Eating

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I am an occasional contributor to this forum. My recovery spans ten years or more and a lot of the treatment has changed in that time, so I contribute less these days. However, some subjects like eating remain largely unchanged.

Often, I see the question what can I eat? So, I have jotted down some soft foods that helped me maintain and gain weight while improving my appetite in the early months.

  • Soup/Bovril drink
  • Lasagne
  • Cottage pie
  • Corned beef hash (& gravy)
  • Cauliflower cheese
  • Fish pie
  • Macaroni cheese
  • Cod mornay
  • Spaghetti bolognaise
  • Tuna pasta bake
  • Spaghetti carbonara
  • Cannelloni
  • Pasta with pesto
  • Mild curry & rice
  • Mild chilli and rice
  • Casserole & mash
  • Scrambled egg
  • Poached eggs
  • Omelette
  • Noodles
  • Tinned tomatoes on toast (a particular favourite of mine!)
  • Beans on toast
  • Mushy peas

And for desert…

  • Yoghurt
  • Blancmange
  • Rice pudding
  • Tiramisu
  • Banana and custard
  • Sponge pudding and custard
  • Rhubarb and custard
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Stewed fruit

 These are just things that I enjoyed. I’m sure you can add your own favourites and suggestions!

I hope this helps,