10 flavorful menus for the bland diet

Easy to chew and digest foods are the basis of a soft diet, an eating plan that varies according to the situation of each patient and that can be semi-liquid, liquid or with a normal consistency but avoiding certain foods.

Today we share 10 menus full of flavor for the soft diet, since after all it is possible to eat healthy without having to neglect the taste, aroma and color of food.

Common foods in the soft diet

Among the common foods that are recommended in a soft diet are:

  • Fat-free cooked or baked chicken or fish.
  • Eggs.
  • White rice.
  • Fruits in compote.
  • Gelatin.
  • Boiled potatoes.
  • Certain vegetables and vegetables low in fiber and always cooked.
  • Non-whole grains.
  • Defatted broths.
  • Dairy without lactose or fat.
  • Infusions and water.

When is it recommended to go on a soft diet?

The first thing is to be clear about  what a soft diet is . The soft diet is a special eating plan that the doctor prescribes before a problematic digestive process or also after a surgical intervention.

The objective of a soft diet in which the stomach rests and therefore the food must always be easily digested. Therefore, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, coffee, sauces, citrus fruits, vinegar, fried preparations, sweets, spicy foods and legumes are prohibited.

The type of food that the soft diet proposes is suitable for adults and children, and it is also a plan that does not seek to make the patient lose weight but to help people who suffer from different gastric pathologies.

10 menus full of flavor for the bland diet

As in any eating plan, five meals a day are recommended and unless the doctor prescribes a specific menu, some of the 10 menus full of flavor that we share below can be taken as examples.

In addition, you should drink plenty of fluids daily and among the allowed drinks are water, chamomile tea, green tea, linden tea, always sweetened with honey.

Menu 1

Breakfast

  • 1 slice of white bread with turkey.

Midmorning

  • 1 Fruit (not citrus) very ripe.

Lunch

  • 1 Cup of chicken broth.
  • 1 French omelette.

Afternoon snack

  • 1 skimmed yogurt.
  • 1 cup of chamomile tea.

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  • Vegetable’s cream
  • 2 slices of York ham.

Menu 2

Breakfast

  • 1 roasted apple.
  • 1 Cup of horsetail tea.

Midmorning

  • 1 Cup of menda tea with honey.

Lunch

  • Pumpkin cream with cottage cheese.
  • Chicken breast broth (without skin) with salt and coriander leaves.

Afternoon snack

  • Applesauce.

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  • Chicken consommé with noodles.
  • Cherry jelly.

Menu 3

Breakfast

  • 1 Slice of white bread with fat-free turkey ham.
  • 1 cup of chamomile tea.

Midmorning

  • 1 ripe banana.

Lunch

  • Fresh cod with julienned onions and baked.
  • Fresh hearts of palm puree.

Afternoon snack

  • 1 natural flavor skimmed yogurt.

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  • Chicken thigh, skinless, boiled and served with a light white sauce.
  • 1 cup of chamomile tea.

Menu 4

Breakfast

  • 1 boiled egg.
  • 2 rice crackers.
  • Linden tea sweetened with honey.

Lunch

  • White rice.
  • Grilled turkey supreme, without skin.

Afternoon snack

  • 1 Ripe banana.

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  • Spaghetti with light white sauce.
  • 1 boiled hake fillet.

Menu 5

Breakfast

  • ½ Cup of skim milk with cereals (not whole grains).
  • 1 Cup of chamomile tea with honey.

Midmorning

  • Applesauce.

Lunch

  • Omellet of egg whites and fresh cheese.
  • 1 Cup of linden tea with honey.

Afternoon snack

  • banana jam

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  • vegetables cream
  • 1 Grilled hake fillet.

Menu 6

Breakfast

  • White bread and turkey sandwich.
  • 1 Cup of chamomile tea with honey.

Midmorning

  • Applesauce.

Lunch

  • Chicken consommé with noodles.
  • 1 hake fillet with mushroom cream.

Afternoon snack

  • 2 Crackers of water without salt.
  • 1 Cup of chamomile tea with honey.

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  • Baked Mackerel.
  • Vegetables cream.
  • 1 Cup of linden tea with honey.

Menu 7

Breakfast

  • 1 cup of chamomile tea with honey.
  • 1 natural yogurt.
  • 1 ripe apple or banana.

Midmorning

  • Peach compote.

Lunch

  • 2 baked tomatoes
  • Baked rabbit with herbs. 1 natural yogurt.

Afternoon snack

  • Apple compote and plums.

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  • Boiled chicken
  • Pumpkin puree.
  • Cup of chamomile tea with honey.

Menu 8

Breakfast

  • 2 slices of white bread with fresh cheese.
  • Linden tea with honey.

Midmorning

  • 1 ripe banana.

Lunch

  • Pumpkin cream.
  • Baked chicken thigh with aromatic herbs.

Afternoon snack

  • 1 natural yogurt.

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  • Hake in Papillote.
  • Pumpkin puree.
  • Chamomile tea with honey.

Menu 9

Breakfast

  • 1 Ripe peach.
  • Oatmeal with milk and a pinch of cinnamon.

Midmorning

  • Apricot compote.

Lunch

  • Chicken soup.
  • Pumpkin puree.
  • 1 raspberry jelly.

Afternoon snack

  • 1 serving of vanilla ice cream.

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  • Flounder Baked.
  • Steamed potatoes.
  • 1 portion of rice pudding.

Menu 10

Breakfast

  • 1 ripe pear.
  • 1 Cup of chamomile tea with honey.
  • 2 slices of white bread without crust.

Midmorning

  • 1 serving of milk pudding.

Lunch

  • Rice soup with carrots.
  • Chicken breast with bechamel sauce.
  • 1 Cup of linden tea with honey.

Afternoon snack

  • Fruit compote.

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  • Scrambled eggs with cottage cheese.
  • Vegetable consommé.
  • Vanilla ice cream.

Although it has certain limitations, it is always possible to achieve a tasty and varied diet that will allow you to better cope with digestive problems and other ailments related to digestion. 

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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