Soft Diet

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Indications: Post-polypectomy, diverticulitis, intestinal narrowing

Recommended Foods:

           Meats/protein

Soft, moist fish and poultry, ground beef

Eggs

Creamy peanut butter

Dairy

Cottage cheese

Yogurt

Milk

Breads and cereals

White bread, refined wheat bread, light rye, soft rolls and crackers

Noodles or pasta

Potatoes or rice

Fruits and vegetables

Cooked or canned fruit

All fruit juices

Avocado, bananas, melons and berries

Grapefruit and orange sections without membrane

Applesauce

All cooked vegetables

Dessert

Cakes, cookies, pudding, custard, ice cream, gelatin, milkshakes

Foods to Avoid:

Steaks, hard rolls, whole grain breads, crackers with seeds, potato chips, dried fruits, nuts, popcorn, raw vegetables, coconut

Other Considerations:

Drink plenty of liquids, at least 8 cups of water or fluid a day

Eat your meals at regular intervals

Eat slowly and chew your food well

 

Soft Diet Sample Menu

 

Breakfast

Coffee/tea

Orange juice

Cooked oatmeal

Melon

Low-fat milk

White toast

Jelly, jam, or margarine

 

Lunch

Vegetable soup

Lean hamburger

Soft white bun

Applesauce

Graham crackers

Soft drink

 

Dinner

Broiled skinless chicken breast

Rice

Steamed green beans

Mashed potatoes

Margarine

Avocado

Low-fat frozen yogurt

 

Snack

Banana

Soft drink

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Dr Scott Levenson and Dr Roger Kao may recommend special diets for your condition: