Today marks day 4 of my post wisdom teeth removal. I can barely talk and I sleep most of the day. For those of you who are worried about getting the surgery, don’t be! The doctors injected some shots in my gums to numb them. I was conscious during the whole surgery and didn’t feel any pain. Just slight pressure every so often. You guys probably don’t want to hear about the gruesome details after the surgery. Now onto the foods that I will be eating until I recover! I have been reading tons of posts of people eating mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and ice cream after their surgery. I don’t want to use my wisdom teeth as an excuse to gorge on those kinds of food. Here is my list of favorite healthy foods starting from the best to alright in my opinion.
It is difficult to find foods that don’t have seeds or small pieces that can easily get stuck in the holes or ones that require chewing.
1) Water - I find myself wanting it more than ever before because I always wake up with a dry mouth. I can’t close mine because of my ginormous cheeks.
2) Naked juice - Yum. The protein zone is perfect. The combination of sugar, protein, vitamins, and carbohydrates gives me a boost of energy and the cold temperature soothes my cheeks. One bottle is a meal for me.
3) Pita Pal Hummus - Surprisingly easy to swallow. I eat a couple of tablespoons each day. Pita Pal in my opinion has the best texture and flavors on the market.
4) Zen chocolate pudding - The perfect indulgence. I feel like I am eating a decadent fudge. This pudding is very easy to swallow. It goes straight down! Only 110 calories for one cup.
5) Avocado - Blend it well with some water and you have an awesome food. After eating this, I feel full. If you want some flavor, try adding lemon juice or honey.
6) Tofu - Another great food. For the meat lovers out there, try tofu. It is high in protein.
7) Cottage cheese - This is pretty tricky to eat. I read dairy foods can prevent blood clots from forming, which leads to dry sockets! I started eating this yesterday. All I can say is that cottage cheese will be messy. I have to put a little on the tip of my spoon, then swallow to prevent it from spreading everywhere. I like eating mine with a little bit of honey.
8) Watermelon - Remove the seeds and blend it with ice. You have a nice refreshing slushie!
9) Fage greek yogurt - I opened one package and completely forgot about the fruit syrup containing pieces of fruit. I rarely eat the syrup because I prefer to eat yogurt with honey, crushed almonds, and fresh fruit. Since I can only eat one of those toppings, greek yogurt wasn’t my favorite option.
** My mom made huge batch of chicken and vegetable soup before my surgery. I usually eat this weekly. However, I could not stand eating it when she blended it up. The soup looked unappetizing and tasted strange. For this reason, soup isn’t on my list. I need to find a good broth or canned soup because lately I have been surviving on cold food.**