Eating well on soft food diet...
Meal planning here has changed to liquids and soft foods. You know, that can get boring. A vege-matic is a big help in pureeing.
We have done the regular things like mashed potaotes and sweet potatoes, cream and pureed soups, pudding, custard, etc.
Found out that oatmeal can stick in the throat, who knew?
commerical things we have done are Ensure Plus, Isosource (can order from Amazon) and the Carnation Breakfast Essentials well recommended by medical people we worked with. For drink, we have found Resource Breeze to be outstanding, and we order from Amazon.com as it's not easy to find in the stores yet. It has 3 flavors--peach, orange and berry, It has 250 calories and 9 g protein. Another healthy drink is V8 juice.
Other soft foods others have guided us to are brie , avadoco soup or guacamole (thin with milk), liver pate, tofu, gravy, jellied canned cranberry, chicken broth and gravy to liquify other things like mashed potatoes.
And desserts of pudding, icecream, mashed warmed banana with cream, and fruit like canned peach and pears pureed with fruit juice.
Tonight is pureed black beans with dollop of sour cream. Can you imagine this household with DH needing to gain 25 pounds and me needing to lose_____pounds. Where's the balance point?
Please add any nutritious soft food you can to help us out. Thanks.