Minced and Moist Diet Food should be able to be easily minced or mashed with a fork. It may be presented as a thick puree with obvious lumps in it. Food should be moist and should easily form into a ball in the mouth. Foods recommended Foods to be avoided Bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles Breakfast cereal with small moist lumps e.g. All breads, sandwiches, pastries, crackers and porridge or wheat biscuits soaked in milk dry biscuits. Rice that does not hold together e.g. (unless on thickened fluids). Small, moist pieces of soft pasta e.g. moist parboiled, long-grain, basmati. macaroni cheese (some pasta dishes may Crispy or dry pasta e.g. edges of a pasta bake or lasagne. require blending or mashing). Noodles e.g. udon, egg, 2 minute noodles (may require blending or mashing). Vegetables Tender cooked vegetables that are easily Raw vegetables e.g. salads. mashed with a fork e.g. potato, kumara, Large vegetable pieces or vegetables too pumpkin, taro (pieces should be less than hard or stringy to be mashed with a fork 0.5cm). (pieces greater than 0.5cm). Vegetable skins e.g. jacket potato. Pureed vegetables e.g. peas, corn. Vegetables that have outer shells or require extensive chewing, e.g. peas, corn. Fruit Mashed soft fresh fruits e.g. banana, mango, kiwifruit. Finely sliced or diced soft pieces of canned or cooked fruit e.g. pears, peaches (pieces should be less than 0.5cm). Pureed fruit. Large pieces of fruit or fruit that is too hard to be mashed with a fork (pieces greater than 0.5cm). Dried fruit. Stringy fruit e.g. pineapple. Dairy Yoghurt (may have small soft fruit pieces). Yoghurt with pips or hard pieces of fruit. Very soft cheeses with small lumps e.g. If eating soft cheeses e.g. camembert or brie, cottage or cream cheese, cheese spread). avoid the rind. Hard cheeses. Issued by PL Speech Language Therapy Issued Date November 2012 Classification I7 4106-13-003 Authorised by HoD Allied Health Review Period 36mths Page Page 1 of 2 This information is correct at date of issue. Always check in the relevant Waitemata DHB policy manual that this copy is the most recent version. This information has been developed for use by New Zealand Registered Dietitians and Speech Language Therapists from National Texture Modified Guidelines. Any other healthcare professionals should seek advice from a Dietitian or Speech Language Therapist prior to use. Minced Moist Diet Foods recommended Foods to be avoided Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes Minced, tender meats with a sauce or gravy. Casserole or mince dishes with hard or chewy Sauces should be the same consistency as pieces e.g. peas, onion. The crust or pastry of quiches and pies. recommended fluids. Casseroles or boil-up dishes may be blended Meat with gristle. to reduce the size of large food pieces. Nuts. Blended or flaked/ minced fish with a sauce. Very soft and moist egg dishes e.g. scrambled eggs, soft quiches. Well cooked legumes e.g. beans, lentils (partially mashed or blended). Desserts Smooth puddings e.g. mousse, custard, Desserts with large or hard fruit pieces e.g. sultanas, seeds or coconut. instant pudding. Dairy desserts e.g. ice cream (unless on Crumbly or flaky pastry. Hard crumble or bases e.g. apple crumble. thickened fluids), custards and yoghurt. Soft moist sponge cake desserts with lots of Bread-based puddings. custard, cream or ice-cream e.g. trifle, tiramisu. Soft fruit-based desserts. Rice pudding or canned creamed rice. Additional items Soup, may contain small soft lumps e.g. Soups with large pieces of meat or vegetables, corn or rice. pasta/ noodles. Salsa, sauces and dips with small soft lumps Avoid thin watery soups/ broths if on e.g. hummus, guacamole. thickened fluids. Very soft, smooth chocolate e.g. able to melt Lollies including fruit jellies, hard sweets, in the mouth. toffee and marshmallow. Jams and condiments without seeds or dried Any fast food that cannot be mashed with a fruit. fork e.g. pizza, sushi, stir-fry. Clinician: Date: Contact No: Issued by PL Speech Language Therapy Issued Date November 2012 Classification I7 4106-13-003 Authorised by HoD Allied Health Review Period 36mths Page Page 2 of 2 This information is correct at date of issue. Always check in the relevant Waitemata DHB policy manual that this copy is the most recent version. This information has been developed for use by New Zealand Registered Dietitians and Speech Language Therapists from National Texture Modified Guidelines. Any other healthcare professionals should seek advice from a Dietitian or Speech Language Therapist prior to use.