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What Food Can You Eat without Chewing

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 10, 2022
What Food Can You Eat without Chewing

You may encounter the problem of not being able to chew following oral surgery or a tooth extraction at the dentist or orthodontist. This is when it will be useful to know what foods you can eat without increasing the pain and can be easily swallowed. That is why in oneHOWTO we want to give you some tips on what food you can eat without chewing.

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  1. Purées and cream soups
  2. Soups and broths
  3. Juices
  4. Ice creams
  5. Soft foods

Purées and cream soups

One of the most recommended foods you can eat without chewing are purées and cream soups as these are easy to swallow and do not generate pain in the mouth when being eat. Thus, you can opt for some classic vegetable based dishes or add other food groups like dairy, such as milk or cream, or proteins, like meat, fish or eggs. This will ensure your diet is rich in all types of nutrients.

Here find the links to some of our cream soup and purée recipes:

What Food Can You Eat without Chewing - Purées and cream soups

Soups and broths

Similarly, soups and broths can be an good food source if you can not chew. It will be recommended that these are warm as opposed to very hot so to not to increase the sensation of pain or even burn your mouth when swallowing. There are several types of broth to choose from, or you can choose to prepare a bouillon by adding an egg or semolina to the broth.

What Food Can You Eat without Chewing - Soups and broths


For breakfast or as a snack between meals you can drink juice to take the edge of your hunger. Even if you can not chew you can drink these without issues with the help of a straw.

We recommend you take advantage of the season's fruits and vegetables to prepare the juices and make them much richer and more nutritious. Here are some ideas:

What Food Can You Eat without Chewing - Juices

Ice creams

Cold foods will be beneficial for cases where you can not chew due to oral surgery, i.e. you have had a tooth removed, etc. The cold will help relieve pain and reduce swelling so ice cream will be a good choice in these cases, but always in moderation as it is rich in sugars.

Choose ice creams that do not contain 'bits' or those coated with some other hard food, such as chocolate or cookie flavoured, as you will be unable to chew this. Homemade ice creams will be best, so here we share some recipes with you:

What Food Can You Eat without Chewing - Ice creams

Soft foods

As your condition improves and you mouth starts to feel better but you are still unable to chew a lot you will start to incorporate some soft foods into your diet. At this point you can try to eat:

  • Yoghurt and custard puddings
  • Biscuits soaked in milk
  • Jellies
  • Cream cheeses
  • Soft bread
  • Shredded chicken
What Food Can You Eat without Chewing - Soft foods

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Christopher Kitts
An 86 year old woman lives we us while she is eating she told to chew but you can not be with her all the time to tell her and she forgets and just swallows the food without chewing first and chicks it up what is the best way to help her.
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