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Q: My boyfriend had surgery last night, and the doctor said that it's nothing but clear fluids for a week. I have a freezer full of chicken stock, and jello is permitted, but what else can I make him that are gut-friendly and not completely boring?

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Editor: Wishing your boyfriend a speedy recovery! Some of these past posts might have good meal ideas for you:

What Are Good Recipes for a Liquid, Choke-Proof Diet?
Festive Thanksgiving Foods on a Liquid Diet?
Soft, Easy to Chew Meal Ideas for a Recovering Patient?

Readers, what other liquid foods do you recommend?

Related: Making Smoothies: Tips from Alton Brown

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