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Dec 18, 2013 11:35 AM

Foods you don't have to chew

My 16-yr old is having all his wisdom teeth removed on Friday. I need ideas for warm, soft, squishy food that I can feed him over the weekend. Unfortunately, he doesn't like soup or applesauce. All I've been able to come up with so far is soft scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes. Any other ideas?

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  1. Macaroni and cheese. Tuna noodle casserole.

      1. Warm chocolate or tapioca pudding
        Sweet Potato or Pumpkin pie--the filling part

        When I had my wisdom teeth out I wanted cold foods, so I had a lot of yogurt and milkshakes.

          1. I just ate a banana... pretty sure I didn't chew at all. :)

            Let the kid indulge in milkshakes. The cool temp plus the soft texture is good. Protein and nutrients can be added with things like a pouch of ovaltine. Beware, they may be told not to use straws for a couple days. Something about the sucking motion.

            Soft noodle dishes. Pudding.

            Honestly, I don't even remember the first 2 days after mine were out. I slept so much.

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            1. re: centralpadiner

              Yeah, that's my recollection, too. I didn't eat much for a few days afterward, so it's likely to be largely a non-issue.

              1. re: centralpadiner

                i recommend blending a bottle of ensure into a milkshake. doesn't taste like medicine, but packs the nutrient and calorie punch he'll need for a speedy recovery.

                1. re: chartreauxx

                  And some flaxseed meal for some roughage! Seriously, I put it in my smoothies as it has many benefits, and I don't even notice the texture or flavor.

                2. re: centralpadiner

                  Definitely no straws - will contribute to dry sockets - very painful!!!