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Stage 2 Diet: Pureed Foods

Stage 2 Diet: Puree

After completing the Stage 1 diet for 7 days, you will advance to the Stage 2 diet for the next 7 days. This is also known as the Pureed Foods diet. 

In this stage, all foods must have the consistency of applesauce or Greek yogurt. Nothing can be lumpy, chunky, or hard to chew. Essentially, you will be blending everything with a food processor or blender before it is measured and consumed. 

Tips for the Pureed Diet


How do I prepare Pureed foods?

Can I use seasonings?

It is okay to use mild seasoning for flavor (onion powder, garlic powder, salt). Avoid spicy/hot seasonings. 

Can I prepare these foods ahead of time?

Blenderized foods should be used immediately but can be refrigerated for up to 48 hours or frozen immediately after pureed.

Pureed foods may be stored in ice cube tray

Measure 2 TBSP of foods to place in each ice cube section. This way, when you pull out an ice cube, it will be about one ounce. This will help you control portion sizes, and can mix and match your proteins, fruits and vegetables for meals. 

Serving Sizes at Meals

Should I be snacking?

Only on protein shakes. We do not recommend snacking on foods, but rather to focus on having your 3 high protein meals each day in the portions outlined above and to have your protein shake as your snack. This will count towards your 64 ounce per day fluid goal and your protein goal. For more information on protein supplements, check out this blog article!

What are some examples of high protein puree recipes? 

Take a look at the following recipes! Also, our Pinterest account has many more options to choose from along with additional resources. 

Pureed Egg Salad Recipe

Baked Ricotta Cheese Recipe

What are some eating habits I should make sure I’m doing?

  1. Eat 3 pureed meals each day and have 1-2 protein shakes each day between your meals.
  2. The portions outlined above should take you 15-20 minutes to eat. Use a baby spoon to help you take smaller “nibbles” of the pureed foods to help avoid nausea and vomiting by eating too quickly.  
  3. Do not drink anything for 15 minutes before your meal, nothing while you eat, and for 30 minutes after you’re done eating. This way, you have space for food, and have a chance to digest that food before drinking more liquid.
Katie Ott, MS, RD

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