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Calling all moist meats.....

Monday, June 17, 2013

emoticon Hey there Spark Friends. Please send me ideas and or recipes for moist meats. DH is still having a hard time keeping his foods up balanced with his meds. In other words, if he eats only 700 calories a day, he is not in balance for his meds.

emoticon Steak is o u t. And any meat portions like that. Today I did make meatloaf that was moist with milk, eggs, and canned tomato. What ideas do you have for moist meatloaf and maybe hamloaf?

emoticon Tuna with lots of mayo works. No celery, lettuce, tomato, etc.

emoticon Ice cream is easier, but doesn't replace protein. Navy, black etc. beans are soft and do give protein.
emoticon Eggs are good. But we still want some ordinary meat ideas...
We thank you.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAROLJ35 7/28/2013 9:21PM

    My favorite Spark recipe is Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken. Maybe that would be moist enough.

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MNABOY 6/23/2013 10:39PM

    Mixing oatmeal with ground meat helps keep it moist as you cook it. Also, Greek Yogurt is a good source of protein. I eat the non-fat Greek yogurt. If calories are not a challenge the vanilla flavored is great by itself. The plain needs fruit to sweeten the tart taste. I get frozen fruit, blackberries, fruit medley and dark cherries. If I leave them in the refrigerator to thaw for several days they are pretty mushy. Goes down real well. The vanilla flavored has 70 calories a cup more than plain but it is like a dessert to me.

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GOSPELCLOWN 6/22/2013 12:07PM

    I love my lasagnes... it is easy to keep all those layers moist and often too wet.
The melted cheese, the cottage cheese and tomato sauce may be helpful to help his swallowing challenges.

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RD03875 6/20/2013 7:20AM

    Can he eat Tofu? Pulled pork, chicken or beef? Swiss steak in the crockpot? Fish?

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EGRAMMY 6/19/2013 10:16AM

    Thank you all so much. I am cogitating. Do you think I could try canned corned beef. He has wanted a corned beef so much. Would canned be mushier? He is doing smoothies and soft meals daily.

One place I have found some comments is on Amazon where VHC very high calorie items are like Boost Very High Calorie Nutritonally Complete Drink. People's comments are helpful like "Nutritionally dense to accommodate diminished appetites. Combines high calories with high protein to help preserve lean muscle mass and support weight goals"

Sometimes he wants meat like in the good old days before the swallowing and chewing problems. Your ideas are so appreciated. We'll try some soon.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/18/2013 9:24PM

    lean pork is great -- chicken is great -- turkey is great --- I cook all of these in a crock pot with water which eventually ends up pork gravy, chicken gravy and turkey gravy ... all provide great protein .... could he possibly have something like them ?? I love my crockpot because it has "auto" on it so it cooks on high and low as it determines to get the job done ... love it !! Roc

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JLWOF1 6/18/2013 11:39AM

    Egrammy, sorry I'm not very creative when it comes to cooking. Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you! Hope you find some solutions! I will look through my cookbooks though and see what I can find. One idea, what about chicken and dumplings?

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CARRAND 6/18/2013 10:29AM

    Does your husband like yogurt? That would be an option. The meatloaf sounds great, and you can put different spices in it to vary the flavor. Good luck to you both!

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TATTER3 6/18/2013 5:44AM

    I wish I could cook...I'm so sorry...glad you're getting good advice! Keep Sparkin'!!

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KATHYJO56 6/18/2013 12:24AM

    I might be able to help you out. Can he eat a tuna casserole or maybe salmon patties? I will look through what I have, just let me know about these. Also, will he eat cottage cheese-great protein there. emoticon

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ANYTIMEILIKE 6/18/2013 12:18AM

    Maybe meat soups or stews?

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PATRICIAAK 6/17/2013 11:51PM

    not a meat - but how about yogurt or sugar-free jello (only 2 gr of protien but no calories)?

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GOCALGAL 6/17/2013 11:20PM

    Can your DH eat low fat cottage cheese? It's low in calories, easy to eat and loaded with protein. To get more protein, I also eat Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers. They are delicious (even my DH likes them) and they are also low in calories and fairly high in protein.

Good luck!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/17/2013 10:33PM

    Did you read the article on protein powder! I made the crepes with protein powder & egg whites then stiff it with low fat ricotta & raspberries. It was delicious & protein packed.

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