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It’s that time of the year once again when we’re starting to prepare for the wonderful holiday season! There will be many parties and get-togethers to attend that usually involve eating lots of delicious holiday foods. But if you’re wearing braces, there are some foods you need to steer clear of, such as hard, crunchy, chewy and sticky foods as these are the types of foods that can damage or break your braces. 

The good news is that there are still many holiday foods you can enjoy without worrying about doing harm to your braces. Here are a couple of holiday recipes to consider making that everyone can enjoy, regardless if they’re wearing braces or not. 

Yummy Corn Casserole

This corn casserole is easy to put together and so delicious you may want to make it year-round! 

1 15 oz can whole kernel corn, drained 

1 14 oz can cream-style corn 

1 8 oz package Jiffy corn muffin mix 

1 cup sour cream 

4 tablespoons melted butter 

1 to 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9 baking pan. Mix together the corn, Jiffy mix, sour cream and butter in large bowl. Add cheese and stir. Pour into the pan and bake for 50 minutes or until light golden brown. 

Holiday Meatballs in Cranberry Sauce

This is a recipe you might want to double because this tasty dish is guaranteed to disappear fast!

Meatball Ingredients: 

1 ½ pounds ground beef

2 eggs

1 envelope onion soup mix

½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

¼ cup dried cranberries – diced into small bits

2 T fresh parsley, minced

Sauce Ingredients:
1 can (14 oz) cranberry sauce

¾ cup ketchup

½ cup beef broth

3 T brown sugar

3 T finely diced onion

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the beef. Then add ground beef and mix well. Form into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 25 minutes until brown. Drain on paper towels and then transfer meatballs to a casserole dish.

Sauce: Place all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Cover and cook until simmering. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and serve.

Contact Us Today For Topeka Invisalign & Braces

The doctors and staff at Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season! Our practice is proud to provide the highest quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Whether you need an orthodontist for your child or are interested in Topeka Invisalign for yourself, we can meet all your family’s orthodontic needs! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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