BLENDED/PUREED DIET sample menu

Beginning ½ hour before a meal and 45 minutes after a meal, drink water and other no calorie or sugar-free, non-carbonated beverages in between meals.
BETWEEN MEAL LIQUIDS

BREAKFAST

8:00 am ½ Hard-boiled egg, mashed and seasoned
½ cup pureed apple sauce
¼ cup high protein oatmeal
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MID-MORNING
1 packet protein supplement
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LUNCH

12:00 noon ½ cup pureed breast of chicken (no skin, baked, broiled or
grilled)
½ cup sugar free pudding (high protein)
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MID-AFTERNOON
½ cup low-fat or non-fat yogurt
¼ cup blended homemade cooked fruit or very ripe banana
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DINNER

5:00 pm ¼ cup pureed pork or fish with fat-free broth
¼ cup pureed cooked green beans
¼ cup cooked squash
1 teaspoon olive oil
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EVENING
½ cup pureed non-fat cottage cheese or tofu
½ cup fruit juice or pureed cooked fruit
In between meals, drink at least 6-8 cups of water and any other no calorie or sugar-free, non-carbonated beverages.
  • EAT 6 small liquid, and blended meals each day, but add one solid food item at one meal the first day. Add one more solid food item each day.
    ALL NEW FOODS NEED TO BE SOFT, COOKED OR CANNED.
  • AVOID all raw fruit and vegetables, nuts, popcorn, pickles, olives or relishes.
  • RECORD all new foods and any problems you have with them in a food diary and let your doctor know of any problems or questions you may have.
  • CHEW your food very well before swallowing. The consistency of the food should be liked mashed potatoes. Make sure that each bite is very small (as if you were feeding a baby) and continue to eat small amounts slowly. Eat about 2 Tablespoons over 10-15 minutes.
  • CONTINUE to take your multiple vitamins, calcium supplements, iron and B12 supplement as directed.
  • DRINK at least 6 cups (48 ounces) of water and other low/no calorie fluids between meals.
  • AVOID beverages that have alcohol or caffeine and those that are carbonated.
  • REMEMBER, don’t use a straw or chew gum