Monday, April 25, 2011

Recipes for someone on a liquid diet? Not clear liquid, just liquid.?

My father is very ill, and we need additional RECIPES for those on liquid diets. Have any of you been through this and have good recipes to share?

Answer on Recipes for someone on a liquid diet? Not clear liquid, just liquid.?

You need to make sure he is getting enough protein (at least 60gm/day), which you can do by putting protein powder in his blended drinks, or giving him ready-made supplements (Ensure, Boost or similar). Double-strength milk can be made by adding powdered milk to the milk in recipes, or to the milk he drinks.
You can put soups with vegetables or meat in the blender. If you give him table foods, add chicken stock and blend to the desired consistency. He will, no doubt, enjoy his food more if it tastes good. DO NOT give him baby food, as it has less food value than home-made.