Great Barbecue Options For People With Sensitive Teeth

Great Barbecue Options For People With Sensitive Teeth

In America, it’s estimated that 12.5% of people have sensitive teeth. There are also many more that have dentures, fillings and other dental issues. This doesn’t mean that they have to avoid barbecued food. If you are having a BBQ party, it is a good idea to put together a few options for guests that have sensitive teeth. That way, everyone can experience the beauty of that classic barbecue taste. 


Delicious pieces of meat

A lot of popular BBQ options involve eating meat off the bone, but for those with dentures, problem teeth or gums, or even just sensitive teeth, it isn’t a good idea. So what else can you cook instead of those ribs or chicken wings? Think about meats that don’t need to be pulled with the teeth, or can be eaten easily in one bite. Chicken breast pieces or cubes of lamb can be marinated in delicious spices, before being put on the grill. These go well served with naan bread, or with bowls of tasty rice and peas. Slow cooked brisket and pulled pork is another great option. It can be easily shredded or torn up. Perfect served in a soft bread roll with BBQ sauce. 

Don’t forget the vegetarian food

Skewers with tasty pieces of halloumi cheese, peppers, onions and tomatoes are a great idea fr vegetarians – the components can be pulled straight off the skewers and they will still have that delicious barbecue taste. Another good idea is vegetarian fajitas. Simply put your spiced veggies on the BBQ to give them that lovely charred flavor. You can then serve them in soft, fresh tortillas with salsa, guacamole, soured cream and fragrant herbs like cilantro.

What about dessert?

Many people forget about cooking dessert on the barbecue, but you can cook some great, softer options for people with sensitive teeth or dental issues. One delicious option is baked bananas – the chargrill adds a fantastic level of flavor. Peel your banana and put a slice down the middle (but not all the way through). Fill the banana with chocolate drops or raisins and a little brown sugar. Wrap the banana in foil and place on the barbecue for 20 minutes. Everyone will be asking for dessert after their meal!

If you have sensitive teeth, you don’t need to step away from the barbecue. There are plenty of great options, you certainly don’t have to miss out on that great tasting food.

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