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Chef Lee Hillson of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa

T. Cook’s Lee Hillson Dishes on Culinary Influences, Healthy Eating

When I called to talk with Lee Hillson, executive chef at T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix for the Food for Thought series, the first words out of his mouth were, “How are you?” His question wasn’t said with formality or feigned interest. It was genuine and honest. It was obvious that […]

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aerial view of sliced pineapples and pina colada cocktails

Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie

Enjoy this refreshing piña colada smoothie as a quick breakfast or sip it leisurely on the patio. You’ll have a hard time believing a drink this tasty is also healthy and filling. This tropical treat is packed with vitamin C, calcium and potassium to help strengthen teeth and keep gums healthy.  Ingredients ½ medium ripe […]

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Dairy cows standing in a grassy field

Food for Thought: Is Milk Good For Your Teeth?

Cheese and ice cream aren’t just delicious, they’re actually great for your teeth. That’s because dairy foods contain a key nutrient called calcium which helps your teeth grow strong and healthy. For this installment of Food for Thought, we talked with Terri Verason, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Director of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council […]

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sliced chicken breast with dry rub marinade

Easy Grilled Chicken with Homemade Dry Rub

This perfect blend of spices adds a new level of flavor to juicy grilled chicken breasts. The grilled chicken breast is rich in protein and phosphorus for strong teeth. And, unlike barbecue sauces, the dry rub recipe for chicken enhances the taste without adding cavity-causing sugar.  Ingredients:    1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon ground […]

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Linda Hopkins’ Harmony Boards Bring a Dose of Calm and Creativity to our Hectic World

If the “Queen of Cheese” were a real title, we’d have to bestow it upon Linda Hopkins, co-owner and founder of the Scottsdale-based cheese and charcuterie delivery business, Harmony Boards. Using only the highest quality meats, cheeses, fruits and seasonal vegetables, Linda takes already delicious ingredients and pairs them in a way that transforms a […]

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Jennifer Caraway’s ‘Joy Bus’ Brings Nutritious Meals to Cancer Patients

Have you ever met somebody with a zest for life so infectious that you can feel your own heart racing as you talk to them? Somebody with a passion so strong you become swept up in the momentum of their cause? Somebody that’s adding real joy to the world through their commitment to the community? […]

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Food for Thought: The Case for a Local, Farm-Fresh Diet

Oral health is health. That’s a phrase that we repeat often at Delta Dental of Arizona because it’s true. Toothbrushing, exercising and eating right, they all affect our overall health. That’s why we’re kicking off a new blog series, Food for Thought, where we sit down with local chefs and foodies around the Valley to […]

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Frankenguac Recipe

Healthy Halloween Treat: Frankenguac

A healthy Halloween snack is hard to come by these days, so we went ahead and made our own! Avocados are delicious, and they’re packed with folic acid, a natural vitamin that helps our gum tissue fight back against inflammation and bleeding. You can also find high amounts of potassium, or Vitamin K, in avocado. […]

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The outstanding flavors in this rosemary lemon-baked salmon with mint yogurt sauce recipe are packed with oral health benefits. Check it out plus our bonus broccolini recipe!

Recipe: Rosemary Lemon-Baked Salmon with Mint Yogurt Sauce | Oral and Overall Health Benefits

Salmon is one of our favorite meals because it offers so many health benefits. Dress it up with rosemary, lemon, and a mint yogurt sauce to pack an even healthier punch! Plus, check out the benefits of eating salmon, rosemary, mint, and yogurt. Health Benefits of Eating Salmon Salmon is an excellent source of vitamins […]

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Chop the ends of the stems off the fresh broccolini

Recipe + Health Benefits of Broccolini

Broccolini, the cousin of broccoli, is the perfect vegetable. Not only is it a milder flavor than traditional broccoli, but it provides more health benefits, too! This hearty green veggie contains all these wonderful vitamins and minerals that promote oral and overall health: Vitamins C, B1, B2, B5, B6, E, K and PP Fatty acids […]

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