Crunching While I Can

by Sarah on July 18, 2013 · 6 comments

As of noon on Thursday, I will have four holes in my mouth where all of my intelligence used to be.

this required a drive back to charlottesville. i officially live in my car.

Needless to say, I had to take advantage of being able to chew while I could.

But first, a no wisdom (teeth)-friendly breakfast.

overnight psyllium husk oats topped with almond 'fluff' and strawberries

Perhaps eaten to prepare me for the upcoming change in my munching abilities.

[Or perhaps eaten because I really like to eat from jars…in cars.*]

*And become a poet. And I know it.

former cinnamon honey peach butter jar

Lunch was a strategic attempt to consume as many raw vegetables as possible while it didn’t hurt to eat like a rabbit.

Actually, I was eating more like a horse if you speak about actual method of eating, as opposed to diet, since rabbits always look a bit like they are chewing just with their canines, don’t they?

mango peach salsa mixed with feast's herb hummus makes for a surprisingly delicious dressing

How ironic. (Don’t you think?)

But I digress.

And this little happy hour of minted watermelon and oranges, with local Nugget’s Fresh Mint Kombucha is worth redirecting your attention.

I flippin’ love the duo behind that kombucha, and the genius that inspired them to make kombucha gelato and sell it at the farmers’ market.(But that’s another story for another day.)

why buy one, when you could buy two?

As seen in the photo above, I also stopped by Great Harvest, where the counter girl was so kind as to pack up my requisite free sample of Whole Grain Goodness, chosen for its perfect combination of doughy softness and nutty seedability.

And I knew post-extraction, nuts and seeds might be a problem.

 It paired beautifully with this ginormous salad.*

*Yes, another one.

This time topped with leftover salmonsent with me on my travels my Stepfather Smart–and Roasted Corn and Hearts of Palm Salsa.

your sneak peak at monday's MMAZ recipe...

And since I was required not to eat or drink anything–not even WATER-after midnight, well, you know I had to have a rather epic just-before midnight snack.

Lucky for me, Papa Smart doesn’t quite understand the joy to be found in the bottom of the shredded wheat  bag.

Cereal straw*, corn flakes, raspberry Chobani, an entire Fuji apple and a river of Trader Joe’s peanut butter.

*Otherwise known as Kashi Island Vanilla remains.

And now…bring on the ice cream.

(Or at least the pint of a gelato sorbet that a gift card got me today.)


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Danica @ It's Progression July 18, 2013 at 8:15 am

I hope the procedure all goes well…enjoy all the ice cream/smoothies/applesauce you can after!

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

I hope that things go well for you and that your recovery is a fast one. Don’t forget to eat some ice cream!!

Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut July 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

Ah good luck friend! And if they are giving you that gas that makes you goofy….have someone record the episode. I seriously regret recording Dave when he got his wisdom teeth out because he was HILARIOUS!!

Aly@ReturnToYourRoot July 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Oh boy, get ready for the experience of a lifetime 😛 Although I was not put under (my wisdom teeth weren’t impacted) so only the numbing shots hurt the most. But the good news was that during the healing process it gave me an excuse to eat all the jello and oatmeal in the world! Yay! :)

Miss Polkadot July 18, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hope it went well, Sarah! Enjoy all the ice cream you can eat before starting to shiver – and then have some tea and continue with the ice cream and Chobani party ;). Soon enough you’ll be back to crunching.

Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I think you did a marvelous job at munching and crunching your way to extraction time. I had no idea our intelligence was stored in our wisdom teeth, but I feel smarter already.
I just had my grille, also know as my braces, tightened so I can feel your pain. It hurt to eat a piece of lettuce and you can just forget about the salad toppings. Veggies and hummus were a total no-go, but straight hummus might have happened.

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