Stage 4 Soft Diet

When you are cleared to move into this stage you should consider these tips:

  • Chop foods to the size of a pea
  • use only cooked fruits and vegetables
  • avoid fibrous foods, seeds and peels
  • avoid gummy starches such as rice, pasta and un-toasted bread
  • start with tender cuts of meat

In this stage you should be getting the following recommended foods daily:

  • 2-3 servings of 1oz each proteins
  • 2-3 servings of non fat dairy
  • 3 servings of 1/4 cup cooked vegetables
  • 2-3 servings of fruits and starchy vegetables
  • 2-3 servings of 1/4 cup cooked grains
  • 1 serving of fat

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