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I can only eat food that are white or clear - help!

missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 09:46 AM

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. Cheflambo RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 09:53 AM

    cream of mushroom soup
    rice pudding

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

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    1. re: Cheflambo
      AMFM RE: Cheflambo Sep 24, 2007 11:01 AM

      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. k
      KevinB RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 10:56 AM

      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!

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        rugburn RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 11:04 AM

        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)

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          tartiflette RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 11:13 AM

          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!

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            fryrose RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 11:24 AM

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

            1. DanaB RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 11:39 AM

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


              1. WCchopper RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 08:56 PM


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                1. re: WCchopper
                  eatfood RE: WCchopper Sep 27, 2007 02:09 PM

                  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...

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                    WCchopper RE: eatfood Sep 27, 2007 04:25 PM

                    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
                      eatfood RE: WCchopper Oct 1, 2007 02:08 PM

                      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. bards4 RE: missmodular818 Sep 24, 2007 09:00 PM

                  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. vvvindaloo RE: missmodular818 Sep 25, 2007 01:13 PM

                    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. CindyJ RE: missmodular818 Sep 25, 2007 07:49 PM

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

                      1. Kajikit RE: missmodular818 Sep 26, 2007 04:40 PM

                        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. brekkie_fan RE: missmodular818 Sep 26, 2007 11:25 PM

                          I saw it already, but yes, clam chowder.

                          1. Emme RE: missmodular818 Oct 2, 2007 01:06 AM

                            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. orangewasabi RE: missmodular818 Oct 2, 2007 07:11 PM

                              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,

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