Top 10 Softest post-oral surgery foods

1. Soups or broth

A decent blender can transform almost any item you like into soup! Blend your favorite meat, veggies, or grains with a flavorful broth, stock, or water. Homemade soup is nutritious and satisfying. After surgery, make sure the soup isn't too hot.

2. Eggs

Eggs are plenty of protein and easy to prepare, so you won't grow bored. Poaching, scrambling, frying, or boiling eggs makes wonderful omelets.

3. Potato mash

A potato ricer or food processor makes lump-free, creamy mashed potatoes that taste great with butter, milk, or sour cream. Dairy-free diets require dairy-free alternatives.

4. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a filling meal anytime. Add easy-to-eat sweeteners like ripe banana, soft berries, applesauce, or smooth peanut butter. Try my Overnight Protein Oats.

5. Smoothies

Smoothies are an excellent way to get nutrients while your gum tissue, surgical site, or tooth socket heals. Ripe strawberries and bananas make luscious smoothies without refined sugar. Tofu Nutrient-rich tofu is bland and filling, so you can mix it with anything! 

6. Hummus

Hummus, made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and seasonings, is best given on something soft after oral surgery. Eat it plain. You may buy or make many varieties. To spice up hummus, add roasted garlic, cooked, pureed beets, or roasted red peppers.

7. Meatloaf

There are several ways to make meatloaf tender and juicy. Lean meat is dry and hard to consume, so use 20% fat. Try adding softly cooked veggies to the meat and avoid compressing the loaf.

8. Tuna

Tuna, a low-calorie, high-protein item, is perfect for a soft food diet. Canned tuna is easy to mash and can be added to scrambled eggs, avocado, or Greek yogurt for a tuna salad.

9. Deli meat

Deli meats taste like uncooked meat but are easier to consume because they are created from restructured meat that becomes soft and flexible during processing. Compared to salami and pepperoni, sliced ham, bologna, chicken, and mortadella are the softest.

10. Fish

Fish are supple and flake easily after cooking. All fish are high in protein, however sardines, mackerel, and salmon provide omega-3 fatty acids. 

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