Sugary treats such as gums, chocolate, and candies are all part of the Easter celebrations. While significant occasions are naturally linked to food indulgence, such indulgences can also make us susceptible to tooth and gum problems.
But, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your desire for something special!
In this article, our oral health professionals at Focus Dental Group in Midvale, Utah, share a few alternatives that can make this Easter healthier for your teeth and gums.
Healthy Recipes for Healthy Teeth
Below are some ideas for your special Easter meals:
- Deviled Eggs
Boil the eggs and let them cool down. Slice in half vertically, take out the yolk, and fill the hollow part with a mixture of mustard, mayonnaise, condiments, vinegar, paprika, rosemary, and oregano flakes.
If you are extra health-conscious, substitute mayonnaise for healthy hummus or cheese.
- Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Cucumber Nibbles
Slice the cucumber and lay it on the serving plate. Put some avocado (seasoned with lime juice and black pepper, and mashed into a creamy paste) on the cucumber, and place a thin slice of smoked salmon on top. Add pepper and oregano and you are good to go.
- Spinach Quiche – A Vitamin Packed Meal
Leafy vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals. Spinach quiche is loaded with vitamins (A and K) and calcium, and there’s no better recipe for a tooth-health-conscious family.
- Berry-Spinach Salad
Toss some berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) and baby spinach along with red onions, goat cheese, and pecans in a bowl. Drizzle some sweet-tangy raspberry vinaigrette on top.
This salad is a combination of antioxidant polyphenols, iron, and calcium and is considered a wonderful supplement for your oral health.
- Orange Glazed Salmon
Orange glazed salmon is a citrus-flavored sweet salmon recipe that is guaranteed to mesmerize your taste buds. With readily available ingredients including salmon, fresh or canned orange juice, minced or chopped garlic, natural honey, tamari, and thyme, this is extremely easy to make.
This perfect combination of vitamin D, calcium, and Vitamin C will make your teeth and gums happy too.
Make dark chocolate-based treats to get your choco-fill and to keep dental problems at bay. Include fresh fruit-based desserts and nut-based sugar-free candy bars.
To learn more about healthy Easter meals, contact Focus Dental Group at (801) 255-7101 or visit our office located at 6770 S 900 E Suite 301, Midvale, UT 84047.