Food Suggestions

If your health condition allows without restriction, here is a short list of suggested foods for the first few days after surgery that are easily cleared by your saliva or with water :

Sugarless popsicles

Sugarless jello

Sugarless pudding

Smooth Ice cream

Smoothies / Shakes (no berry seeds allowed, no straws allowed, best to use a spoon)

Pancakes

Banana

Eggs, scrambled or boiled

String Cheese

Mozzarella Sticks

Plain Hummus

Avocado

Greek Yogurt

Smooth soups (Chicken noodle, tomato basil, split pea, broths, etc)

Mashed potato, mashed sweet potato, mashed carrots

Very soft buttered noodles

Very soft macaroni and cheese

Boneless fish, mashed

Whipped lentils

Softened, well-cooked meats that can be easily chewed

Turkey slice roll-ups

Foods to avoid the first week post-op

Broccoli

Corn

Pickles

Raw Vegetables

Strawberries, Kiwis, any berries with tiny seeds

Rice, oats, hard grains

Popcorn, tacos, chips

Biscuits / Crackers

Nuts, Peanut Butter

Hard lentils

Spicy foods

Hot foods or liquids

Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis from a medical physician.