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During certain orthodontic treatments eating some of your favourite meals can be difficult, as hard and crunchy foods are best avoided. So our team have put together some recipes that are easy to eat. If you have any recipes of your own please share them with us!

Brace Friendly Recipes For All The Family

Linda’s beany crumble

  • 1 can low-sugar baked beans
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • 3or 4 slices of bread made into breadcrumbs
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 packet grated  cheese (Cheddar or Red Leicester)

Put the baked beans in a baking dish , add the sliced mushrooms.Then mix the breadcrumbs with 3/4 of the cheese, sprinkle on top, add the remainder of the cheese.   Put the sliced tomatoes on top and bake 40 mins 180deg or gas mark 4.

Vicky’s marcaroni cheese

  • 1 cup Marcaroni
  • 1 cup grated cheese (Cheddar or Red Leicester)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Salt, pepper, paprika as required

Cook Marcaroni in boiling salted water as instructed Whilst the Marcaroni is cooking combine all other ingredients in a saucepan. Put on a low heat and stir until the sauce has the consistency of custard.Then pour your sauce over the strained Marcaroni and put in an oven proof dish for 20 mins 180 deg or gas mark 4.

Emma’s cottage pie

  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • Salt & pepper
  • Potatoes for mashing

Brown mince and onion and drain off excess liquid Return mince and onion to pan, add peas, garlic, tomatoes and stir Crumble in beef stock cube and sprinkle herbs Season to taste Simmer and stir Place meat mixture in an ovenproof dish, cover evenly with mashed potatoes Bake 180 degrees in pre-heated oven for 30 mins.

Laura’s sausage casserole

  • 4 large sausages
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • Small chopped green pepper
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can baked beans
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Oil to fry

Grill sausages until cooked through and browned Fry onion and garlic in wok or frying pan for 2-3 mins Then add pepper and cook for further 5 mins Season with salt & pepper to taste Add tomatoes, tomato purée & Worcestershire sauce and cook for 5-6 mins Cut up sausages and add to pan with beans until heated, then serve.