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Prepared Pureed Meals

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I am disabled...I do not have a stomach, I have a feeding tube in & now a colostomy.  I have been required by my doctors that I eat pureed meals but it is so hard to find a company that sells this type of food unless you live in the UK, Canada, etc., & they do not ship here in the United States.

 

My health is such that I cannot cook, puree, & store these types of meals nor do I know how to correctly figure out the correct of amounts of nutrients that I need for each item.  I have emailed numerous companies but to no avail.  The out of the US companies have wonderful pureed meals, but as stated above, do not ship here.

 

I sure wish someone could  help me because I was just in the hospital & I am very sick at the moment & I have lost from 158lbs. 4 weeks ago to 135lbs. now.  That is not good for me at all.

 

This has just about driven me crazy trying to find some help...sure there is a company that sells "powder" that you add water to & then state that it is delicious...well I don't know what they have been drinking but obviously they do not know the meaning of "delicious".  There there is one that you microwave for 1 minute but it is horrible.  My little dog would not even eat it (she does not eat human food) but I just thought I would see what her reaction would be & it was what I thought it would be. 

 

If there is anyone that can help me, it would mean so much to me because I do not want to have to start being feed intravenously but it could come to that.

 

Thank you so much,

 

Desperate Ninagirl

post #2 of 14

Soylent is a food replacement. It might be that powder you tried. It's not alleged to be delicious but not terrible either.  www.soylent.com

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post #3 of 14

Have you tried working with a dietitian from the hospital? Speak with your DR. about this.

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Thanks chefbuba, I have done this, but to no avail.  They either don't know where I can get these types of meals or they want to give me recipes, something I am just not able to do at this moment.  The hospital I was in actually served these meals to me & the food was delicious but it came from a company that does not sell to the individual consumer nor does the hospital sell to individuals.  I am always met with bad luck...seems to be story of my life. Thanks anyway for your comment.

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Thanks Phatch, but sorry, the powder is no way to go for me.  I have tried these supposed powered meals in packages, just add boiling water but what a joke....terrible.

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While I apologize I cannot help, there is a whey protein drink mix that may buy you some time.. Champion Nutrition Pure Whey Stack chocolate flavor tastes just like Nesquick but is low in sugar and high in easily digestible protein. I literally had to live on protein drinks for a couple of years and have tried nearly all of them, this one doesn't have that gross whey taste and is easily dissolved in cold or warm water.
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Thanks Phatch, but sorry, the powder is no way to go for me.  I have tried these supposed powered meals in packages, just add boiling water but what a joke....terrible.

Soylent is not a boiling water deal. It is literally just a nutrient shake. It's designed for efficiency, convenience and time. Not cuisine.  Said to taste like oatmeal water. 

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Thanks Lauren, I will really have to try that...I know my son drinks the protein shakes but with the whey & it is awful...he likes them but no matter what I do to it, I just can't drink but I do like Nesquick so definitely I will try.  Thanks a bunch!!

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You're welcome Nina, believe me when I say most of them couldn't even be swallowed if i could even touch it to my lips. Promise you'll like this one, the other favors by them I don't like so much as they do have more whey flavor and are sickly sweet
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thanks again Lauren, I am definitely gonna try it...my son checks out everything for me to make sure I can have it but if you do run across any companies that do sell prepared frozen pureed meals & they ship to North Carolina, I would be forever in your debt if you could let me know.  Being a chef, I am sure you possibly hear about something like this more than me.  I really appreciate the emails you have sent to me & look forward to trying this product & hope to hear from you soon.

 

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!!!!  I hope I do but I will be alone.  My son will be visiting his father's family & so it will be sorta quite here but thank you again!!!

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You're welcome sweetheart, I will keep my eyes peeled. I too am in NC! High Point just outside of Greensboro
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Great!!! I will keep a check here for anything you might send me!!!

post #13 of 14

Have you tried searching for a personal chef in your area yet? I have a service that operates in six cities and we do exactly this for one of our clients in St. Louis. Pureeing is really your best option in my opinion because you're going to enjoy the food more than you will a powder. A personal chef can come to your home to puree and freeze foods weekly, monthly, or whenever. Our service goes weekly so foods do not have to be frozen and thawed. 

 

I suggest first getting a Vitamix or Blendtec blender. They are expensive but they'll give you the smoothest puree. The more finely the food is pureed (without completely watering it down), the more you'll digest. Ninja blenders have a strong motor too, but their multii-level blade design tends to whip a lot of air into the puree and could give you gas issues.

 

You might consider learning to do some of this yourself. It's really not that hard. You could start with a homemade baby food recipe book, then add more seasoning and flavor to them. The good thing about the baby food books is that they will teach you how to proportion your liquid to solid ingredients. The biggest trick to a puree is having the right amount of liquid so you get the best consistency. You'll need some extra fats so you should use meat stocks instead of water and you'll want to add in some dairy if your body can process it fine. More fat usually means a better consistency in the puree. If there is no fat, the solids sometimes separate from the liquid in the fridge.

 

If I didn't have a lot of cooking experience, I would probably buy some spice mixes, fresh vegetables, meats and stocks, then start experimenting. With the stocks, you can always add some back in while you are blending to get the right consistency.

Brandon O'Dell

 

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Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service

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O'Dell Restaurant Consulting

www.bodellconsulting.com

 

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I looked at the varieties of baby food on the market. In fact I met a gal that owned an Organic baby food company on the East coast a few months ago. She told me how they make sure everything is the best quality they can get. I also looked up the varieties that are offered. I could not believe all the different foods that are offered. I remember when I was a teen I ate the Gerber's custard baby food . My brother use to look at me like I was nuts. Call it what you want, if it's good and I like it then what the heck it's fine with me. I used to work in a Hospital! I always took whatever I was making for dinner and pureed it for the patients. I always hoped they liked it, it was prepared with some heart.........I wish you the best...........Bill

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