new braces: soft, but healthy foods?
my better half just got braces and his mouth is hurting, but he's also on a diet and pre-diabetic. all my go-to soft foods are seemingly off-limits (ice cream/gelato, pasta, mashed potatoes, tortillas, etc.). he's had his fill of hard boiled eggs, oatmeal and broth. any suggestions for our quandary? thanks.
You can make very tasty mashed potatoes with olive oil and tomato juice, very heart-healthy. Oatmeal is completely healthful, you just can't dump cream on it. Try 1 % organic milk. Ditto rice pudding made with 1 % organic milk -- really yummy.
My diabetic brother had a toothache a few months ago and he survived on no-carb sausage stuffing...Replace pork rinds for bread crumbs in your favorite stuffing recipe.
Make a stew/soup he likes and puree it.
How about other kinds of eggs such as omelet or scrambled? How about well cooked meat in a soup that's not pureed, the kind where the meat is very soft and easy to chew?
Split pea soup will hit the spot without hurting. It has a pretty low glycemic index, so shouldn't be a problem for his blood sugar
T1 since 1970.
i dont know where cottage cheese fits into the picture (i see no ice cream, but that's usually loaded w.extra fun sugar). if he can swing it, there's a ton of threads out there on how to hack cottage cheese to fit anyones palate.