Easter Baskets: Let’s Reduce the Sugar Load for Your Teeth

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Americans spend over $1.5 billion annually on Easter candies, second only to the $1.77 billion spent on Halloween candies. This year, explore the following sugar- free Easter basket options for your kids to protect their teeth.Reduce the Sugar Load for Your Teeth

Nut mix
Nuts are delicious and full of protein and flavor, making them a great alternative to sweet, sugary snacks. There are lots of pre-packaged mixed nuts available. You can also create your own mixes and package them in goodie bags tied with ribbons. Think about including pecans, walnuts, cashews and pistachios.

Vegetable chips
Vegetable chips are all the rage these days. You can find multiple varieties in most grocery stores. For even more options, think about making your own. Whenever possible, look for packaged goods or recipes for baked, rather than the fried chips to reduce the oil content. Just a few popular vegetable chips include sweet potato, kale, beet, parsnip, and zucchini.

Fun clothing and accessory items
No one wants to find a package of plain white socks in an Easter basket. Explore more fun clothing options for Easter, such as striped scarves or graphic t-shirts. If there is an item that one of your kids has been eying, Easter can be a fun excuse to surprise him or her with it.

Craft supplies
Arts and crafts supplies encourage creativity while helping kids to work on their fine motor skills. A new box of crayons or a pad of drawing paper can provide hours of entertainment. Consider items that your children can use to make springtime crafts such as pastel card stock or flower stickers.

Outdoor play items
Easter is a great time to gift outdoor play gear because kids will get to use it in the near future. Think about picking up chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, sand toys, or new sports balls.

Wishing You All Happy Easter Egg Hunt from Plaza Dental Group:

Easter Baskets: Let's Reduce the Sugar Load for Your Teeth
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Easter Baskets: Let's Reduce the Sugar Load for Your Teeth
Looking for Easter basket ideas that's not heavy on your teeth and sugar consumption? Here are some healthy options for your whole family!

Dr. Steffany Mohan is the Owner of Plaza Dental Group and is a leading dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mohan is an expert in implant, family and cosmetic dentistry(including dental implants andTeeth Whitening), is Invisalign certified and has gained a reputation of excellence in the dentistry community.

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