Eating is a big deal! It brings us joy, comfort, energy and nutrition to heal.
Eating allows us to make good decisions.
You need to have food intake after surgery.
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.
Water (hydrate properly throughout the day)
Smooth Ice cream
Smoothies / Shakes (no berry seeds allowed, no straws allowed, best to use a spoon)
Eggs, scrambled or boiled
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
Softened, well-cooked meats that can be easily chewed
Turkey slice roll-ups
Foods to avoid the first week post-op
Strawberries, Kiwis, any berries with tiny seeds
Rice Krispy Treats
Rice, oats, hard grains
Popcorn, tacos, chips
Biscuits / Crackers
Nuts, Peanut Butter
Hot foods or liquids
Parsley, Loose Herbs
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.