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Mornin'!

Are there any actual recipes for the "soft foods" phase besides ricotta bake (which Pandemonium so kindly passed along)? I start the next phase on Wednesday and although I've had almost no appetite, I'm hoping that with making something a little more appetizing, I'll be able to get more calories & nutrients in. Currently, I'm only taking in about 300 calories/day - if that.

Thanks!

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Hi, I use to consume a lot of hummus and baba ganoush it’s filled with fibers and rich in Omega 3 I managed to lose 96 pounds in the first 6 months my SW was 308 my CW IS 178 I’m 2.6 years from my surgery date still consume a lot of it, remember to do lots of exercise and always consult with your DR

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check the blog "The World According to Eggface". She a long-time bariatric patient (and on the board of the Obesity Action Coalition, I believe) and she loves cooking. She has lots of recipes on her blog for all phases.

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I just posted these to another thread, but here are some recipes I used for pureed (that are so good I'd eat em during soft too!)

  • Blend 1c low-fat ricotta, 1-2 T caramelized onions, and some finely chopped rosemary using a hand blender for a great whipped ricotta dip.
  • Pressure cooked some cannelini Beans and blended with a touch of olive oil, lemon juice and zest for a white bean dip.
  • Scrape vanilla bean seeds & add pod to low-fat milk and steep over low heat. Remove pod, combine with sugar-free cheesecake pudding and a little bit of almond extract. Tasted like an amaretto cheesecake!

For soft foods most of my favorites were fish, but there were a couple of tasty meat recipes as well.

  • Combine 1T low-cal cream cheese with either some minced shallot/capers or some everything bagel seasoning and serve with some smoked salmon.
  • Poached fish in a milk broth flavored with leek, shallot, saffron.
  • MD-style crabcakes (toss meat in a metal bowl first and listen for any clinking to pick out shells) with very little filler. These were especially great since you can portion into 2-oz mini crabcakes and freeze, then pull them out to broil as needed.
  • https://leitesculinaria.com/44197/recipes-beef-chili.html This recipe was delicious. It's a ground beef chili that has a very soft consistency designed for topping hot dogs or hamburgers. Has some kick but loaded with flavor.
  • Of course, chicken salad and tuna salad. Chopped up a whole rotisserie chicken and made a couple different types of salads- pesto and curry chicken salad.

Hope you find some inspiration from these ideas!!

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I made black Beans in my Instant Pot, then pureed them with a little salsa (if you can handle it). Heat with about 10g of cheese. Delicious

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Pureed Egg salad - 2 hardboiled eggs, T TBL reduced fat mayo, 1 TBL plain greek yogurt. salt/pepper/ground mustard to taste. Puree.

I was able to eat scrambled eggs, but a lot of folks can't

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I did a lot of cottage cheese, tuna pouches, refried Beans. Someone posted if you mix your 4oz cottage cheese with your small pouch of tuna it tastes like tuna salad, I add a big of onion. It really does.

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22 hours ago, Double_Me said:

I just posted these to another thread, but here are some recipes I used for pureed (that are so good I'd eat em during soft too!)

  • Blend 1c low-fat ricotta, 1-2 T caramelized onions, and some finely chopped rosemary using a hand blender for a great whipped ricotta dip.
  • Pressure cooked some cannelini Beans and blended with a touch of olive oil, lemon juice and zest for a white bean dip.
  • Scrape vanilla bean seeds & add pod to low-fat milk and steep over low heat. Remove pod, combine with sugar-free cheesecake pudding and a little bit of almond extract. Tasted like an amaretto cheesecake!

For soft foods most of my favorites were fish, but there were a couple of tasty meat recipes as well.

  • Combine 1T low-cal cream cheese with either some minced shallot/capers or some everything bagel seasoning and serve with some smoked salmon.
  • Poached fish in a milk broth flavored with leek, shallot, saffron.
  • MD-style crabcakes (toss meat in a metal bowl first and listen for any clinking to pick out shells) with very little filler. These were especially great since you can portion into 2-oz mini crabcakes and freeze, then pull them out to broil as needed.
  • https://leitesculinaria.com/44197/recipes-beef-chili.html This recipe was delicious. It's a ground beef chili that has a very soft consistency designed for topping hot dogs or hamburgers. Has some kick but loaded with flavor.
  • Of course, chicken salad and tuna salad. Chopped up a whole rotisserie chicken and made a couple different types of salads- pesto and curry chicken salad.

Hope you find some inspiration from these ideas!!

These all sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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