I can only eat food that are white or clear - help!
Yup, not a joke. I am getting my teeth bleached this weekend and my dentist told me that for the first 24 to 48 hours I can only eat foods that are white or clear due to the porous state my teeth will be in after my procedure. Of course they gave me the boring run down of white chicken breast, white rice and plain yogurt.
Please help. Any ideas would be helpful. Here is what I have so far. (Screw my diet...oh well)
Mashed Potatoes w/ or w/o sour cream
Plain or Vanilla Frozen Yogurt/ice creams
bagels and cream cheese
White Pizza (White Pizza Crust, Alfredo Sauce, Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella & Parm) w/white onions
White soups?? I can only think of potato soup...need more soup ideas (served w/white bread - no crust)
More soup... Cream of Cauliflower... make like Gordon Ramsay does his Broccoli soup.
egg whites w/ roasted cauliflower and grated parmesan
turnip or parsnip fries
jicama w/ ranch dressing
spaghetti squash w/ garlic, oil, and parm OR ricotta cheese, parm, and herbs
seared scallops with a tarragon cream sauce
white lentils stewed with white onions and garlic served with crusty bread
angel food cake
Rice pudding without cinnamon
Custard made with cornflour (or tapioca) and canned pears
cauliflower cheese made with white cheese (that could be yummy!)
It's only two days - you're not going to starve and it's really not long enough to feel hopelessly deprived.
you can probably have any kind of (white) pasta you like, with garlic & oil (just skip the red pepper flakes and parsley). also, oatmeal, light-colored cheeses and breads/crackers, cauliflower, fennel, cabbage, apple, coconut, bread & butter, mashed potatoes, sole, flounder, halibut, NE clam chowder, white chocolate, vanilla pudding, angel food cake, whipped cream, white tea.
If you want to go gourmet, here are a few things I could think of that are delish AND safe:
Cheese tortellini, either with an oil/garlic sauce or with a cream sauce
Gratins made from white veggies (potato, cauliflower, parsnip)
Fennel and (peeled) apple salad with a white wine vinaigrette
Cream soups made from white foods (potato, celery root, cauliflower, parsnip, chicken)
Cooked oatmeal with cream and white sugar
Good thing it's only 2 days.... I'd go a little bit crazy without colour in my diet!
white beans (hot with butter, or cold with oil/vinegar and spices)
lots of good white fishy's out there that are good with just salt/pepper and a squeeze of lemon (lemon sole, talapia, swordfish steak...all good with the cold white bean salad, by the way)
i actually wouldn't trust cream of mushroom. i bet it wouldn't be white enough. seriously. i mean it's only for 48 hours and i'm certain you're paying quite a bit. especially with hot foods as they are more likely to affect the porous surface. who wants brown cream of mushroom soup colored teeth - isn't that what we're all willing to pay to get rid of. you just don't want to undo it. better to eat boring food for 2 days.
oh and clam chowder's white.