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?
Kool-Aid, Gatorade, lemonade
Honey, syrup, sugar, hard candies
Liquid nutritional supplement such as Boost, Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, or Glucerna
Fruit and vegetable juice
Broth, bouillon, consomme
Cream soup or strained soup
Cream of wheat or cream of rice thinned with milk
Milk, buttermilk, eggnog, milkshakes
Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
Coffee and tea
Breakfast: 8 am
Snack: 10 am
Lunch: 12 pm
Snack: 2 pm
Dinner: 5 pm
Snack: 8 pm
– 8 AM 4oz juice blended and ½ cup plain yogurt
– 6oz fortified cereal (see recipe), thinned with hot milk to 8 oz
– 10 oz cream soup (include ¼c nonfat dry milk to fortify)
– 2 fl oz juice
– 8 fl oz milk
– 4oz pudding
– 10 oz broth soup (includes ¼ C of nonfat dry milk to fortify)
– 4oz sorbet
– 8 fl oz milk or a supplement (individual preference)
– 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.