Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer has finally arrived!




We know that summertime can be a very busy time for parents and kids.  Here are some brace friendly recipes to help out at the end of the day.


Baked Chicken Soft Tacos

Ingredients:


  • 2-3 chicken breasts, seasoned with salt & pepper and baked until done
  • 1/2 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 6 soft tortillas
  • 1 tomato diced 
  • 1 cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1 C shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion diced
  • Sour cream & taco sauce
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the cooked chicken pieces in a large bowl. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken and mix. Then add the cheese & onions and blend well to make the filling. Roll up the chicken filling in the tortillas and place tortillas in a glass baking dish that has been brushed with oil. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Top the baked tacos with the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, taco sauce and sour cream.

Chili Cilantro Corn off the Cob

Ingredients:

  • 6 ears fresh corn, husked
  • 4 Tbl salted butter
  • 1/2 Tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbl chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C crumbles cotija cheese
Directions:Break each corn cob in half and slice the corn kernels off the cob by standing them on their ends and cutting downwards. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat, adding the chili powder and cumin while it melts to activate their flavor. Add the corn kernels and reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes over low heat, adding the chopped cilantro, lime juice, and sea salt towards the end. In the last few moments, add in the crumbled cotija and stir just to incorporate. Remove from heat. 
Serve sprinkled with extra cotija, fresh cilantro leaves, a few dashes of chili powder, and fresh lime slices.
Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Ingredients:
  • 6 Oz Greek style strawberry yogurt
  • 1 1/2 C lowfat milk
  • 1 C frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1 banana sliced

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for about 1 minute or until smooth and serve immediately.
Everyone at Prose Orthodontics wishes you and your family a wonderful summer!


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