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SUPER BOWL SNACKS THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH

SUPER BOWL SNACKS THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH

Posted by Ralph Reilly on February 5, 2016
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SUPER BOWL SNACKS THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH

The big game requires big snacks and to keep your pearly whites healthy we have posted 3 super snacks for the super bowl that are better for your teeth

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Spicy Jalapeño Dip

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What’s in it:

  • 1 16 oz. tub low-fat sour cream
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch (or other brand) Fiesta Dip
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and cubed

How it’s done:
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.
2. Serve the dip with raw vegetables such as carrots and celery.

What makes it tooth friendly:
This dip with a kick will make your veggies disappear. Raw veggies require lots of chewing which stimulates and promotes healthy gums. Carrots contain beta-carotene that your body uses to create vitamin A which works to build strong teeth. The sour cream in this dip gives your teeth a boost of Calcium which also helps to keep your teeth strong.

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The Party Standard: The Meat & Cheese Tray

What’s in it:
This party tray is a cheese buffet with Gouda, White Cheddar, Havarti and Chipotle Jack. Shaped like a football field on a kale turf, it includes red grapes, whole wheat crackers and summer sausage.

What makes it tooth friendly:
The cheese on the sidelines plays quarterback in this party tray. Cheese is a tooth powerhouse with tons of tooth strengthening calcium and a protein called casein which is amazingly effective in protecting the surface of your teeth. One note about the crackers, however.  We chose whole wheat crackers for their beneficial fiber, but all crackers can stick to teeth and promote bacteria growth.

Healthy 7-Layer Dip

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What’s in it:

  • 3 Cups black beans
  • 6 Oz. Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1 Cup shredded cheese
  • 1 small can sliced black olives

Guacamole:

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 chopped chive
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 seeded and diced Jalapeño

Pico De Gallo:

  • 2 small diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 seeded and diced Jalapeño
  • 1 chopped chive

How it’s done:
1. Mix together all ingredients for the pico de gallo.|
2. In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients for the guacamole layer.
3. The ingredients can be added in the following order (starting at the bottom): beans, yogurt, cheese, olives, guacamole, pico de gallo.

What makes it tooth friendly:
This dish has it all and it’s a great update of what is usually a calorie dense snack.  While tomato and citrus juices can be tough on your teeth because of their high acidity, the cheese and Greek yogurt help to balance that out.  Plus, this dish is high in vitamins E, A and C, which are all essential for a healthy mouth.  Choosing celery or another vegetable over chips would make this an even better choice for your teeth.

Enjoy the game just remember to brush after your meal!!!!

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