35 Wise Foods to Enjoy After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Some of you might know that I had one wisdom tooth pulled last week. Thankfully it was just one tooth, but regardless, I wasn’t down for solid food for about two days. As you might know, it’s not exactly a good idea to munch on crackers, sushi, or apples with a brand-new hole in your mouth. That being said, who says that mashed potatoes, soup, and ice cream are the only things you can eat after oral surgery?

Here’s a little list that I compiled of pulled-teeth friendly foods!

35 Wise Foods to Enjoy After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

  1. Avocado or guacamole
  2. Smashed banana with nut butter
  3. Broth
  4. Creamy rice casserole
  5. Cheesecake (yes!)
  6. Scrambled eggs with cheese (ricotta, cheddar, etc.)
  7. Oatmeal (I cooked mine with extra milk to make it a bit more liquidy)
  8. Chinese congee
  9. Couscous, cooked with extra water
  10. Cottage cheese
  11. Custard
  12. Poached eggs
  13. Ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato
  14. Fresh juices
  15. Macaroni and cheese
  16. Mashed potatoes
  17. Milkshakes
  18. Noodles, or noodle soup
  19. Pudding (tapioca pudding or rice pudding work too)
  20. Chocolate milk
  21. Risotto
  22. Refried beans with cheese, rice
  23. Green smoothies *
  24. Pureed spinach mixed in eggs, scrambled
  25. Muffins, soft ones!
  26. Warm tea (not a food, but still so soothing)
  27. Yogurt with honey
  28. Chocolate avocado mousse
  29. Peanut butter mousse
  30. Pureed squash or vegetable soups (warm butternut squash soup was my favourite)
  31. Smooth hummus
  32. Peaches
  33. Soft cheese like brie or camembert
  34. Tender fish (like flounder)
  35. Applesauce

*smoothies should NOT have berries – the seeds can get stuck the little holes in your gums

Back to Bloggin’

Hi!

No, I haven’t vanished. I haven’t quit blogging or gotten sick. I haven’t given up on Cookies n’ Chem. 😉 Instead, it’s just been a busy couple of weeks since coming back from Nepal, with volunteering, walks with Mom, and getting my wisdom teeth out.

Mom and I take Arnie to a big Coquitlam trail called Mundy Park. I can’t believe Arnie just turned seven years old! He loves the trail, because he can go off-leash before 10:00 AM. Mom and I like the Perimeter Trail, a 4 km path that takes us around 50 minutes to complete. Sometimes we see massive slugs.

One afternoon, I had lunch at Whole Foods with Mom and Grandma. There is a new Whole Foods that is much closer to where I live – yay! My favourite thing in this bowl was the chickpea tikka masala.

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I’m actually writing this blog post on my new computer! My old laptop just wasn’t doing it’s job. I was lucky to get this new laptop with a special student discount and free Beats headphones 🙂

We baked up a storm the other day: whole wheat apple-flax muffins, flourless honey almond cake, sweet potatoes, and carrot cake with maple cream cheese frosting. Oh – and Mom’s favourite cranberry oat cookies with brown sugar. 🙂 Our motto – while the oven’s on, might as well make everything! What is your favourite baked goodie?

Do you remember the time my Mom, sister, and I went to Bandidas Taqueria? My family and I went back another day, surprised to find that the entire restaurant had been renovated! The food, however, was as good as last time. My favourite thing, again, was the cornbread eggs benedict with Mexican ranchero sauce – and sweet potatoes! Yum.

Oh, the mole enchiladas were also scrumptious. Grandma loved her tempeh scramble! Dad ordered coconut bacon and vegan sausage, not knowing both were meatless. He, surprisingly, liked them!

Afterwards, we went to Bakery Sate. I had a hazelnut-filled croissant for dessert. Mom ordered a chocolate-dipped butter cookie, as well as a matcha cookie. We also scored a free matcha, black sesame, and white chocolate mousse cake! I love freebies. Grandma and Grandpa liked this one too, but found it a tad too sweet.

Another day, Rachel and I went to Railtown Cafe where I savoured an arugula salad with all kinds of toppings – avocado green goddess dressing, goat cheese, chickpeas, avocado, beets, and… SQUASH CHIPS. The best.

Afterwards, we enjoyed creamy, organic soft-serve ice cream at Soft Peaks. Mine had a chunk of honeycomb on the side, which tasted like a grainy toffee. There was also some crunchy cereal on the bottom.

One funny thing – I brought a couple leftover pieces of chicken and arugula in a takeout container with me. Rachel and I shopped at an Asian market, and after paying for a couple goodies, I realized my container was gone. I must’ve left it somewhere in the store. 😦

Grandma and I went shopping one day, too. She is so cute and loves Chipotle! Grandma loves chicken in her burrito bowl, so I tried my tofu bowl with half chicken. It was quite flavourful! Chipotle is awesome, but I think these tasty Mexican bowls can be recreated easily at home with the right ingredients. 🙂

Another day, we had a big barbecue dinner! Mom made spicy corn, a mixed green salad with strawberries, garlic bread, chicken wings, cucumbers and hummus, and more. Our guests loved the food, and so did we!

Two cakes were also baked: a decadent three-layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and a white chocolate swirl topping, and a creamy peanut butter cup pie topped with chocolate ganache. The PB pie was made with tofu and organic honey bunny grahams. Do you know those bunny cookies?

Before I got my wisdom teeth out, I did lots of headstands. 😦

We brought Mom’s old car to trade…

and swapped it for a new van!

With the new van, we brought Arnie to Buntzen Lake, where he is learning to swim. It’s the cutest thing!

I made homemade almond milk another day. Here’s the recipe!

Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Milk

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw unsalted almonds, skin on (organic is best)
  • 4 cups pure filtered water
  • 3 pitted Medjool dates, soaked in very hot water to soften and drain (or maple syrup/sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, or one vanilla bean
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • small pinch sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place almonds in a bowl and cover with several inches of pure water. Speak overnight, or for 8-12 hours.
  2. Rinse almonds very well, then mix almonds with 4 cups of water in a blender.
  3. Add vanilla, dates, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy, for about one or two minutes.
  5. Strain into large bowl with nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Pour slowly and squeeze the bottom of the bag to release the milk. This will take a few minutes.
  6. Discard pulp or keep for another use.
  7. Pour into glass jar or pitcher. Store in the fridge for up to five days. Store in the coldest spot in the fridge (in the back).
  8. Shake well before drinking, and enjoy!

Seline came back from Montreal, Quebec yesterday, and I made a picture frame for her out of cardboard. Seline LOVES marble (ie. she has marble posters, a marble phone case, and a marble notebook) so it seemed fitting that her frame be made of marble paper as well.

That’s it for today! Unfortunately my face is completely swollen now because I had my wisdom teeth out, but glad to be back and ready to post post post.

See you soon!