This diet is for individuals who cannot tolerate solid foods, or who are transitioning from a clear liquid diet toward a solid food diet. The diet is meant to be temporary, and should be increased as tolerated to a regular diet and should not be tried without physician supervision.
What is considered a liquid?
- Fruit and vegetable juice
- Broth, bouillon, consume
- Cream soup or strained soup
- Cream of wheat or cream of rice thinned with milk
- Milk, buttermilk, eggnog, milkshakes
- Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- Cheese sauce
- Coffee and tea
- Kool-Aid, Gatorade, lemonade
- Ice cream
- Sorbet, sherbet
- Honey, syrup, sugar, hard candies
- Liquid nutritional supplement such as Boost, Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, or Glucerna
|Breakfast: 8 am||8 AM 4oz juice blended and ½ cup (C) plain yogurt
6oz fortified cereal (see recipe), thinned with hot milk to 8 oz
|Snack: 10 am||Boost|
|Lunch: 12 pm||10 oz cream soup (include ¼c nonfat dry milk to fortify)
2 fl oz juice
8 fl oz milk
|Snack: 2 pm||4oz pudding|
|Dinner: 5 pm||10 oz broth soup (includes ¼ C of nonfat dry milk to fortify)
8 fl oz milk or a supplement (individual preference)
|Snack: 8 pm||Ensure blended with ½ cup ice cream|
Fortified cereal recipe
Serving size: 8 oz portion, Calories: 450, Protein: 20 grams
Use cream of wheat or rice cereal. Boil water according to recipe.
Add ¾ C nonfat dry milk to the boiling water for each serving of cereal needed. Finish cooking cereal according to package instructions, and add 1 Tbsp of butter and brown sugar.
Your healthcare provider is the best source of information for questions and concerns related to your health. To find a physician near you, please see our locations page. To schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, call 602-422-9800 or request an appointment.