Stomach surgery: puree diet ideas

Below is a list of foods I have been eating while on the puree stage (4 weeks) of the post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I will add to this as time goes on.

Breakfasts:

Quick oat porridge with almond milk. Add Greek yoghurt after cooking, for extra protein. If you’re not keen on the taste, add some cinnamon and/or honey.

Greek yoghurt and fruit puree.

Smoothie – yoghurt, almond milk, protein powder and fruit

Lunches:

Hummus

Guacamole

Laughing Cow cheese wedges

Left overs (soup, mash etc)

Homemade Dinners:

Scrambled eggs – these are supposed to be on the “soft” part of the diet, but I mix them with a lot of milk and cheese to make them fluffy and runny. I tolerated them fine from the beginning of the puree stage. I usually do one egg (or the equivalent of one egg white) with milk, cheese and some form of flavouring (garlic salt, hot sauce, Moroccan spice mix etc – you really can use anything)

Chilli Con Carne – packed with protein, and not too bad when blended (unlike most meat). I made a version with Turkey mince.

Mashed vegetables – carrot and sweet potato (with some spice mix and lots of milk) is my personal favourite.

Soups – mushroom, tomato, pumpkin etc etc. A good way to get in vitamins from vegies.

Take-away (for the lazy nights):

Laksa – blend up soup with the tofu and meat, leave out the noodles

Soup – most places, especially Asian restaurants, will have soup in their entrees. Tom Yum is a personal favourite.

KFC potato and gravy – for when you’re really desperate (I think it’s gross)

Snacks (if you can fit them in between all the drinking!):

Baby food/pureed fruit

Protein shakes

Yoghurt icy poles

Homemade icy poles (good way to get your water intake too)

My typical day on puree:

Breakfast: Almond milk porridge with yoghurt

Lunch: Three laughing cow wedges and hummus

Afternoon tea: Protein shake and baby food (fruit)

Dinner: scrambled eggs with milk, cheese and hot sauce

Drinks: Berocca, tea with lemon and honey, decaf coffee

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2 thoughts on “Stomach surgery: puree diet ideas

  1. These are great. I agree that KFC mash is gross! Have you tried chia pudding? I think you can even buy it now, in ‘chia pods’. Or rice pudding! yuuuuuum

  2. My first meal after RNY Gastric Bypass was Fat Free Refried Beans with a little cheese and taco sauce mixed in. They were the BEST beans I had ever eaten. LOL.

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