Sweets are a Halloween essential, but nobody likes a sugar coma. Keep guests energized and entertained with these tooth friendly, playful noshes and savory snacks with these 5 Halloween food ideas.
Halloween Food Ideas #1 Orange Jack-O-Lantern
Take one whole piece of orange, peel the orange skin and pop celery stick in the middle of the orange to make it look like a pumpkin or better known as Jack-O-Lantern.
Benefit for your teeth: Oranges helps to neutralize acid in your mouth that can cause tooth decay. Celery on the other hands has a high water content that can whiten your teeth by washing away food debris and strengthening gums.
Halloween Food Ideas #2 Apple Mummies
Are you a fan of apples? If you do, try to do this easy peasy recipe during this Halloween season. Take one apple, scrap the apple skin thinly to make it looks like mummies. Take two pieces of chocolate chip to make it look like a pair of eyes.
Benefit for your teeth: Apples are proven can strengthen your gum but you have to be careful since it also contains acid. This is why you have to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash shortly after.
Halloween Food Ideas #3 Frozen Peanut Butter Banana
Peel banana skin one by one and pop them into the freezer for at least 4 hours. Dip the frozen peeled banana into the melted peanut butter and put them back into the fridge until you are ready to serve them. You can sprinkle them with peanut if you want but try not to put too much as the peanut taste will be too overpowering.
Benefit for your teeth: Banana does not stick to your teeth even though they contain a lot of sugar. As for the peanut butter, try to look for natural peanut butter with no added sugar to lessen tooth problem.
Halloween Food Ideas #4 Strawberry Yogurt Dip
Dip each of the strawberries into the yogurt and put them into the freezer for about an hour or two. Sprinkle them with peanut butter or serve them straight away.
Benefit for your teeth: Strawberry has malic acid, a chief component of strawberries, acts as a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discoloration. While yogurt contains lactic acid and enamel fortifying mineral calcium, which not only whitens teeth but strengthens them too.
Halloween Food Ideas #5 Vegetable Yogurt Dip
Cut celery, carrot, and capsicum into a thin slice or bite size. Serve them together with yogurt as a dipping sauce.
Benefit for your teeth: Carrot and celery share the same benefit which both of them contain a high amount of water which can whiten your teeth by washing away food debris and strengthen your gums.