I am so confused. I thought I understood the definition of pureed. I thought it mean something thin enough that it could be sipped through a straw. Chunk-free, liquidy stuff - like stage 1 baby food.
I'm moving from full liquids to purees later in the week and I'm trying to learn what my options are. Like a moron, I lost the ONE page in my big WLS binder from my surgeon that discusses pureed! D'oh!!
But, anyway, I am hoping someone here can help set me straight. I've seen a lot of people talk about eating refried beans with melted cheese in the puree stage. Aside from the fact that the beans seem like a pretty carby choice, I don't understand about the melted cheese. Unless it's like nasty processed "nacho cheese" sauce, how could melted shredded cheese be considered a puree?
I also saw a mouth-watering recipe on eggface's website for ricotta bake. It sounds SO GOOD. But, again, this has parmesan and also shredded mozzarella. So it sounds like she also considers melted cheese to be puree.
What definition of puree were you given? I might be totally misunderstanding what is meant by pureed foods. Maybe it's a lot more substantial than I thought. After a week of puree, I am to go on 2 weeks of "soft foods". So, if that helps, my surgeon definitely considers those to be seperate stages.
I do plan to contact my NUT after they are back in the office from the holidays. In the meantime, thanks for sharing any insight with me. ;) I'd looooove to make that ricotta bake, but I'm nervous about it not being a "true" puree. I'd rather always err on the side of caution, so if there is disagreement I'll just stay on full liquids a bit longer until I can talk to my NUT about things.
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