Category Archives: Recipes & Nutrition

Halloween Candy to Avoid if You Have TMD

As we leave the summer heat behind, we look forward to the (slightly) cooler days of fall here in Texas. Halloween is now just around the corner, complete with haunted houses and hayrides for those who like a good thrill. … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Start of Fall With Winter Squash

The end of September is the official start to the fall season. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by cooking a delicious winter squash dish. Squash is a great ingredient because it’s in season, nutritious and … Continue reading

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School Lunches for Kids With TMD

As summer winds down, most parents and kids are gearing up for the first day of school. A backpack, supplies, and new clothes are probably on the list. But perhaps most important is knowing how to pack jaw-friendly foods for … Continue reading

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Healthy Homemade Ice Cream

You read that right! When you make ice cream at home you can turn this summer classic into a healthier treat that helps you beat the heat. And you don’t even need special equipment. With this recipe you can make … Continue reading

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Mac n’ Cheese Split Frankfurters

It’s no surprise that July is National Hot Dog Month. Across the country, thousands of hot dogs are eaten at July 4th parties, summer barbecues and camping cookouts. Hot dogs are a summer staple, but for anyone with TMD, it’s … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Cookout Tips That Won’t Hurt Your TMJ

Every holiday has its own traditional fare that we eat at celebrations, and the Fourth of July is no exception. Cookouts with grilled meats, corn on the cob, cold salads, and colorful fruit often fill the tables at barbecues and … Continue reading

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Low-Salt BBQ Sauce Recipe

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines state that adults should consume no more than 2,300 mg of salt a day, which is less than a teaspoon. If you’re over 51 years old, have a pre-existing health condition involving the … Continue reading

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Healthy Mexican Guacamole Dip

Avocados are a super food for a reason. They help support liver health, provide monounsaturated fats, have tons of potassium and many other nutrients. Plus, there’s another benefit for people with TMD. Avocados also have a creamy, smooth texture that’s … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Salad Recipe

Eggs are a big part of the Easter tradition, which means you’ll probably have leftovers after the celebration. It’s the perfect opportunity to make a nutritious meal that’s easy on the jaw. This colorful Easter egg salad includes a few … Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month: Healthy, TMJ-Friendly Meals & Recipes

Good nutrition is a staple for good health. Eating nutritious foods provides your body with the fuel it so you can look and feel your best. People with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) should pay special attention to their nutritional intake because … Continue reading

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