You may need a blenderized diet if you have mouth or throat problems or if your This diet consists of foods that have been blenderized and are thin enough to. January Issue. Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding: Learn About the Benefits, Risks, and Strategies for Success By Theresa A. Fessler, MS, RDN, . With today’s high-performance blenders this is possible, and many home enteral nutrition (HEN) consumers and caregivers are using blenderized foods instead.

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The following foods blend well: Try to use blenderized foods right away so they will not spoil.

Some RDs find the concept of developing nutritionally complete blenderized tube diets perplexing compared with the ease of calculating amounts of standard EN formulas, but it isn’t that difficult. Mealtime Notions LLC; This blog post by our dietitian gives great tips for transitioning to a blenderized diet via feeding diiet.

Blenderized Diet

For example, Hodor recalls a case in which a patient’s father blenderized typical meals, substituting them for some of his son’s standard EN formula, and noticed improvement in the condition of his skin, bowel regularity, and alertness. This article will discuss the benefits and risks of home tube feeding with blenderized foods and provide strategies for its success. Breads, cereals, rice and pasta Breads and crackers without nuts Cooked, enriched cereals such as grits, Farina, Malt-O-Meal, or Cream of Wheat Cooked rice, pasta or noodles Fruits and vegetables Cooked or canned fruits without skins of seeds Cooked or canned vegetables without skins or seeds Meat and meat substitutes Cooked, tender meat, fish and poultry Infant strained meats baby foods Cooked boiled or poached eggs.

The researchers concluded that blenderized diets have variable macronutrient content, which can hinder effective EN therapy. As mentioned, there are benefits and risks involved with the use of blenderized tube feeding, and dietitians are the best resource for assisting consumers in choosing appropriate foods for a balanced diet and preventing complications.


A PBGT diet is an effective means of providing nutrition to children with feeding disorders. He said his wife used the mixture in her feeding tube every day at home and wanted to have it in the hospital, too. Publisher of Today’s Dietitian.

Patients and caregivers can avoid clogs by using sufficient amounts of liquid in blends and frequently flushing tubes with water. The right thickness and temperature of blended foods may be different for each person on this diet.

RDs should instruct patients and caregivers about serving sizes, fluid intake, food preparation tips, water flushes, food handling, and proper storage.

This is how tube-fed people were nourished before commercial formulas became popular in the s. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, RDs agree that the most difficult task is to ensure people are making safe and appropriate food choices.

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Commercial EN products are necessary for hospital use in that they contain concentrated sources of calories and blenedrized and all the known essential vitamins and minerals in standardized amounts and in a convenient and safe form, yet they don’t contain the myriad phytochemicals and fibers found in whole foods.

The use of blenders makes it possible for home tube-fed individuals to consume fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, nuts, and many other protein sources as well as healthful fats—the foods in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Blenderized Diet What is it? Who uses a blenderized diet? For children, adequate growth is important. Blenderized foods may be stored in the refrigerator for 48 hours or placed in the freezer.

Always didt any changes to your nutrition with your dietitian or doctor, but most find that replacing one can of formula per day with a Real Food Blends meal is a good way to re introduce your body to real food and start a blenderized diet. Updated April 8, Consumers are advised to consult with their physicians and dietitians for their blenderizex health needs. Moving Forward The use of blenderized foods for tube feeding is uncommon, but it’s becoming more popular among home EN patients and RDs.


Blend equal amounts of solid and liquid foods together. Nutritional Evaluation of a blenderized diet in blenderizsd major burn patients Conclusions: It was effective in preventing significant weight loss and promoting wound healing and successful skin grafting. Homemade Blended Formula Handbook. For ddiet, when one patient was admitted to a hospital her husband brought in a jar of a blenderized mixture of cucumber, avocado, and other foods, and kept it in her room.

Many caregivers and patients find recipes for blenderized food tube feedings on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean they’re well balanced.

Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding

The best liquids to use are those that add flavor and have added vitamins and minerals. But with proper care consumers can avoid it. Other EN consumers view blenderized foods as a quality-of-life issue. To accomplish this, whole foods are liquefied in a blender with water, juice, broth, or various types duet milk, and administered by syringe bolus in feeding tubes.

The following foods do not blend well: Eating small, frequent meals six to eight meals per day Eat a variety of foods from all the food groups to get a balanced diet Chunks of food blendefized blenderized meals can lead to poor mouth care, cavities or choking Rinse out your mouth with water after each meal.