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Paleo snacks for people with bad teeth

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Created April 23, 2013 at 5:54 AM

I have terrible teeth from years of inattention and soft drinks, and now that I'm trying to switch to a paleo diet I find the most often recommended snacks are things I just can't chew: - any hard plants like carrots, celery, apples, etc - any nuts

Meat and veggies for supper and eggs and bacon for breakfast is easy, but I don't have a handle at all on snacks and lunches.

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on April 23, 2013
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Well if this wasn't just the most helpful thing in the world... then I'm not sarcastic.

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on April 23, 2013
at 09:33 PM

Fair enough. Yogurt, soft fruit (perhaps fruit that's been previously frozen and thawed and extra squishy), cheese all make great snacks!

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I have, but I still need to eat something in between now and when I've gone enough times to have all my teeth fixed.

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on April 23, 2013
at 10:22 AM

Avocado is a great one i have at least one a day, easy on teeth so ok to eat as a daytime snack which is usually hours away from the next teeth brushing, they're also easy on digestion & generally very good for you

Leafy greens like kale can be good to snack on, you can dehydrate kale & carry it around in a tub without needing a fridge, not very filling but very snackable

Bone Broth in a thermos is a good option aswell

Bell peppers although crunchy are quite soft & tasty, im pretty sure they are ok for your teeth aswell

If your doing dairy cheese is another great snack

All super healthy options

Also cooked bacon keeps pretty well, and boiled eggs, although if you've had em for breakfast it's best to mix it up a bit i think & have some raw fruit/veggies to break up the cooked/meat meals

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on April 23, 2013
at 10:01 AM

You can have nut butters like almond, which are very smooth and tasty. You could also puree any veggies or fruits, or make them as shakes and drink them. Boiled eggs, avocado, and most berries would be okay too, I'd guess.

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on April 24, 2013
at 04:31 AM

Canned seafood is very soft as is fish in general so that could be a good choice for you. Burgers are also pretty soft too! You're lucky that a lot of tasty food is quite soft! Butternut squash, spaghetti squash, steamed spinach, leeks - cooked veggies are obviously best for you as well.

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on April 23, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Apples (Gala, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp) are much easier to eat when they are peeled. I have upper dentures (since I was 30-I'm almost 40) and this is the only way I can eat an apple (unless I bake it).

Smoothies and pureed soups

Mashed sweet potatoes with coconut butter

Hard-boiled eggs (warmed) mashed with butter, salt and pepper

Best of luck to you! I know all the visits to the dentist are no fun.

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on April 23, 2013
at 02:56 PM

I second the nut butter option. Blueberries and bananas are squishy too!

Can I state the obvious? If your teeth are in such bad shape that you can't chew hard food, it's probably time to buck up and see a dentist.

34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

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on April 23, 2013
at 09:33 PM

Fair enough. Yogurt, soft fruit (perhaps fruit that's been previously frozen and thawed and extra squishy), cheese all make great snacks!

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on April 23, 2013
at 08:40 PM

I have, but I still need to eat something in between now and when I've gone enough times to have all my teeth fixed.

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on April 23, 2013
at 02:32 PM

Nothing wrong with steamed or roasted veggies with some coconut butter, ghee, or butter as a snack. Hard boiled eggs work. You can eat a spoonful of nut butter.

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on April 23, 2013
at 02:12 PM

If you're okay with dairy, cottage cheese is a good one. It keeps you full for quite awhile. Also, if you aren't eating VLC, chestnuts are another good option since they're quite soft.

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on April 23, 2013
at 01:19 PM

Coconut butter could be an option. You could also steam veggies to make them softer and less difficult to chew.

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on April 23, 2013
at 01:13 PM

Easy! Don't snack. Lunch same as dinner.

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on April 23, 2013
at 10:06 PM

Well if this wasn't just the most helpful thing in the world... then I'm not sarcastic.

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