Our expert says:
I can understand that you are feeling stressed about your dear Mom after her accident. She can continue with soups (puree them in a blender and add slightly more liquid such as milk to make them easier to swallow), the drinking yoghurt, Ensure, a variety of milk drinks such as Milo or Chocolate. If you have a liquidiser you can theoretically liquidise most foods for her (fruit, cooked or canned vegetables, thin porridges, and meat), just always ensure that you dilute them with milk or stock until she can swallow them easily. She can also have melted ice cream and you can make delicious shakes for her by liquidising fresh or canned fruit or avos (high in energy) adding some sugar and full-cream milk. Once you have liquidised the ingredients add another 2-3 tablespoons of full-cream milk powder to the shake and process for about 1 min. The addition of the full-cream milk powder increases the nutritive and the energy value of the drink. Thin custards made with full-cream milk and egg should also be easy to swallow. Jellies and desserts made with fresh or Ideal milk will also boost her energy intake. You can basically prepare a whole days food for her as long as each dish is liquidised and diluted.
Hope this helps and the you dear Mom will soon be well recovered.
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