- Mush or porridge-type hot cereals like oatmeal, grits and Cream-of-Wheat.
- Cereals that soften easily in milk like Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes.
- Soft breads and muffins.
- Pasta cooked to a soft consistency.
- Potatoes and sweet potatoes without skin.
- Soft fruits like ripe bananas and melon.
What meats can you eat on a soft diet?
|Guidelines for the Soft Diet|
|Meats||any moist, tender meats, fish, or poultry (lamb, veal, chicken, turkey, tender beef, liver stewed pork), eggs (see exceptions), creamy peanut butter|
|Dairy||all low-fat milk products, smooth yogurt, mild-flavored cheese, cottage cheese|
What is a soft food diet after surgery?
A soft food diet refers to food that is soft in texture, low in fiber and easy to digest. This way of eating is sometimes called a gastrointestinal (GI) soft diet. It is used after surgery or gut upset. Eat foods from “easy to digest” list and avoid foods on “difficult to digest list.”
What happens if you eat only soft foods?
When you only eat soft foods, this does not happen. Your jaw begins to think it does not need to be as strong, so your cells focus their attention elsewhere. This can cause your jaw to get softer and even lead to tooth loss if it goes on too long.