The holidays are time for family, fun, and most importantly-food. With all the yummy goodies offered, kids will be downing sugary snacks like their lives depend on it. So as a parent, how do you make sure that your child isn’t eating too many unhealthy foods? We’ve got you covered with these healthy holidays snack options.

Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies

A few easy substitutions help cut down the fat and sugar content, without compromising the fun flavor! Plus, this recipe keeps cholesterol low and adds a kick of fiber, too.

Low-Cal Sugar Cookies

While we can argue that these are just for kids, they also work for adults who want to enjoy a treat without putting on the pounds. This recipe is quick and easy, where each cookie only has 69 calories.

White Peppermint Snowballs

You can easily whip up these yummy treats by using your favorite store bought cookie dough or homemade dough. Add some crushed peppermint candies on top and the minty flavor may actually help you eat fewer of them.

White Chocolate Holiday Bark

While this bark isn’t really low in calories, it’s lower in sodium and cholesterol. As if your mouth isn’t already watering just by looking at it, this snack is also packed with heart healthy cranberries and nuts.

While you may not be able to keep them from snacking this holiday season, giving your children these healthier options will keep both of you happy.

With all the holiday snacking, you’ll want to have your child see a dentist to ensure their oral health is in tip-top shape. Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County offers a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients are comfortable at all times. To learn more about our practice visit us here, or give us a call at 631-320-0880 to schedule an appointment today!