After Surgery Recipe Ideas

Below are recipes we have provided for foods to eat after you have had oral surgery. The idea is to eat foods that are filling and nutritious. This leads to a speedy recovery. It is best to eat foods at room temperature. Check back with our website as we will add new recipe ideas periodically.

YUMMY WAKE-UP SMOOTHIE

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: about 3 cups (2-4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup hulled strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, or peeled and sliced kiwi (about 2)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions:

Place all ingredients in the blender and process on high speed until smooth, about 30 to 45 seconds. Pour into glasses and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 234; Total Fat 2 grams; Protein 7 grams; Total Carbohydrates 51 grams; Sugar 36 grams; Fiber 5 grams; Cholesterol 8 milligrams; Sodium 65 milligrams.

PUMPKIN AND APPLE SOUP

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6 one cup servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Ginger, ground
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 cup chucky applesauce
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 1/2 cups chick broth

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in pumpkin pie spice and ginger.
  2. Stir in pumpkin, applesauce and broth until well blended and smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. (If smoother soup is desired, place mixture in batches in blender container; cover and blend until smooth.) Stir in cream. Heat gently before serving, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories 130; Total Fat 6 grams; Protein 3 grams; Total Carbohydrates 16 grams; Fiber 4 grams; Cholesterol 17 milligrams; Sodium 619 milligrams.

BUTTERMILK PANCAKE RECIPE

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Serves: 6 one cup servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Bisquick Mix
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or less) Almond extract (optional)

Directions:

Stir all ingredients until blended. Heat griddle or skillet to medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375 degrees. Add a little bit of butter to the hot griddle or skillet. Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear. Pour about cupfuls onto hot surface. Cook until edges are dry. Flip and cook until golden brown.