Invisalign-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Invisalign-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Perhaps you’re already feeling that holiday cheer. It’s simply contagious. 

With Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, one of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds will be… “What are we going to eat?”

For someone who isn’t going through an orthodontic procedure like metal braces, clear aligners, or a palate expander, the options are endless. 

However, the foundation of eating out when starting a teeth straightening program is relying on foods that are soft, easy to chew, and won’t get trapped in your attachments/orthodontic rubber bands. 

From appetizers and main dishes, to sides and desserts, NutrishMe gathered a list of the best (and most delicious) Invisalign-friendly holiday recipes for the clear aligner community. 

Let’s dive in. 

Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

Parsnip, cauliflower, and celery soups might be in your regular rotation of festive starters. Another creative option that’s nothing short of flavor or heartiness is Sweet Lizzy’s leek and sweet potato soup.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Creamy and effortlessly cozy, this shepherd’s pie is everything you want in a holiday casserole. Namely Marly’s recipe calls for plant-based veggie crumbles, but you can add your own twist with chicken, ground turkey, or even minced beef. 

Whole30 Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole isn’t just a Thanksgiving staple. With 40 Aprons’ easy steps on how to make your own gluten-free crispy onion straws, you’ll come up with any excuse to get your savory fix of these savory greens. 

Cinnamon Baked Apples

Instead of stressing yourself out with the hassle of homemade pies and cookies, pop these cinnamon apple slices into your oven and relax as they transform into the perfect fruity treat. 

Pull-Apart Holiday Monkey Bread 

Thyme and rosemary scream cold weather charm and celebration. Tasty’s 5-ingredient monkey bread could be a meal in itself. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with having leftovers after a long night of feasting. 

We’d love to hear if you’ve made or are ready to try any of these holiday recipes during your clear aligner journey. 

Please feel free to share your feedback in the comments below!

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