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Smile-friendly recipes

 Shine from the inside out with these dentist-approved recipes for the whole family.

Beverages

  • Green vanilla mint smoothie Start your day off right with a refreshing minty green smoothie. Packed with spinach, bananas and coconut, this tasty drink builds healthy teeth.
  • No-sugar-added minty hot cocoa Who doesn’t like a nice, warm beverage to keep them toasty during the chilly winter months? Ditch the sugary versions and opt for this guilt-free hot chocolate instead.

Desserts

  • Almond cookies Got a sweet tooth, but don’t want the cavity-causing sugar? Try using xylitol for as a substitute for sugar!
  • Banana "ice cream" Try this cool, creamy banana treat that provides the sweetness of ice cream without any added sugar.
  • Chocolate cupcakes Satisfy your sweet tooth with these sugar-free and gluten-free chocolate cupcakes.
  • Frozen fruit pops These refreshing fruit popsicles have no added sugar, and they’re easy to make at home.
  • Fruit kabobs These fruit kabobs are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without added sugar.
  • “Caramel” yogurt dip Crunchy apples are a great snack for teeth, but sticky candy coatings and sugary dips can do a number on your oral health.

Main courses

  • Black bean rice burgers Great for teeth and gums, these vegetarian black bean patties offer a healthy alternative to the classic hamburger.
  • Lentil and cashew roast This filling nut loaf packs flavor with a healthy serving of calcium, vitamin C and phosphorus. Made from lentils and cashews, this recipe is gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians.
  • Pizzadilla These “pizzadillas” cut the amount of fat and calories but still provide all the flavor of your favorite pizza.
  • Veggie omelet This delicious vegetarian omelet is quick and tasty. Just grab eggs, vegetables and cheese.
  • Whole-wheat pancakes A tasty, healthy treat for a family breakfast: whole-wheat pancakes with fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt.

Salads

  • Apple-raisin salad Try this new salad recipe that uses apples and raisins to satisfy your sweet cravings without adding extra sugar.
  • Heart-shaped salad This lovely fresh salad features a delicious mix of crunchy vegetables and mozzarella cheese. The heart-shaped veggies add a personal touch.

Sides & snacks

  • Banana nut muffins These homemade banana walnut muffins hit the spot — and they’re gluten-free and low in sugar.
  • Braised carrots and capers Featuring carrots and capers, this delicious side dish adds flavor to any main meal and is packed with smile-friendly vitamins A and C.
  • Broccomole This low-fat alternative to guacamole is full of ingredients that won't harm your teeth.
  • Cheese in a blanket Cheese is an excellent source of calcium and other nutrients that are good for your teeth.
  • Cucumber roll-ups Healthy and easy, this refreshing snack requires only cucumbers, chives and hummus or Greek yogurt.
  • Eggplant pizzas This fun, eggplant-based alternative to pizza makes a quick and tasty snack. The recipe features eggplant, tomato and cheese.
  • Monster mouths Make these monster mouths that are sure to liven up snack time.
  • Pumpkin hummus This fall-inspired hummus features pumpkins, garbanzo beans and tahini.
  • Spinach and artichoke dip This chunky dip combines rich flavor with a trove of healthy ingredients. Great with pita or tortilla chips, it’s a party favorite
  • Vegetable platter with dip With crisp, fresh vegetables (for antioxidants and vitamin C) and calcium-rich yogurt or sour cream, this dish does double duty for healthy teeth.

Soups

  • Black bean and salsa soup Made from black beans and salsa, this hearty soup can keep you full for hours. Not only is it quick to prepare, it’s also packed with protein, vitamin C and iron for a healthy mouth and body.
  • Broccoli cheese soup This tasty broccoli soup is packed with tooth- and gum-supporting vitamins K and C, plus a boost of calcium and flavor from the added cheese.
  • Celery root soup Creamy, smooth and peppery, this pureed celeriac soup offers comfort on a cold day.
  • Pumpkin soup This filling pumpkin soup has no added sugar, relying on the natural sweetness of pumpkin and cream.
  • Red lentil soup Featuring nutrient-rich red lentils, almonds and curry, this hearty soup will fill you right up.