avocado three braces friendly ways

Being equally nutritious and delicious, avocados are a great addition to any braces-friendly menu. With that in mind, we are sharing not one, but three of our favorite avocado-centric (and braces-friendly) recipes with you here today:

The Recipes

Salmon, Pea, and Avocado Pasta Salad

Print Braces friendly recipe-Salmon, pea, and avocado pasta salad.
  • 14 oz bow tie pasta
  • 14 oz skinless salmon fillets, bones removed
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, cook salmon in a heated, lightly oiled frying pan for about 3 minutes on each side, or until cooked and flakes easily. Cool. Flake flesh into large pieces.
  • Boil, steam or microwave peas until tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain.
  • Place pasta, salmon, peas, avocado, chopped herbs, olive oil, lemon rind and juice and garlic in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Serve salad with lemon wedges.

Photo and recipe credit: Yahoo! Lifestyle


B.L.A.T. Wraps

Print Braces friendly recipe-b.l.a.t. wraps.
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 4 tablespoons Ranch-style salad dressing
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  • Warm tortillas in microwave oven for 30 to 45 seconds, or until soft. Spread 1 tablespoon Ranch dressing down the center of each tortilla. Layer crumbled bacon, avocado, tomato and lettuce over the dressing. Roll the tortilla around the other ingredients.

Photo and recipe credit: allrecipes.com


Piño-vocado Smoothie

Print Braces friendly recipe-pino-vocado smoothie.
  • 1 1/3 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 small frozen banana (or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup ice (I like coconut water ice cubes for this recipe)
Optional Add-ins
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed over top smoothie, or blended right into it
  • 1 Tbsp coconut milk or 2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Dash of cayenne
  • avocado slices


Blend, pour, garnish (if desired), and Enjoy!

Photo and recipe credit: lunchboxbunch.com

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