Protein Options for the Pureed Phase

Pureed Foods
Once you start on the pureed food phase, you can add smooth-consistency foods to all of the liquid options. Some favorite pureed protein sources are:

▪ Cottage cheese, mash with a fork until smooth;
▪ Chili, blended;
▪ Soups, blended;
▪ Canned chicken, add to soups before blending;
▪ Tuna, chop until smooth and mix with low-fat mayonnaise or Miracle Whip;
▪ Chicken, canned, chop until smooth and mix with low-fat mayonnaise or Miracle Whip;
▪ Chicken, canned, blend with low-fat gravy, pour over mashed potatoes;
▪ Oatmeal, make with skim milk or evaporated skim milk instead of water;
▪ Softly scrambled egg substitute.

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