  • Parmesan fries
  • Baked onion rings
  • Quesadilla
  • Roasted chickpeas

Teaching children to snack wisely and limit sugary teats will help them to grow up with healthy bodies and teeth. Many healthy snack options are not complicated to make!