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Old 08-28-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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Need help - soft food diet suggestions - I'm over it!

I've been on a soft diet for six months. I finally tried reintegrating harder foods, like fish and chicken. Mistake! My jaw joint is angry! Can anyone give me advice on soft foods? I'm tired of mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese!

 
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:31 AM   #2
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Re: Need help- soft food diet suggestions- I'm over it!

Chilli! Mashed sweet potatoe, smashed cauliflower..... Do you have a blender? When I'm feeling sick (I take lots of meds) and can't stomach foods too well, I blend up my meals. Steamed cauliflower makes great "mashed potatoes" if you season them. Steamed veggies in a blender with soft meats (you have to boil boil boil). I have a kitchen aid mixer, it's the best! Did I mention I love food?! Have you tried protein shakes?! Fruit smoothies with Greek yogurt? The possibilities are endless if you've got a blender. I'm getting excited.

 
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Re: Need help- soft food diet suggestions- I'm over it!

Thanks for the advice Robocat and for the enthusiasm. I'm so overwhelmed by all of this, it's nice to hear someone sound so upbeat.

What meats do you boil and blend? I miss having even the option of meat anymore, and yes, a few months ago I went out and got a pretty good blender.

I really like the cauliflower idea too.

 
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Re: Need help- soft food diet suggestions- I'm over it!

Sometimes I boil a really good thick beef. The more pricey the cut and tender the better! I suppose if you tenderize it beforehand it would work well. Save the broth too. When you tenderize it and blend it you get more flavor out of it. Same thing with potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower.

 
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Re: Need help- soft food diet suggestions- I'm over it!

Have you ever had sheapards pie? I just thought of it! You would love it! My fav dish!

Lasagna?

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Re: Need help- soft food diet suggestions- I'm over it!

Those are really good suggestions and very different from my normal fare. I could really use the variety.

 
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Re: Need help- soft food diet suggestions- I'm over it!

Hey there -

Have you thought about trying soups with different spices to mix up your palate? I am a vegetarian so when I was on a soft food diet I used to eat soups like spinach and sweet potato soup with caribbean curry; or even chicken tortilla soup.

I also really like to eat pho (a Vietnamese soup) with tofu, which is very soft.

Hope that helps!

 
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Re: Need help- soft food diet suggestions- I'm over it!

I love Hawaiian ginger and kale soup! So yum! I've been thinking about this post all day I actually broke out my cook books! Tater tots made out of zucchini! If you make them in muffin pans and eggs they don't get crispy. I believe they're called zucchini tots. Omlettes? Yum! Ramen? Pasta....Salisbury steak is soft. Meatloaf. My mouth is watering....

 
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Re: Need help - soft food diet suggestions - I'm over it!

Robocat's advice is great!

I also go down the baby food aisle. I have found some great tasting baby foods, plus the portions are small so I don't have left offers. Baby food is usually good for you, and low in sugars.

I also blend up breakfast cereals with soy milk or ensure and drink them down.

Most foods can be pureed into soups.

Bolthouse Farms makes lots of nutritional drinks you can get at any grocery store that are ready to drink.

I hate to cook, so have blender will travel

 
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Re: Need help - soft food diet suggestions - I'm over it!

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I've been on a soft diet for six months. I finally tried reintegrating harder foods, like fish and chicken. Mistake! My jaw joint is angry! Can anyone give me advice on soft foods? I'm tired of mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese!
breakfast for me is greek yogurt, with bran cereal softened in water (For fibre) and then I puree it with raspberries, blueberries, a banana, honey, 2 tblsp wheat germ and 2 heaping tablespoons fermented soy powder

I use greek yogurt and soy powder for extra protein since I can't chew meat.

I also buy alot of lentil/bean soups (again for protein), puree them with the pulp of a baked potato for added nutrition (I have a hand blender that does the job) I also live on butternut squash soup.

Hot chocolate is my treat

It does get to be a various montonous diet.

When things are better I can eat spinach quiche; pancakes or french toast.

hope things get better

 
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Re: Need help - soft food diet suggestions - I'm over it!

i would also add pudding and apple sauce to the list.

Maybe you can eat cottage cheese? (I can't but it maybe soft enough for you).

 
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Re: Need help - soft food diet suggestions - I'm over it!

For something soft, and with lots of protein I like to eat fish. Halibut, perch, flounder, orange roughy are all good. Broil them with your favorite seasonings and you're good to go.

 
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I love Hawaiian ginger and kale soup! So yum! I've been thinking about this post all day I actually broke out my cook books! Tater tots made out of zucchini! If you make them in muffin pans and eggs they don't get crispy. I believe they're called zucchini tots. Omlettes? Yum! Ramen? Pasta....Salisbury steak is soft. Meatloaf. My mouth is watering....
I love your enthusiasm, Robocat! It's refreshing. Thanks for making me smile.

 
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i would also add pudding and apple sauce to the list.

Maybe you can eat cottage cheese? (I can't but it maybe soft enough for you).
Pudding and applesauce are good suggestions, but no, i haven't quite graduated to cottage cheese yet. maybe one day.

 
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For something soft, and with lots of protein I like to eat fish. Halibut, perch, flounder, orange roughy are all good. Broil them with your favorite seasonings and you're good to go.
Fish is still a little too hard for me, but I'm looking forward to the day when it's back on the menu. Thanks, Pegala.

 
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