braces-friendly banana bread

OrthoBee Banana Bread

The OrthoBee’s buzzing ’bout Dr. Bui baking banana bread! Here’s our special banana bread recipe, posted by request by one of our lovely patients. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy for breakfast, as a snack or even dessert. We are happy to share it with all of you, throughout Orange County and beyond. Ingredients (Serves 8, if you share): 1/2 …

bananas, braces-friendly

Bananas for bananas

Bananas make a great braces-friendly snack. They are packed with potassium, fiber and vitamins (including B and C), and they come in their own case. Is it bananas or is it true that separating them slows down ripening? The idea behind this is that like many fruits, bananas emit ethylene gas. This controls the fruit’s browning and ripening, as well as that of …

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Lasagna

This lasagna dish is the perfect comfort food featured in Saute Magazine is a hit with adults and children. Not only is it delicious, but it contains many ingredients that are good for you. Winter squash contains cancer-fighting carotenoids; tomatoes have lycopene which improves eyesight; basil contains memory-boosting components; and cashews provide protein. While we can’t take credit for coming …

Another Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Hilton’s Double Tree hotels are known for their delicious, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. How sweet that the company is sharing their recipe! Ingredients (Makes 26 cookies) ½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks) ¾ cup plus 1 tbsp. granulated sugar ¾ cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 ¼ tsp. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice …

Whole Wheat Challah Bread

While challah bread is typically eaten during Jewish holidays, it is so delicious that you might want to make it more often. This recipe is from Furthermore.com. Let us know how the recipe turned out for you; we love sharing ideas with our orthodontic community in Orange County and beyond. Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 1 tablespoon …

Gluten-Free Chocolate Fondue

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. People suffering from celiac disease may also find themselves developing canker sores and inflamed gums. While not everyone who has gluten intolerance has celiac disease, everyone can enjoy this gluten-free dessert. Recipe courtesy of Furthermore.equinox.com and your Fountain Valley orthodontist. Ingredients: 3 …

Cappuccino Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna cotta (Italian for “cooked cream”) is a dessert of sweetened cream and flavored with rum, vanilla or coffee. This version combines dark chocolate and coffee, both are good sources of antioxidants. Have dessert with benefits! Active time: 15 minutes Total time: 3 hours, 20 minutes Serves: 6 1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk 1/3 cup turbinado sugar 1 tsp instant espresso granules 1/4 tsp …

Immune-Boosting Broth

Slay vampires and keep colds at bay with this healthy broth. Garlic has long been used for its medicinal properties, which include allicin, a chemical that might relieve pain and act as an anti-inflammatory. Note: parsley will help with the garlic breath. Instructions: Heat 2 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 head …

Slow-Roasted Salmon

Ingredients: 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 c. harissa paste (preferably New York Shuk) 1 garlic clove, grated 1 lemon, halved 1 2-lb. skinless center-cut salmon fillet Kosher salt Mixed tender herbs (such as parsley, cilantro, dill, and/or chives; for serving) Instructions: Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Whisk oil, harissa, and garlic in a medium bowl. Pour half of harissa …

Tahini Cake

A slice of cake and a fit lifestyle are not mutually exclusive. This easy recipe from Eva Kosmas Flores, the Portland, Oregon-based author of First We Eat, contains healthy fats from coconut oil and tahini. The latter is also rich in vitamins B and C, potassium, and methionine, an essential amino acid that promotes tissue growth and repair. Ingredients: 2 …