Halloween is a fun time for tricks and treats. Kids love wearing spooky costumes and eating candy to their heart’s content. It’s the perfect time to review some ideas for keeping your kids as healthy as possible as this holiday approaches. After all, you don’t want your kids stuffing their tummies with unhealthy snacks that will lead to the decay of their teeth through cavities. Believe it or not, tasty snacks don’t have to be overly sugary and unhealthy for your children. There are lots of options out there for healthy, tasty Halloween snacks.

The Key is in the Creativity

Healthy Halloween treats

Did you know that you can dress up fruit snacks to look like spooky Jack-O-Lanterns or creepy spiders? It’s really quite easy to dress up healthy snacks in a way to match the theme of Halloween. It can also be a fun project for children to get involved with in creating with you. Rethink familiar go-to’s for healthy snacks and redress them in Halloween style. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich using the jelly spread to make a spooky face, for example, or turn bananas into ghosts! There’s lots of ways to be creative and make eating healthy fun for your kids.

Research Recipes that Minimize Sugar

There are lots of recipes out there that create delicious treats that while still containing some unhealthy substances if eaten to excess, can be reasonably healthy in the way they minimize sugar and fat content. There’s a great recipe for making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies without overdoing it on such unhealthy ingredients.

A lot of it just comes down to creativity. Think about alternatives to sugar and get your kids involved in the process. It can be a learning experience for them in healthy eating while being fun. Your kids will even want to share the experience with friends. Having support from their peers will additionally help them to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Presentation is Everything

Whether you’re serving up some fruit squeezers in a witch’s cauldron or nuts in a skeleton head, there’s lots of options in presenting your healthy snacks in a way that is consistent with the spirit of Halloween. Spending your budget on Halloween evenly between healthy snacks and creative props to dress up the snacks can be a fun way to ‘disguise’ your healthy snacks. Again, involve your kids in the process! It just makes it that much more fun and involving for everyone!

If You Can’t Complete Avoid Unhealthy Snacks, Minimize Their Presence

Let’s be honest: if your kids are going trick or treating, you won’t be able to keep them from getting unhealthy snacks in their treat bag. You don’t have to go as far as removing every one of these items from your child and letting them go to waste, but put such snacks up and out of reach. Let your child know you aren’t keeping the snacks from them, but want to distribute them over time. You can explain that this is not only to keep them healthy, but also to lengthen the amount of time they will be able to enjoy them following Halloween. You may even offer up a less healthy snack only after a child has eaten a healthy meal. This can become an incentive for your children to finish their healthy meals so they can consume one or two less healthy sweets.

Choosing a Professional Children’s Dentist

The health of your children is of vital importance to you as a parent and should be equally important to the dentist that provides care for your children. Choosing a professional children’s dentist is important as well as choosing one that will care for your children in a way that leaves them feeling comfortable and confident in taking an active role in their own oral health as well.

City Dental Centers is a dental center that focuses not just on dentistry for adult patients, but also on providing the perfect dental experience for your children as well. City Dental Centers treats their patients like family, making for a comfortable experience for not just adults, but children as well. City Dental Centers runs multiple offices in the Southern California area. Because they manage multiple locations, they are a convenient choice for just about any patient in the area for all your dentistry needs for the entire family. Treating patients like family is the basis upon which City Dental Centers was founded.

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Convenient Dentist Offices in Southern California

Doctor Sam Shahovesi and the team at City Dental Centers are here to provide our patients with the best dental services and dental surgeries for children and adults of all ages. From toddlers to seniors, City Dental Centers offers six convenient dentist offices in Southern California. We even have a dedicated children’s dentist office, City Dental Kids & Braces, to cater to the special physical and emotional needs of children.

Whether you need checkups, x-rays, braces, bonding, teeth whitening, sealants, oral cancer screenings, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, or tooth extraction, City Dental Centers is here to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.

Contact The Nearest Dentist to You

Ready to experience the best dentists in Los Angeles? Choose one of the convenient dental offices we have surrounding LA. We have dental practices in AzusaCoronaLake ForestMontclairPico Rivera, and West Covina. You can call our main line at (888) 624-8933 or reach out to an office directly with the information below. We’re so happy you’ve chosen City Dental Centers. We can’t wait to help you along your dental journey and brighten your beautiful smile!

Dentist in Azusa, CA

Location: 483 S. Citrus Ave. Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 966-3400

Dentist in Corona, CA

Location: 161 McKinley St. STE 102, Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (951) 737-3746

Dentist in Lake Forest, CA

Location: 24602 Raymond Way #210, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 461-5800

Dentist in Montclair, CA

Location: 5182 Moreno St, Montclair, CA 91763
Phone: (909) 295-3477

Dentist in Pico Rivera, CA

Location: 9400 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Phone: (562) 949-2526

Dentist in West Covina, CA

Location: 154 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 962-1722