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Love Your Teeth With These Valentine’s Treats

Valentines Day Recipes for Dental Health

Valentines Day is the time for loveย and romance. Itโ€™s alsoย  packed with red hearts, sweet notes, and yummy treats. Many popular Valentineโ€™s food are super sugary and not so great for our teeth.

Show your teeth some love this Valentines Day with these healthy recipes.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. strawberries

22 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt

Pink food coloring

INSTRUCTIONS:

Divide yogurt into 4 small bowls; one bowl with no coloring, one bowl with 2 drops of coloring, another bowl with 4 drops and the last bowl with 6 drops. Mix colors well and set aside.

Dip the strawberries into colored yogurt and place on a baking sheet to set, freezing for one hour.

Remove strawberries from the freezer and re-dip each into colored yogurt. Place them back into the freezer for another hour or two until ready to serve. Enjoy!

 

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INGREDIENTS:

Love Dipping Sauce

3 Tbsp almond butter,ย 1 Tbsp soy sauce,ย 1ย Tbsp lime juice

1ย Tbsp honey, 1ย tsp grated ginger,ย 1ย Tbsp hot water

Heart Spring Rolls

8 radishes, 1 red beet, ยผ head red cabbage,ย ยฝ cup basil

1 red bell pepper, 5 green onions sliced lengthwise, 1 avocado, 6 โ€“ 8 rice paper spring roll wrappers

INSTRUCTIONS:

Sauce: Combine all โ€œSauceโ€ ingredients in a small bowl.

Prepare: Thinly slice all veggies and arrange near your work space.

Roll: Fill a shallow dish with hot water. Working one at a time, gently place aย riceย paper in the hot water for about 15 seconds, or until soft and pliable. Move the paper to a damp surface,ย (such as a wooden board). Working quickly, stack veggies and herbs on the rice paper in a long narrow row, leaving about 2 inches (5 cm) on either side. Fold the sides of the rice paper over the mound, then gently roll.

Serve: Cover finished spring rolls in a damp paper towel until ready to eat. Serve with almond butter dipping sauce

 

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With a small heart shaped cookie cutter and cut shape from aย 1/2 inch thick slice of watermelon.

Remove the stems off ofย several fresh strawberries.

Layer the strawberries and watermelon onto skewers or straws.