Soft Food Ideas


Soups (smooth rather than chunky) – virtually any combination of vegetables can be made into a soup, or buy ready made ones!

Mashed avocado/guacamole

Fresh spinach, kale or other greens, cooked very soft

Sweet potatoes, baked until very soft

Soft-cooked carrots, soft cooked squash (mashed if necessary)

Vegetable juice (such as tomato juice)



Fruit juice

Fruit smoothies

Mashed bananas

Baked apples

Baked bananas

Applesauce (U.S.)


Meat, fish, eggs, beans and other protein foods:

Soup with soft meats

Moist, tender meat or poultry that is ground, shredded, finely chopped or blended with vegetables or potatoes, using a food processor

Soft-cooked fish

Fisherman’s pie

Crab cakes

Scrambled egg or poached egg

Beans (mashed if necessary)

Baked Beans



Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta:

Mashed potatoes

Pasta or noodles (not al dente!)

Cooked rice, risotto

Cooked cereal, porridge (with or without mashed fruit)

Cold cereal which has been left to soak in milk until soft

Bread that has been softened in soup

Soft bread rolls

Muffins, pancakes, waffles


Milk and dairy foods:

Milkshakes, milk drinks


Yoghurt drinks

Yoghurt with soft fruits

Ice cream!! (without crunchy bits)

Cottage cheese, ricotta cheese

Cheese in sauces or melted in other dishes


Desserts and sweets:


Ice cream

Soft moist cake or pie – moisten in milk, coffee or other liquid if necessary