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 like fresh vegetables—unless they’re cut up into bite-sized pieces. But if the braces are new (or newly adjusted) and mouths are tender, softer foods (in this case, cooked vegetables v. raw) are still going to be the better option.
With all of this mind, our line-up today includes two savory, veggie-centric recipes that are not only braces friendly, but also tasty enough to win the approval of those family members who otherwise wouldn’t touch a vegetable with a ten-foot fork.
We’re also sharing an amazing zucchini brownie recipe that can serve double-duty as a nice treat for your family—and a sneaky way to get some veggies into your kids.
The first recipe we have for you today is an alphabet soup. This soup is full of veggie-goodness, but the kids might be having too much fun making out words with the letter-shaped pasta to even notice! And, the fact that it’s homemade ensures that it’s not only healthier than the canned stuff, but better tasting, too.
Next up on our list is a creamy, corny side dish that has earned itself over 1000 reviews and a 5-star rating on allrecipes.com. It’s easy to make, easy on the braces, and easy for even the pickiest of kiddos to love!
Even in a recipe post emphasizing vegetables, we just couldn’t leave out dessert. So, here it is, a zucchini brownie recipe that’s wildly popular and pretty healthy, too. And, as long as the kids don’t actually see you put the zucchini in the mix, they’ll never be the wiser!
Thanks to balticmaid.com for this fabulous recipe.
We hope you and your family—braces wearers and non-braces wearers alike (and veggie lovers and veggie haters alike, for that matter)—enjoy the recipes we’ve shared here today. For even more braces friendly recipes, check out our blog.