7 Summer Snacks For Braces
Tips From Your Invisalign & Braces Provider in Greater Utah
Whether you’ll be heading to a lake house for fun on the water, or spending the summer lounging by the pool, one thing is certain—there will be plenty of snacking going on. No season is complete without delicious food to go with it, and our braces patients can relax and enjoy the easy days of summer with a few simple rules: avoid anything sticky, hard, or crunchy. Munch on the following snack ideas all summer long for a healthy summer, whether you’re wearing braces or Invisalign!
Hummus & Pita
On a hot summer day, cool off with some creamy hummus paired with soft pita slices for a protein-filled treat. There are many spices and flavorings that go well with hummus, such as garlic, paprika, kalamata olives, feta cheese, basil—the options are endless! If you’re looking for a cool and savory snack that is also protein-rich and satisfying, hummus and pita is the perfect option!
Mac & Cheese
Heading to a backyard barbecue or potluck party? You’re sure to find one or a few dishes of this classic pasta. Macaroni and cheese is not only delicious, it’s also soft, creamy, and perfect for braces patients. Feast away!
Fresh Fruit Smoothies
Whether you need a healthy breakfast on-the-go, or an afternoon treat, the options are endless with smoothies. Throw together your favorite fruits like berries, pineapple, banana, mango—and blend them up with your choice of milk or a dairy-free alternative. Bonus points if you add in veggies or greens. You can make it even healthier with some chia or flax seeds!
On the healthier side, slice up some cool cucumbers and pair them with your choice of dip. You could even make some tasty finger sandwiches using a soft whole wheat bread and a spread like cream cheese or hummus for a filling and healthy snack.
A favorite of many, ice cream can’t be beat! Enjoy rich creamy milkshakes, hot fudge sundaes, and treats right out of the carton in your favorite flavor. Chocolate chip cookie dough, anyone? If you’re looking for the perfect summer sweet, look no further than ice cream!
Looking for a dessert recipe for an upcoming dinner party, or to surprise your family after a weeknight supper? Try a smooth, decadent cream pie. Chocolate silk, lemon meringue, key lime, or even cheesecake—the options are endless!
If you need a salty, buttery snack, don’t give in to the popcorn temptation—try a soft pretzel instead. Savory, warm, and perfect for braces patients—a soft pretzel is a treat you’re sure to enjoy. It can also be paired with endless topping and dipping options, such as cheese, marinara, cinnamon sugar, and more!
Contact Your Braces & InvisalignProvider!
As your leading source for braces and Invisalign throughout the Salt Lake City area, we hope this list has been helpful and given you some great ideas for summer snacking! If you’d like more ideas or have any questions regarding your braces or Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to contact us today. And if you’re ready to transform your smile with orthodontic treatment, schedule a free consultation now. Have a wonderful summer!