Eating your meals through a straw will take time and extra effort. If you must face 3 or 4 cups of liquid each meal to get your needed calories and protein, you will get tired and quit. Thus, you will lose more than the normal 10 to 15 lbs. Which is expected with wired jaw convalescence. The decreased protein intake could slow down the healing process. Here are examples of liquids that can be added to your blenderized diet that will promote good bone healing and a healthy diet.
LIQUIDS THAT ADD CALORIES AND PROTEIN
LIQUIDS THAT ADD CALORIES ONLY
POWDERS THAT ADD CALORIES AND PROTEIN
The following recipes will give you some ideas of what liquids to use when thinning foods in your blender and how much is needed to obtain proper consistency.
JUICES AND BEVERAGES
CEREAL AND EGGS
MEAT OR MEAT SUBSTITUTE
Fruit Julius = 6 ounces concentrated orange juice + 1 cup milk + 1/2 cup sugar + 1 tsp. vanilla + 1 cup hot water + 16 ice cubes
Minute Milk Shake = 1 cup milk + 1 envelope strawberry instant breakfast powder + 1/4 crushed pineapple or 1 cup milk + 1 envelope vanilla instant breakfast powder + 1 baby food jar of pureed fruit or 1 cup milk + envelope chocolate instant breakfast powder + 1 small banana
MILK—All kinds, as a beverage and in cooking. Use double-strength milk for increased protein (see recipe following). Carnation Instant Breakfast, Slim-Fast, eggnog, malts, shakes, cocoa, etc.
BEVERAGES—Tea, coffee, carbonated beverages, juices
CEREALS—Cream of wheat, malt-o-meal, grits thinned with milk or cream
SOUP—Strained and/or pureed cream soup, vegetable soup, chowders, oyster stew
BROTHS—Beef or chicken broth should be used for thinning foods only
VEGETABLES—Pureed tomatoes, carrots, beets, cauliflower, string beans, asparagus, squash, turnips, spinach, lettuce, potatoes (white or sweet) peas, zucchini
MEATS—Finely ground (blended) and strained poultry, beef, pork, fish
DESSERTS—Ice cream, sherbert, ices, soft custards, jello, puddings
FRUITS—Pureed peaches, pears, baked apples, applesauce, apricots, pineapple, bananas, avocados, fruit cocktail, cantaloupe, and other melons
STARCHES—Pureed and mixed with sauces, macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, and breads
FATS—Margarine, cream, gravy, used in foods to add calories
RAW EGGS—Are not recommended but can be made into custard and blended with milk
Additional supplements for beverages and cooking can be found in your grocery store or pharmacy. They contain additional vitamins and iron supplementation. They are:
Persons allergic to milk may use:
If you do not choose to use the above supplements, you should take adult liquid vitamins, plus iron, equal to the recommended dosage daily.
In your supermarket you will find super-jumbo plastic straws that will be suitable for hot or cold liquids.
BREAKFAST—Grape juice, oatmeal with milk, scrambled eggs blended with milk, hot cocoa
LUNCH—Cooked hamburger blended with gravy and beef broth, spaghetti with tomato sauce blended, fruit cocktail blended, milk.
SUPPER—V-8 juice, beef stew blended and thinned, white cake with soft orange sherbert blended together, milk
DINNER SUGGESTIONS (All are blended and strained)
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To make double strength milk add one cup of dried skim milk to one quart of whole milk. Mix well and chill. One cup will provide about twice as much protein as one cup of whole milk or skim milk.
Double strength milk can be flavored with:
Double strength milk has many uses in cooking, use it in preparation of:
Put all ingredients except the eggs in the container and blend for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, blend for one or two seconds longer, then strain, Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler, add the strained mixture and heat for five minutes, stirring slightly.
Blend 3/4 cup milk and meat separately for 2 minutes. Blend rice, vegetable, bread, salt, and remaining milk 1 minute. Strain. Melt butter in the top of a double boiler. Add the strained, blended mixture and heat for 5 minutes.
