Soft diet for sore mouth

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If your mouth or throat becomes sore during the course of treatment, or chewing or swallowing is more difficult, a soft diet may be easier to manage.  The following advice and meal plan provides some tips on how to provide a soft diet, and gives some ideas for soft meals and snacks 


 Menu ideas for meals and snacks 

Meat and Poultry




Pasta Dishes

Potatoes and Vegetables

Desserts and Snacks

Menu Plan For Soft Choices 




* If you feel full up after your main course, you may prefer to leave your sweet until later

Evening Meal:


For those who may be experiencing weight loss, full fat and sugar products should be used e.g. full cream milk and creamy yoghurts

You may also like to refer to the sore mouth and food fortification advice sheets available


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