SOFT SOLID DIET sample menu

8:00 am
½ cup Skim milk
½ cup cooked oatmeal
½ cup cut up strawberries (fresh or frozen without sugar)



10:00 am
1 packet of Protein supplement
Skim milk and 1-2 servings of
1 oz Part-skim Mozzarella cheese (1 stick of string cheese)

12:00 noon –
½ cup chicken noodle soup, high protein
¼ cup canned tuna, salmon or chicken mixed with 1 Tbsp. fat free mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
½ cup cooked fresh or frozen veggies


¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
¼ cup diced peaches packed in their own juice

5:00 pm
¼ cup tender, cooked chicken/turkey/beef/pork (cooked in a crock pot or pressure cooker to cook meat tender while keeping it moist).
¼ cup soft, cooked green beans
¼ cup soft cooked potatoes
2 tsp. diet margarine or 1 tsp. olive oil


½ cup sugar-free pudding or custard (high protein)


In between meals, drink at least 6-8 cups of water and any other no calorie or sugar-free, non-carbonated beverages.

You can add protein supplements in the form of protein bars now. We recommend Focus 28. But only choose those protein bars that meet these guidelines:

  • Choose bars containing less than 15 grams of sugar
  • Choose bars containing less than 8 grams of fat
  • Choose bars containing less than 200 calories per bar


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