All Soft Foods are Not Created Equal

Since I had some major oral surgery yesterday, I’m pretty much relegated to a soft food diet for the next week or so, or at least until I get my stitches out. And although my dentist recommended some high calorie soft food items like milkshakes, I’ve decided to try and do this as healthy as possible. Which for means low sodium and low calorie.

So here’s what’s on tap for me for the next week or so.

  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Sugar Free Jell-O
  • Sugar Free Pudding
  • Laughing Cow Cheese
  • Activia Light Yogurt
  • Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup

Outside of the soups, which are a little high in sodium, it’s all good. Plus, even if I eat a whole can of soup, the rest of the items are pretty low in sodium. I purposely picked the sugar free Jell-O and puddings and the light yogurt to cut the calories. And since I’m also on antibiotics to prevent infection, I chose Activia specifically for its probiotics.

Then when I can chew a bit, I’ve got a little microwavable bowl of macaroni and cheese, that is pretty low in calories. I was thinking about making my own – which is much better – but I wasn’t sure I’d feel up to it.

An in a week or so I’ll make some healthy Chicken Pot Pies and maybe whip up a batch of my Crock Pot Tamale Pie.

And rest assured, Charles is not starving during my recovery, as he’s pretty much cooking up healthy things. And he’s hoping I’ll be able to share the “real food” with him soon.

But in the interim I’m being as healthy as I can be on this soft diet thing. Because even soft foods can be little calorie bombs.

But I have to admit, I’m really looking forward to chewing again!!




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