FALL in Love with These Braces-Friendly Recipes!

While it may not feel like it with this crazy hot weather in Cypress, the fall season is certainly upon us! We love everything that comes with fall: from pumpkin patches, to cinnamon in the air, and fun Halloween costumes, what’s not to love? To get us into the fall spirit, we thought we‘d share some of our favorite recipes that also happen to be braces-friendly!

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Cinnamon Butternut Squash Recipe

This is a great side dish for fall! The recipe is simple, healthy, and great for your braces! Here is what you’ll need:


-1 large butternut squash (peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch cubes)

-3 tablespoons of olive oil

-2 tablespoons of brown sugar

-1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

-1 teaspoon of kosher salt

-1 teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper

To make this delectable side dish, preheat your oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with foil. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients above and toss until thoroughly coated. Transfer to the foil-lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Roast for 40 minutes and rotate midway to ensure even baking. You will know that the squash is done with the edges are brown and the cubes are fork tender!

Recipe courtesy of: Chewoutloud.com


Slow Cooker ChiliSlow Cooker Chili Recipe

We understand how hectic life can be, so why not make an easy fall dinner that requires little to no effort on your part? This crock pot chili recipe is tasty, simple, and braces-friendly as well!


-1lb of cooked ground beef

-1 24oz can of tomato sauce

-1 tablespoon tomato paste

-1/4 cup of water

-1 can black beans drained

-1 can kidney beans drained

-1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

-1/4 teaspoon sugar

-1/4 teaspoon oregano

-1/4 teaspoon black pepper

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/4 teaspoon black pepper

-¾ teaspoon cumin

-2 tablespoons chili powder

To make this delicious chili, brown your beef in a medium skillet until cooked through and drain the excess fat. Combine all ingredients into a slow cooker and mix well. Cook on medium heat for 4 hours. Serve with your choice of toppings: green onions, sour cream or cheese are some of our favorites!

Recipe courtesy of: Lovepomegranatehouse.com


Football Brownies Football Brownies Recipe

What sport screams fall to you more than any other? Football of course! These football brownies are not only adorable, but they are quite possibly the easiest dessert you’ll ever make (and you’ll look like you spent hours on it!)


-1 9×13 tray of brownies cooled (store bought or made from a box)

-1 package of vanilla icing from the store

-1 Ziplock bag

-Oval shaped cookie cutter (or cut by hand using a knife)

To assemble, take your cooled brownies and cut them into football shapes using a cookie cutter or a knife by hand. Next, take your vanilla icing and place it in a Ziplock bag and cut the corner tip of the bag off to make a pastry bag. Draw two lines on each tip of the football, and finish it by making the laces in the middle with one long line, and 3-4 small lines across it. Use the picture as a reference! If you want to get extra fancy, place them on a plate and dye your remaining frosting green with food coloring to make grass around the footballs. Everyone will LOVE this dessert at your next party!

Photo courtesy of: Bhg.com

We hope you enjoy these fall recipes as much as we do! To make an appointment at our Cypress orthodontics office, please give us a call at 714-828-4010. Happy fall!

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