Recipes please
Hi, my DH has just come home from a nasty twisted intestine operation and it’s time to wean him on to bland foods again. Any advice or recipes are very welcome.
Posted by: Marydenmark on 04/14/19
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Oh ,so sorry! Hope he feels better!
by: denise.debolt on 04/14/19
Mary I wish I could help--I'm not much of a cook! Glad he is home.
by: crusin60 on 04/14/19
When my DH was on bland food in order to get his gall bladder removed. I made tuna noodle casserole minus the cheese you can't get any blender then that, it was like eating soft cardboard.
by: Nettie on 04/14/19
Super idea Nettie......have all the ingredients! 😘
by: Marydenmark on 04/14/19
Thank you, Mary. It isn't the best of ideas but it will hopefully get you through. My other suggestion is milk toast minus the cinnamon.
by: Nettie on 04/14/19
Google bland diets. You will get a ton of ideas of what it consists of.
by: SaraDale on 04/14/19
I am on a bland diet every so often and the only thing that I like and it is comfort food is homemade chicken soup and probably not everyone likes it. I make the stock from either thighs or legs, carrots, celery, onions and since I grow rosemary-rosemary. I know it is simple but I like it. Bland diets are so hard because of the very definition of "bland". Hopefully, in due time, he will be able to once again eat some things he likes. I know you are a good cook because you mentioned you had lost a lot of weight and you were cooking nutritious meals. Your DH is now on my prayer list as "Mary's Husband". God will know who I am talking about. I am glad you are back. Positivity Pam
by: pamelastine11 on 04/14/19
Oh, another thing I consider bland-salmon filets. I buy them frozen in a bag-good quality and I just use a little lemon on them. On the chicken soup, if onions are too harsh, just leave them in for taste and pull them out before eating. Like I said, I am not much of a good cook. I was brought up back east to a working class family and we ate homemade soup and stews, casseroles, chili, and burgers-just not much steak believe me! Pam
by: pamelastine11 on 04/14/19
Thanks for everything Pam. You are always there with a helping hand and a kind word to all of us and it’s much appreciated.

Funny you should mention chicken soup......it’s first on my lot do list for today. Two years ago I bought a big red cast iron soup pot which I use for everything. It was on sale and one of the best bargains in my life. It looks so cheery on the stove.
by: Marydenmark on 04/15/19
Mary -
I have gotten into the habit of taking any leftover vegetables at the end of the week, putting them in a big soup pot and covering them with water. I boil them until they are soft, then take a bullet blender and blend them into a nice, thick, mild soup. Blending the veggies makes the soup thick, without flour or any other starches. I have blended everything from cabbage leaves to radishes, and the result has been yummy every time. A potato, yam, or cauliflower is an especially nice thickener. This method keeps me from wasting fresh veggies, and it's a nice comfort food during this cold, rainy season.
Blessings upon you and your DH as he recovers!
by: lmurdoch on 04/15/19