Tooth-Friendly Recipe 1: Garlic Sweet Potato Mash

1TDO-Aug2016

After visiting the orthodontist to get braces on the teeth, you might not want to eat a lot of solid foods as there could be a slight discomfort from the pressure of the brackets and the wires. A tooth friendly recipe that can be enjoyed in various ways is a garlic sweet potato mash. It doesn’t take long to prepare, and you can add a few other items to the dish to give it different flavors.

The first thing that you want to do is gather fresh sweet potatoes. Boil the sweet potatoes so that they can easily be mashed in a bowl. You can also bake them with a little butter and brown sugar if you want a different consistency and to lock in more of the flavors.

In a small pan, combine the following ingredients:

* 3 tablespoons of butter

* 3 cloves of garlic

Make sure the garlic is lightly browned before adding the potatoes after they have been mashed. Add a bit of black pepper or salt to the potatoes, butter, and garlic if you want a little spice to the tooth-friendly food. This is the simple version of the recipe. There are a few variations of the dish that you can make depending on the time of the year and the flavors that you enjoy.

If you want something that’s a little sweeter, then add brown sugar and cinnamon to the butter and garlic. Don’t burn the sugar as this will give a bitter taste. If you’re making the dish in the fall, consider adding a hint of nutmeg to make it taste more like a pumpkin pie instead of garlic potatoes. Another option for a spicy recipe is to add paprika.

If you are interested in braces to straighten your teeth, contact the office of Team Demas Orthodontics to get all of your questions answered and to schedule an appointment.

 

Team Demas Orthodontics

27 Meriden Ave #2a, Southington, CT 06489, USA
Phone: 860-276-0333

Tooth-Friendly Recipe 1: Garlic Sweet Potato Mash

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