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Can you please recommend some pureed soups and/or soft foods recipes?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I sprained my jaw (to put it simply). It's inflamed and I need to eat a soft foods diet for a month. Can anyone recommend some soups or other recipes that don't require a lot of chewing? Anything would be good....Thanks!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on March 12, 2013
at 09:04 PM

I agree with your friend, unless you become juice crazy and then it is worth it! The cost of the organic produce, unless you can buy in bulk, can be so expensive, plus the chopping and peeling and prepping and then the bad combos that sound like they might be good, but end up being awful and then a further waste. Also it can be tough when you want to add just a small amount of something and the remainder gets forgotten in the fridge. I hope you find some flavors you like!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 12, 2013
at 12:50 PM

Thank you! According to a friend of mine who does the juicing thing, she thinks the juice bar can sometimes come out cheaper than making it at home. The juice bar is organic and if you bought all that organic produce at the store it would sometimes be more (according to her...I haven't looked into it personally).

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on March 12, 2013
at 01:02 AM

I would def go with the juice bar over a juicer and buying the produce and experimenting - unless you fall in love with it and want to keep it up. The best juicers are around $400 (and worth it on clean up and extraction quality) and making juice can take so much time if you don't know what you like yet. Wishing you the best!

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on March 11, 2013
at 11:30 PM

How could *I* forget the chocolate???? I read this in a book once, but it's been my motto ever since: There are two flavors in this world: "Chocolate" and "Other" and I don't do "other"!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 07:25 PM

Ha! No, it's just inflamed supposedly due to all the dental work I've had done lately. Nothing exiting. This is my second whole30 and I guarantee I will be back on chocolate the second I'm done. Life without chocolate isn't a life worth living:)

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 07:23 PM

Thank you so much! This all sounds great. Potatoes and butter sound really good and I'm not pregnant...they just always sound good to me. We do have an organic juice bar here that is pretty popular. I'm going to check it out.

C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

(610)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:55 PM

Ahh...didn't know you were on the Whole30. Great program and I know all will go well. Stick with it. Well, I guess you should just rely on the soups. Awesome recipes on the same sites. And I guess you really don't want to go into the sprained jaw thing...you're funny!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:49 PM

Totally kidding.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:49 PM

Yum! These are all great, thank you. I have some homemade chicken stock and I bought some beef bones the other day. I haven't had red meat in 7 years, so I'm starting by making stock. This will definitely light a fire under my ass. Thanks for the suggestions!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:47 PM

This post is very mean. I am doing a whole30, so chocolate is out. I dream about it. I will look up the pots de creme recipe (one of my fav desserts) in three weeks! Oh, and it's a sex sprain.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:46 PM

That sounds really good!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:39 PM

Also lots of organic juice places. Again, not really "paleo" but I love liquid diets/cleanses every now and then, they make me feel great and free up a lot of time, and are really cool to experience mentally.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:38 PM

Oh and on the juice cleanse thing, I've done that several times and actually like it, though not technically paleo either. Do you have a juicer or do you live somewhere that you can get fresh juices? I love raw coconut water too, though there aren't many calories in it, unless you add some raw coconut meat (the young kind), and make coconut milk shake type things. Good sat fats and protein even. I live in NYC so I can get local delivery from Exoticsuperfoods.com that has both and the coconut water is seriously out of this world.

C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

(610)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:17 PM

Yep, sweet potato soup, carrot soup, parsnip soup... You-name-the-root-vegetable soup. All good if that doesn't bother you...

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 04:18 PM

I would even be open to some sort of juice cleanse of some kind. Not something I would normally do, but now would be a good time I suppose.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on March 11, 2013
at 06:36 PM

I love making curried butternut squash soup. Typically, I use about a quart of chicken stock (prefer the lighter flavor to beef for squash), 2 medium butternut squashes, chopped and peeled, then I simmer them in the stock (they become very tender very quickly, usually remove half of the chunks and blend them with an immersion blender and then leave the other half as chunks, which are still soft, but you could blend the whole thing if need be. I add ginger, curry, salt, and black pepper to taste, and sometimes 1 tbsp of sugar or honey to bring out the flavor more (or I roast half of the squash ahead of time caramelize.

Then with beef stock, I love French onion soup. I usually use 5 lbs of onions, sliced into thin rings, sweat them with butter and olive oil (my preference for taste, but feel free to use what you like, though butter makes it fantastic), sometimes add sherry, but I don't find it necessary, throw in a few bay leaves and top with beef broth, salt and pepper to taste, cook until onions are tender. If you like cheese, putting a slice of swiss on top or gruyere is very good, though swiss can be kind of chewy and stringy in a satisfying way, but possible irritating.

Then I love potato and leek soup, simmer in chicken stock usually (having a few sticks of celery adds a nice taste too), until tender, then blend with an immersion blender until smooth, salt and pepper to taste, cream if you're into it, sometimes I add butter instead.

I suppose you could make a traditional chicken soup with potatoes, carrots and celery with some dark meat chicken chopped super fine so you can swallow without chewing or have it blended up.

Slow cooked pot roast blender or mashed with butter or potatoes would be pretty good too.

If you eat fruit, I would eat a ton of papaya, so smooth, and it's just lovely and is awesome with a squeeze of fresh lime.

I would augment with gelatin too, especially if this throws you off your normal amounts of protein. I mix a teaspoon in with my tea in the morning with a bit of cream and sugar (not optimal paleo but whatever, it's a teaspoon of organic sugar). Or I make homemade jello with OJ, or mix it some into OJ, kind of Ray Peat style.

