Healthy Snackin’ During Children’s Dental Health Month

February we celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month to help raise awareness about the importance of developing good oral health habits at an early age. Remember to schedule regular dental visits to establish a foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Teaching kids to enjoy healthy snacks that are low in sugar is an essential part of keeping our children healthy for years to come. Just sneak some veggies and fruit into their favorite foods, like pancakes and muffins, to help fortify their diets.

Liam, Judah and Hannah, Dr. Andrew Koenigsberg’s grandchildren, would like to share their favorite recipes with you.

Liam’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

4 bananas

1/2 cup mint leaves

11/2 cup baby spinach leaves

1/4-1/2 cup of milk

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

1/3 cup chocolate  chips

 

Blend all ingredients except for chocolate chips. Freeze for an hour and top with chocolate chips. Enjoy!

 

Hannah’s Strawberry Popsicles

4 (1/2 cup) popsicle molds

2 cups vanilla greek yogurt

1 cup fresh strawberries chopped

 

  1. In a small bowl stir yogurt and fruit
  2. 2. Pour yogurt mixture into popsicle molds leaving 1/4 inch of room on top
  3. Cover the molds with the lids before freezing. Place the pops into freezer for about 3-4 hours until frozen
  4. To unmold the pop run mold under warm water for 10 seconds. Enjoy!

 

Judah’s Spinach Muffins

28 standard cupcake liners

2 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

 

wet ingredients

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup honey

l large banana

6 oz spinach

1/2 cup butter

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin pan with liners.
  2. Combine all dry ingredient in large mixing bowl
  3. Blend wet ingredients  in blender or food processor until pureed
  4. Pour puree into dry ingredient bowl and fold together gently.
  5. Spoon batter into muffin pan and bake for 18-22 minutes or until muffins are firm to touch on top.
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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