- All dairy products except non-shredded hard cheeses.
- Ground meats.
- Flaky fish.
- Nut butters.
- Soft cooked vegetables – no seeds or skins.
- Soups with finely chopped vegetables.
What are 3 indications for a mechanical soft diet?
The mechanical soft diet is appropriate for patients who are recovering from head, neck, or mouth surgery, who have dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), narrowing of the esophagus (food tube), or who are too ill or weak to chew.
Can you eat toast on a mechanical soft diet?
Avoid toasting bread or choosing varieties with hard, crispy crusts, such as sourdough. Crackers, cereals, and crunchy cookies can be softened with water or milk (slurried). Dairy: Dairy products like yogurt, soft cheese, and cottage cheese are already suitable for a mechanical soft diet without any additional prep.
How is the mechanical soft diet different from the soft diet?
Soft food diet is one that includes foods that are easy to chew and swallow and excludes foods with a hard texture. Mechanical soft food diet refers to using equipment, such as a blender or processor.