Food Glorious Food

One of my favorite things to do, is try different foods. Unfortunately, due to living with a disability it comes with a lot of challenges and one of those challenges is swallowing. So consistency of food is very important for my health. 

Please find listed below, a list of food that i enjoy and then the modification of consistency for me to enjoy.

Hope this might help others that have swallowing issues, or help with caring for someone with swallowing issues. 

Breads & Cereals

  • Weetbix softened with warm water/milk and honey

  • Well cooked sticky rice

  • Pasta-chopped small before eating

  • Sandwiches: white bread: no seeded bread. Fillings, cold meats, cheese, cream cheese, avocado, beetroot spread etc.

Fruit

  • Pureed Canned fruit: apple, peaches, apricots, plums, two fruits

  • Fresh soft fruit mashed: bananas, mango, avocado, Strawberries

  • Fruit juice

Vegetables

  • Well cooked, tinned, fresh or frozen vegetables with skins removed.

  • Potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes etc.

  • Finally chopped cooked well broccoli, zucchini, etc.

  • Vegetable bakes and mornays-finally cut before serving.

  • Mashed potatoes and gravy

Milk and Milk Products

  • Milk (will do full cream milk but prefer lactose free Zymill milk)

  • Milkshakes.

  • Flavoured milk: iced coffee, chocolate or strawberry

  • Milk deserts such as fruche or anything similar

  • Yogurt, smooth fruit yogurt

  • Cream cheese, cottage cheese, feta cheese, ricotta cheese, grated cheese

  • Smooth cream sauce

Soups

  • Chunky soups, mixed solid and liquid but vitamised for me to be able to eat. Cant eat liquid only soup…..

Meat/Fish/Poultry and Alternatives

  • Chopped/minced beef, veal, lamb, pork. No bones or skin

  • Chopped/minced chicken, turkey, fish, seafood. No Bones or skin

  • Chicken snitzel, with mash, vegetables. cream sauce/gravy

  • Finally chopped/minced sausages with skin removed

  • Meatballs-mashed, served with gravy/sauce

  • Meat, poultry, fish as casseroles, loaf of soufflé, mornay – finely chopped

  • Shepherds pie/cottage pie

  • Soft moist meat patties-mashed and served with potatoes/gravy

  • Flaked fish, canned salmon or tuna (no bones)

  • Eggs-omelettes, scrambled, boiled, poached, finally chopped

  • Meat pies/pastie with sauce or mash potato, no flaky pastry

Fats and Oils

  • Butter, Margarine, whipped cream, sour cream, thickened cream, Mayonnaise

Dessert

  • Custard

  • Ice-cream, sorbet

  • Sometimes jelly

  • Instant puddings

  • Cheese cakes

  • Fruche, mousse

  • Crème caramel

  • Soft moist donuts and cream

  • Soft moist cakes served with cream, custard, sauces

  • Pancakes, picklets served with butter, smooth jam etc finely chopped

  • Mashed pavlova, with cream

  • Soft, moist puddings without nuts, dried fruits, solid fruit

Beverages

  • Milk (milkshakes: iced coffee, chocolate and strawberry)

  • Fruit Juice (in moderation not too much acid, reflux)

  • Soft drink (mainly coke but will give others a try)

  • Cordial (orange/mango etc.)