7 Festive Recipes for Christmas and the New Year

7 Festive Recipes for Christmas and the New Year

Christmas will be here before we know it. And this year, families all over the country are looking forward to connecting for the holidays in person. After all, the holidays of 2020 were a bit different as we were still amid a global pandemic. Most of us are looking forward to safely gathering in person for Christmas and New Year 2021. This also means that cooks and want-to-be-cooks in the kitchen are eagerly scouring cookbooks for holiday recipes with tooth-friendly foods. Well, we’ve tried to make it a bit easier for you by listing 7 of our favorite tooth-friendly holiday recipes for you.

Tooth-Friendly Foods and 7 Holiday Recipes You and Your Family Will Love

1. Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a holiday favorite so why not play up your traditional sweet potatoes and marshmallows recipe for something a bit healthier but just as yummy. These oven-roasted sweet potatoes are easy to make and can be prepared with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. This recipe is quick and easy and can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. Further, it’s a southern classic that any Texan will be sure to love.

2. Honey Glazed Ham

Just reading the name, honey glazed ham, probably already has your mouth watering. And if you are tired of the same old ham recipe year after year, why not switch it up and give this simple holiday recipe a try. Yes, this recipe contains butter, but you can easily substitute the butter with margarine or even avocado oil. Either way, this honey glazed ham recipe is easy to make and will give you a great boost of protein to help you keep your energy levels up.

3. Dilly Cucumber Bites

Your Christmas and New Years 2021 party table wouldn’t be complete without some appetizers for your guests to snack on before the actual meal. And, there is no need for those appetizers to be full of unnecessary calories. We love this dilly cucumber bites recipe. Not only are these easy to make, but the natural colors in the ingredients are perfect for the holiday season. You’ll love these snacks so much you’ll hardly realize you are eating something good for you.

4. Deviled Eggs With Greek Yogurt

Need another appetizer to hold your guests over while waiting for the big meal? Try this protein-packed Greek yogurt deviled eggs recipe. This recipe is easy to make as long as you know how to boil eggs and only requires five simple ingredients. With less than 90 calories per serving, you can’t go wrong, and your guests will love it.

5. Crustless Apple Pie

Pie is an essential staple at just about any holiday table. But unfortunately, pies are often chock full of sugar and other not-so-good-for-you ingredients. So why not change it up a bit with a recipe that will not only stand out from the crowd but will taste great and be better for you than its sugar-laden counterparts. This crustless apple pie recipe is a crowd pleaser and won’t have you counting the calories.

6. Best-ever Healthy Pumpkin Pie

We shared with you our favorite apple pie recipe, but we would be remiss if we didn’t pass along a recipe for pumpkin pie too. After all, pumpkin pies have been gracing holiday gatherings for more years than we can probably imagine. But, pumpkin pie recipes are often full of sugar and can leave you feeling overly full and bloated after even just the smallest of pieces. And since sugar consumption is best kept to a minimum, why not try the best-ever healthy pumpkin pie recipe that will leave you wishing you had tried it years earlier.

7. Stuffed Butternut Squash With Wild Rice

When we think of the fall and the holidays, it should be no surprise that squash, rice, and other comfort food items come to mind. And that thinking holds throughout the winter, even in southern states such as Texas. This butternut squash with wild rice recipe is hearty, healthy, and wholesome. Not only that, but it is gluten-free and can be made as a vegan dish with some simple modifications.

Happy holidays from the team at Dallas Cosmetic Dental.

We hope that these recipes will help you with your goals for a happier and healthier holiday season. And if that is truly your goal, make sure you are avoiding sticky foods and sugary candies as best as you can. Steer clear from staining foods too, such as dark-colored carbonated beverages, coffee, tea, and red wine. That said, the best thing you can do for your teeth this holiday season is ensure you are keeping up with your daily oral care routine. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once per day before bed, and rinse with a fluoridated mouthwash. If you are overdue for a dental cleaning and oral examination, then be sure to request an appointment now. But more important than anything, have a healthy and safe holiday season and be sure to celebrate the time with those you love and hold most dear. Remember, these little moments matter, so be sure to soak them up over the holidays. The Dallas Cosmetic Dental team wishes you the happiest of holidays!

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