Anyone have healthy or tasty food tips for someone recovering for oral surgery?
I just had my wisdom teeth removed - one side at a time (so I could chew on one side, while healing) two weeks apart. So far, it has been about three weeks of mostly soft foods.
First of all, you can only eat cold - room temperature foods the first 3-5 days following surgery, and nothing spicy, which is quite limiting. I have come up with a list of favorite foods for this phase:
Ice Cream (lots - it's like an ice pack on the inside of your mouth)
Frozen Yogurt & SoftServe (less fatty than ice cream)
Fois Gras Pate/Mouse
Smoked Salmon pureed w cream cheese, dill, chives or onion
Ritz-type crackers (gum slowly with topping of choice)
Yogurt (not with fruit)
Pudding or Custard
Guacamole - sans chili peppers
The following I have enjoyed while I was able to eat warm foods, or I cooled it to room temp and ate it that way:
Gnocchi (pink sauce or white sauces are best - no bits of stuff)
Softly scrambled eggs with cheese melted in
Refried Beans with Cheese (watch out for skins)
Baked Apples or Pears
Mashed Potatoes (every way you can think of)
Mashed or pureed Yams
Creamy Tomato Soup
Any other ideas? I miss produce greatly, and am looking for ideas that are healthier and less fatty than brie, pate, and the like.