There will be foods that you just can’t eat during your orthodontic treatment. Dietary limitations can make packing a lunch for school or work tricky, but here's some convenient and filling snack suggestions.
Packed with calcium and protein, dairy foods like yogurts and soft cheeses are easy on your braces and tasty too! Dairy foods are usually quite portable and easy to carry around, but do need to be refrigerated after a time.
Fruits that are naturally soft such as watermelon, grapes, and kiwis are refreshing and sweet, and have lots of fibre to fill you up between meals. Try cutting your fruit up at the beginning of the week and storing portions in your fridge in reusable plastic bags, small containers or sandwich bags to grab and go whenever you need them.
Vegetables that are softer such as tomatoes, peppers, or cooked veggies, are simple to prepare and store for easy access during your school or work week. Veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals that will keep your body (including your teeth) strong and healthy.
Meat varieties such as lunch meats, meatballs, and soft-cooked meats like chicken are high in protein and will keep you going all day long. Enjoy these options in a sandwich or cook up a large batch in sauce to eat with pasta, potatoes and veggies throughout the week.
Thin Crackers or Vegetable Chips
There's a variety of veggie chip and healthy cracker options are available at your local supermarket. Select a variety that's low in sodium, and nothing too hard or crunchy. For a simple and delicious lunch enjoy some crackers with your soft cheeses and some fruit.