Braces Friendly Valentines Day Recipes

Braces Friendly Valentines Day Recipes
Posted on 03/18/2016

Braces Friendly Valentines Day Recipes

February is here, and we know that means many lovers are getting ready to celebrate a special day of love, appreciation, and romance. But before you pick up that candy heart or bite into that heart-shaped lollipop, take a minute to think about your braces! Unfortunately, many treats we love to enjoy on Valentine's Day are hard, sticky, or loaded with sugar - all of which can spell disaster for braces. To help you celebrate without damaging your braces, we've compiled a couple of braces-friendly recipes that you can cook up with your special someone this Valentine's Day.

Heart-Shaped Egg in a Basket

This is a simple V-Day spin on a breakfast favorite. To start, you'll need a piece of bread, an egg, and a bit of butter or oil. Butter the bread as if you were about to make a grilled cheese, then cook it in a pan on medium heat until you've browned both sides. Carefully remove your bread and cut a heart shaped hole into the middle, big enough for your egg. Place the bread back down on the pan, then crack the egg into the hole. Let the egg cook through, and enjoy with someone special!

Heart Shaped Nutella French Toast

Feeling like something a little sweeter for breakfast? First, you'll need an egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup milk, and 4 slices of bread. Crack your egg into a bowl, then add the vanilla and cinnamon and beat until mixed. Stir in your milk until you've got an even mixture. Next, cut or tear the edges of your bread until you're left with a heart shape, then dip your bread into the egg mixture, taking care to coat both sides evenly. Cook both sides of each piece of bread on a lightly greased pan on medium heat until browned, then serve with a healthy heaping of Nutella!

Contact Your Bentleigh, Victoria Orthodontist

Have more questions about eating with braces or want to come in for a visit? Feel free to call us at (03) 9557 8911, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Bentleigh, VIC office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you back at this blog for more tips and info on living with braces!