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Tomorrow I start my soft food/purée stage. My doctor gave the option of puréed foods or chewing food to a puréed state. What are some options that have worked for you all ? I’m asking because I am just a little uncertain. I know everyone’s body is different in what it can take. But just want a little insight.

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Get a blender. Chewing multiple times just leaves you with a tasteless mush in your mouth. Blah!

You still really shouldn’t have to chew at puree stage. Add stock, broth or gravy, etc. to help blend meats down to a nice sloppiness. I also tried using cottage cheese & ricotta but it was still too thick & didn’t taste pleasant. mayo was way to sweet. I was allowed scrambled eggs - made them with milk & made them pretty runny. I did buy a couple of jars of baby food as a back up.

You can chew more on soft foods. I ate a lot of mince based meals (rissoles/meat balls, savoury mince) with lots of gravy & slow cooked meats in casseroles & stews. The near should just break down ver easily with a little mash with a fork.

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I'll mention a couple things I tried, because everyone might not think of these.

I got same prepared chicken curry from costco, then put a couple ounces in the blender cup, added an ounce or so of chicken broth, and ground it until it was smooth. I did the same with prepared chicken marsala.

A bullet-style blender is good for this kind of work.

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46 minutes ago, LaNelle said:

Has anyone tried eating hummus or guacamole?

I sometimes put a little guacamole on a sandwich. Just a tablespoon or so, though. It's really high in fat.

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10 hours ago, LaNelle said:

Has anyone tried eating hummus or guacamole?

I regularly had hummus during puree/soft phases and did fine with it. Guac is a pass because I'm allergic. Refried Beans thinned with salsa or enchilada sauce, Madras lentils & Tasty Bite dal (both from Costco), cottage cheese, and thick Soups were staples for me. I opted the chew instead of blend, mostly out of convenience, but it did get old. I also added unflavored Protein Powder to just about anything I could.

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Awesome !! I am headed to the store now ! I also found a chicken salad recipe that seems like it would be a good option. I just can’t get with purée everything ! Lol So thanks for this insight !!

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Scrambled eggs!!

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