No cookies this week. No peanut brittle, no sticky toffee, no caramel corn.
This week, my 13-year old got braces.
Anyone who has worn braces themselves, or whose child wears them, knows that for a few days you don’t care about eating. Your mouth aches, and your teeth sense every air current that wafts by.
It may not seem like it from this blog, but I do emphasize nutrition and a balanced diet in my house. But for those few days after someone gets new braces, I don’t worry about them eating the four food groups. I just try to provide food that requires no chewing at all.
I was more successful at some of these things than others. Next time you think of me as an expert in the kitchen, consider this. I made jello for her, and I managed to gel it at a 30 degree angle. (It must have been tipped by something else I put in the fridge. I have truly never seen anything like it.)
One item that met with more success was the banana strawberry smoothie. She loved it, and it got some fruit into a mouth that couldn’t chew a thing.
From Canadian Living
1 cup milk
½ cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup strawberry yogurt (original recipe called for plain yogurt and 1 Tbsp liquid honey. I just used what I had on hand)
In blender, blend milk, strawberries, bananas and yogurt until smooth and frothy.