Follow same procedure as for hot dinner drink, but allow beef and milk mixture to blend for 4 minutes instead of 2 minutes
Blend ingredients with an egg beater or in a blender. Makes 1 to 2 servings. Variations: substitute other flavorings and flavors of ice cream.
Content of 1/2 cup is 8 grams protein and 210 calories with whole milk of 185 calories with skim milk.
Combine all ingredients in a blender or with a mixer until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. It may be stored in the refrigerator and reblended before serving. Makes two 3/4 cup servings.
Content of 3/4 cup is 9 grams protein and 200 calories with high protein whole milk and 180 calories: with high protein skim milk.
Put ice cream into two glasses. Pour half the carbonated beverage or juice over the ice cream. Stir until well mixed. Add remainder of liquid and serve at once. Makes two 1/2 cup servings.
Content of 1/2 cup is 2 grams protein and 90 to 130 calories.
Put instant coffee into a cup, pour the hot water and hot milk into the cup simultaneously. You may garnish with whipped topping. Makes 1 cup.
Content of 1 cup is 7 grams protein and 105 calories with whole milk, or 70 calories with skim milk.
Blend first three ingredients. Heat to boiling point, but do not boil. Beat with egg beater and add vanilla. Garnish with marshmallow or whipped cream. Makes one serving.
Content of one serving Is 16 grams protein and 240 calories with whole milk and 170 calories with skim milk.
Blend all ingredients for 2 minutes. Strain. Serve cold.
Put bacon into blender. Process 1 cycle at chop. Add eggs, potatoes and toast. Process 1 cycle at mix. Add milk and process 2 cycles at blend, or until smooth. Add more milk if thinner liquid is desired. Pour into an 8 oz. glass.
Put into blender, process 1 cycle on mix, 1 cycle on puree, 1 cycle at blend. Approx. 350 calories.
Put chicken and noodles into blender, process 1 cycle at chop, add bouillon. Process 1 cycle at mix, 2 cycles at blend. Approx. 660 calories.
Put hamburger patty into the blender, process 1 cycle at chop. Add the bun in pieces, seasoning, and bouillon. Process 2 cycles at blend. Approx. 360 calories.
Put into blender, process 2 cycles at liquefy. Approx. 300 calories.
Put Jello into boiling water, stir until dissolved. Put Jello and fruit into blender, process 2 cycles at liquefy. Drink while warm. Approx. 330 calories.
Put turkey, dressing and potatoes into blender. Process 2 cycles at chop. Add gravy and liquid, process 3 cycles at blend. Serve with 1 glass of cranberry juice. Approx. 800 calories.
Cut the steak into small cubes. Pour into blender. Process 2 cycles at chop. Add remaining ingredients. Process 1 cycle at mix, 2 cycles at blend, or until smooth. Add more liquid if desired. Approx. 660 calories.
Put meat into blender. Process 2 cycles at chop. Add remaining ingredients, process 1 cycle at stir, 2 cycles at blend. Approx. 670 calories.
Put chicken meat into blender, process 2 cycles at chop. Add potatoes, gravy, salt and hot milk. Process 2 cycles at blend. Approx. 800 calories.
Serve a pureed vegetable diluted with water or vegetable juices, add seasoning to taste. Baby foods make ideal vegetables when diluted.
Put steak into blender. Process 2 cycles at grind. Add potatoes, gravy and hot milk, process 1 cycle at stir, 2 cycles at blend. Approx. 670 calories.
Put pork chop into blender, process 2 cycles at chop. Add dressing, and potatoes. Process 1 cycle at mix. Add liquid. Process 2 cycles at blend. Approx. 880 calories.
Put pie and milk into blender, process 1 cycle at chop, 2 cycles at blend. Add a scoop of ice cream if you like. Try all of your favorite pastries in this manner if pie crust is allowed in you diet.
Process 2 cycles at blend. Very tasty!