Braces Friendly Recipes

Tips for a Braces Friendly Barbecue (with recipe)

Tips for a Braces Friendly Barbecue (with recipe)

Some barbecue favorites can make it difficult to clean your teeth and braces at best, and at worst can cause damage that will potentially add extra time and expense to your orthodontic treatment. Today we’re sharing some tips (as well as a braces friendly recipe) to help minimize your risks and keep the focus on Read more...
The Most Customizable Recipe in the World: Overnight Oats

The Most Customizable Recipe in the World: Overnight Oats

If this is the first you’re hearing of overnight oats…we’re kind of surprised. But, no worries, we’ll get you up to speed on this super yummy and (generally) super healthy recipe in no time. Read on for the basic formula for overnight oats, as well as few of our favorite flavor combinations and some tips Read more...
Four Ways to Serve Braces Friendly Salmon (Recipes)

Four Ways to Serve Braces Friendly Salmon (Recipes)

If you’re looking for easy and delicious ways to incorporate salmon into your meal plan, then this is the post for you! Salmon is not only packed with protein and heart healthy Omega-3s, it’s also easy on the braces, so it’s something every member of the family can enjoy. Today we’re sharing four different salmon Read more...
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

With Valentine’s Day drawing near, it’s the perfect time to add another sweet treat to our braces friendly recipe collection. And with its vibrant red color and classic flavor, we thought a red velvet cake recipe would be the perfect choice. It’s not hard to find a cake recipe that someone with braces can eat. Read more...
What to Eat with New Braces (or any time your teeth and mouth are sore)

What to Eat with New Braces (or any time your teeth and mouth are sore)

While getting braces put on in itself is a painless process, the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue may become sore in the following days (and for up to a week or two) while they adjust to your new hardware. You may also experience some mild discomfort for a few days after your adjustment appointments. Eating Read more...
Braces Friendly Recipes Thanksgiving 2016 Edition

Braces Friendly Recipes Thanksgiving 2016 Edition

With Turkey (or Tofurkey) Day right around the corner, we thought we’d share three braces-friendly side dish recipes that can be easily incorporated into your holiday menu. Scroll down to view the recipes in the order written, or use the links below to skip to the recipe of your choosing: Mashed Winter Squash with Indian Read more...
Three Braces Friendly Recipes for Fall that are Filled with Apple Goodness

Three Braces Friendly Recipes for Fall that are Filled with Apple Goodness

It’s officially autumn, and to celebrate we’re sharing three fall recipes that feature one of our favorite flavors—apple! These dishes are not only delicious, but are easy to make, and easy on the braces (of course!). Scroll down to view all of the recipes in order, or use these links to skip through to the Read more...
Braces Friendly Recipes: Eat Your Veggies Edition!

Braces Friendly Recipes: Eat Your Veggies Edition!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a braces friendly recipe, so today we thought we’d share not one, but THREE recipes for you to try. We know that getting kids to eat their vegegies isn’t always the easiest thing to do; and we know that children who wear braces should avoid hard, crunchy things Read more...
Braces Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe

Braces Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar cookies are a time-honored holiday tradition that are as fun to cut out and decorate as they are to eat, but they’re often too hard for those undergoing orthodontic treatment to snack on safely and comfortably. Luckily, there are softer versions of this classic cookie that can be enjoyed by the whole family, including Read more...
Braces Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Braces Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we thought we’d share some braces friendly recipes that will be delicious additions to your holiday menu. These dishes approach classic flavors from a slightly different angle, so they’re perfect if you’re wanting to change things up a bit this year. MASHED CHIPOTLE SWEET POTATOES Sweet potatoes are already sweet (hence Read more...
Braces Friendly Snacks

Braces Friendly Snacks

Snack options for those wearing braces are not as limited as some might think. For a brief period following the initial installation of braces and again after subsequent adjustments, one may need to stick to softer foods. But for the rest of the time, snack options are wide open…well, almost. Read on for a rundown Read more...
Avocado Three [Braces-Friendly] Ways

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: SALMON, PEA AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD Ingredients 14 oz bow tie pasta 14 oz skinless salmon fillets, bones removed Read more...
Ultimate! Potato Soup

Ultimate! Potato Soup

This braces-friendly potato soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite. You can get creative with toppings and add-ins, but don’t mess with the cream cheese—it takes the creaminess (and yumminess) of potato soup to a whole new level. Add-Ins and Toppings When it comes to embellishing this recipe, you’re only limited by your Read more...
Summer Smoothie

Summer Smoothie

Here is our assistant Danielas’ favorite recipe for sore teeth. It’s like summer in a glass! Ingredients 9 cups watermelon pieces, seedless 12 ounces of frozen strawberries ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice optional sweetener if your fruit isn’t perfectly ripe Instructions Place the watermelon pieces into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the Read more...
Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

This baked version of the Italian classic is sure to be a hit with your whole family, braces-wearers, or not. This is definitely comfort food at its finest! Ingredients 12 ounces spaghetti 1 cup chopped onions 1 cup chopped green bell peppers 1 pound lean ground beef 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (4.5 Read more...
Three-Cheese Macaroni Extravaganza

Three-Cheese Macaroni Extravaganza

Cheese, cheese, and more cheese describes this creamy baked macaroni and cheese dish—er, ‘extravaganza.’ This is sure to please the braces-wearer in your family (and the rest of the household, too!). Ingredients 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles Water for boiling noodles 1 or 2 onions, chopped (optional) 1 to 2 Tablespoons margarine for sautéing onions, Read more...
Fudgy Cocoa Bites

Fudgy Cocoa Bites

These fudgy cocoa bites are safe enough to serve the braces-wearers in your family, and yummy enough that the rest of the clan will be begging for more! Ingredients 1 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup cocoa 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon Read more...
Kids’ Casserole

Kids’ Casserole

Kids’ casserole is a creamy, cheesy delight that is easy to make, easy to customize, and (most importantly) easy on the braces. This yummy comfort classic preps in under 20 and is ready to serve hot from the oven in less than an hour. Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or turkey 1/2 an onion Read more...
Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

If you’re looking for a great dessert recipe for the holidays, try these soft pumpkin cookies. They’re braces friendly and will make your kitchen smell heavenly! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 cup Read more...
Got Braces? Easy Ideas for Packing School Lunches

Got Braces? Easy Ideas for Packing School Lunches

(Updated August 28, 2017) New backpack? Check. Pencils, erasers and markers? Check. Tender treats for sore teeth? Oh. If your child started orthodontic treatment over the summer and will be returning to school with a sparkling new set of braces this fall, packing lunches that won’t damage brackets or be difficult to chew may be Read more...
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