What Can I Eat with My Braces?

Posted on 08/16/2016
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A perfect winter (or sadly in this case Spring) treat! It's sweet enough that your kids will love it but also healthy, filling & smooth enough to be a braces friendly food!

 yields 4-6 servings


2 peeled, seeded butternut squash; chopped into 1-inch pieces

2tsp honey

2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1/8 tsp each mace, ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice

1 medium onion finely chopped

1/4 tsp salt

3 cups chicken broth

1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Places squash, carrots, onion in a shallow roasting pan.  Pour the chicken broth over veggies and sprinkle all spices and honey on top.  Cover with tin foil and bake until tender, about 50 minutes.  Remove the pan and let cool slightly .

I put everything in a big pot and use an immersion blender to puree.  A blender can also be used, but be sure the ingredients are not too hot.  Pass the puree through a sieve, return to a pot and slowly bring back to a simmer.

Recipe courtesy of the NY Times