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Phase 2B: Pureed

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Overview

Congratulations! You have been advanced to pureed foods. You will be adding high-protein foods to your diet, which will aid in the healing process.
  • It is recommended to consume 60-80 grams of protein. Consume these proteins first at meals.
  • A protein supplement is recommended to help you meet your protein needs.

Suggested Recipes

Recommended Choices for the Pureed Phase

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  • Skim milk with added protein powder or non-fat dry milk
  • Light yogurt or light Greek yogurt Low or nonfat small curd cottage cheese
  • Blended cream soups with added baby food meat or finely minced meat
  • Scrambled eggs or egg substitutes
  • Pureed beef, chicken, or turkey
  • Mashed, moistened whitefish (cod, tilapia, haddock, orange roughly)
  • Canned chicken or canned tuna (in water)
  • Hot, thinned cereals such as oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits, farina, or cream of rice
  • Mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Pureed fruits
  • Pureed vegetables
  • Baby food meats, vegetables, fruits

Tips

  • Stay hydrated! Drink at least 48 to 64 ounces of fluid per day.
  • Continue to sip fluids slowly.
  • Carry a water bottle with you everywhere to be sure you're staying hydrated throughout the day.
  • Check with your surgeon about taking a chewable vitamin supplement.
  • Consume three small meals each day.
  • A Protein supplement will help you meet your daily protein requirements. Drink it in between meals. You can use as a meal substitute or snack pending total protein intake.
  • Wait at least thirty minutes between eating and drinking.
  • Pureed foods should be the consistency of baby food. Food can be pureed by cutting it into small pieces and adding liquids and seasonings (to taste) in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth and blended.
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