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. 

Sliced Bread

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.

Crate of Fresh Fruit

Fruit

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

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

  • Fruit juice

Vegetables

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

Fresh Milk

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

Squash Soup

Soups

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

Meat Dish

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

Gourmet Olive Oil

Fats and Oils

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

Dessert Crepes

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

Coffee Hearts

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.)