Sample 1: Recent Surgery

This sample plan may be appropriate for a patient who has had surgery relatively recently– perhaps within the past 6 – 12 months. It aims for about 600 calories per day with under 2oz of food per meal.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Breakfast Pork sausage Bacon Canadian bacon Turkey sausage Bacon
Amount 2 patties 1 oz 2 oz 2 olinks 1 oz
Protein (g) 12 10 9 9 10
Calories 154 153 68 129 153
Lunch Frozen meatballs Chicken breast chunks w/ salsa Chili Ham lunchmeat + cheese Shredded pork + BBQ sauce
Amount 3 meatballs, 1 stick 2 oz 1/2 c 2 slices + 1 slice 1/2 c
Protein (g) 17 23 8 15 12
Calories 195 120 110 132 160
Dinner Steak Pork chop Roast chicken Chuck roast Baked cod
Amount 2 oz 3 oz 4 oz 3 oz 5 oz
Protein (g) 17 24 32 28 20
Calories 103 200 160 150 120
Snack Hard salami Summer sausage Slim Jim Turkey jerky Roast beef lunch meat
Amount 2 slices 1 oz 1 package 1 oz 2 oz
Protein (g) 5 5 20 15 12
Calories 80 96 160 80 70
Snack Roast beef lunch meat String cheese Little smokies Tuna salad Chicken meatballs
Amount 2 oz 1 stick 3 pieces 1 pouch 2 meatballs
Protein (g) 12 6 4 13 10
Calories 70 50 95 100 100
Total
Protein (g) 63 68 73 80 64
Calories 602 619 593 591 603
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