Dental work isn’t fun at all, and you may feel that you can’t keep to your plan post-treatment/surgery.
However, a nutritious diet is an essential part of a fast recovery. It is important that you maintain a diet of soft, nutritious foods to help speed the healing process and lessen discomfort.
Below is a categorized list of foods that can help you get the nutrients you need after undergoing a dental procedure.
-Soft scrambled eggs (they’re high in protein and don’t require much effort to chew)
-Puréed chicken soup (room temperature so it’s easy to swallow)
-Peanut or almond butter
-Reduced fat milk (can be used in your smoothie as a protein or snack)
-Oatmeal (Use as a complete breakfast)
-Fat-free ice cream/Froyo – It’s cool, so it’s soothing, and it’s soft, so you don’t require much jaw muscle to chew. It can also help to minimize any natural swelling that occurs in the mouth due to the treatment.
-80-100 calorie Greek light yogurt (any flavor and you can even blend it with your fruit)
-Diet cheese snack (available at all Nutrition by Tanya locations)
-Smoothies- fresh or frozen fruits will be perfect for a delicious smoothie! Your immune system will get a great boost! Simply stick to the serving sizes.
-Acai bowl (try our delicious acai bowls, or make your own with a packet of unsweetened acai, almond milk, stevia and fruit of your choice!)
-Pasta or noodles: Make sure to cook them until they’re very soft, so you don’t have any problem eating them.
-Regular or sweet mashed potatoes: Potatoes have a bunch of nutrients and are very easy to chew and swallow if they’re mashed.
-Sugar free jello and pudding
Get well soon!
Here are 2 recipes to get you going!