Stage 3 -Normal consistency – Weeks 8 -12

It is now safe to start experimenting with different textured foods. Your tummy has healed and can tolerate a little more than before. its always important to monitor portion size so bear this in mind when making your food!!

Advice you are given is….

  • There will be some foods that you cannot tolerate. Bread, Pasta, Rice and Dry Meats are the usual culprits. Take things slowly, adding one food at a time
  • From about 10-12 weeks you can start trying salads
  • Ty to avoid soft/sloppy foods as this can result in overeating
  • Experiment carefully to see what you can tolerate. This varies from person to person. foods that you could not manage at the beginning will be tolerated again. try again a few weeks later

What do you eat?

At this stage these are examples of the type of food you can enjoy.

Breakfast

Any of the following…

  • 1 weetabix
  • Poached egg on 1/2 slice toast
  • any no added sugar breakfast cereal

Lunch

Any of the following…

  • Jacket potato with beans/tuna/cheese/prawns
  • Salad with protein (from 10 weeks)
  • Sardines on toast
  • Pitta with cheese and salad
  • Wrap with chicken and salad
  • 1/2 Toasted sandwich

Dinner

A balanced meal of protein, vegetable and potato. This should consist of…

  • Fishcakes with potato wedges and vegetables
  • roast meat with potatoes and vegetables
  • Chicken curry and rice

Snacks

You should have three times a day from selection below.

  • Fruit
  • Small handful of nuts

Supplements.

Vitamins calcium and iron are all prescribed and you will be sent home from hospital with these. Any other medication or supplements are very person specific.

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