Smile-Worthy Recipe

Greek Yogurt Hummus

This recipe for hummus with Greek yogurt is a satisfying appetizer or snack that’s good for your smile! Chickpeas are packed with folic acid, which helps facilitate healthy cell growth in your mouth.1 And if you use celery or carrot sticks instead of pita chips to dip in the hummus, it’s even better. Celery and carrots help clean teeth with their crunchy texture.

Ingredients:
1 clove garlic
1 can (16-ounces) low-sodium chickpeas, drained
½ cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Sliced celery and carrots for dipping

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse initially and then blend until smooth. Dig in!

1https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/super-bowl-recipes

Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential to keeping your body healthy, and your smile is no exception. The fiber in fruits and vegetables stimulates saliva, which keeps the mouth moist and makes it difficult for harmful bacteria to grow. Fruits and veggies also provide vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and vitamin C…. More »