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Esophageal Soft Food Diet Guidelines

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Soups and broths will help soften squash, potatoes (without the skins), carrots, peas, and other vegetables.

Soft diet tips
The diet plan


Dairy
Fiber
Breads and Grains
Proteins
Esophageal Soft Diet Foods
FOOD GROUPS
CHOOSE
AVOID
TIPS

Beverages

All except those on opposite list

Carbonated and iced drinks

Very hot or very cold liquids and foods may not be tolerated

Milk And Milk Products

Milk, malted milk, or milkshakes. Soft cheese such as grated Parmesan or Ricotta, cheese sauces and cottage cheese. Plain or flavored yogurt.

Meat and Meat Substitutes, Eggs, Beans

Ground or tender meat and poultry mixed with gravy, soft flaked fish without bones. Soft scrambled eggs and egg substitutes. Cooked dried beans and peas. Casseroles with ground meat. Smooth peanut butter, most luncheon meats.

Breads and Starches

Crackers or matzo balls softened in soup or beverage. Cooked cereals without nuts or dried fruits, ready to eat cereals softened in milk. Noodles, potatoes, and pasta.

Fruits

Canned, cooked or frozen fruit (canned peaches, applesauce). Soft fresh fruit such as bananas and melon. All fruit juices.

Vegetables

Canned, cooked, or frozen vegetables that are soft and without skin (mashed potatoes, squash, carrots, spinach) All vegetable juices.

Desserts and Snacks

Puddings, soft cookies.

Fats

All