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    Updated on Jul 18, 2020. Posted on Jan 14, 2014

    24 Foods You Can Eat After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out

    No, you don't have to subsist on JELL-O. You have options.

    BuzzFeed / Chris Ritter

    Fact: Getting your teeth pulled out will probably suck. But you'll be OK as long as you stick with a soft, nutritious diet to help the healing process.

    A few tips: Eat cold foods to soothe your poor mouth. "Avoid seeds and hot spices — they'll irritate your wounds," says Dr. Michael Goldberg of Manhattan Dental Health. And don't use straws; the suction can put pressure on your sad little toothless sockets and cause bleeding (gross). And last but not least: Try not to get addicted to pain killers.

    1. Creamy Green Smoothies

    bhg.com

    Smoothies are quick and easy ways to get nutrition when you can't consume solid foods. This one has apples, zucchini, and broccoli. Recipe here.

    2. Homemade Apple Sauce

    3. Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    4. Greek Yogurt with Honey

    5. Peanut Butter Protein Shake

    turvs.net

    Shakes loaded with protein provide lots of energy. But remember not use a straw! Recipe here.

    6. Honey Tangerine Gelatin

    7. Peanut Butter Mousse

    8. Classic Mashed Potatoes

    9. Roasted Carrot Soup

    goop.com

    Recipe here.

    10. Black Truffle and Cheese Grits

    11. Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

    damndelicious.net

    Let croutons bathe in soup long enough to get nice and soft. Recipe here.

    12. Warm and Creamy Mocha Pudding

    momstart.com

    Surprise ingredient: Cream of wheat. Recipe here.

    13. Pumpkin Spice Swirl Maple-Date Cream of Wheat

    14. Basic Creamy Polenta

    15. Smooth Hummus

    16. Baba Ghanouj

    simplyrecipes.com

    Remove seeds from eggplant before smashing and don't use cayenne pepper. Recipe here.

    17. Homemade Cottage Cheese

    18. Mango Caprese with Basil Vinaigrette

    eatyourvegetable.com

    Soft fruits and soft cheeses feel like solid food, but won't tax your jaw muscles. Recipe here.

    19. Cream of Chicken Soup

    taste.com.au

    Recipe here.

    20. Soft Scrambled Eggs with Ricotta

    framedcooks.com

    Really, you can have any kinds of eggs (which is why eggs are awesome.) Recipe here.

    21. Noodle Soup

    cookrepublic.com

    If you add chicken to your soup, shred the meat into tiny pieces. Recipe here.

    22. Nutella Cheesecake

    cocinandoconcatman.com

    Recipe here (scroll down for English version).

    23. Lemongrass-Basil Sherbet

    24. Mango and Banana Smoothie Pudding

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