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Had gum surgery two days ago -- what healthy foods to eat?

operagirl | Sep 11, 2008 08:14 PM

I've read a couple of the threads on this topic here, but haven't come up with much in the way of healthy options. Not so keen on munching vienna sausages and other highly processed foods, granted, those have their time and place . . .

Yesterday, I made myself a great smoothie with 1 banana, 1 C. light chocolate soymilk, and 1 package mori-nu light silken tofu. I hope I don't get sick of that over the next couple weeks!

Today, I had some mashed potatoes (added butter, skim milk, salt and pepper), mashed summer squash (salt and pepper), and mashed baked beans (homemade and pretty tasty if I do say so myself).

SO and I subscribe to a CSA that gives us lots of beautiful veggies each week. We've got beets, baby turnips, tomatoes, chard, sweet peppers, tomatillos, strawberries, summer squash, and basil. Also romaine lettuce, but I don't think I'm going to put that in the blender . . .

Anyway, does anyone have any ideas about what to do with all the pretty veggies? I know that basically, whatever cooking/seasoning treatment they get, they're going to be pulverized afterwards so I can eat them easily. But I'd love to get a little creative with seasonings. I'm looking for recipes that are low in fat, high on nutrients, as I'm not doing a whole lot of moving around!

Thanks in advance.

I'm not vegetarian, I just like my vegetables.

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