Culinary arts month: fun, braces-friendly recipes

Did you know that July is Culinary Arts Month? To celebrate all things related to culinary arts, we’re breaking down a few fun recipes that are completely braces-friendly.

After all, even though you might have a few dietary restrictions during orthodontic treatment, there are plenty of healthy, delicious, and braces-friendly foods to enjoy!

We’ve compiled a few delicious recipes from across the United States. We know you’ll enjoy these tasty, braces-friendly options:

Fun recipes to try!

Northeast: American Chop Suey is a delicious meal with macaroni, ground beef, tomato sauce, and plenty of flavor. It’s soft, braces-friendly, and is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

South: Shrimp Creole is a spicy dish with shrimp, tomatoes, onions, celery, and bell peppers. Eat it over some brown rice for extra fiber!

West: Mission Burritos are always a crowd favorite! These burritos are loaded with a variety of braces-friendly ingredients—meat, beans, pico de gallo, cheese, and sour cream. Add some lettuce or guacamole for extra healthy goodness.

Midwest: Detroit-Style Pizza is a deep-dish pizza with tasty marinara sauce on top. There are a number of different toppings you can add—from pepperoni to olives and everything in between. If you are wearing braces, however, remember to skip the crust to avoid bending any wires or breaking any brackets!

With these new recipes in hand, we hope you enjoy cooking during Culinary Arts Month! After trying these dishes from around the country, perhaps you’ll even find a new favorite when it comes to braces-friendly foods. For more information about what you can and can’t eat with braces or to book an appointment with our team, contact us. We hope you cook up something tasty this month!

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