Patients may not be happy to hear that holiday dishes and treats that include off-limits ingredients are on the “naughty” list, so offer them orthodontic-friendly recipes: Florentine Eggs Benedict Bake, Chanukah Gelt Wontons, Asparagus and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Christmas Wreath and Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

The Florentine Eggs Benedict Bake and Chanukah Gelt Wontons recipes are new from the AAO and have just been released to national media. As a result, Whole Foods is featuring the Florentine Eggs Benedict Bake in the company’s online magazine. The Chanukah Gelt Wontons have been featured in the Detroit Jewish News. Many local online media, such as, have also featured the recipes with links to and its comprehensive information about orthodontic treatment.

Download each recipe that you would like to share with patients by clicking on the link below:

AAO members may print and distribute these recipes as desired. Also, each recipe has been posted on mylifemysmile on Facebook. Click each recipe name to go to the Facebook post and simply click “share” to add the recipe to your practice’s Facebook posts:

For the patient with a “sweet tooth,” mylifemysmile on Facebook also recently featured a recipe for Jiffy Jam Delights. The recipe and photo are courtesy of The Braces Cookbook: Recipes You (and Your Orthodontist) Will Love by Pamela Waterman and Brenda Waterman The post is complete with a reminder to brush and floss after eating sugary foods.

High-Resolution Photos of Recipes
If you would like to download high-resolution photos of the AAO recipes, click on the following links:
– Florentine Eggs Benedict Bake with Mock Hollandaise Sauce
– Chanukah Gelt Wontons –
Asparagus and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Christmas Wreath –
– Pumpkin Pie Smoothie