When it comes to keeping your teeth happy and healthy, a solid at-home oral hygiene routine and your six-month checkups and cleanings certainly go a long way. However, there is another important best practice that is often overlooked: eating a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet. Don’t worry though – that doesn’t mean you have to swap out all of your favorite meals with boring, bland ones. Here are five TikTok recipes that your teeth and tastebuds will love!
#1. Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is a healthy, filling, and delicious treat that blew up on social media. All you need to do is combine chia seeds and your milk of choice before placing the mixture in the fridge to thicken. Since it needs to set for at least two hours, preparing it the night before is a great time-saving morning hack. When you’re ready to enjoy, top it with a few of your favorite toppings, like fruit or nut butter.
#2. Tuna-Stuffed Avocado
This healthy, protein-packed meal or snack is easy to prepare and delicious, especially if you love tuna! All you have to do is strain a can of tuna and combine it with your favorite additives, like pickles, peas, cabbage, and mayo. From there, cut an avocado down the middle, remove the pit, and place the tuna mixture on top!
#3. Carrot Bacon
Are you a self-proclaimed bacon enthusiast? Unfortunately, the high-fat content makes it less than healthy. But there is some good news: carrot bacon! To bring this snack to life, you simply peel the carrot into thin strips, coat it in your seasonings of choice, and bake it in the oven. For especially crispy carrot bacon, try using an air fryer!
#4. Acai Bowls
In recent years, acai bowls have skyrocketed in popularity. With a superfood base, this meal is low in sugar but has an incredibly sweet taste – a win-win! Plus, you can top it with nutrient-dense foods your teeth love, like apples, blueberries, nut butter, bananas, almonds, and (soft) granola.
#5. Veggie Wraps
Do you have a hard time incorporating vegetables into your diet? If so, then a veggie wrap is the way to go! This completely customizable meal can be decked out with all of your favorites while masking some of the flavors you aren’t a huge fan of. For example, if you aren’t a huge fan of kale, try adding some hummus, cucumbers, avocado, and carrots to the mix!
While TikTok is widely known for its trendy dance videos, it’s also a great resource for meals and snacks that both your tastebuds and your teeth can agree on. So, the next time you are looking for some mouth-healthy options, check there!
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With four phenomenal dentists on our team, West Brookfield Dental is able to help patients of all ages maintain, restore, and enhance their smiles. We are proud to offer everything from routine checkups and periodontal care to cosmetic dentistry, all in the effort to make achieving a healthy, happy smile possible. If you’re interested in learning more about smile-friendly foods, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team via our website or by phone at 508-867-2777.