Prepping for Recovery After Surgery (Post-Op Diet Shopping List)

This information is for use only after you have had surgery. We are sending it now so you can have your kitchen stocked with the essentials when you get home. This information is not to be used for your pre-op diet meals.


(Meat, Poultry, Fish & Eggs) Buy lean meats, fresh or frozen

• Eggs, egg whites, or Egg Beaters
• Chicken (ground)
• Turkey (ground)
• Fish, white fish, salmon, halibut, pollack
• Tuna, crab, scallops
• Beef (ground)
• Pork (ground)


Buy fresh, frozen, or canned
(100% juice only, no added sugar)

    •    Bananas
    •    Apples
    •    Strawberries
    •    Peaches
    •    Cherries
    •    Ripe assorted melons
    •    Mangos
    •    Canned pumpkin


Buy fresh, frozen, or canned
(100% juice only, no added sugar)

    •    Spinach
    •    Tomatoes
    •    Carrots
    •    Cucumbers
    •    Cabbage
    •    Broccoli
    •    Cauliflower
    •    Celery
    •    Zucchini
    •    Squash
    •    Peppers
    •    Onions
    •    Garlic
    •    Mushrooms
    •    Green onions
    •    Sweet potatoes

Soups & Broths

Buy low-fat soups

•    Vegetable
    •    Sacred Heart (see recipe)
    •    Egg roll soup
    •    Tomato
    •    Carrot
    •    Cauliflower
    •    Bisque
    •    Progresso 100 calorie soups
    •    Chicken
    •    Turkey
    •    Broth-based
    •    Bean
    •    Butternut squash


Buy low-fat dairy and lite, unsweetened milk

    •    Ricotta, low-fat
    •    Greek yogurt, low-fat
    •    Cottage cheese, low-fat
    •    Low-fat cheeses: mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, swiss, etc.
    •    Lite milks: skim, soy, almond, rice, cashew, etc.


    •    Protein bars
    •    Sugar-free pudding
    •    Sugar-free JELL-O
    •    Sugar-free flavored syrups


•    Pesto
    •    Marinara
    •    Low sugar ketchup
    •    BBQ
    •    Salsa
    •    Mustards
    •    Low-sodium soy sauce

Dry Goods & Grains

    •    Beans
    •    Lentils
    •    Brown rice
    •    Quinoa
    •    Instant potatoes
    •    Oatmeal
    •    Cream of rice
    •    Cream of wheat
    •    Grits
    •    Kashi


Most dry seasonings are fine

    •    Salt
    •    Pepper
    •    Cinnamon
    •    Basil
    •    Oregano
    •    Lemon pepper
    •    Taco seasoning
    •    Italian seasoning
    •    Paprika

Health Disclaimer: This website provides information about health and related subjects. The information provided on this site, or in any linked materials, is for informational purposes only and is not a substitue for receiving direct professional medical expertise and / or treatment. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately. 

Recipe & Food Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any outcome of any recipe you try from the website. Take care when using cookware including knives and other sharp or hot objects. Review all ingredients prior to ingesting to ensure you are not allergic to anything in the recipes. We do not provide any assurances or accept liability in regards to quality, nutritional value or safety when using the recipes provided on this site. 

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