Braces-Friendly Recipes for Summer

Braces-Friendly Recipes for Summer
Posted on 07/05/2016

fruit-newCurry Orthodontics is proud to be your choice when you’re looking for an orthodontist in the Plano, TX area. We specialize in high quality orthodontic treatments and we offer different types of braces to meet all of our patients’ orthodontic needs. We understand that changes have to be made when people are first fitted for braces, including the foods they eat. There are some foods that cause problems for braces, namely hard foods and sticky foods. But just because you have to watch what you eat when you have braces doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy delicious foods. There are still plenty of foods that are perfectly suitable for a person wearing braces – and many of them are just as yummy! For your convenience, here are a couple of recipes we believe you’ll enjoy. We also encourage you to share your favorite braces-friendly recipes with us!

Mango Citrus Drink

If you’re looking for something tasty to cool down with, then look no further. Not only is this mango citrus drink recipe healthy for you, but it’s simple to make and even more delicious to drink!

Ingredients:

1 banana, peeled
½ lemon, peeled
1 mango – peeled, seeded, and cut into wedges
½ orange, peeled
2 apples, cut into chunks
2 slices fresh ginger root

Directions:

Process banana, lemon, mango, orange, apples, and ginger through juicer. Enjoy!

Mojito Fruit Salad

Whether you’re looking for a snack or a side to a main course, this mojito fruit salad recipe fits the need just perfectly. This fruit salad has a unique and minty flavor that’s something you absolutely have to try!

Ingredients:
1 cup cubed seeded watermelon
1 cup seedless grapes
1 cup cubed cantaloupe
1 cup hulled and quartered strawberries
1 cup peeled and quartered kiwi

1 cup fresh blueberries

3 sprigs fresh mint

2 teaspoons white sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions:

Mix the watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, strawberries, and kiwi in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid; top with the blueberries.

Stir the mint, sugar, and lime juice together in a bowl, crushing the mint with the back of a spoon while mixing to extract flavors; pour over the fruit mixture. Seal the bowl with lid and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Just before serving, gently flip the sealed bowl several times to coat the fruit with the dressing.

Vegetable Quesadillas

For the vegetable lovers, this one’s for you! This vegetable quesadilla recipe features a little bit of everything when it comes to tasty vegetables. From zucchini to broccoli to mushrooms, if you like vegetables at all, you’ll find something in this quesadilla that’s perfect for you.

Ingredients:

1 zucchini, cubed
1 head fresh broccoli, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 small button mushrooms, chopped
4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Place zucchini, broccoli, bell pepper, carrot, onion and mushrooms in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.

Place two tortillas, side by side, on the prepared baking sheet. On each tortilla layer cheddar cheese, vegetables, then Monterey jack cheese. Top each with another tortilla.

Place under the broiler and cook until lightly browned. Carefully turn tortillas and cook on the other side until lightly browned. 

Contact Your Plano Orthodontist Today!

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