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Is your stage 3 pureed or soft foods? I actually bought a baby food maker. It was a life saver. But you don't need one, a blender works just fine! If it's pureed and you're craving something savory, you can put boiled or baked chicken in the blender, then mix it into 1/3 cup of the 98% fat-free cream of chicken. Two ounces of well-drained tuna with 2 tbsps of light mayo tastes really good, just be sure to over mix it so all the little chunks work themselves out. You can try canned chili and blend it even more than it already is. Canned Beans can be mashed up and seasoned any way you like if you need to add Fiber to your diet. For sweet foods, there's of course SF pudding, SF rice pudding, SF tapioca, low cal/low carb yogurt (Greek is the healthiest), and oatmeal sweetened with Stevia and cinnamon. I would make the oatmeal with Water then add 3 tbsps of caramel-flavored whey Protein Shake (Premier Protein brand taste the best to me) that way, I was getting fiber and protein to make up for the high carb count.

If your stage 3 is soft foods, you can try salmon or baked fish. For me the difference between pureed and soft foods was minimal because of what I liked to eat. Tuna is a staple for me. Except now I can eat it with some Quest cheddar crackers.

Edited by CarmenG

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I was having problems with dairy at that point too...I ate a lot of refried Beans and spoonfuls of hummus and Peanut Butter, and there are non-dairy yogurts out there but please look at the labels, a lot of them don't have much Protein compared to their dairy counterparts.

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