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#1 of 5 Old 03-04-2003, 11:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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A friend of mine just got braces put on and is having a hard time getting enough protein as she can't grind her way through meat.

I suggested the obvious like yogurt or a tofu shake, but what other ideas can I give her?

Thanks!

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Beans and rice! Couscous and chickpeas! Tofu and rice! You can go many, many places with grains and legumes.
And I guess there's always egg salad.
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I can so remember how painful it was to eat after having my braces tightned. Here's a pudding recipe from my book Simply Natural Baby Food that might do the trick.

Instant Banana Pudding

2 tablespoons milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 ounces firm or silken tofu, cut into chunks
2 medium bananas, sliced (about 1¾ cups)
1½ tablespoons tahini
Pinch ground nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and puree until smooth. Chill. Top with chopped nuts if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

Note: Since there is not much liquid, it can be hard to get your puree going in a blender. Put the liquids in first, and cut the tofu and banana into small pieces. Don’t add additional liquid or pudding will be soupy.

Variations:

Peanut Butter-Banana Pudding

Substitute peanut (or almond) butter for tahini.

Cathe Olson, author The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook, Simply Natural Baby Food, and LIck It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.  
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My pudding is chilling! I can't wait to try it.
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Thank you so much! I will pass on the suggestions.

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