Suggested Food List

Recommended Foods:  generally, these are soft, bland, room temperature/cool foods

  • Soup (not hot)
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Well cooked pasta (with alfredo sauce or mac and cheese)
  • Cooled, well-cooked oatmeal
  • Fish
  • Yogurt/cottage cheese
  • Ensure or other protein drinks
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Cooked vegetables
  • Soft, non-acidic fruit such as bananas
  • Applesauce (if not too acidic)
  • Jello
  • Pudding
  • Ice cream

Foods to Avoid:  hot (temperature), hard, crunchy, tough, chewy, sour, spicy, grainy

  • Tomato based foods
  • Citrus based fruits and juices
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Chips and hard tacos
  • Nuts
  • Steak, or tough meats
  • French bread, or other crusty breads

Generally, you can slowly return to a normal diet about 2 weeks after surgery, but you can ask about any dietary restrictions at your next post-operative appointment.

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