TMJ-Friendly Foods for Dad This Father’s Day


We’ve all heard the old saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Never is that more true than on Father’s Day. Dads are always happy to get a special Father’s Day meal with the family, and June is the perfect time to host a summer get-together.

Here’s our ultimate list of delicious, dad-approved, TMJ-friendly foods to try this Father’s Day!

TMJ-Friendly Father’s Day Breakfast

Start dad’s day off right with a hearty breakfast full of fresh ingredients and comfort food. Any of these tasty dishes will work for brunch as well. Add quality coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice for a complete meal.

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cheese or Ricotta Spinach Omelet

Waffles or Pancakes

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs




Eggs Over Easy

Bacon and Cheddar Grits


Cinnamon Rolls

TMJ-Friendly Father’s Day Meats and Main Courses

Planning a big family lunch or dinner? Any of these dishes or meats will create a main course dad will remember. Just focus on making the meat as tender as possible, and TMJ pain shouldn’t be a problem.

Pork Shoulder Cuts – When you slow cook it, BBQ can be TMJ-friendly.

Baby Back Pork Ribs

Cajun or Buffalo Grilled Shrimp

Glazed Salmon

Beer Battered Fish

Cheesy Penne Pasta

Italian Sausage Polenta Casserole

TMJ-Friendly Father’s Day Dinner Sides

Now pick a few sides to add to the main course. Since it’s dad’s day, it’s okay to do more than one starch.

Mashed Potatoes

Butter Glazed Summer Vegetables

Baked Beans

Macaroni Salad

Oven Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

TMJ-Friendly Father’s Day Desserts

During summer, the best desserts cool you off and feature the fresh fruit of the season. Pick a few options that you know your man of the hour will enjoy.

Chocolate Ricotta Icebox Cake

Seedless Watermelon

Chocolate Fondue and Fruit


Rootbeer Floats

Ice Cream Sandwiches – Just make sure they aren’t too thick.

Tres Leches Cake

Chocolate Pudding Pie with Bananas

Chocolate or Traditional Bread Pudding

Cherry Cheesecake

Lemon Semifeddo with Summer Berries

Cobbler with the Fruit of Dad’s Choice

Happy Father’s Day from the team at MedCenter TMJ!

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