TM

My Nutriton
Mechanical Soft Diet
Foods puréed to have a smoother consistency than regular foods. They require very little or no chewing at all to swallow. 
Soft Food:
  • Fruit juice

  • Fruit smoothies

  • Mashed bananas

  • Baked apples

  • Baked bananas

  • Applesauce (U.S.)

  • Moist, tender meat or poultry that is ground, shredded, finely chopped or blended with vegetables or potatoes, using a food processor.
  • Baked Beans
  • Tofu
  • Scrambled Egg
  • Mashed potatoes

  • Pasta or noodles (not al dente!)

  • Cooked rice, risotto

  • Cooked cereal, porridge (with or without mashed fruit)

  • Cold cereal which has been left to soak in milk until soft

  • Bread that has been softened in soup

  • Soft bread rolls

  • Muffins, pancakes, waffles

  • Milkshakes, milk drinks

  • Yogurt

  • Yogurt drinks

  • Yoghurt with soft fruits

  • Ice cream!! (without crunchy bits)

  • Cottage cheese, ricotta cheese

  • Cheese in sauces or melted in other dishes

Preparing a Mechanical Soft Diet
Meatloaf Recipe for Mechanical Soft Diet

 TOTAL TIME REQUIRED: 1 hour and 10 minutes 

 Servings: 8
 
Ingredients: 


 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
 2 eggs
 1/2 cup each: onion and green bell pepper, finely chopped or  pureed
 3/4 cup milk
 1 cup dried bread crumbs
 1/8 teaspoon each salt, pepper, and garlic powder
 2 tablespoons each: sugar and molasses
 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
 1/3 cup ketchup
 
Instructions: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread crumbs. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Spoon mixture into a greased 5x9 inch loaf pan, or form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased baking dish.

In a separate small bowl, combine the sugar, molasses, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.