This week one of my children had a fall and was put on a strict ‘Soft Foods’ only diet by the dentist for the next week. We actually get asked quite a bit in the Skinnymixers group for soft food recipes for people who have had their wisdom teeth out or perhaps gastric sleeve surgery. Hopefully this healthy recipe list for ‘soft foods’ in the Thermomix, will help next time it is needed.
Ok so the idea of eating dip off a spoon may not appeal to you. But if you’ve been living off a diet of soups, yoghurt, jelly and mashed vegetables for a few days then eating some full flavour snacks might be just what the doctor ordered.
The Thermomix makes the most amazing soups. For the chunkier style soups, simply remove any bones or non-edibles and blend by gradually increasing to Speed 9 with your MC ON. If you need a really smooth consistency, try adding cauliflower, potato or pumpkin during the cooking process.
TIP:When making your own smoothies or ‘whole’ juice in the Thermomix. Add your vegetables and fruit with ice first. Blitz together like a sorbet with a little liquid. Then slowly add your chilled water, coconut water or other liquid through the MC hole whilst it is blending. The ice will help breakdown the vegetables/fruit and will give you a smoother consistency for your green smoothies.
So beyond cooking a Thermomix recipe and then blending at the end (the Greek Simple Stew is Foodie Baby’s favourite puree to eat)… these meals lend themselves to a softer texture. With a little tweaking, you won’t just be eating pureed food.
‘A Little Taste of Asia’: Thai Basil Jasmine Rice – Add a few minutes onto the cooking time of your cauliflower rice to make sure it is extra soft, and chop your vegetables small. Then serve with the sauce from a Thai Green Chicken Curry… soooo delicious! You could blend the Thai Green Curry, or simply use the sauce and save the actual curry for other family members.
A Little Taste of Asia’: Curry Mee Laksa – Change this flavour-packed meal up a little bit by using some fish instead of chicken and prawns. If your fish is well cooked, you will find it is fall apart tender. Combined with some overcooked cabbage ‘noodles’ in the laksa, you should be able to eat with minimal chewing.
THM: Healthy Carbonara Sauce – This flavourful base sauce can be combined with some well cooked, chopped up zoodles for a minimal amount of texture. Feel free to blend the bacon or any other additions into the sauce and thin down to your liking.