braces friendly recipes

Appetizers & Snacks:



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Appetizers & Snacks:

Bracey Strawberry Freeze

½ cup plain non-fat yogurt
2 T non-fat dry milk powder
½ cup orange juice
1 ¼ cups frozen or fresh strawberries
½ medium banana, ripe, cut into chunks
2 packets sugar substitute or more to taste
Dash of vanilla extract
3 ice cubes

Place ice cubes in blender first. Add remaining ingredients. Process on low until ice begins to blend into mixture. Increase speed to high and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glass and enjoy!!

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Palatable Pinwheels

Cream cheese spread – choose favorite flavor

4 (12 oz) pkgs. Flour tortillas
Chopped green chilies (optional)
Chopped black olives (optional)

Spread cream cheese over tortillas – add chopped ingredients if desired. Roll tortilla tightly. Chill 2 hours. Cut to make 1-inch pieces. Discard ends.

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Sore Teeth Baked Potato Soup

3 strips bacon
2 T. butter
3 T. flour
3 cups milk
grated cheese
1 ½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
5 potatoes – boil, peel, diced
2 T. minced onion

Fry bacon with onions together – save grease. Place 1 T bacon grease in double boiler in which butter has been melted. Blend in flour and add milk, stirring constantly. Cook until smooth and thickened. Add salt and pepper, then cooked, diced potatoes, onion and crumbled bacon. Stir- garnish with grated cheese as served.

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Orthodontic Orange Sherbet Salad

2 pkg. orange Jell-O Topping:

1 cup boiling water 1 cup sour cream
1-cup fruit juice (from pineapple/oranges)
1 pint orange sherbet
1 cup mandarin oranges
1 # 2 can crushed pineapple
2 bananas – sliced

Dissolve Jell-O in water and fruit juice. Add sherbet – stir until melted. Add fruit – chill. Spread topping over Jell-O.

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Entrees & Sides

O-Chain Chicken Tetrazini

½ chopped green pepper
4 oz. can or jar of sliced mushrooms
8 oz thin spaghetti cooked and drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup thin sliced almonds
1 onion minced
½ cup butter or oleo
2 cups chopped chicken cooked
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Sauté green pepper, onion in butter or oleo

Mix all ingredients together except cheese and put in 2-quart casserole. Bake at 340 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with cheese and bake until melted.

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Long’s Luscious Lasagna

1 ½ lb. Hamburger – brown
1 clove garlic
1 t. basil
1 lb. can tomatoes
2 – 6 oz. cans tomato paste
1 pkg. dry spaghetti sauce mix
10 oz. box lasagna noodles
3 cups cottage cheese
½ cup Parmesan
2-T. parsley flakes
2 eggs-beaten
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese

Brown meat – drain. Add next 5 ingredients and simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Cook lasagna noodles – drain – rinse. Mix together next 4 ingredients. Place ½ noodles in 13 x 9 x 2 dish. Spread ½ cottage cheese mix, ½ mozzarella cheese, ½ meat mix in layers. Repeat layers. Bake 350 degrees about 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve!

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Chewable Chicken and Noodles

Boil whole chicken and a package of chicken breasts (salt and pepper) in water until it is pulling away from bones. Save the water. Remove skin and debone chicken. Add the chicken meat back into the water and add a can of chicken broth. There should be a good bit of liquid. Bring to boil and add 2 packages of Dumpling Style Noodles and cook according to the package directions.

Serve and enjoy this soothing meal any time but especially when you have sore teeth!

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Comforting Chipotle-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

2 ½ lbs. potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 inch cubes

2 ½ t. salt
1 cup milk
1 T butter
1/8 t. ground cinnamon
1 cup shredded white sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
2 canned Chipolte Chilies in Adobo, chopped
1 t. Adobo Sauce from canned chipolte.

In large saucepan, combine potatoes, salt and enough cold water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; gently boil until fork tender

In small saucepan, combine milk, butter, and cinnamon and remaining salt. Set aside.

Drain potatoes. Return potatoes to sauce pan. Place over medium heat; toss about 1 minute to dry out. Remove from heat; add cheese; stir to combine. Add milk mixture; chipolte and Adobo Sauce. Mash.

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Hash-browned Potato Casserole

1-32 oz. pkg. Shredded frozen potatoes (thawed)
½ cup melted butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
12 oz. grated American cheese
1 8 oz. carton sour cream
1 t. salt
½ small onion chopped
Bread crumbs

Place thawed potatoes in 9 x 13 baking dish. Mix together next 6 ingredients and pour over potatoes. Top with breadcrumbs or use your favorite topping. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

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Open Wide Oreo Cake

1-pkg. Oreo cookies (I use doublestuff) crushed
¾ stick butter, melted
1 8 oz. Pkg. Cream cheese, softened
1-cup confectioners sugar
2 containers cool whip
1 lg. Pkg. Instant chocolate pudding prepared according to directions.

Mix together crushed Oreo’s and butter; press into 9 x 13 pan. Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar together; add 1 container cool whip and spread on top of crust. Layer prepared pudding over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining cool whip, Decorate with reserved cookie crumbs or grated chocolate. Refrigerate or freeze. [back to top]

Overbite Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1 ½ cups butter
3 cups sugar
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
6 eggs
3 cups of flour
1 ½ T. lemon extract

Cream butter, sugar and cream cheese then add eggs one at a time. Add flour, lemon extract. Grease 3 small loaf pans and cook at 300 degrees for 70 minutes.

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Headgear Flan

½ cup sugar
1 2/3 cups (1 can) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup milk
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 t. vanilla

In round 9” cake pan, sprinkle sugar evenly. Place over medium heat on burner and shake until sugar is caramelized (light golden brown) [watch carefully – this only takes a minute or two and it burns very easily]

Combine other ingredients and mix. Pour over caramelized sugar. Cover with foil. Place cake pan in another larger, shallow pan filled with enough water so that the cake pan with ingredients will be covered halfway. Bake 55 minutes at 250° in this water bath. Uncover and cool 30 minutes. Loosen edges with knife. Carefully flip over onto a large plate – it’s easiest to place the plate upside down on the rim of the pan and turn them both over together, then slowly lift the pan to reveal the flan. Cut into pie-like pieces.

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Eye Tooth Ice Cream

3 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 oranges
3 lemons
1 t. vanilla
1 t. almond flavoring
½ pint whipping cream
Finish with whole milk.

Beat sugar and eggs until white and creamy. Add mashed bananas and juice of oranges and lemons. Add whipping cream. Top off gallon with milk.

All recipes provided courtesy of doctors and staff at Long Orthodontics Austin, TX

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