Braces-Friendly Recipes for the Holidays

Braces-Friendly Recipes for the Holidays
Posted on 11/27/2017

Braces-Friendly Recipes for the HolidaysDr. Mojdehi-Barnes and her team are excited to start our new blog! It’s important to us to be in close connection with our patients and this is a great way to do just that! Since we’re headed into the holiday season, we thought we’d kick-start our blog by sharing a few braces-friendly recipes that are perfect to make during this festive time of the year. Whether your child is seeing our Allen, TX orthodontist for two-phase treatment or you're undergoing adult treatment to improve your own smile, we’re confident that everyone in your family will enjoy these tasty dishes that are perfectly safe to eat while wearing braces!

Easy Holiday Meatballs

These scrumptious meatballs will disappear fast, so be sure to make plenty for everyone!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons onion, finely minced
  • 1 (8 oz) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • ¾ cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, water, bread crumbs, and minced onion. Roll into small meatballs. Bake for about 25 minutes, turning once. In a slow cooker or large saucepan over low heat, blend the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Add the meatballs and simmer for about one hour. Serve hot.

Pan-Fried Cinnamon Bananas

There’s nothing like the sweet & spicy aroma of cinnamon filling the kitchen on a chilly fall or winter day! These soft and yummy banana treats are easy to make and so good to eat!


  • 2 bananas, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey


Put the cinnamon, butter, and honey in a frying pan and cook over medium-high heat until melted and well combined. Add the slices of banana and cook for three to four minutes until the bottoms start turning a golden brown. Flip the banana pieces over and cook for another three or four minutes. Remove from pan and serve right away.

Oven-Baked Ham & Cheese Omelet

This is a great way to use up all that leftover holiday ham, plus the recipe is fast and easy to make!


  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons diced onion
  • Fresh chopped chives, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350. Beat the eggs, milk, seasoned salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in the ham, cheese, and onion. Pour the egg mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the eggs are cooked and the omelet is set and golden brown on top. Cut into squares, garnish with the chives, serve and enjoy!

We hope many of you will try these holiday recipes that have all been given the stamp of approval by your adult and children’s orthodontist in Allen, TX! We’d also like to thank you for visiting our new blog! Be sure to drop by often to see what’s new because we’ll be keeping the blog updated regularly with lots of interesting and fun information!

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

With free time off from school and work, the holiday season is a great time to set up a complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes! Whether you’re interested in Allen, TX Invisalign Teen for your adolescent or you want to treat yourself to an improved smile, you can rest assured that we have the right treatment solution for everyone in your family! Simply request an appointment online or call our office at (972) 390-1100 to get the process started! We look forward to seeing you soon!