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Help! I'm getting braces this Thursday and need recipes for savory foods that don't require chewing. Any suggestions appreciated.

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asked almost 4 years ago
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Kenzi Wilbur

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added almost 4 years ago

Good luck! Make this, stat: http://food52.com/recipes...

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HalfPint

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added almost 4 years ago

What I had when I got my braces:
soup, mostly pureed
fettucine alfredo, noodles cooked extra soft
mashed potatoes
mac n' cheese
soft polenta
rice porridge, Chinese style with a little bit of ground meat
chuwanmushi (sp?), Japanese steamed egg custard. It's savory, not sweet
hummus
mushy peas
cottage cheese (full fat, please) sprinkled with some black pepper

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added almost 4 years ago

Soups, leek and potato, butternut squash, vegetable, etc.
Rice noodles with veggies (think Vietnamese and Thai)

I remember those days of braces too well! I still cut corn off the cob to eat it decades later!

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added almost 4 years ago

Soup is always the best!! I have a recipe on my blog for broccoli cheddar soup. http://www.bakingperfection...

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Sam1148

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added almost 4 years ago

Hummus or babaganoush. Without the bread of course.
Tomato soup with a garnish of pesto sauce.
Egg drop soup. Dim sum (if the filling and wrapping is okay for you)

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Sam1148

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added almost 4 years ago

Go retro and try a tomato aspic. Mushy tamales and re-fried beans. Polenta with cheese and mushrooms.
Bourbon and Lortabs.

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added almost 4 years ago

V-8 is my favorite savory drink and the addition of beef bullion also helps bolster the need to feel like you are "eating" something