Recommendation during puree / soft phase

on 1/9/17 6:53 am

Hi All!

My hubby is struggling with getting variety.  He is in the puree moving to the soft food stage.  He is mostly just having protein shakes and yogurt right now.  He has had some refried beans w/ taco sauce and cheese and lots of broth / soups, but hasn't ventured out much. 

What helped you get through this stage.  

Looking for any recommendations!


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Dee R.
on 1/9/17 7:07 am - CA

Eggface's Ricotta Bake.  It's awesome!

She also has a TON of recipes/suggestions for each stage.

White Dove
on 1/9/17 7:45 am

Ricotta bake - I still love it.  Turkey chili, tuna salad, split ppea soup

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Insert Fitness
on 1/9/17 8:44 am

I made a thicker version of cauliflower cheddar soup. Basically puréed steamed cauliflower with cheddar and seasoning. I was allowed eggs on Puree stage too. Usually scrambled or salad with a bit of mayo. Black bean soup with chipotle peppers. Into the soft stage I tired tuna, chicken and ham salad too. Mashed root veggies. 

Good luck! 

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Gwen M.
on 1/9/17 9:00 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Here's my list of what I ate during that stage :)

I basically just cooked things that would puree well - the guys got the normal thing and I pureed up a portion or two for myself.  

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on 1/9/17 9:32 am - PA
VSG on 06/17/16

In general, check out eggface's blog - she has a whole post dedicated to the puree phase! In addition to the yummy riccotta bake, I took her advice and pureed up tuna or chicken with a little plain nonfat greek yogurt for a sort of pureed tuna/chicken salad effect. For me that was a LOT more appealing than just tossing a chicken breast in a blender with broth. Those flavored pouches of tuna worked great for this - and made it so I had a different flavor after a while. The pouches of flavored salmon also worked well for this. And I used small cans of chicken at the time because they are pretty soft to begin with and pureed up well.

on 1/9/17 11:25 am

I did pretty much what Gwen did....cooked foods that I liked and knew would puree well......worked fine and I didn't feel like I was missing anything. In a pinch, I got Wendy's chili and pureed that, but I usually make my own and freeze it in single servings - I live alone so it makes life easier to just pull out what I need for a particular meal.

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on 1/9/17 5:52 pm

I did eggs and feta with a touch of hot sauce... very soft cooked though. Eggs cannot be well cooked! They still kill me if it is a hard cook.

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on 1/9/17 6:04 pm
VSG on 08/11/14

Cottage cheese, tuna, canned chicken with mayo were some of the things i ate

on 1/9/17 8:31 pm

Another vote for the ricotta bake. My NUT said that puréed stage foods had to "run off the spoon", so I put everything in the bullet blender with a little chicken broth or milk.

I had chicken, tuna, and egg salads (with just a bit of mayo-no crunchy bits). Also egg whites made into scrambled eggs, fat-free refrieds  w/melted cheese, canned beef stew, and cream of broccoli soup. 

At that point, I could only eat about two teaspoons full at a time, so a little lasted a long time.

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