Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sangria Punch For Kids

SANGRIA PUNCH for KIDS from www.kraftrecipes.com


There's nothing like sangria to add a refreshing chill to summer. This fruity cranberry-citrus punch has no alcohol, so anyone can enjoy it.

Ingredients:
• 1 qt. (4 cups) cold reduced-calorie cranberry juice cocktail
• 1 cup cold orange juice
• 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
• 3/4 cup Country Time Lemonade or Pink Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
• 3 cups cold club soda
• 2 oranges, sliced
• 2 limes, sliced
Directions:
• Stir first 4 ingredients in 2-qt. glass or plastic pitcher until mix is dissolved and refrigerate until ready to serve.
• Add club soda and fruit; stir. Serve in ice-filled glasses.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ZUCCHINI AND POTATO BAKE

Check out this great braces friendly recipe from www.allrecipes.com 

Ingredients: 
• 2 medium zucchini, quartered and cut into large pieces
• 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
• 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
• 1 clove of garlic, sliced
• ½ cup dry bread crumbs
• ¼ cup olive oil
• Paprika to taste
• Salt to taste
• Pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. In a medium baking pan, toss together the zucchini, potatoes, red bell pepper, garlic, bread crumbs, and olive oil. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper.
3. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and lightly brown.



Monday, June 1, 2015

CHOOSING A TOOTHBRUSH

Electric or manual – that is the question!   The reality is that it’s essential to brush your teeth – and whether you’re using a manual toothbrush or an electric option, the important factor is completing a thorough, two-minute brush twice a day.
In saying this, there are some pros and cons to consider when making the decision to use a manual or electronic toothbrush. Top of the line electric toothbrushes are clinically shown to remove more plaque and achieve healthier gums. They are easy to use, less work, more fun for children and most of them have a built-in timer that encourages correct brushing times.  Of course, they do have some drawbacks, like cost and they don’t travel well. 
Manual toothbrushes have some obvious advantages as well.  They are inexpensive, require no charging or batteries, more flexible on the teeth, and they are easier to travel with. 
Regardless of your personal preference of electric or manual toothbrushes, we do recommend that you select a soft-bristle toothbrush as they are safer for aggressive brushers.   And, don’t forget to change your toothbrush (or electric toothbrush head) every 3-6 months. 

Electric or manual – just brush!