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Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 1:05 PM


Rylee's braces are new and her mouth is tender. Anyone have any great brace-friendly recipes they used when their kids' mouths were sore?


Zeedee  (Level: 234.2 - Posts: 1088)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 1:09 PM

Custard is good -- basically eggs and milk. It's cool and smooth. Goes down easily bypassing the teeth. At least she'll get some protein and calcium (good for those bypassed teeth).

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.2 - Posts: 6097)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 1:36 PM

I did some checking, Lodi, and came up with soups, mashed potatoes, pasta, pudding/custard, ice cream or any food that is soft. Avoid hard and sticky foods.


Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 1:43 PM

I ate whatever I wanted when I had braces, of course they came off a few times, especially with those Charleston Chews, lol. If I can remember anything with a recipe I'll be sure to post. Welcome back Lodi!

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 1:46 PM

Malts and shakes...easy to make nutritional with fruits and veggies and tasty to individual likes.

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 1:55 PM

Hi Jeremy!

I'm trying to fix family meals that are also brace friendly. I know the kids and I would probably be happy if we all sat down at the table and had big slurpy milkshakes in front of us, but I think Scott might give me the stink eye. So I'm looking for actual meal ideas. She's had the braces for about 2 weeks. I'm out of good ideas and I hate getting into a dinner rut so keep the great ideas coming.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 1:58 PM

My son recently had his wisdom teeth out so i made him shakes with frozen yogurt and chocolate Ensure. A banana would be good too.

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.5 - Posts: 3839)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 2:12 PM

Collioure  (Level: 113.7 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 2:24 PM

I still have a little instant chicken noodle soup left over from my 2001 tonsillectomy.

Soup and ice cream.

Kimoira  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 1195)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 3:08 PM

Tuzilla linked the the Braces Cookbook and it's is a great site. Free recipes and links to free recipes too.

Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 6:33 PM

That website is genious! WTG!

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 6:39 PM

I won't buy cookbooks - I choose to troll the web or get my recipes from friends. Although there is one in the 2nd book that catches my eye - Creamed Chicken Puffs. yum! But I found a recipe for it on the web already. Too bad I just got back from the grocery store.

Bbear  (Level: 166.9 - Posts: 2297)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 8:47 PM

I don't know where you live but if you can get spagetti squash let me know. I'll send you the best braces meals.

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 15th Mar '09 9:13 PM

Yes, we have spaghetti squash. Send away and thanks in advance!

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