Gingivitis, often the initial stage of gum disease, is a common but often overlooked oral health concern.
Healthy Recipes for Healthy Teeth! Broccoli Cheese Soup
This tasty broccoli soup is packed with tooth- and gum-supporting vitamins K and C. With a boost of calcium and flavour from the added cheese, this soup makes a healthy choice for lunch or dinner.
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 ¾ cups broccoli florets (about 8 ounces)
- 1 ½ cup diced yellow onion
- 3 medium carrots
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¾ cup half-and-half
- 4 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- Fresh parsley
Chop the broccoli florets and carrots, dice the onion and mince the garlic cloves. Pour the stock into a large saucepan and bring to a boil, adding the broccoli, onion, carrots, salt, pepper and garlic. Reduce heat and cook until broccoli is tender. Remove soup from heat and blend ingredients, either using a hand blender or by pouring batches of soup into a blender or food processor. Once fully blended, return soup to saucepan. Stir in half-and-half and two ounces of cheese. To serve, top with parsley and remaining cheese.
Whole – wheat pancakes with fresh fruit and low – fat yogurt
This is a tasty, healthy treat for a family breakfast.
- ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup liquid egg substitute
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Low-fat yogurt
Preheat griddle. Whisk dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add egg substitute, milk and vanilla extract, and whisk until smooth. Ladle 2/3 cup of batter onto preheated griddle and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or until golden. Top with low – fat yogurt and your favorite fruit. Enjoy