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#1 Wed 02 Dec 09 4:44pm

jutta73

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Pureed foods for post-op patient, ideas please

My hubby is getting lap band surgery done on the 15th of December and will be on a pureed diet for a few weeks,  any suggestions to beat the boredom factor of such a diet? Any combinations to suggest?  help

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#2 Wed 02 Dec 09 4:48pm

oliviascotland

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Re: Pureed foods for post-op patient, ideas please

What about a thicker version of this soup:

Lentil & Apricot soup:

2oz red lentils
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2oz dried apricots
2 tspns cumin
2 pints chicken stock
2 tbspns chopped parsley. finely chopped

Put all the ingredients except the parlsey in a pan, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until the lentils are tender.  Puree and season to taste.  Just before serving, stir in the chopped parsley.

You might end up having problems with the parsley, although I expect that you could puree it and add to the soup.  This is a very nutritious dish, and as it has no added fat, is excellent for easy digestion, too  thumbsup

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#3 Wed 02 Dec 09 5:25pm

Kye

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Re: Pureed foods for post-op patient, ideas please

A litte site here that might help you...

http://ww3.komotv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3392531

and another which seems really interesting...

http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/lapb … p/diet.htm

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#4 Wed 02 Dec 09 7:16pm

Barrmac

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Re: Pureed foods for post-op patient, ideas please

Cook your normal foods and process them in a blender, at least he will have the tastes of his favourites and you normal comfort foods that he has come to enjoy!!

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#5 Wed 02 Dec 09 7:33pm

oliviascotland

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Re: Pureed foods for post-op patient, ideas please

The problem I find is that, when you puree your regular food, it never quite tastes right - almost better to try something designed to be pureed.  Of course, pureeing your normal food is fine - just make sure you don't whack the whole meal in a blender and whizz it up together, instead try and keep each element separate  lol

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#6 Wed 02 Dec 09 11:26pm

jutta73

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Re: Pureed foods for post-op patient, ideas please

Olivia, good advice! After a jaw re-alignment I was so desparate for real food, I stuck cooked sausages, potato and other veg in a food processor. The outcome not only looked disgusting, it tasted awful! I think separate foods blended when it comes to normal meals is a good idea. I actually lived on custard and ice-cream for a month.

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