Delicious recipes that meet IDDSI guidelines for Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized. These tasty recipes will help you enjoy food again!
Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Testing and Description
Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized is appropriate for individuals who have good tongue control and force and can manage chewing. At this level, the size of each bite is predetermined, and can be appropriate for individuals with some pain or difficulty chewing, or those who may not choose appropriate bite sizes without help.
Food pieces can be no larger than 15mm square for adults or 8mm square for children. Foods must have no separate thin liquid, but should be soft and moist. The pressure from a fork or spoon must be able to mash the pieces easily; this is called the Fork Pressure or Spoon Pressure Test. In these tests, the utensil must be able to easily cut through or break apart the food using only the side of the utensil. When mashing the sample to test, only use as much pressure as causes your thumbnail or fingernail to blanche white. After mashing, the food must not return to its original shape. We recommend watching IDDSI’s Youtube video of the Fork Pressure and Spoon Pressure Test before you cook as well as during the testing of your final modified portion.
Always test your food before serving to ensure that it meets all the IDDSI testing guidelines.
Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Recipes
Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Greek Pasta Salad
It can be hard to find a cold, savory packed lunch when you’re on a modified diet. This Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Greek Pasta Salad is even better the...Read More
Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Easy Baked Salmon
This Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Easy, Baked Salmon recipe is so simple and requires few ingredients! All you need is a salmon fillet, salt, pepper, and an oven!Read More
Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized NYT Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
This recipe for Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized NYT Chocolate Chip Banana Bread comes from the New York Time Cooking app. It's easily modified for the perfect soft and bite...Read More
Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Spanish-Inspired Ratatouille
This Level 6: Soft & Bite-Sized Spanish-Inspired Ratatouille will be a crowd pleaser! It fits perfectly into a dysphagia diet, but everyone at your party will love it!Read More