new braces: soft, but healthy foods?
- wowimadog Dec 4, 2007 04:07 PM
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.
try mashed cauliflower or mashed turnips/rutabagas instead of potatoes.
total yogurt w/ cinnamon and splenda/stevia.
baked apples, if he can spare the carbs.
scrambled tofu instead of eggs... or miso broth w/ a variety of well-cooked greens (mustard, bok choy, kale), wild mushrooms, and egg whites drizzled into a rolling broth or chopped tofu...
make thin egg white pancakes and fill w/ a little sweetened cottage cheese w/ cinnamon and some sugar-free preserves
broccoli souffle... blend broccoli, lipton's onion soup mix, fat free ricotta, fat free sour cream, egg whites, salt and white pepper, then bake in a Pam-sprayed dish
when all else fails, sugar free jello :-)