What can I eat on a soft food diet?
Asked by on Oct 06, 2008
in Health Conditions
I just got braces put on and I can only eat soft foods or liquids. What are some healthy easy meals? I'm looking for soups or chowders, etc. I love tomato soup but I can't eat it everyday.
To meet your request, About.com has a huge index of soup and stew recipes. On a soft diet, you need to eliminate foods that are difficult to chew, including tough meats, raw fruits and vegetables, chewy or crispy breads, and nuts and seeds; however, you can freely eat any other soft food. Here is a list of soft foods by food group. To plan a meal, just combine foods from several groups:
- Grain - cereal (ready-to-eat and cooked), refined bread, muffins, pancakes, French toast, and waffles, pasta (including macaroni and cheese and raviolis), rice
- Vegetables and Fruit - soft cooked vegetables, potatoes, canned fruit, juice
- Dairy - milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, pudding, milk-based soups
- Meat - tender meat, poultry and fish, chicken salad and tuna salad, meatballs and meatloaf, eggs, smooth peanut butter, mashed beans
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