Soft Crab Salad

Steph Wagner

January 12, 2017

Soft Crab Salad


Soft diet phase after bariatric surgery

Soft Crab Salad | Bariatric Soft Diet | FoodCoach.Me


The bariatric pureed and soft diets are not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it.

Although, congratulations on finishing your liquid diet! Some programs have a pureed and some combine the pureed and soft diet phases. You’ll want to double check with your program guidelines to verify where this recipe fits!

The time has come to embark on some textured foods! It doesn’t have to be all bad.

This recipe allows you to enjoy some new flavors and is very fast to prepare using imitation crab.  The KEY here is TINY bites, go SLOW, pause in between every bite, and stop at the first sign of fullness. Listen to that new pouch and have fun embarking on new flavors again!

Another versatile ingredient in this phase – canned chicken. It can be made several different ways to keep your pureed and soft phase diet more exciting. Programs differ on when you can use canned chicken, so be sure you know when you can introduce this ingredient. Once you can, you might consider trying one of the recipes below (links under photos):

Chicken Avocado Mash *Members Recipe*

Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad *Members Recipe*

Soft Mexican Chicken Salad


If you’re embarking on the bariatric pureed diet phase – consider membership to Bariatric Food Coach and have access to meal plans, support and community!

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Don’t forget to check out these 28 other Recipes for the Pureed & Soft Diet Phases! You can do this!!!

Soft Crab Salad | Bariatric Soft Diet | FoodCoach.Me

Soft Crab Salad

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 small portion
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
This recipe is for one small portion for those in the soft phase of a Bariatric diet. Recipe can easily be made for more.
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  • 2 oz imitation crab
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 scoop unflavored protein powder
  • 1 pinch seafood seasoning
  • 1 pinch dried dill


  • Dice crab meat up to very small pieces.
  • Stir in light mayo and unflavored protein until well combined.
  • Add seasonings and adjust to taste.


This recipe is for one small portion for those in the soft phase of a Bariatric diet. Recipe can easily be made for more.
*Ideal for the soft diet phase only as lower carbohydrate options are more widely available beyond this initial diet phase.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Soft Crab Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 recipe)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 448mg19%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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