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Soft diet for 15-yr-old...all suggestions welcome!

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anorak Thu 04-Aug-05 16:53:21

Just got back from the hospital where we had a diagnosis for DD1's painful jaw. She has an inflammation of the jaw muscles and has been told to eat a soft diet for the next three months.

She doesn't like potatoes, peas, bacon, steak, baked beans, courgettes, cauliflower, curry, fish, bananas...and loads of other things.

Going through a really fussy stage as part of the teenage 'becoming an individual' years (or pain in the **)

Told her she will be having a lot of soup, eggs and tinned rice pudding. I'm worried she'll try and get by on ice cream and jelly. Any suggestions very welcome!

Hulababy Thu 04-Aug-05 17:17:38

Pasta, cooked for a little longer than normal so it becomes more soft?

dyzzidi Thu 04-Aug-05 17:26:33

Savoury rice dishes?

Distel Thu 04-Aug-05 17:29:33

Ravioli with grated cheese on top.

Nbg Thu 04-Aug-05 17:34:10

How about stew with either beef or lamb. The meat will be very soft and you could replace potatoes for dumplings and throw in lots of carrots, leeks, onions, turnip.

Strawberries and crushed pieces of mango

Lonelymum Thu 04-Aug-05 17:34:53

Anything she normally eats but pureed up like you would a baby? I know that would be gross for some foods, but, having eaten many portions of baby food in my time, some meals taste fine pureed!

anorak Thu 04-Aug-05 17:44:29

Thanks for these suggestions. Am currently making minestrone soup and mixed bean salad with beans cooked soft. Will serve with Quiche.

west3 Fri 05-Aug-05 09:59:16

What about smoothies?
Have fun combining lots of different fruits, yoghurts and even icecream. I have been playing around with adding plain and fruit yoghurts to different fruit combinations. Favourite at moment is nectarine, mango and strawberry with a small tub of either strawberry or peach yoghurt added.
Would she be into that sort of thing?

anorak Fri 05-Aug-05 10:31:03

Thanks everyone. The smoothies sound yummy. And pasta is something she loves. What I need to do is make batches of stuff and freeze it in individual portions so we don't all have to have a soft diet!

Kayleigh Fri 05-Aug-05 10:35:54

baby food jars. get them out when her friends/boyfriend are round

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