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What to eat on a no chewing diet? (BRACES)

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Created May 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I have braces and have had them for almost 4 years now. They are not straight yet and there is only one more snaggle tooth to go which is behind my other teeth. My orthodontist said i CANNOT chew anything or else it will hinder my results. I've been struggling on how to eat less processed foods and more unprocessed foods.

What PALEO foods am i allowed to eat?

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

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on May 16, 2012
at 06:34 AM

In fact, I saw a cold cucumber soup on chowstalker. Could add mint or some strawberry puree on top?

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 06:32 AM

I just remember watching Gordon Ramsay totally ream some chef for having the MOST complicated broccoli soup ("It should taste like BROCCOLI, RAGE"). It's so easy too! Friend of mine linked chowstalker.com too. Lots of pretty food porn. A lot of it looks like good gummy food. OH. And HEY OP. WITH THE BRACES. Don't you dare not wear your retainers when you get those suckers off. You will regret it when your teeth drift back, I swear to God. I left my retainers out for a few months and REGRETTED IT. That's all. :)

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 06:31 AM

I just remember watching Gordon Ramsay totally ream some chef for having the MOST complicated broccoli soup ("It should taste like BROCCOLI, RAGE"). It's so easy too! Friend of mine linked http://www.chowstalker.com/ too. Lots of pretty food porn. A lot of it looks like good gummy food. OH. And HEY OP. WITH THE BRACES. Don't you dare not wear your retainers when you get those suckers off. You will regret it when your teeth drift back, I swear to God. I left my retainers out for a few months and REGRETTED IT. That's all. :)

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on May 16, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Oh, those are great ideas red_leaf. I hope the OP sees this one. Gosh, now *I* want some pureed broccoli soup...

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

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on May 16, 2012
at 04:41 AM

You could do broccoli curry with coconut milk! That'd be tasty, even blended.

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

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on May 16, 2012
at 04:40 AM

Kale is also great in a smoothie. LOVE my smoothies.

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 03:24 AM

And to actually be helpful, one of my favorites is broccoli soup! Cook some broccoli in water, blend with the broccoli water, eat! Could make cream of broccoli if you tolerate dairy. Suppose you could rinse/repeat with any sort of veggie. Cold soups too!

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on May 16, 2012
at 01:50 AM

Upvoted to reverse weird mysterious downvote

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on May 16, 2012
at 01:35 AM

Hope you don't mind, but I took out the paleo tag (since we're on a paleo site), grouped "no" and "chew" and added "soft-food" and "destist". :)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on May 16, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Klaud, that made me gag! =)

3967ae8ccdd35a794898a892271d27e7

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on May 16, 2012
at 12:00 AM

I thought blending raw chicken and an avocado is great advice :P - I definitely should have stated cooked meat ;)

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5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 03:23 AM

Working in long-term care has convinced me that anything can be made into a pureed version.

Anything.

/shudder

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 06:34 AM

In fact, I saw a cold cucumber soup on chowstalker. Could add mint or some strawberry puree on top?

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 06:32 AM

I just remember watching Gordon Ramsay totally ream some chef for having the MOST complicated broccoli soup ("It should taste like BROCCOLI, RAGE"). It's so easy too! Friend of mine linked chowstalker.com too. Lots of pretty food porn. A lot of it looks like good gummy food. OH. And HEY OP. WITH THE BRACES. Don't you dare not wear your retainers when you get those suckers off. You will regret it when your teeth drift back, I swear to God. I left my retainers out for a few months and REGRETTED IT. That's all. :)

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on May 16, 2012
at 04:41 AM

You could do broccoli curry with coconut milk! That'd be tasty, even blended.

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 03:24 AM

And to actually be helpful, one of my favorites is broccoli soup! Cook some broccoli in water, blend with the broccoli water, eat! Could make cream of broccoli if you tolerate dairy. Suppose you could rinse/repeat with any sort of veggie. Cold soups too!

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on May 16, 2012
at 06:31 AM

I just remember watching Gordon Ramsay totally ream some chef for having the MOST complicated broccoli soup ("It should taste like BROCCOLI, RAGE"). It's so easy too! Friend of mine linked http://www.chowstalker.com/ too. Lots of pretty food porn. A lot of it looks like good gummy food. OH. And HEY OP. WITH THE BRACES. Don't you dare not wear your retainers when you get those suckers off. You will regret it when your teeth drift back, I swear to God. I left my retainers out for a few months and REGRETTED IT. That's all. :)

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on May 16, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Oh, those are great ideas red_leaf. I hope the OP sees this one. Gosh, now *I* want some pureed broccoli soup...

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C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on May 16, 2012
at 01:04 AM

When you get tired of gulping down home made baby food you can make soups & ice creams. You can make paleo egg drop soup or beef stew set on lower heating over a longer period of time. The meat practically shreds apart. There are paleo ice cream recipes or freeze a smoothie.

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on May 16, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Very weird advice and not sure how accurate it is, but you can blend a lot of foods easily once they are cooked. It's probably disgusting but you can even blend meats in water.

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on May 16, 2012
at 12:31 AM

I make a green soup out of sauteed leeks, broccoli, spinach, asparagus... Anything green you like. I cook the veg in chicken stock (pref homemade) and blend it. It's actually really tasty and filling. A great way to get your veggies, anyway!

I hope you're done with the braces soon!

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on May 16, 2012
at 12:12 AM

I would imagine any paleo foods are elible in liquified forms (blender). I would be concerned about your digestion if you try eating things without chewing them (ie: small pieces or bits of things going directly down your throat).

Some veggies can be boiled until they are mush (broccoli, cauliflower, squash, pumkin, potatoes). I have a feeling you'll loose interest in food pretty quick!

I hope you don't have to do that too long! I've never heard of that kind of restriction for braces.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

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on May 16, 2012
at 01:50 AM

Upvoted to reverse weird mysterious downvote

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on May 15, 2012
at 11:52 PM

I'm a little concerned about his advice. However, you can become friends with your blender and food processor. Cook veggies and meat, then blend them up with a little bone broth if needed to make things move. Eggs can be "chewed" with your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Smoothies made with coconut milk, frozen berries, avocado, spinach, maybe a banana, would work.

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on May 16, 2012
at 04:40 AM

Kale is also great in a smoothie. LOVE my smoothies.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on May 16, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Klaud, that made me gag! =)

3967ae8ccdd35a794898a892271d27e7

(372)

on May 16, 2012
at 12:00 AM

I thought blending raw chicken and an avocado is great advice :P - I definitely should have stated cooked meat ;)

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3967ae8ccdd35a794898a892271d27e7

(372)

on May 15, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Have you considered a blender? Just chew the food you blend thoroughly for the signal to get sent to your stomach to ready digestive system.

You can eat any paleo food you can blend and not vomit getting down. "Chewing" the blended food will be helpful in that regard.

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6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on May 16, 2012
at 01:38 AM

After my brother got his wisdom teeth pulled, he wasn't able to chew any food. He made a lot of smoothies (both sweet and savory) and also ate a lot of soup.

I don't know if you're doing low-carb paleo or not... but if you're not, I imagine mashed potatoes might be a nice treat.

As far as blending meat goes... my brother blended up some steak with asparagus and while it smelled good and did have a good taste, the texture was less than pleasing. He had me taste some and I couldn't stomach it. That being said, if you drink it down REALLY FAST and chug water after... you'd at least get the nutrients. :D

Hope you find some soft foods that work for you. How long will you be unable to eat hard foods? Just until the tenderness goes away?

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