Does flaked fish have to be pureed? What about sardines?

As a general rule the foods during phase II require less chewing that those at a later stage of the diet. If you are feeling comfortable after a few days on the puree diet you can try a small piece of a baked white fish and the fish does not have to be pureed.

Sardines are very high in sodium and also remember that you are unable to drink with or immediately following a meal. The sardines in tomato sauce contain approximately 550mg of sodium per serving. As you are reading food labels, please try to avoid foods that have more than 300mg of sodium per serving. This is a basic guideline used to help people limit sodium intake as part of a heart healthy regimen.