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Braces Friendly Snacks For Spring
Posted on 05/06/2015

Braces Friendly Snacks For Spring

Spring Braces Friendly Food

Fun and Braces Friendly Spring Inspired Snacks

Spring is here and your friends at Orthodontically Yours want you to enjoy this wonderful time of the year with a few braces-friendly snacks. There are so many delicious food options available and we want you to be able to pick the safest ones for your teeth and braces. So fear not, for we are here to help give you a couple of great options to celebrate the springtime season!

 Zucchini Pizza Bites

What You NeedZucchini Pizza Bites

  • 1 zucchini, washed well and ends cut off
  • ¼ cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella​​

What To Do

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray cooking spray (or lightly wipe olive oil on baking sheet).
  • Slice zucchini into ¼" slices and place on baking sheet.
  • Spread sauce on top of slices.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and any other pizza topping you'd like.
  • Bake until cheese is melted and golden brown, remove and cool.

Photo & Recipe Credited To Sweetcsdesigns.com​​

Toasted Banana Roll-Ups

What You NeedSpring Braces Friendly Food

  • 1/2 cup – cream cheese
  • 2 tsp – Honey
  • 1/4 tsp – cinnamon
  • 3 medium – banana
  • 3 medium – Tortilla, Whole Wheat 

What To Do 

  • Mix cream cheese, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Spread on the tortilla.
  • Place a whole banana on the tortilla and roll up.
  • Place on a hot griddle or pan. Grill until golden on both sides.
  • Slice into small rounds and serve with toothpicks.  You can also slice in half and eat it like a burrito.

Photo & Recipe Credited To Superhealthykids.com​​

Fresh Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

What You NeedStrawberry banana ice cream

  • 2 bananas, cut into 1-inch slices
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp whipping cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla

What To Do

  • Place banana slices on a plate, separating each slice. Place slices in freezer for 2 hours (overnight is best!).
  • Remove strawberries and bananas from freezer and place in food processor, blend until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream.
  • Add cream, sweetener and vanilla and blend until smooth and well-mixed.
  • Transfer ice cream to a freezer container and freeze until solid.
  • Scoop with ice cream scoop and serve.

Photo & Recipe Credited To Skinnymom.com

Happy Springtime From Orthodontically Yours!

We hope you enjoy these springtime braces-friendly snacks. Orthodontically Yours wants all of their patients to enjoy healthy food and know that they can enjoy and celebrate with these fun, healthy, and yummy foods. Please contact us if you have any questions about your treatment or any concerns about what foods you should avoid. People of Mississauga and Thornhill, we hope you enjoy your fun in the sun with loved ones and don’t forget to choose foods wisely. Keep that smile healthy and shining bright!