Packing lunch is already not an easy task especially since kids are such picky eaters. Finding dental friendly options seems to only add to the difficulty of packing everyday meals. The food you choose to pack for your little one will provide the much-needed energy for him/her to go through the day. What’s more, healthy food is brain food so if you want your child to excel in class as well, you should review what foods they eat on a daily basis.
Take a look at the following options when choosing some dental friendly school lunches that are also easily prepared:
1. Fruits and vegetables
Preparing these healthy options is not anything difficult. You can prep the night before by peeling, washing, chopping etc. and refrigerating. Apples, bananas and frozen vegetables are great choices. However, be wary of other fruits such as grapes due to their high sugar content. You can add a fun twist to your vegetables by using a cookie cutter on vegetables such as cucumbers to make fun little shapes.
1. Cheese and milk
Milk and other dairy products are great calcium sources as we already know. Including milk, yogurt or cheese in your child’s packed lunch is ideal when looking to keep your child healthy while still being dental friendly. However, avoid heavily sweetened, processed or flavored milk and yogurt.
Additionally, embrace whole grain, fish, poultry, red meat and any other great source of protein. If you do not want to go with meat, cheese, beans, eggs (hard boiled) or peanut butter are excellent choices. They are easy to make, dental friendly and are wholesome as well.
Finally, do not forget to pack a bottle of water with your healthy lunch as it is better than the sugary drinks kids tend to drink. Royce Family Dentistry believes in educating our patients so that they can have the best dental health. For more information or to schedule your appointment please call 704.540.5440.