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What would you eat on a soft food diet

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Created February 07, 2012 at 12:58 AM

What paleo things would you think of eating on a soft foods diet? My 3 year old son has a tooth injury and the dentist said to keep him on soft foods until he gets in to see her. While he's not entirely paleo, he eats the same food as the rest of the family at most meals, so I need some ideas what to feed him (& us). Soft scrambled eggs would be an obvious choice, maybe applesauce and full fat yogurt, he doesn't like soup. He's a big fan of chicken, but I'm not about to give him a drumstick to chomp on, nor do I want to give him processed chicken nuggets. Any ideas for meats?

EDIT: His dentist wants him on soft foods for 2 weeks, so we'll be at this for a while. When I asked her about protein, she suggested thinly sliced luncheon meat as an option, or chopping up some of his favorite meats to add to mashed potatoes. As well as smoothies, eggs, yogurt & soft cheese.

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on February 07, 2012
at 09:12 PM

Throw the coconut milk and berries in a food processor or blender and you have instant paleo icecream.

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on February 07, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Yeah, I occasionally get him some bone broth by cooking it into his veggies, but mostly he rejects anything that's soup or stew like.

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on February 07, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Oddly, the kid loves tuna salad. Smoothies are probably a really good idea.

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:04 AM

except that OP said he didn't like soup. :)

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on February 07, 2012
at 03:25 AM

This is a great question for me, too. I have problems with my jaw and some days chewing is very uncomfortable. But I'm also a martial artist, and I need plenty of protein. Problem: I'm lactose intolerant. I don't want to subsist on eggs and whey shakes. Any animal-protein rich ideas would be much appreciated.

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Mashed tubers are a great idea. And he eats dairy, so I could mash some cheese in as well. Sadly, he freaks out about anything with "sauce" on it, so a bowl of fruit with coconut milk would be a tasty treat for me... but he wouldn't touch it.

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:18 AM

Oooo... AnnaA that's a good idea, chop them up, add egg as a binder and roll in some almond flour then fry maybe?

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:14 AM

Cinnamon will make yogurt and fruit taste like a dessert. He can't handle bacon, but you could cook the eggs in bacon fat. I bet half-frozen coconut milk or cream would be soothing, as would cold berries. Meat broth with finely chopped bits of tender meat would work as would the mashed tubers mentioned above. How about some home-made eggnog with milk, cream and egg?

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Cinnamon will make yogurt and fruit taste like a dessert. He can't handle bacon, but you could cook the eggs in bacon fat. I bet half-frozen coconut milk or cream would be soothing, as would cold berries. Meat broth with finely chopped bits of tender meat would work as would the mashed tubers mentioned above. How about some home-made eggnog with milk, cream and

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:06 AM

You could maybe grind your own 'nuggets' because chicken is a pretty soft food once it is broken down.

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:04 AM

You could mash up any tuber (carrots, potato, yam, parsnip, etc) and cook until soft. Add some spices and mush it up with a fork. Same with leafy greens of all kinds.

Meat that has been cooked in a crock pot until super tender and falls apart would be good as well.

Fresh sliced bananas & canned peaches served in a bowl of coconut milk would be a tasty treat.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:14 AM

Cinnamon will make yogurt and fruit taste like a dessert. He can't handle bacon, but you could cook the eggs in bacon fat. I bet half-frozen coconut milk or cream would be soothing, as would cold berries. Meat broth with finely chopped bits of tender meat would work as would the mashed tubers mentioned above. How about some home-made eggnog with milk, cream and egg?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on February 07, 2012
at 01:13 AM

Cinnamon will make yogurt and fruit taste like a dessert. He can't handle bacon, but you could cook the eggs in bacon fat. I bet half-frozen coconut milk or cream would be soothing, as would cold berries. Meat broth with finely chopped bits of tender meat would work as would the mashed tubers mentioned above. How about some home-made eggnog with milk, cream and

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on February 07, 2012
at 09:12 PM

Throw the coconut milk and berries in a food processor or blender and you have instant paleo icecream.

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Mashed tubers are a great idea. And he eats dairy, so I could mash some cheese in as well. Sadly, he freaks out about anything with "sauce" on it, so a bowl of fruit with coconut milk would be a tasty treat for me... but he wouldn't touch it.

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I happen to like soft food, much like an old person (or so I've been told), so I think I can help with this one. The first thing that comes to mind is to turn to the magic of the food processor. Cook up squash, meat, and whatever you'd normally put in a soup or stew. Like Nemesis said a crock pot is a good idea for soft foods. My favorite way of cooking actually, though I'm branching out into using my new pressure cooker which I hear will also make things soft like the crockpot. Anyway, back to the food blender. To make things super easy to eat, put your delish cooked soup or stew into a food processor after it's cooled and blend it up. You should be able to do this with soft veggies and meat so you can still get lots of protein, good fats and vitamins into him and you.

Other soft foods to consider are almond (or any nut) butter, avocado. Bone broth might be something to consider as well. I drink a cup of it when I'm hungry and with my meals. I'm also am a big fan of the well cooked and preferably mashed veggies like butternut squash, cauliflower, and daikon radish. Add organic coconut milk (I like Thai Kitchen) and organic ghee with a pinch or two of salt and you've got a nummiliscious dish that is soft and easy to masticate.

Good luck with your kiddo. I'm sure you'll find lots of good stuff to get you through this tooth tribulation.

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:16 AM

I can respond to this, as I started my whole 30 just a few days after enduring gum surgery. All the above ideas are great. Also, you can always make smoothies, I used a vitamix and threw everything but the kitchen sink in (veggies blend up invisibly). Eggs were great, avocado is great, mashed soft veggies, frittatas can work. If you want more animal based protein, you could probably do a nice tuna or crab salad, but that might not be kid friendly enough.

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 07, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Oddly, the kid loves tuna salad. Smoothies are probably a really good idea.

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on February 07, 2012
at 08:26 PM

Liverwurst? I know it's not to every taste, but we LOVED it as kids. Also pate, or chopped chicken livers.

I second the pressure cooker idea. I bought some osso bucco last week and cooked it in my pressure cooker for an hour in nothing but water. I was left with amazing broth and what I affectionally called "meat butter".

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on April 10, 2013
at 04:05 AM

Thank you all so much.

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I'd go with bone broths and chicken soup

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:04 AM

except that OP said he didn't like soup. :)

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on February 07, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Yeah, I occasionally get him some bone broth by cooking it into his veggies, but mostly he rejects anything that's soup or stew like.

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