Braces-Friendly Summer Recipes
Posted on 06/14/2016

Braces-Friendly Summer Recipes

At Smile Worx Orthodontics, our mission is to help our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile to call their own. We know that sometimes braces can make it difficult to enjoy certain foods. So, with summer upon us, for this blog we're going to list a couple of our favorite summer recipes that are perfectly safe to enjoy with braces. Try these out and we're sure you'll be smiling all season long!

 

Summer Fruit Kabobs

Here's a simple treat that's perfect for a sugar-fix or a quick cool down in the hot summer afternoon. All you'll need is a few of your favorite summer fruits. We'd recommend strawberries, bananas, kiwis, pineapples, and cantaloupes. Just slice them up into rounds about 1/4" thick, then turn them into a kabob with a wooden skewer. This is a perfectly braces-safe treat, and it's delicious on its own or with a little bit of honey drizzled on top!

 

Avocado Caprese Salad

If you’re feeling more savory than sweet, here's a new twist on a classic favorite salad that infuses the fresh, bold flavors of summer. To start with, you'll need:

  • 2 cups of fresh arugula
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 avocado, pitted & sliced
  • 2 Campari or cocktail-styled tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 slices Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Making this delicious salad couldn't be easier. Just combine all your ingredients into a mix bowl, toss well, and enjoy! It's a perfect snack for a hot summer day or the prelude to a braces-friendly family meal.

 

Contact Your Edmonton and Leduc, Alberta Orthodontist

Have more questions about keeping your food braces-safe, or want to come in for an appointment this summer? Feel free to reach out to our Edmonton and Leduc, Alberta offices via their contact pages. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope to see you back at this blog for more tips on keeping your teeth healthy and happy with braces!