MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Diets
The Soft Diet is considered as a progression from the full liquid diet to a general diet. The soft diet may also be used for a post-operative patient who is too ill to tolerate a general diet. The soft diet may also be needed for patients who are too weak or whose dentition is too poor to handle all foods on a general diet.
Food tolerances vary with individuals. Tender foods (not ground or pureed) are used unless the individual needs additional modifications to the diet. Most raw fruits and vegetables and course breads and cereals are eliminated.
Fried foods and highly seasoned foods may cause discomfort for the immobile or post-operative patient.
This diet will be adequate if foods from each of the basic food groups are eaten daily.
SOFT DIET FOOD LIST
FOOD GROUP FOODS ALLOWED FOODS TO AVOID Milk & Dairy Products
Milk and milk drinks, milkshakes, cream cheese, cottage cheese, mild cheeses.
Sharp or highly seasoned cheese.
Meat & Meat Substitutes
Broiled, roasted, baked or stewed tender lean beef, mutton, lamb, veal, chicken, turkey, liver, ham, crisp bacon, white fish, tuna, salmon. eggs, smooth peanut butter.
All fried meats, fish or fowl. Rich gravies and sauces. Luncheon meats, sausages, hot dogs. Meats with gristle, chunky peanut butter.
Breads & Grains
Rice, noodles, spaghetti, macaroni. Dry or cooked refined cereals such as farina, cream of wheat, oatmeal, grits, whole wheat cereals. Plain or toasted white or wheat blend or whole grain breads, soda crackers or saltines, flour tortillas. Broths or creamed soups made with allowed vegetables, strained tomatoes.
Wild rice, coarse cereals such as bran. Seed in or on breads and crackers. Bread or bread products with nuts or seeds. All others that are not made with allowed vegetables. Highly seasoned soups.
Fruits & Vegetables
Fruit and vegetable juices, well cooked or canned fruits and vegetables, and dried fruit. One citrus fruit daily, one vitamin A source daily. Well ripened, easy to chew fruits, sweet potatoes. Baked, boiled, mashed, creamed, scalloped or au gratin potatoes.
All gas-forming vegetables (corn, radishes, Brussels sprouts, onions, broccoli, cabbage, parsnips, turnips, chili peppers, pinto beans, split peas, dried beans). Fruits containing seeds and skin. Potato chips and corn chips.
Desserts & Sweets
Simple desserts such as custard, junkets, gelatin desserts, plain ice cream and sherbets, simple cakes and cookies, allowed fruits, sugar syrup, jelly, honey, plain hard candy and molasses.
Rich pastries, any dessert containing dates, nuts, raisins or coconut. Fried pastries such as doughnuts chocolate.
Fruit and vegetable juices, caffeine-free carbonated drinks, coffee, tea and herbal tea.
Caffeinated beverages, coffee, tea, colas.
Butter, cream, margarine, mayonnaise, oil, cream sauces, salt and mild spices.
Highly spiced salad dressings. Highly seasoned foods. Tabasco, mustard or horseradish. Pepper.
SOFT DIET - SAMPLE MENU
SUGGESTED MEAL PLAN SUGGESTED FOODS & BEVERAGES
Milk / Beverage
Soft Cooked Egg
Toast with Margarine*
2% Milk* / Coffee
DINNER - NOON OR EVENING MEAL
Vegetable and/or Salad
Bread with Margarine*
SUPPER - EVENING OR NOON MEAL
Soup or Juice
Vegetable and/or Salad
Apricot Nectar, Consomme
Rice, Peas & Carrots
Bread with Margarine*
1 cup 2% Milk*
* To reduce fat in your diet, omit margarine and use 1% or skim milk.
Calories Protein Carbohydrate Fat Cholesterol Dietary Fiber Vitamin A Vitamin C Niacin Riboflavin Thiamin Folate Calcium Phosphorus Zinc Iron Sodium Potassium
1953 Kcal 102 gm 247 gm 65 gm 449 mg 19 gm 2944 IU 79 mg 25 mg 2.0 mg 1.5 mg 249 mcg 1030 mg 1782 mg 12 mg 13 mg 2994 mg 3046 mg
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