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Soft Proteins for Dental Issues

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by SWUSA_, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. SWUSA_

    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am having a very painful tooth problem in one of my molars-it is infected again for the second time. I will be starting antibiotics for it today and am scheduled to have a root canal and crown after the course of antibiotics is finished. Getting through these few weeks with controlled blood glucose is the goal of this thread. I am having problems with extreme pain when I chew most of my usual foods. I am allergic to most pain killers and am also a caregiver so I do not want to medicate myself into oblivion. I am taking ibuprofen for the pain and it is controlled except when I chew hard foods.

    Here is a list of soft protein foods that I can think of-can you add any?

    Scrambled eggs
    Cottage cheese
    Tuna salad
    Egg salad
    Fish cakes
    Stewed beef
    Oatmeal
    Yogurt-full fat and no added fruit
    Chili
    Most Lean Cuisine meals have soft meats
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I need to think of something to do with chicken thighs that is soft-I have a package of them in the refrigerator. Do you have any suggestions?
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    shakes with protein powder (and almond milk ) maybe ... maybe mixed with berries... and for your infection also vitamin C if you have that at home
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you-really good idea.
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :)I used to take a high dose vitamin C in my 20's to help battle UTI's but now with the hemochromatosis diagnosis I do not because it is contradicted. Vitamin C causes higher absorption of iron. Hemochromatosis is genetic iron overload disease-I already store too much iron and absorb too much iron from foods.
    I used to drink Carnation instant breakfast drinks but stopped because they have too much sugar in them. Almond milk also spikes my blood sugar higher and faster than milk, even the unsweetened kind.
    Remember I am limited to 45 grams of protein per day due to kidney issues. I would rather eat a small amount of protein rich soft food or a soft carbohydrate and protein containing food than a powdered supplement. That may be a good idea to get more protein into mom's diet though.
    I love that you took time to help me though. What do you do with chicken?
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ideas from the grocery store:
    Precooked canned pinto beans (and cornbread for mom) with steamed cabbage and chopped fresh tomatoes on the side.
    Curried chicken, I can use up some fresh veggies and canned peas.
    McDonald's dollar cheeseburgers-we usually have one for lunch on grocery shopping days.
    KFC-everything is soft there but calorie rich, so only on days when I need more calories.
    Lentil Soup
    Pea Soup with Ham
    Chicken and Dumplings-I will only eat one dumpling but mom loves this dish.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    oh i forgot you have this iron problem, you are totally right not to take vitamn C then

    my favorite dish with chicken is to take a very big pot and put a whole chicken (cleaned without fethers ;)) in it ( but one can use chicken legs as well ) and then 1-1.5 liter of water, 2-3 tins of smashed tomatoes or a lot of fresh tomatoes, 2oo grams of olives, 100 grams of parsley, 300 grams of spinach (but only late in the cooking process, 3-5 chopped onions, a whole garlic, some soup-herbs favorite kinds,maybe root-cellery and some good quallity boullion, the chicken has to be covered with the liquid, and then boil it all in 1-1.5 hours, add salt and pepper late
    this is an italian dish I have almost stolen, but the olive-parsley chicken soup like dish tastes wonderful, with less water it is a kind of stew, can be served with chips of eggsplants with some parmesan/melted cheese,
    serve with in this case like protein rolls from Lidl or selfmade if no LIDL available :p
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yum, I will try this for sure-do you use black olives or green olives?
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    both are okay, but not the cheap black kind that are colered with some kind of iron, those that hardly taste like anything, they are not tasty enough for the dish and they are baaaaaaaaaaaaad for you
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Freema.:)
     
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    If the meat is minced, it's usually small enough to eat without much chewing.
     
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    What about mushroom / cheese omlettes?
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, I will buy hamburger meat next week. We had a small hamburger after shopping today and I did okay with it.
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Also, peanut butter
    soft cheeses.
    tofu,
    eggplant Parmesan,
    Cooked broccoli and cauliflower
    and
    Milk,
    are also all soft and protein rich.
    I made sauteed chicken thighs with curry seasoning and diced tomatoes on the side for dinner because they cooked quickly and mom was hungry even after we stopped for a small hamburger. I was going to make a yogurt sauce but we ate them before that happened. I will make the leftover two chicken thighs into soup tomorrow with some leftover roast vegetables from yesterday.

    I only had the cheap olives in my cupboard and they were colored with ferrous sucinate,which is iron and I'm not sure what else. I will take mom to the Italian market this weekend to buy some good olives and then try Freema's chicken. The only dental pain I had was with hot coffee-the first sip started the radiating pain again-that was after I ate the chicken without pain-but I did let it cool first.

    Thanks t0 everyone for the great suggestions. My go to food for dental issues used to be milk shakes but now they have too much sugar for me and the cold temperature really hurts my tooth.

    Fish-I totally forgot about fish-soft and protein rich.
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we can have that for breakfast or lunch tomorrow.
     
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    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I made this and it was wonderful-Thank you, Freema!
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    that sounds wonderfull, it is one of my own favorites and tastes yummie, the only bad thing is the bones from the Whole chicken and the stones from the olives, by I myself don´t care about that..
     
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    I took the meat off the bones of chicken thighs before serving and I cut the olives off the pit when adding to the stew-for mom-they would be choking hazards for her. I was about to just throw everything in whole until I thought about her-we once had an ambulance call after she choked on a KFC bone at the house. I cut all chicken up for her now.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    You are a sweet heart
     
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