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Help, I lack all creativity when it comes to cooking and I've just hit the soft food stage. Anybody have suggestions for easy meals at this stage? I'm needing suggestions for Protein dishes. Thanks!

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Egg salad was my "go-to" for easy during soft food stage. Lots of super easy recipes and a couple of add in spices can change the flavors quickly (like buffalo hot sauce).

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check the blog "The World According to Eggface". She has recipes for all the different stages

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Does your grocery store bake fish as a courtesy? I order a half pound of Tilapia or Cod, with salt-free seasoning, each weekend. It lasts for 4 lunches. Easy soft protein!

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fat free refried Beans with low fat cheese and salsa makes a great bean dip.

canned Soups are great soft foods.

cloud bread - yum! you can use it to make "pizza" or as a "bun" for soft Proteins.

deli turkey plus low fat cheese or Bolthouse yogurt sauces.

sloppy joes (made with small amount of Manwich or sugar free ketchup)

chili (use extra lean beef or ground turkey)

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