Ya’ll, I’ve obviously been watching too much Peg Cat, because this is the part that I want to yell, “I am tttoootalllllyyy freaking out!“- all you mamas know what I’m talking about. But for real though, I really am. I have to get my wisdom teeth cut out Friday. Not pulled, not just one, but all four have to be CUT out.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m a little bit nervous.
I don’t know if it’s the fact that I won’t be able to eat all the foods, or if I may say crazy stuff when I come to, or if it’s just because I’ll be put under for who knows how long while another human being cuts out all my teeth and I don’t know what’s happening or if I’ll ever wake up again. Kidding. Maybe?
But really, I am little afraid I might starve to death. I’ve talked about before that I’m a snacker, and now I’m wondering how I’m gonna make it through it. When I’m only able to eat soft foods that are all mashed or blended, where’s the texture? I’m sure eating soft foods only gets old really fast. So, I did a little digging, and I’ve prepared a massive list of all the soft foods that you’ll be able to enjoy even when you’re bleeding from your mouth and howling in pain. A little too much?
32 Soft Foods to Eat After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
Fruits & Veg
Mashed Bananas, Avocados, Applesauce, Mashed Peas,
- There’s one thing that I love for breakfast, and that’s eggs. You know what goes great with eggs? Avocados. This recipe for Avocado Bacon and Eggs from ‘Lil Luna sounds amazing. Don’t forget to just leave out the bacon for now.
Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Cream Cheese, Ricotta, Eggs
- Most things are better frozen, right? No, the answer is no, actually. Most things are better fried, except for this recipe. 5 Minute Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from Just A Taste. I’ll definitely be whisking up a batch of this, especially since Strawberry is my favorite.
Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure CookerVitamix 5200 Blender, BlackNinja Professional Blender with Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660)Chef Craft 100% Stainless Steel Steamer Basket, 6-Inch Expands to 9.5-Inch
Grains & Beans
Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potato, Macaroni, Oatmeal, Rice, Polenta, Grits, Mashed Beans, Hummus
- Mashed Potatoes are an easy favorite, but eating them every day is gonna be a total bore. I didn’t cook taters as a side today on purpose because I didn’t want to be tired of them by Saturday. But, let’s just go ahead and put it out there, garlic has a special place in my heart, as does the potato. Put them together, garlic mashed potatoes. Who knows better than Julia herself? Try out this recipe for our Pressure Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Cream Soups, Tomato Soup, Broth (Chicken, Beef)
- While you can always grab a can of cream of whatever soup from the store- yuck– you don’t necessarily have to. A great homemade soup is more than yum, especially when it’s creamy and delicious like this one. Carmelized Onion and Roasted Garlic Bisque by Debi at Life Currents, my mouth is literally watering as I type.
Smoothies, Slushies, Jello, Pudding, Tapioca, Sorbet/Sherbet/Ice Cream, Cheesecake
- It’s an easy thing to admit when I say that Cheesecake is in my Top 5 desserts. I almost don’t even care how you prepare it, I like it, I like it a lot. So, in efforts to save time on rambling about my favorite cheesecake, just look head over to my Soft Foods Pinterest Board and see all the yummy goodness I’ve been pinning.
In the meantime, pray I don’t have an anxiety tack. I’ve already considered canceling the appointment an unimaginable amount of times. Tell me I’m not crazy and share all your wisdom teeth removal stories. I may even be sharing a few funny stories when I’m up to it. I’m sure I’ll be an emotional mess.
(Remember that you shouldn’t drink out of a straw after having teeth pulled, follow your doctor’s instructions only, always consult your doctor when looking for health advice, and use your common sense when choosing foods. I am not a doctor and am not held liable for any health questions or concerns.)