Soft Food Diet Meal Ideas for Anyone Wearing Braces

If you have to feed anyone in braces then you know how bland and boring a “soft food diet” can feel to them. They want crunch, they want chewy, but most of all what they want, is to eat like they ate before braces came along.  And as their parent, or loved one, our job is to provide them with healthy(ish) choices to get them through the painful parts of braces, especially after kids first get braces or after an adjustment. This list of Soft Food Diet Meal Ideas for Anyone Wearing Braces won’t get you through all the painful parts of raising a teenager but it may help you get through the braces years.
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Soft Food Diet Meal Ideas
If you have to feed anyone in braces then you know how bland and boring a “soft food diet” can feel to them. They want crunch, they want chewy, but most of all what they want, is to eat like they ate before braces came along.  And as their parent our job is to provide them with healthy(ish) choices to get them through the painful parts of braces, especially after kids first get braces or after an adjustment. This list won’t get you through all the painful parts of raising a teenager but it may help you get through the braces years.
 softfooddietmealideas

Breakfast Ideas:

  1. Scrambled Eggs
  2. Plain Yogurt with Jam or Jelly
  3. French Toast
  4. Pancakes
  5. Cereal soaked in milk
  6. Milk Toast
  7. Fried Polenta
  8. Soft Boiled Eggs
  9. Poached Eggs with very lightly toasted bread
  10. oatmeal, cream of wheat, cream of rice

Lunch:

  1. Soups leftover homemade or I really like Pacific Foods Soups
  2. Quesadillas
  3. Refried Beans
  4. Baked Beans
  5. PB&Js (on soft bread cut in small pieces)
  6. Pasta plain or with sauce
  7. Cottage Cheese
  8. Potato Salad
  9. Pasta Salad
  10. Stewed Fruit
  11. Soft Dried Fruit like plums or raisins-make sure they’re very soft
  12. Egg Salad

Dinner:

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Chicken and Rice–long cooked, super soft
  3. Pasta plain or with sauce
  4. Baked Salmon
  5. Soups–homemade or I really like Pacific Foods Soups
  6. Sloppy Joes (use forks and knives)
  7. Meatloaf
  8. Chicken and Dumplings
  9. Pasta Salad
  10. Potato Salad
  11. Milk Toast
  12. Cheese and Broccoli Soup
  13. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  14. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  15. Baked Squash
  16. hamburger gravy
Snacks and Sides:
  1. Plain Yogurt with Jam or Jelly
  2. Gogurts
  3. Smoothies
  4. Apple Sauce
  5. Bananas
  6. Cottage Cheese
  7. Pudding
  8. Custards
  9. String Cheese
  10. cream cheese on soft bread
  11. Soft Cheese (like the wedges or circles)
  12. Canned Fruit
  13. Rice with soy or salt and pepper
  14. Spanish Rice
  15. stewed fruit
And of course mix these up as needed or desired. I only tried to separate into categories to make finding ideas easier. You’ll find a couple of the ideas in several places because sometimes leftovers make the best lunches and snacks. I know this list isn’t complete, what is missing from this list of Soft Food Diet Meal Ideas for Anyone Wearing Braces? Leave me a comment I am constantly trying to improve this post!