No, you don’t have to subsist on JELL-O.
Fact: Getting your teeth pulled out will probably suck. But you’ll be OK as long as you stick with a soft, nutritious diet to help the healing process. A few tips: Eat cold foods to soothe your poor mouth. “Avoid seeds and hot spices — they’ll irritate your wounds,” says Dr. Michael Goldberg of Manhattan Dental Health . And don’t use straws; the suction can put pressure on your sad little toothless sockets and cause bleeding (gross). And last but not least: Try not to get addicted to pain killers.
Creamy Green Smoothies
Smoothies are quick and easy ways to get nutrition when you can’t consume solid foods. This one has apples, zucchini, and broccoli. Recipe here
Homemade Apple Sauce
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Greek Yogurt with Honey
Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Shakes loaded with protein provide lots of energy. But remember not use a straw! Recipe here.
Honey Tangerine Gelatin
Peanut Butter Mousse
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrot Soup
Black Truffle and Cheese Grits
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Let croutons bathe in soup long enough to get nice and soft. Recipe here
Warm and Creamy Mocha Pudding
Surprise ingredient: Cream of wheat. Recipe here.
Pumpkin Spice Swirl Maple-Date Cream of Wheat
Basic Creamy Polenta
Remove seeds from eggplant before smashing and don’t use cayenne pepper. Recipe here
Homemade Cottage Cheese
Mango Caprese with Basil Vinaigrette
Soft fruits and soft cheeses feel like solid food, but won’t tax your jaw muscles. Recipe here
Cream of Chicken Soup
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Ricotta
Really, you can have any kinds of eggs (which is why eggs are awesome.) Recipe here
If you add chicken to your soup, shred the meat into tiny pieces. Recipe here.
Recipe here (scroll down for English version).
Mango and Banana Smoothie Pudding