Your Health For Tag "vegetables"

  • Grilled foods taste good. But are they good for your teeth?
    Jun. 26, 2020

    Grilled foods taste good. But are they good for your teeth?

    General oral health

    If you like to add a little sizzle to your summer, you’ve probably already cooked some mouth-watering foods on your grill this season. But don’t forget to keep your smile in mind. Here are some foods to get fired up about grilling — and a few to avoid putting on your cookout menu — to maintain good oral health.

  • The Absolute Best Farmers Market Picks (and Some of the Worst)
    Jun. 7, 2019

    The Absolute Best Farmers Market Picks (and Some of the Worst)

    General oral health

    Do you love shopping at your local farmers market? You’re not alone. They’re so popular that there are now more than 8,700 farmers markets nationwide.1 While it should be easy for you to find one near you, it’s not always as easy to decide what to buy.

  • Sweet Potato Chips
    Aug. 15, 2018

    Sweet Potato Chips


    These sweet potato chips are a great way to replace starchy, salty chips with something that tastes just as great and helps maintain gum health with a boost of vitamins A and C.1     Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 225 degrees... More »

  • Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
    Apr. 25, 2018

    Sweet Potato Soup Recipe


    Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 shallot, diced 1-2 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3-4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika Directions: In a large pot, heat oil over... More »

  • Fruits and Veggies That Make Smiles Shine
    Sep. 9, 2016

    Fruits and Veggies That Make Smiles Shine

    General oral health

    Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential to keeping your body healthy, and your smile is no exception. The fiber in fruits and vegetables stimulates saliva, which keeps the mouth moist and makes it difficult for harmful bacteria to grow. Fruits and veggies also provide vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and vitamin C.... More »

  • Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds
    May 19, 2016

    Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds


    Ingredients 2 zucchini, cut into ¼”-thick slices ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Seasonings to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Use foil to line a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Arrange zucchini rounds on the baking sheet, then season with salt, pepper, garlic salt or red pepper flakes. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on... More »

  • Mouth-Friendly Recipe: Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip
    May 5, 2016

    Mouth-Friendly Recipe: Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip


    Ingredients: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste Veggies to dip, such as carrots, celery and pepper strips   Directions: Mix the yogurt, avocados, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and... More »

  • Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe
    Apr. 18, 2016

    Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe


    Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Ham, turkey or other add-ins Directions: Use a vegetable peeler to slice the cucumber into thin strips, lengthwise. Mix together the yogurt, curry powder and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.... More »

  • Heart-Shaped Salad Recipe
    Feb. 13, 2016

    Heart-Shaped Salad Recipe


    Ingredients: 1 package spring salad mix (about 6 cups) 1 large cucumber, sliced 2 red peppers, seeded (tops and bottoms removed) 1 bunch radishes, sliced 1 small brick of partly skim mozzarella cheese 10 to 15 small plum tomatoes, halved 1 bottle roasted red pepper with parmesan salad dressing Directions: Place the salad mix in... More »

  • National Fruits and Vegetables Month: Healthy Diet Can Improve Oral Health
    Sep. 3, 2015

    National Fruits and Vegetables Month: Healthy Diet Can Improve Oral Health

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois Encourages Parents to Substitute Fruits and Vegetables for Sugary Snacks It is no secret that fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals children need as part of a balanced, healthy diet, but they also play an important role when it comes to oral health. As part of National Fruits and... More »

  • Veggie Omelet
    Aug. 15, 2015

    Veggie Omelet


    Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper 1 tablespoon chopped onion ¼ cup sliced mushrooms 1 cup loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves, rinsed 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add... More »