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Eating Well on Soft Foods

Saturday, January 12, 2013

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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.

emoticon 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?

emoticon Please add any nutritious soft food you can to help us out. Thanks.
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WILMA102 1/20/2013 12:51PM

    When I had to be on a soft food diet I ate a lot of cottage cheese

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MNABOY 1/18/2013 1:15AM

    You are a constant source of encouragement! Thanks for the positive view you always share.

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BLACK-SWAN 1/17/2013 10:35AM

    We like to make smoothies with vegetable juice. It is easy to puree greens with some water, strain, repeat, strain again, and then use that liquid for any other type of drink. I like adding some lemon juice and vanilla whey protein, maybe an orange section or sliver of pineapple. You might enjoy the chocolate pudding made out of avocado.

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CAROLJ35 1/15/2013 11:12AM

    Oh, don't forget the soft banana "ice cream"!!! I love it and had it last evening for dessert. I use Stepf's recipe on SP.

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KALIGIRL 1/14/2013 9:12AM

    Tough going with the loss/gain conundrum - sending balancing thoughts!

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EGRAMMY 1/13/2013 4:56PM

    thanks for the ideas! I did not know about using a coffee grinder use. You have given me lots of ideas. It is not easy trying to up maximum calories for DH and lower them for me. Right now we are barely holding on maintenance with DH. Not yet gaining.
Guess who is gaining??? trying to help DH He cnnot swallow seeds, skin, oatmeal, crushed crackers, etc. Some not even pureed. And I can swallow everything.

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DR1939 1/13/2013 8:28AM

    If you will send me your email address I will send you a good and easy tomato soup recipe. I have to send it by regular email because I use a recipe program.

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FITKAT62 1/12/2013 10:45PM

    When I was a teenager I had jaw surgery and had my jaws wired shut for 7 weeks. My favorite things were soup with crackers (pureed), chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy (pureed) and banana milkshakes.






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DANCINCAJUN1 1/12/2013 10:42PM

    Because of Dr Oz we have LOTS of smoothies .... that whey powder has a tremendous amount of protein in each scoop .... strawberries, blueberries, banana, whey powder, chia seeds & flaxseed (put in a coffee grinder until smooth) , omega 3 (cut open and put liquid in drink) and add pure cherry concentrate --- we have all our fruits frozen so ice is not needed .... now this is a LOT of protein in one shake .... and not high in calories.

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KATHYJO56 1/12/2013 8:41PM

    Ice cream! I'm sorry Ellen, I just couldn't resist. I wish that I could help you find something to help. If I think of something, I will send you a Spark Mail. emoticon

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KATHYJO56 1/12/2013 8:41PM

    Ice cream! I'm sorry Ellen, I just couldn't resist. I wish that I could help you find something to help. If I think of something, I will send you a Spark Mail. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 1/12/2013 6:19PM

    jello, sherbert

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/12/2013 6:06PM

    I get a lot of my veggies through Low-Sodium V-8--it doesn't even taste low sodium. I agree that soups are great this time of year. You've got some great ideas with quite a variety.
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KIM___ 1/12/2013 5:59PM

    I love Amazon.com. They have a lot of interesting varieties of liquid meals.

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GOPINTOS 1/12/2013 5:51PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/12/2013 5:50PM

    I like soups this time of year, maybe some salsa in the broth to give it a kick- yum.

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CARRAND 1/12/2013 5:26PM

    Scrambled eggs are good.

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MYUTMOST4HIM 1/12/2013 5:18PM

    emoticon applesauce!!!

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