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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
White Fish??
white puddings
egg whites
bagels and cream cheese
Fettucine Alfredo
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)

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  1. cream of mushroom soup
    rice pudding

    I could get with this procedure...... mmmmmm!

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    1. re: Cheflambo

      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.

    2. Congee with chicken, duck, or fish
      Pasta with oil and garlic
      Milk toast (that's going back some!)

      Thank your stars it's only for 48 hours!

      1. cauliflower (mashed/baked/sauteed)
        white beans (hot with butter, or cold with oil/vinegar and spices)
        cottage cheese
        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)

        1. 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!

          1. Use a straw whenever possible to cut down on tooth contact.

            1. Here's a link to a thread on this same topic from earlier this month:


                1. re: WCchopper

                  did you suggest pho? As in the Vietnamese beef noodle soup ? How is that white? Unless you just want him to eat plain noodles w/o soup or anything else...

                  1. re: eatfood

                    The broth is usually clear, tendon is clear, noodles are white, onions are clear/white, sprouts are white, leave out the siracha and cilantro/basil and maybe beef, you got yourself a rather clear/white product

                    1. re: WCchopper

                      Pho broth too me looks brownish. It's a broth from beef!

                      So basically you just want him to eat white noodles w/ tasteless broth :)

                2. Clam chowder
                  Marshmallows (my son says to eat a lot of those, but if I were getting my teeth done, I might not)
                  Expensive white goat cheese
                  Coconut sorbet with white chocolate sauce

                  1. 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.

                    1. Lobster, scallops, baked potatoes heaped with sour cream, vanilla ice cream, Italian lemon ice...

                      1. Rice pudding without cinnamon
                        Custard made with cornflour (or tapioca) and canned pears
                        vanilla icecream
                        cauliflower cheese made with white cheese (that could be yummy!)
                        poached chicken

                        It's only two days - you're not going to starve and it's really not long enough to feel hopelessly deprived.

                        1. I saw it already, but yes, clam chowder.

                          1. 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


                            1. what about fruits: peeled apples, lichees, white grapes, peeled white peaches, bananas
                              loads of cheeses
                              scalloped potatoes

                              potato chips
                              vodka :-))

                              darn, this diet is sounding awesome,