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7 Braces-Friendly School Lunches Your Child Will Love

April 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sbworcester @ 2:10 pm
Closeup of young girl smiling while eating lunch in cafeteria

Once your child gets braces, popcorn, whole apples, potato chips, and other hard or crunchy foods are off the table. While this plays an essential role in preventing an orthodontic emergency, it may leave you wondering what you should pack in their lunchbox. Luckily, there are several braces-friendly school lunches that your child will love (and that are easy to put together). Here are a few!

7 Braces-Friendly School Lunches

The next time you go to the store, consider picking up items to make the following braces-friendly school lunches:

  • Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches – Make sure to use smooth peanut butter!
  • Egg salad – Include a slice of toast to bump up the satiety factor.
  • Oatmeal – Add some fun and filling toppings, like cacao nibs and banana slices!
  • Pasta – Throw in some cooked vegetables for added nutrients.
  • Taco salad – Avoid crunchy items, like tortilla chips.
  • Vegetable soup – The endless options available will prevent your child from getting bored.
  • Chili – A great option for cooler days!

What About Snacks?

If your child enjoys eating a snack or two at recess, good news: we’ve got you covered there as well! Here are a few soft, delicious, and vitamin-rich options to consider:

  • Soft, boiled eggs
  • Sliced bananas and peanut butter
  • Avocados
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding
  • Applesauce

The One Thing That Parents Often Forget to Pack

Parents often are so preoccupied with packing their child’s lunch and filling up their water bottle that they forget to pack something essential: a toothbrush. Will your child choose to spend two full minutes of their free time at school brushing their teeth? Maybe not. But it is handy to have when they get something stuck between their teeth or around a bracket/wire. If your child also has rubber bands or another orthodontic device, it can be helpful to pack a little braces kit that has travel-sized floss, extra rubber bands, dental wax, and other essentials.

Simply put, packing a braces-friendly lunch doesn’t need to be stressful. Try the above options, narrow down which ones your child loves, and stick to those during the school year. Fortunately, many of them (like pasta) are incredibly versatile as well, ensuring your little one doesn’t get bored either!

About the Practice

A top-rated orthodontic office, Super Braces of Worcester is here to help patients of all ages get the super braces they deserve. Whether your child needs Phase 1 Orthodontics or you’re an adult interested in pursuing your dream smile, you can expect super convenience, super comfort, super quality, and super value with us. If you have a question about life with braces or you want to schedule an appointment with our team, visit our website or call (508) 755-2207.

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