Getting braces is something that many of us experience over the course of our lives. Whether we are in our teens or early thirties, it’s always a challenge to have a set of braces and eat normal foods you enjoy.
When it comes to braces and food, you’ll want to know some crucial flossing with braces hacks as well as choose foods that won’t hurt your teeth. Curry is off the table, but there are some foods that you can eat easily when you have braces and we want to share them with you today.
A caramel latte
The first and a recipe you’ll be glad about is a sweet caramel latte to get you through a busy morning. This milky coffee is less likely to stain your teeth and it’s high dairy content will help give your teeth the calcium they need.
- 250ml milk
- 2 tbsp caramel coffee syrup
- 1 tbsp instant coffee
- 60ml water
- Start by brewing yourself an espresso. To do this you need to boil some water and add that to your coffee. Stir well and leave while you make the rest.
- Heat your milk on the hob or in a microwave. Once your milk is nice and hot, use a milk frother to add air into the milk and make it steamy.
- Add your syrup and coffee to the milk, and stir.
- Top with whipped cream for an amazing morning treat.
Baked salmon and veggies
Fish is always a great idea as a meal when you have braces because it is soft, flaky, and easy to eat. Pairing this with some simple veggies such as green beans and asparagus is the best way to enjoy a healthy meal this week.
- 2 salmon fillets
- Salt and pepper
- Lemon slices
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 1 tbsp mixed herbs
- Like a tray with foil and add your salmon.
- Season with salt, pepper, mixed herbs, and garlic paste.
- Lay some lemon slices above the fillets and wrap up in the foil.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Serve with simple veggies and some sweet potato mash to add some extra vitamins and sweetness to your meal.
Fish cakes are a great choice if you have braces because you will be able to enjoy a soft and fluffy cake with a breadcrumb layer, and you can pair this with salad, veggies, or simply eat them with some ketchup!
- 2 cod fillets
- 2 large potatoes
- 1 tbsp basil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper
- 100g breadcrumbs
- Bake your cod fillets in the oven for 20 minutes until flaky and tender, set aside.
- Poke holes into your potatoes and then microwave them for 10 minutes until fluffy inside.
- Scoop out the insides of your potatoes and add to a bowl with your herbs, add the fish and mix together.
- Form into patties and chill for 20 minutes.
- Lay out breadcrumbs on a plate and roll your patties in it until coated.
- Shallow fry in a pan for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Blueberry breakfast muffins
There is nothing better in the morning than a soft fluffy muffin to start off your day right. Packed with oats, banana, and blueberries – this is easy for you to eat with braces but will also be delicious and a great start to the day.
- 1 banana
- 100g blueberries
- 200g oats
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 large egg
- Mash your banana until smooth.
- Whisk the egg and add to your banana along with milk.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix into a thick batter.
- Line a cupcake tin with cases and scoop your batter into the cases.
- Bake at 190C for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and spongy.
White chocolate milkshake
Looking for a sweet treat that won’t stain your teeth? This simple milkshake is a great option if you have braces and it will be super easy for you to drink.
- 150g white chocolate, melted
- 150ml milk
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Squirts cream
- White chocolate buttons
- Dark chocolate sauce
- In a blender, mix your milk, white chocolate, and ice cream. If too thick, add more milk to loosen it.
- Taste and add more chocolate if you want it stronger.
- Choose a glass and add some dark chocolate sauce into the rim. Pour in your milkshake.
- Top with cream and some white chocolate buttons for an irresistible snack.