Lap-Band Diet: First Mushy Foods

by Sondra

Next week I will start with mushy foods. What do you recommend as a first attempt? I am very anxious about what will work best.

Foods eaten in the mushy stage should be the consistency of mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, and scrambled eggs.

Good choices from each of the food groups include:


  • Scrambled eggs and poached eggs

  • Fat free or lowfat cottage cheese

  • Fat free or lowfat ricotta cheese

  • Lowfat cheese

  • Egg salad made with lowfat mayonnaise or plain yogurt

  • Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken mixed with lowfat mayonnaise or plain yogurt

  • Tofu

  • Fat free or lowfat refried beans

  • Pureed beef, poultry, pork or fish (blend when dry and add broth to desired consistency)

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Applesauce

  • Mashed bananas

  • Pureed fruit

  • Stage 1 baby food fruits and vegetables

  • Cooked and mashed vegetables


  • Cream of wheat

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Hummus

Fats and Oils (use sparingly)

  • Lowfat mayonnaise

  • Lowfat salad dressing

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Canola Oil

  • Guacamole

You can also eat/drink and food from the clear liquid or full liquid list. See more details here.

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Other Mushy Foods
by: Liz

I also use low fat cream of mushroom soup or lowfat soups to add a little change to foods.

Whenever I get a fill I start with soups after my protein shake for breakfast. They seem to work the best for me.

I have also used canned chicken with lowfat mayo. I eventually worked to soft breads, but just make sure you REALLY CHEW and grind things up.

I also love cooked carrots that can be mushy when cooked appropriately as can zucchini and squash. I stay away from the skins though as I have found skin can cause some difficulties.

Good Luck! It is an amazing journey...and you learn more every step of the way.


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