The 2016 Super Bowl 50 face-off between the Broncos and Panthers is this Sunday, and we want to help you choose healthy snacks that will keep your family’s smiles shining bright as you cheer on your favorite team. Here are our favorite healthy Super Bowl snacks that are tasty enough to add to your party platter this Sunday.
Let’s be honest, everything is better with more cheese. Cheese contains protein and calcium that strengthens tooth enamel, and also has been shown to increase the PH levels in the mouth which decreases the risk of tooth decay. Adding cheese to your party platter can be as simple as adding delicious cheese cubes or by trying out a savory cheese dip for vegetables or whole wheat crackers.
These may not be the most appealing to some members of your family, but with some creativity it’s easy to sneak these high-fiber foods into your list of healthy Super Bowl snacks without anyone knowing. Leafy greens actually scrub the teeth and generate excess saliva, which leaves your smile cleaner and healthier. Use them as a substitute for tortillas in your favorite street tacos, or add them into your family’s favorite pasta dish. If you’d like a list of recipes that include leafy greens to help add into your healthy Super Bowl snacks click here.
Plain Greek Yogurt with Fruit
Nonfat with no added sugar of course. This tasty treat can substitute for sour cream in many recipes and tastes great with veggies and fruit. Yogurt is great for your teeth because it contains plenty of probiotics, calcium and protein, which strengthen your teeth and counteract cavity-causing bacteria. We suggest a bowl of plain nonfat greek yogurt with sliced apples or celery.
Almonds and Raisins
We’ve paired these together because they are a great party mix to add to your table. Mix raisins and almonds together and use them as a replacement for chips. The salty, sweet flavor is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The calcium-rich crunchy almonds clean your teeth as you chew while strengthening enamel, and the naturally-sweet raisins contain phytochemicals, which kill cavity-causing bacteria. Not to mention, it’s one of the easiest healthy Super Bowl snacks to whip-up.
There you have it, several healthy Super Bowl snacks for your teeth that your family and friends will love. If you’re concerned about your family’s oral health, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas to set up an appointment with our experienced dentists. We want to help your family’s smile radiate all year long.