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Diet and Nutrition

Recipes for Pureed Meals - Breakfast, Fruit and Yogurt Blends

A number of medical and dental conditions require special care to ensure complete and balanced nutrition while maintaining a soft or liquid diet. Information follows to help guide your choices.

While you are having difficulty chewing or swallowing, use these recipes for preparing pureed meals . They can be the basis for developing your own recipes. Be creative! You can puree almost any food. Serve foods attractively and try a variety of herbs and seasonings. Do not limit yourself to plan foods and milkshakes. Experiment and enjoy!

 

Poached Eggs
Bacon and Eggs
Sausage and Eggs
Eggs and Toast
Hot Cereal and Milk
Dry Cereal and Milk
Yogurt Fruit Drinks
Cran-Orange Cup
Milk and Fruit Shake
Prune Nog
German Hot Chocolate
Canned or Fresh Fruits Blended
Yogurt n’ Fruit
Hot Spiced Applesauce

 

Poached Eggs

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Yield: 1 serving

Bacon and Eggs

Put bacon in blender. Blend into small pieces. Add eggs, potatoes and toast, and continue blending. Add milk and blend until smooth. Yield: 1 serving

Sausage and Eggs

Chop sausage into small pieces. Put into blender and add eggs, potatoes, toast and milk. Blend until smooth. Yield: 1 serving

Eggs and Toast

Heat milk in small saucepan. Add beaten eggs and simmer until cooked. Put milk, eggs and toast into blender. Blend until smooth. Season to taste. Yield: 1 serving

Hot Cereal and Milk

Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth. Yield: 1 serving

Dry Cereal and Milk

Put cereal into blender. Grind or blend until fine. Add sugar and milk, and blend until smooth. Yield: 1 serving

Yogurt Fruit Drinks

Combine the following ingredients in blender and blend well. Yield: 1 serving each

Peach-Apple

Apricot

Bananna

Egg Nog

Cran-Orange Cup

In teapot, pour boiling water over herbal teabags. Cover and brew for 5 minutes. Remove teabags. Stir in remaining ingredients. Yield: 4 servings

Milk and Fruit Shake

Place fruit and milk in blender. Blend until smooth. If you use berries, strain to remove all seeds. Yield: 1 serving

Prune Nog

Place all ingredients in jar or blender container. Cover. Blend and serve chilled. Yield: 1 serving

German Hot Chocolate

Mix well. Store in covered container. When ready to use, add 1/3 cup mix to 1 cup boiling water.

Canned or Fresh Fruits Blended

Place all ingredients in blender. Cover. Process on low speed until smooth. Serve cold. Yield: 1 serving

Yogurt n’ Fruit

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. Strain mixture through strainer or sieve to remove all seeds. Chill seedless mixture. Yield: 1 ½ cups

Hot Spiced Applesauce

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Yield: 1 serving

This information originally appeared in the Journey Guide Patient Handbook developed by the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals, and was adapted for use on NetWellness with permission, 2013.

 

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Last Reviewed: Feb 13, 2013

Kimberly  Ortega, MS, RD, LD Kimberly Ortega, MS, RD, LD
Dietician and Oncology Specialist
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Pierre  Lavertu, MD, FRCS(C), FACS Pierre Lavertu, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University