The Braces Blog

The official blog of Northern Colorado Orthodontics

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    Inside-Out Ravioli (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, September 04, 2014

    This was one of my favorites growing up and is a great weeknight family meal!  Special thanks for the recipe go to one of the best chefs I know - my mom! Ingredients 1 lb ground turkey 1/2 c chopped onion 1 clove minced garlic 10 oz frozen spinach 16 oz spaghetti sauce 8 oz tomato sauce 6 oz tomato… Read more »

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    Dr. Jill Completes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, August 21, 2014

    It seems like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is everywhere right now!  Celebrities, politicians, and millions of us "regular people" have joined in to raise awareness and money for ALS - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  I was honored to be nominated by one of my favorite dental school classmates Dr. Amber Wishnevski and proudly accepted the ice water… Read more »

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    Back To School = Get Braces (And Some Free Crayons) Before The Summer Is Over!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, August 01, 2014

    It's hard to believe that school is already only a few weeks away!   This time of year can definitely be hectic especially with school supply shopping, and we wanted to help make it a little bit easier for you. So this year we have some cute school-themed decorations in our office and - even better - the school supply… Read more »

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    My Day at 9NEWS!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Watch Dr. Jill's 9NEWS segment here! This year, I had the awesome opportunity to film a segment on 9NEWS in Denver about our Braces-Friendly Recipe blog!  It was absolutely amazing to see the studio and the news anchors in action.    The wonderful Kyle Dyer did a fantastic interview with me where I was able to bring some of my favorite… Read more »

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    Chicken Avocado Orange Quinoa (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, July 01, 2014

    This might be my favorite quinoa recipe yet!  Avocados are perfectly in season and the fresh oranges add the perfect amount of sweetness.  And as always, great for eating with braces!   Ingredients Quinoa 1 c quinoa (cooked according to package directions 1/4 c lime juice 1/2 c chopped cilantro 1 tbsp minced garlic 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp… Read more »

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    Tropical Summer Smoothie (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, June 20, 2014

    Smoothies are so great when you have braces - especially the first couple of days after you get your braces on.  This tropical smoothie is perfect for sipping poolside in the summertime.   Ingredients 1 1/2 c coconut water 2 c frozen pineapple chunks 2 bananas 2 c orange juice   Directions Place all ingredients in a blender and bend… Read more »

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    Colorado Dental Association (CDA) Annual Session 2014

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, June 09, 2014

    Representing Windsor and Weld County at the CDA Last weekend I had the privilege of representing the Weld County Dental Society as a delegate at the Colorado Dental Association Annual Session in Vail. Day 1:  The delegate dentists present had a wonderful experience as part of the leadership of dentistry in Colorado.  We also had the opportunity to address some… Read more »

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    Green Bean Pesto Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    School is out and summer is here!  We love pasta salad in the summer and this recipe includes fresh green beans, tomatoes, and a nut-free version of basil pesto!   Ingredients   1 lb penne pasta (gluten-free, cooked) 1 lb fresh green beans 1 c basil leaves 1/4 c olive oil 1 tbsp water 1 medium tomato (chopped) Salt &… Read more »

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    Blueberry Banana Baked Pancakes (Breakfast-In-Bed For Mom!)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Sunday, May 11, 2014

    Happy Mother's Day!  If you haven't already, it's not too late to make mom breakfast-in-bed (she's should be sleeping in anyway)!  These baked pancakes are so easy, taste fantastic, and best of all are braces-friendly.  Make them for mom today!   Ingredients 1 c flour 1 tbsp sugar 3/4 c lowfat milk 2 tbsp melted butter 1 large egg 2… Read more »

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    Spicy Tableside Guacamole

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, May 05, 2014

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!  This spicy guacamole is based off the tableside guacamole from your favorite restaurant.  Replace the tortilla chips with soft tortilla pieces to keep it braces-friendly!   Ingredients 2 avocadoes 1 chopped Anaheim pepper (or jalepeno if you really want to add some kick!) 1/2 chopped onion 1 handful sundried tomatoes 1 loose-packed cup chopped cilantro Fresh… Read more »

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