Other than that I would probably have lots of potatoes and butter, but, I'm pregnant right now and really into it :0

Sorry about your jaw, hope you feel better soon!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:39 PM

Also lots of organic juice places. Again, not really "paleo" but I love liquid diets/cleanses every now and then, they make me feel great and free up a lot of time, and are really cool to experience mentally.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on March 12, 2013
at 01:02 AM

I would def go with the juice bar over a juicer and buying the produce and experimenting - unless you fall in love with it and want to keep it up. The best juicers are around $400 (and worth it on clean up and extraction quality) and making juice can take so much time if you don't know what you like yet. Wishing you the best!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:38 PM

Oh and on the juice cleanse thing, I've done that several times and actually like it, though not technically paleo either. Do you have a juicer or do you live somewhere that you can get fresh juices? I love raw coconut water too, though there aren't many calories in it, unless you add some raw coconut meat (the young kind), and make coconut milk shake type things. Good sat fats and protein even. I live in NYC so I can get local delivery from Exoticsuperfoods.com that has both and the coconut water is seriously out of this world.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 07:23 PM

Thank you so much! This all sounds great. Potatoes and butter sound really good and I'm not pregnant...they just always sound good to me. We do have an organic juice bar here that is pretty popular. I'm going to check it out.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on March 12, 2013
at 09:04 PM

I agree with your friend, unless you become juice crazy and then it is worth it! The cost of the organic produce, unless you can buy in bulk, can be so expensive, plus the chopping and peeling and prepping and then the bad combos that sound like they might be good, but end up being awful and then a further waste. Also it can be tough when you want to add just a small amount of something and the remainder gets forgotten in the fridge. I hope you find some flavors you like!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 12, 2013
at 12:50 PM

Thank you! According to a friend of mine who does the juicing thing, she thinks the juice bar can sometimes come out cheaper than making it at home. The juice bar is organic and if you bought all that organic produce at the store it would sometimes be more (according to her...I haven't looked into it personally).

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on March 11, 2013
at 06:46 PM

You might not want to invest in a vitamix for just a month, but I really love mine, and it comes with lots of great recipes.

After you recover, it's great for green smoothies and making paleo icecream, etc.

Mike

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C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

on March 11, 2013
at 06:15 PM

Janknitz had some really good suggestions there, but I detected one missing ingredient: Dark Chocolate.

I know some will consider bashing me because I am talking about something other than meat, veggies, fruit, nuts, oils, etc. But bear with me. I don't want you to suffer more than you already are...

Here are two treats to throw into the mix:

NomNomPaleo's Pots de Creme PaleOMG's Triple Chocolate Mousse Cups

And if you want a few smoothie ideas, check out these four:

PaleoParents Post-Workout Nutrition

BTW, how does one sprain a jaw if you don't mind me asking...

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:49 PM

Totally kidding.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 07:25 PM

Ha! No, it's just inflamed supposedly due to all the dental work I've had done lately. Nothing exiting. This is my second whole30 and I guarantee I will be back on chocolate the second I'm done. Life without chocolate isn't a life worth living:)

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:47 PM

This post is very mean. I am doing a whole30, so chocolate is out. I dream about it. I will look up the pots de creme recipe (one of my fav desserts) in three weeks! Oh, and it's a sex sprain.

C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

(610)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:55 PM

Ahh...didn't know you were on the Whole30. Great program and I know all will go well. Stick with it. Well, I guess you should just rely on the soups. Awesome recipes on the same sites. And I guess you really don't want to go into the sprained jaw thing...you're funny!

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on March 11, 2013
at 11:30 PM

How could *I* forget the chocolate???? I read this in a book once, but it's been my motto ever since: There are two flavors in this world: "Chocolate" and "Other" and I don't do "other"!

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52d493763a23e2b14854533600846a67

on March 11, 2013
at 06:07 PM

my favorite soup is Stuffed Bell pepper soup. Basically you add everything you would put in a stuffed bell pepper, with some broth and tomato juice. Lots of recipes on line, and lots of room for adaptation. And it freezes well in my experience.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:46 PM

That sounds really good!

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on March 11, 2013
at 04:37 PM

Lots of soup recipes start with a good foundation of bone broth, and you can add it to other foods you mash like cauliflower. Cook veggies in the broth and pur??e with a hand blender. Mashed winter squash or sweeter potatoes are great if you don't limit carbs.

Smoothies are great with a base of coconut milk, whey powder if you use it. You can put nut butters in your smoothies for added protein. If you're brave, add raw pastured egg.

Soft boiled eggs are a favorite when I can't chew.

Mashed banana (if you don't limit carbs) is a great base for a fruity pudding, or freeze ripe banana and then blend it for a soft ice cream.

You can make chia pudding by soaking chia seeds in almond or coconut milk, add cinnamon and sweetening o choice.

Don't forget mashed avocado!

C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

(610)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:17 PM

Yep, sweet potato soup, carrot soup, parsnip soup... You-name-the-root-vegetable soup. All good if that doesn't bother you...

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on March 11, 2013
at 06:49 PM

Yum! These are all great, thank you. I have some homemade chicken stock and I bought some beef bones the other day. I haven't had red meat in 7 years, so I'm starting by making stock. This will definitely light a fire under my ass. Thanks for the suggestions!

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on March 12, 2013
at 03:43 AM

sweet potatoes pureed with kale, and if you do regular potatoes, potatoes pureed with meat, avocado, green smoothies, fresh juices

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