Post-Surgery Soft Food Recipes

soft foods for post-surgery

Coda Health Kitchen is the first and only kitchen on-site at medical facilities to support, inspire and educate clients towards better health.  Our nutritionists provide on-site clinical counseling, support, programs, products and patient education in order for patients to develop overall systemic health.  We know how important food is!

Coda Health Kitchen has put this list of soft food recipes together to help you cope with the difficulty of selecting and preparing food after an oral-surgery.

After your surgical procedure it is important to eat nutrient-dense foods to aid in the healing process and help keep your energy levels high. Any fruits or vegetables that are soft and can be mashed are good choices.  We have listed some additional nutritious meal ideas that are soft and delicious.

We recommend buying the ingredients and preparing these delicious, easy to eat meal ideas before your scheduled appointment in order to make your after-care simple, healthy and easy.  Just keep the prepared meal in your fridge so that it is ready for you when you come home.  If you have any questions about where to buy ingredients or about these recipes, please contact one of our nutritionists through our Coda Health Kitchen website.  Coda Health Kitchen is our preventive health care program sponsored by our innovative the innovative dentists at Dental Health Colorado.  We serve nutrient dense smoothies and foods to our dental patients at select locations.  We also include videos demonstrating how to prepare raw foods at our Dental Health Colorado and Coda Health Kitchen video library.

Soups, Bisque and Salad

Cucumber Avocado Soup

  • 4 large cucumbers, cleaned and peeled
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 avacado, pitted and peeled
  • ¼ chopped dill
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups spring water

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Raw Tomato Soup

  • 1 quart chunked tomatoes
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs. fresh basil
  • Sea salt

Place ingredients in blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

Creamy Mushroom Soup

  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup white miso
  • 1 tbs. fresh tarragon
  • 1 tbs. cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups spring water
  • Sea salt and coarse black pepper
  • 2 tbs. parsley

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy.

Carrot-Sweet Potato Bisque

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 cup spring water
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp ginger root
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic

Bake the potatoes and boil carrots until soft. Mix all the ingredients in blender until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Quinoa Salad

This is a great cold salad dish that is soft, nutrient dense and versatile.

  • Raw quinoa (You can prepare raw quinoa 2 different ways. 1). Rinse, soak for 8 hours, rinse, eat. 2) Sprout. Rinse then soak for 12 hours. Drain spread quinoa thin on a cookie sheet, cover and put in the dark for 48 hours. Rinse, drain and re-spread quinoa every 8 hours.
  • Hemp, sesame or olive oil.
  • Your favorite fresh herbs

Toss ingredients together and keep refrigerator until ready to eat.

Refreshments

Vanilla Coconut Kefir

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • ½ teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract
  • Live Kefir Yogurt

Mix coconut water with vanilla. Stir into Live Kefir Yogurt and top with agave, raw honey or cinnamon.

Power Smoothies

Smoothies are the perfect option for filling you up and getting a hefty dose of nutrient and enzyme dense foods.

Experiment with different ingredients until you find a few favorite personal recipes. You can use nut, seed or coconut milk as your base and add some of the ingredients below.

  • Any fruit (banana, peaches, berries, mangos, oranges, mango, papaya
  • Greens (kale, romaine, celery, spiralina, chlorella)
  • Protein Powder
  • Cacao, Nut Butters, Coconut Butter
  • Chia Seeds, Hemp seeds, Flax seeds
  • Fresh made fruit or vegetable juice
  • Vanilla, almond extract, Agave, Aloe, Raw Honey
  • Acai and Goji Berries
  • Sea Salt, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
  • Freshly brewed green or yerba matte tea

Hot Chocolate

Cacao, or the real chocolate, is a highly nutritious and nutrient dense super food packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla stevia
  • 1 tbs. cacao powder

Also, Enjoy These Drinks

  • Fresh fruit or vegetable juice and juice blends
  • Soy Milk, Almond Milk
  • Yerba Matte Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Fruit Tea
  • Spring, filtered or alkalizing water
  • Lemon Water

Desserts

Banana Chia Pudding

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 mashed banana
  • 1tbs cinnamon and organic pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. Nutmeg, ginger and sea salt

Blend ingredients together and let sit until chia seeds become pudding like. Chill and serve. Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients and essential fatty acids.

Raw Chocolate Ice Cream

  • 3 bananas
  • 3 tbs. cacao powder
  • 2 tbs organic raw, unsalted tahini
  • Coconut water
  • 8 packets stevia
  • 6 organic Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3-4 cups ice cubes

Blend all ingredients and 1 cup of the ice. Continue adding ice until mixture is thick. Add coconut water as needed to facilitate blending.

Lemon Ice

  • 1 lemon peeled
  • 1 cup ice
  • 6 packets stevia
  • Splash of apple juice

Blend all ingredients and ice. Continue adding ice until mixture is the desired consistency.

For more delicious raw-food and nutrient-dense food ideas, read “Raw Food, Real World.”  If you have any other suggestions for soft delicious foods, please let us know about them in the comments section!  You might end up seeing one of your recipes in one of our Dental Health Colorado offices. For more information on nutrition and dental health, visit Risks to Oral Health and Intervention by the World Health Organization.

Coda Health Kitchen is sponsored by the progressive dentists at Dental Health Colorado with locations in DTC, Downtown Denver, Midtown Denver, Westminster, Boulder and Longmont, Co.

 

 

Comments

  1. We love to support our patients with healthy services! If you have any ideas for how to assist an easy recovery after a procedure, please let us know!

  2. THANKS FOR YOUR SOFTFOODS RECIPES AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTACT YOU WITH QUESTIONS. I AM BOOKMARKING THIS PAGE FOR FUTURE USE. WILL BE TRYING SOME OF THESE RIGHT IAM STARTING ON THE CARROT SWEET POTATO BISQUE AND A GROCERY LIST FOR THE OTHERS.

    MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER IS HAVING HER WISDOM TEETH OUT TOMORROW AND JUST BEGAN HER SENIOR YR. OF TRACK MEETS LAST NIGHT SO WANT QUICK RECOVERY.

    • DentalHealth says:

      Rosanne, I’m so happy that you are putting these soft food recipes to good use. We will keep posting dental and oral health inspired recipes at our Coda Connect Recipes Blog Good luck to your daughter and thanks for leaving a comment!

  3. Canada Bear says:

    My bf just had all of his teeth removed in order to get ready to have dentures made. I am so worried about him getting proper nutrition, but every site I found said the same thing: Broth, soups, yogurt, applesauce, oatmeal, etc.

    I am already trying to convince him to drink a supplemental shake, such as Ensure, but he is resisting all my ideas very hard, so I was trying to find some actual RECIPES that I could make that he would be able to eat and still find at least somewhat appealing.

    Then I found your site, and I just breathed a big sigh of relief! While these may not be the meat oriented recipes that he is craving right now, it is a heck of a lot better than those few alternatives that I just listed a minute ago. Plus, this is only temporary, until his gums heal up a bit, then he can go to more savory type foods like beef stew that has been finely processed.

    I would love to see some type of meat recipes on here as well, if you guys could come up with any. I really think he will like the cucumber and avocado soup, and the carrot and sweet potato soup.

    I don’t know that putting nuts (even finely ground up nuts) in a recipe like these two after he just had the rest of his teeth extracted, is a wise idea. Couldn’t a small piece of nut get stuck in one of the places he had a tooth removed?

    Overall, I really enjoyed your site, and just wanted to say thank you and keep up the good work.

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