Soft foods following oral surgery

Looking for ideas beyond scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes to make for my husband who just had two wisdom teeth removed (and he's no kid!). [email protected]

  • Posted by: DebJ
  • February 14, 2019


Corj February 20, 2019
When I had a botched gum graft that required me to eat mush for months I "enjoyed" fattened versions of veggie mushes. I'd make butternut/parsnip or celery root / cauliflower or sweet potato /carrot mashes with plenty of butter and/or cream cheese. Would also put a pat of butter or coconut oil on the finished mash for sympathy's sake.. Also plenty of hummus versions with various beans. And old-school rice or tapioca pudding was never a bad idea either.
Ethyl February 20, 2019
Ooh I thought of another idea -- anything with any kind of split lentils will cook down to a nice puree. There's lots of things you can do with a dal, but if he's still feeling a little woozy from painkillers and such, you can flavor it simply with just a little ground cumin and turmeric.
Ethyl February 20, 2019
Congee! I'm eating a nice warm bowl right now for lunch. You just take about a cup of rice and cook it in a lot of water -- like four cups -- with some ginger and scallion and garlic. You can add in whatever protein might work for him, or just chuck in a couple of soup bones or something to add body, or just leave them out if he doesn't eat meat. Top with whatever he can chew -- I like mine with soy sauce and kimchi, but any number of garnishes are traditional.
addaloria February 18, 2019
Matzoh ball soup!
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