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High Protein Soft Foods

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I am just moving into the soft foods stage after my surgery last week and I'm wondering the "best bang for my buck" as far as high-protein, low-calorie foods? I know the obvious like eggs, fish, etc. but am looking for other suggestions that worked well for people. Also wondering how much I should be able to eat at this point? The feelings of hunger or being full seem so different now and I can't really seem to get a handle on it yet. I definitely don't want to overdo things, but I'm not sure how much I should be able to eat? Any suggestions? Thanks!!

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Soft cheeses like fat free cottage cheese, fat free ricotta are great. You can also get good satisfaction from fat free refried beans with some low/no fat cheddar melted on top.

For quantity, start SMALL and work your way up. I was told to start with about a tablespoon & a half. Use a tiny bowl and a small spoon, take LITTLE bites. Even that little bit, you should take about a half hour to consume. If you experience any pain, feelings of fullness, or a feeling of "backing up" in your throat, stop eating because your pouch is full. You should not drink for 30 minutes after you eat.

At this point you should still be getting the majority of your protein from shakes. Skim Plus milk is great too.

Good luck!

Lisa

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i just moved to this stage today too!

for breakfast i had a lassie (an indian drink)--2/3c nonfat greek yoghurt (face is the highest), 1/3c nf buttermilk and a touch of fruit flavor and splenda--18g prot and it went down easy. i can't get the prot drinks down so this was almost as high.

lunch--2oz tuna with a tsp of nf miracle whip and a bit of pickle--14g really low cal

dinner will be 2-3oz ground pork asian style--really moist. i sauteed and poured off all the fat. this could be 21g if i get the 3oz in. i can post the recipe, it's great.

if needed i'll eat a lowfat mozz cheese stick or two to get the day to ~63g ( what my nut wants)

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lite tofu is great too and you can flavor it with anything.

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My doctor let us have high protein soups with the juice strained off. The stuff that has lots of meatballs or chicken in it -- just don't drink the broth with it. He said the canned soups are cooked fork tender and your mouth is the best blender there is so just take small bites and chew chew chew. Each doctor is different though, so if your doctor wouldn't agree, don't follow this advice. :) I know a lot of people here swear by Greek yogurt too for lots of protein.

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ground turkey is awesome!! I use to blend it with spagetti sauce and add some cottage cheese....it tasted like lasagna without the noodles....omg I remember how good it tasted to me.... add some cheese too..... just no noodles.

Cottage cheese is a big bang for your buck

Greek yogurt....add some SF jam for flavor

light cheese sticks

pea soup

bean soup

refried beans... chili..

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My favorite pureed food ideas came from theworldaccordingtoeggface blog.

I'm on my phone so I can't post a link but Google should find it for you.

I just made Shelly's baked ricotta & it was delicious!

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Now I'm on the regular computer so here's the link to the blog about puree.

The World According to Eggface Puree Foods :D

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