Braces-Friendly Fall Recipes

Braces-Friendly Fall Recipes
Posted on 10/01/2017

scarecrowsTasty Recipes Approved by Your Ann Arbor Orthodontist!

Even though it’s important to steer clear of braces-busting foods when your teeth are covered in brackets and wires, you can still dig into some delicious foods and snacks when you’re wearing braces! To celebrate the start of the beautiful Michigan fall season, we’ve got a few recipes to share with you here that are perfectly safe to eat when you’re wearing braces.

Easy Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon each of ground nutmeg, ground cloves & ground ginger
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9x5 loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, flour, spices, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, and vanilla. Whisk everything together and mix until batter is smooth. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes to an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the bread on a rack for a few minutes before cutting and serving.

Baked Egg Potato Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 large mostly-baked potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Take each potato and use a knife to carefully cut off the top third. Then scoop out the middle to make a bowl, making sure to leave room for the eggs, bacon, and cheese. Put ½ tablespoon of butter in the middle of each bowl. Then break an egg into each bowl. Top with bacon, cheese, parsley and salt & pepper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the egg whites are set. Serve immediately.

Fried Apples & Cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 2 large granny smith apples, peeled, sliced and cored
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon or as much as you like!

Directions:

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and lemon juice. Simmer until most of the butter is absorbed and the apples are just tender. Sprinkle the sugars over the top and stir. Lower heat and let apples cook a bit more until the sugars are dissolved and syrupy. Remove from heat, sprinkle with cinnamon, serve and enjoy!

Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup long grain rice, cooked
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded with a cheese grater
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions:

Using two of the tablespoons of butter, saute the onion and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat, until the onions are translucent. Add the rice and stir continuously until slightly toasted. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and turn down the heat to low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the shredded zucchini, cheeses, and 2 tablespoons of butter and salt. Stir until well combined and cheese is melted. Remove from heat, serve, and enjoy!

Contact Your Ann Arbor and Taylor Orthodontist

We hope you’ll enjoy these tasty fall recipes that are perfect to eat when your teeth are covered in braces! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about your treatment or need a few tips for finding some more braces-friendly recipes to try!