If you are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment then you may know already that new appliances often cause tender teeth for a day or two. It can help to prepare your food with care on these days to maintain comfort as well as good nutrition. Cutting food into smaller pieces or utilising a blender can help but why not try this great recipe, which is easy on the teeth and still tastes great! Chicken Noodles Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 small chicken, skinned and cut into chunks 1 onion quartered 1 piece ginger root peeled and sliced (about the size of a thumb) 4 garlic cloves peeled 1 teaspoon peppercorns Salt to taste 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 packet of died rice noodles 1 bag of baby spinach 2 limes, cut into wedges Method Combine the chicken and two litres of water in a large, heavy soup pot and bring to a simmer. Skim off foam and add the onion, ginger root, garlic cloves, peppercorns and 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce the heat, cover partially, and simmer 40 minutes. Skim occasionally. Remove the chicken pieces from the broth and allow to cool. Line a strainer with cheesecloth and strain the broth into a bowl. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred and refrigerate in a covered container until ready to serve the soup. Refrigerate the broth for at least 3 hours or, preferably, over night. Lift off the fat from the surface and discard. About 30 minutes before you wish to serve the meal, remove the chicken and broth from the refrigerator. Bring the broth to a simmer and add the soy sauce and salt to taste. Taste and adjust seasonings. Place the rice noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water, let them sit for 20 minutes, then drain. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the noodles and cook just until tender, 30 secs to a minute. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside. Just before serving, add the spinach to the simmering soup. To serve the soup, distribute noodles among 4-6 large bowls, top with shredded chicken and ladle the simmering soup with spinach into each bowl. Serve immediately with a wedge of lime to be added to taste. Calories – 280 Total fat – 14.52g Sodium – 345mg Based on 200g dried weight rice noodles, 2tbs soy sauce and 300g bag of spinach.