Thursday, June 11, 2009

Soft Food Phase

After the Liquid Phase, comes the Soft Food Phase. Hallelujah! I bet you are hungry by now. As a general rule, you can eat anything that could be easily mashed with a fork. Be sure to listen and follow your doctor's guidelines. These are only suggestions.

Soft Food Phase
Breakfast Ideas

Runny Oatmeal
Poached Egg
Cottage Cheese with Canned fruit
Baked Apple or Pear (peeled) with cinnamon and sugar
Cream of Wheat

Lunch and Dinner Ideas

Tuna Fish Salad
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potatoes with a little bit of canned chili
Refried Beans
Zucchini Fries
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Canned Vegetables
Tomatoes with salt and pepper
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Broccoli
1 bag Frozen Chopped Broccoli (thawed)
1 can Cream of Mushroom
1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
Dried Basil
Salt and Pepper
Place broccoli, cream of mushroom, cheese in a baking dish. Season to taste. Bake until broccoli is very tender.

Fruit Sherbet
1 cup Lemon Juice
1 1/2 cup Splenda (sugar)
1 cup Orange Juice (Try Tropicana50)
1 cup Fat-Free Milk
1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
Mix all ingredients well. Place in plastic container and Freeze.

Remember, you can also have anything from the liquid phase. I hope you got a few good ideas. Always remember to listen and follow the guidelines given to you by your doctor. I am not, nor do I claim to be a doctor. I know only through my personal journey and the guidelines given to me by my medical team.

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