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    Spring Chicken Salad (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, April 27, 2015

    Spring is in full swing and this light and delicious chicken salad is one of my favorites!  Ingredients 1/2 lb shredded chicken breast 3/4 c mayo 1 diced apple 1 c sliced red grapes 1/2 diced red onion 1/2 c finely chopped cashews 3-4 sprigs fresh dill   Directions Stir all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until… Read more »

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    10 Best & Worst Valentine’s Treats With Braces

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, February 09, 2015

    Valentine's week is here!  We want everyone to celebrate love - especially loving your braces.  Valentine's Day can be tough on those with braces, so I took a special trip to Target (twist my arm) to find out which treats to love and which to dump.   Top 10 Ranking of Valentine's Treats With Braces  #1 Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts… Read more »

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    Easy Veggie Frittata (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, February 06, 2015

    Frittata is quiche's low-carb cousin - and is also one of my favorite dishes for any meal!  Feel free to change up any of the veggies or even add meat of your choice. This recipe is super easy and crazy delicous any way you cook it.  And of course, safe for braces! Ingredients 6 whole eggs + 6 egg whites… Read more »

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    My Favorite Broccoli Cheese Soup

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, December 02, 2014

    It's December!  And it's cold.  And when it's cold, who doesn't like soup? Especially Broccoli Cheese Soup!  This is one of my favorite soup recipes (both delicious and easy on your braces).  Enjoy! Ingredients 1 tbsp butter 1 chopped onion 1/2 c butter 1/4 c flour 2 c half and half 2 c chicken broth 4 c fresh broccoli 1… Read more »

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    Easy White Chicken Chili (Gluten-Free, Low-Fat)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Fall and winter always call for something warm and delicious, and this easy recipe is just that!  Put everything in a slow-cooker/crock-pot, let it simmer, and come home to dinner!  This meal is tasty, easy to make, and easy on the braces! Ingredients 1 lb chicken breast (cut into about 1/2-inch pieces) 1 onion (diced) 1 clove garlic (chopped) 2… Read more »

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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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    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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    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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    Horseradish Deviled Eggs

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Sunday, April 20, 2014

    We ♥ celebrating Easter with family and friends and deviled eggs are a braces-friendly dish that everyone just seems to love!  The horseradish in this recipe really gives it something different and delicious! Ingredients 12 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 c mayo 2 tbsp prepared horseradish (more if you like it spicier!) 1 tsp fresh dill  1/2 tsp ground mustard Salt &… Read more »

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    Creamy Carrot & Ginger Soup (Gluten-Free, Low-Fat)

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

    Happy April!  We are excited to share this month's braces-friendly recipe - a great way to get your (soft) carrots in!   Ingredients 4 c carrots (peeled and sliced) 1 large potato (peeled and diced) 1/2 chopped onion 3 tbsp butter 2 tsp chopped ginger 4 c chicken broth 1/2 c half & half (optional) Fresh ground pepper to taste… Read more »

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    The Green Smoothie (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, February 28, 2014

    Ingredients 1 c almond milk 1 c fresh spinach 1/2 c blueberries 1/2 banana 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 tsp honey (optional) 1/2 c ice (optional)     Directions Place all ingredients in blender.   Blend until smooth.  The smoothie will have a beautiful green color and is the perfect healthy treat to enjoy on St.… Read more »

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    Kari’s Cheesecake Tarts

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share a delicious and braces-friendly treat to enjoy!  The recipe is from our awesome assistant Kari, hope you enjoy!   Ingredients 16 oz cream cheese 3 eggs 1/2 c sugar 2 tsp vanilla 24 vanilla wafer cookies 1 can each cherry and blueberry pie filling Directions Add cream cheese, eggs,… Read more »

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    Mexican Turkey Pasta Bake (Gluten-Free, Low-Fat)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, January 27, 2014

    We ♥ Mexican food!   This baked pasta dish is soft for braces, has plenty of protein from the ground turkey and black beans, and is absolutely delicious!  Make sure to use the low-fat and gluten-free versions of the ingredients to keep it nice and healthy.  An easy weeknight family meal!   Ingredients 1 lb gluten-free elbow macaroni  1 lb ground… Read more »

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    Broncos Blue(berry) & Orange Muffins

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Saturday, January 18, 2014

    These muffins (made with fresh blueberries and fresh-squeezed orange juice) are a fantastic snack to eat while you cheer on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos!   What You'll Need 3 c flour 1 c sugar 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 c milk 2 eggs 1/2 c sour cream 1/2 c… Read more »

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    Shrimp & Avocado Pasta (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, January 06, 2014

    One of our favorite dishes to warm up on a cold day!   What You'll Need 1 avocado 2 tbsp shredded parmesean cheese 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   1 lb gluten-free linguine   2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 lb peeled shrimp 1 tsp red… Read more »

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    Easy Slow Cooker Breakfast Burritos (Low-Fat, Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, November 15, 2013

    This is definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes!  It is so easy and everyone will love it!  And it's so nice to wake up to a delicious smelling and tasting family meal!  What You'll Need 6 eggs + 6 egg whites whisked together 16 oz frozen hashbrowns 16 oz turkey sausage (cooked/browned) 2 cups low-fat shredded cheddar cheese… Read more »

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    Colorado Peach Caprese Salad (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, August 30, 2013

    What You'll Need 2 large, ripe Colorado peaches  16 oz fresh mozzarella  16 chopped basil leaves 8 chopped mint leaves balsamic vinegar to drizzle olive oil to drizzle pinch of salt pinch of pepper   Instructions Slice peaches and mozzarella about 1/4" thick; arrange on plate in layers.  Sprinkle chopped basil and mint evenly.  Drizzle a small amount of vinegar… Read more »

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    Quinoa and Roasted Veggies (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    What You'll Need 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ears corn (or 2 cups frozen corn) 2 chopped bell peppers (yellow, orange, or red) 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes 1 chopped avocado 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons) 1/4… Read more »

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    Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Smoothie (Dairy-free, Vegan, Raw)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, June 20, 2013

    This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It is easy, delicious, low-fat, and great with braces! What you'll need 2 bananas 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.  Add more almond milk as needed for desired consistency.  Enjoy!… Read more »

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    Peanut Butter Kisses

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, January 21, 2013

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Makes four dozen What you'll need: 3/4 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup warm water 1 tsp baking soda 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour Hershey's chocolate Kisses (about 50) Instructions: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, shortening and… Read more »

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    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, October 15, 2012

    What you'll need: 3 eggs beaten 1 ½ cups sugar 2 cups grated zucchini ½ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 cups mini chocolate chips Instructions: Cream eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla together. Add zucchini. Mix well. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.… Read more »

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