So I'm one week and two days post-op and I'm on the puree/mushy diet. Its nice being off of full liquids, as my options were rather limited.
I started out with the mushy basics... soft-scrambled eggs, cottage cheese w/ pureed canned pears, cream of wheat, etc. But it quickly became clear that I would need to expand my dietary horizons, so to speak, if I wanted to make it through the next two weeks until my first post-op appointment.
So I went to the store and got a few things to try. First up was a chicken salad recipe I found in a WLS cookbook. It was canned chicken (yeah, this should've been my first clue), olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, and a little chicken stock. So I popped it all in my oh-so-handy Magic Bullet and pureed away. It smelled *delicious* and I was excited to give it a shot.
Yeah, notsomuch. The consistency and texture was barf-tastic and I couldn't get more than a bite or two in before I felt like dry-heaving. So much for pureed meat-heavy meals.
My next foray into the world of mushy foods was simple... copy others who have done this already. So I got some Chicken Tortilla soup from the grocery store and pureed it at home.
It.was.delicious. The texture was perfect. Still very soup-like but more like a thick bisque. And it was very healthy too! Plenty of protein.
I made egg salad (with fat-free mayo thankyouverymuch) and pureed it in the Magic Bullet. It reminded me of the filling of a deviled egg, but it was still good. And, as required, lots of protein. I still have some in my fridge that I'll probably have for lunch today.
I also pureed some baked potato soup that my mom made. DE.LICI.OUS.
Spaghetti? Into the Bullet. (although I won't do that again cuz the noodles are empty calories)
I'm looking for more mushy/puree meals that are new and different. What are your faves? What were your go-to mushies? What can't I live without these next two weeks?