By Christo Hunter
Over the past week, I’ve been confined to a strict set of rules after getting my wisdom teeth removed. I can confidently say that having my wisdom teeth removed is no fun as it is quite painful. Furthermore, I cannot eat everything I want. For reference, the rules for eating after wisdom teeth removal consist of no seeds, no straws, and no solid foods (until day four). Despite that, I try to look on the bright side, and what better way to do that than document the best foods can eat. So, here are the top three foods I ate over the past week of recovery.
- Milkshakes: Hands down, the best decision I made is making milkshakes. The cold helps so much with the pain, and milkshakes are the easiest to make. I took a couple of scoops of ice cream and an ounce or two of milk, then I blended it up and poured it in a glass for myself.
- Any (Smooth) Soup: With soup being so easy to eat, I had it every day. What I mean by “smooth” is that the soup cannot have ANY solid bits such as chicken and corn. At home, I frequently make potato leek soup. To make the soup, I cook chopped leeks and add diced potatoes (I used Yukons), stock, and herbs into a pot. Then, I bring the soup to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are done, which is around 15-20 minutes. Lastly, I purée the soup using a blender to get a creamy consistency.
- Smoothies: Very similar to milkshakes, but a lot more filling. I add protein powder to substitute my lack of protein for the time period. However, I need to still watch out for the tiny seeds in the smoothie Fruits like strawberries can be a problem. Hence, I mainly use pineapple or mango instead, a little bit of honey and milk, and some ice to get the texture I preferred.