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JWOOLMAN
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4/29/12 2:26 A

Don't forget the wonderful world of legume, nut, and seed butters (such as peanut butter, soynut butter, sunflower seed butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc. ) Get creamy kinds. you can eat these slowly without chewing-just put a tbsp on a plate and put a little on a spoon at once. For a sweet and therapeutic treat, mix cinnamon, honey, and coconut oil/coconut butter into a paste and enjoy. (for example, try 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1tbsp honey, 1 tbsp of either coconut butter or coconut oil or half and half; adjust to taste). Baby food can give you ideas. The plain baby food veggies make quick soups or can be eaten cold from the jar. The fruit ones may give you ideas about blends you can make yourself. You can freeze pieces of peaches, grapes, necrarines, melons, pineapple easily and use them to nake fruitshakes, with or without a protein supplement. You also can start with room temperature fruits and use ice for blending if you want it cold. Applesauce snack cups for kids and adults also are available, including blended with other fruits a d veggies now. If you have a blender - you can use it to blend all sorts of things, including canned soups, to minimize chewing. Any bean can be blended either to Refried bean consistency or all the way to hummus consistency (which is also an excellent no-chew food).



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,007
4/28/12 9:26 P

Since this is going to be a several month adventure, you will need to make sure you can modifiy the texture of most foods. That means ground or pureed meats, pureed of softly cooked veggies, canned fruit, milk, yogurt, and softly cooked grains.

You may want to check your library for a cookbook with pureed recipes. As you heal, these foods can then be made to have a little more texture.

Dietitian Becky



KMAYNARD9
Posts: 67
4/28/12 8:55 P

One of my favorite smoothies is a banana, orange juice and strawberry yogurt blended together! Fresh berries are great in it too



KMAYNARD9
Posts: 67
4/28/12 8:53 P

smoothies, yogurt, real fruit popsicles, mashed potatoes, mashed bananas, baby food, milkshakes made with low fat icecream and skim milk, chicken broth with brown rice and finely shredded chicken, any blended soups, oatmeal or cream of wheat



NIRERIN
Posts: 11,525
4/28/12 8:37 P

Mashed potatoes are an excellent vehicle for most veggies. You can make your own or use the flaked kind that you just add water to. Once made, you can mix in veggies of any kind. Just steam or otherwise cook the veggies first, toss them in the food processor until smooth and mix in.



KEVANSRT
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Posts: 147
4/28/12 7:21 P

Agree! Green smoothies are awesome!



MENESTRELLO
Posts: 248
4/28/12 7:01 P

Green smoothies (most anything blended)
Juice
Oatmeal
Almond Yogurt




STDWYNWEN
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Posts: 536
4/28/12 6:58 P

Hi. CANDOK1260

Mash bananas, cauliflower, potatoes, shred chicken, make omelets.





CANDOK1260
Posts: 6,011
4/28/12 6:43 P

I just got my six remaining upper teeth out. My dentist mess up my new denature can;t chew properly for three months still I get new a one. I can;t get a new denture still the swelling is all down. what will take about 3 months, I am looking for healthy nutritious food ideas to eat that don;t require must chewing. I can chew a little but not allot. Any suggestion will be appreciated. thanks



 
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