Example of Week 3 – Pureed Foods

During Week 3, most people seem to do well with small amounts of pureed food throughout the day.

Allowed Foods

  • Yogurt (plain or sugar-free, low or non-fat, blended without fruit chunks)
  • Strained cream soups (celery, potato, mushroom, or chicken made with skim milk)
  • Skim milk with ½ scoop of protein powder
  • Protein supplements added to food or water for extra protein
  • Mashed cottage cheese (low or non-fat, small curd)
  • Ricotta cheese (low or non-fat)
  • Scrambled eggs or egg substitute
  • Pureed beef, chicken, or turkey
  • Baby food meats
  • White fish (cod, haddock, tilapia, or orange roughy) mashed with a fork
  • Canned chicken breast, mashed and moist
  • Canned tuna fish in water, mashed


  •  Cream of Wheat or Cream of Rice
  • Farina
  • Grits
  • Baby oatmeal
  • Mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes
  • Pureed winter squash


  • Tomato juice
  • Diet V8 Splash or V8 Juice
  • Pureed spinach, carrots, summer squash, or green beans
  • Avoid pureed broccoli, cauliflower, and other fibrous vegetables at this stage


  • Diluted 100% fruit juices (apple, grape, or cranberry)
  • Lite juices sweetened with non-nutritive sweetener
  • Applesauce
  • Mashed bananas or mashed canned fruits in own juices
  • Pureed peaches, apricots, pears, pineapples, or melons

Sample Meal Plan for Week 3 Pureed Foods Diet


2 tablespoons of scrambled eggs or egg substitute and 2 tablespoons of Cream of Wheat


2 tablespoons of mashed low-fat cottage cheese and 2 tablespoons of pureed peaches


2 tablespoons of mashed and thinned down canned chicken or tuna with lite mayo and 2 tablespoons of steamed and mashed vegetables (non-starchy)


Protein shake

This is just an example. You can replace any of your meals with a protein shake or soup with a scoop of protein powder in it. Check out the Obesity Action Coalition’s website at www.obesityaction.org for tons of tips and great advice.

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