We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be a challenge at first to eat a balanced meal while adjusting to braces. A healthy breakfast provides energy and jump-starts metabolism. The good news is that once you find the right foods, it’s not so bad. We have some tried and true breakfast ideas to help make the transition easier to start your day off right!
Scrambled eggs are soft and easy to eat. Adding ketchup can make the eggs even tastier, especially for kids. Minimal chewing is required, and that’s the key to a braces-friendly recipe.
A smoothie is not only a good source of fruit, but it’s also gentle on braces. More importantly, smoothies are fun to make. You can toss anything in the blender (bananas, mangoes, strawberries, spinach) and create a drink that’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.
Substitute oatmeal for crunchy cereal. If you wear braces, eating crunchy cereals or granola for breakfast is risky: Bite down the wrong way and you could snap the wires or dislodge the brackets. You can still get your grains by having oatmeal. It’s healthy, delicious and easy on your appliance. Try adding rainbow sprinkles if your child has a sweet tooth.
Pancakes are a Sunday morning favorite, AND they’re braces-friendly. Make it healthier by hiding blueberries in the pancake batter.
Toast with jam is ok, but skip the peanut butter or go for creamy. If you have braces, the general rule of thumb is to steer clear of foods that are hard or chewy. These types of foods can break wires. Experiment with other soft toppings to mix up your mornings!
Yogurt is always a good idea. Add in some fruit and honey or agave and you’ve got yourself a healthy breakfast!
With a little bit of creativity, eating breakfast with braces suddenly doesn’t seem that hard. Call us at 541-848-6642 for more suggestions or schedule a complimentary consultation with us!