Grocery / Pantry List

The following are some recommendations of items to have on hand after bariatric   surgery. Please remember these are only suggestions and you should always comply with the guidelines for the phase of the diet you are currently following.

Phase I

  • Crystal Lite, decaf teas, Kool-aid sugar-free, flavored waters,
  • Broth or bouillon*
  • Jell-o (sugar-free)
  • Popsicles (sugar-free)

Phase II

  • Non creamed soups* (strained)
  • Dry milk (nonfat)
  • Fudgsicles (sugar-free)
  • Instant breakfast drink (no sugar added)
  • Milk (skim, 1%, Lactaid)
  • Protein drinks (low sugar type)
  • Low sodium tomato Juice* or V 8* or Diet V8 Splash

Phase III

  • Baby food (strained)
  • Canned chicken, tuna, salmon (in water)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Eggs and Egg substitutes (liquid)
  • Peanut butter (smooth, low sugar, whipped)
  • Puddings (low sugar type)
  • Refried beans* (fat free or vegetarian)
  • Yogurt (Greek, low sugar)

Phase IV

  • Frozen and low sodium canned veggies

Phase V

  • Applesauce (no sugar added)
  • Canned lite fruit (in own juice)
  • Cream of wheat (plain)
  • Low sugar smoothies
  • Mashed potatoes (instant boxed or frozen low fat)
  • Oatmeal (instant, plain)

* These foods are high in sodium.

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