1. Applesauce: Seriously. Get the largest jar possible and snack often. I love Mott's "Natural" line that is sugar free. Want something other than apple? Spice things up by trying their other fun flavors like mango or pear.
2. Smoothies: My first day out of surgery I went straight to Planet Smoothie. I don't know if it was just too cold or if the girl didn't know how to make it because I cried trying to eat it. I was totally ready to swear of smoothies completely when I decided to try Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Their Blimey Limey was tangy and fresh with just a hint of lime that didn't overpower the rich strawberry flavor. The best part? The person taking care of you can get actual food, too. They have wraps, flatbreads, salads and bistro sandwiches, plus new papaya inspired smoothies.
3. Soup: Over these past few days I think I have tried every kind of soup made, ever. From Campbell's condensed to McAlister's Deli I promise there is a soup to match anyone's taste palette. My hands down favorite is McAlister's broccoli and cheddar. Rich and creamy with manageable chunks of broccoli you can't go wrong with this all american comfort food. And it wasn't that nasty fake tasting cheese-- it was the real deal. It went down smoothly and warmed me up from the inside out.
4. Frostys: When you're feeling down and out and need a little pick-me-up a Wendy's frosty is perfection. Soft-served and not too cold this age old classic comes in chocolate or vanilla and can make any situation instantly better.
5. A good nurse: Okay, okay I know this one isn't food related, but it makes all the difference. When you get your wisdom teeth out make sure you've got an amazing person to take care of you. I honestly don't know what I would have done without mine. Find someone willing to drive you around and scope out all the mushy food in the area. Also, make sure they have lots of patience and can make you laugh when you start to cry because your teeth hurt so damn bad. It also doesn't hurt if they're good looking-- just sayin'.
I'm now on Day Five and starting to be able to semi-chew real food. I hope to be recovered ASAP, but until then I guess I will just have to scope out more mushy options.