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Thread: In need recipes for a soft diet for 84 year old mother.

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    Greek Yogurt has protein in it!
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    Cream of rice cereal, has no gluten. I lace mine with coarse brown sugar. It's hard to find at stores as they have lots of cream of wheat. I finally ordered it off the internet.

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    Soups with ground meat and beans, custards, puddings, fruit jellos, pie fillings which are like puddings (lemon, peanut butter, butterscotch, chocolate), fruit cups, cottage cheese, farmers cheese or other soft cheese, mashed potatos or bread with sausage or hamburger gravy,

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    Bless you. I am dealing with similar situation, but my mom will drink the Boost/Ensure. She cooks dinner and we go down to her house to eat. If she doesn't cook for us, she doesn't eat. Sorry your mom is having difficulties. Can she do the cooking? Otherwise, the not eating can be a weapon she's using for control. Maybe not, but that's what my mom is doing. Good luck. Hope you tell us how it goes in a week or two.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandmahoney View Post
    I am in need of recipes for my mother who lives with me. She is 84 years old and she will not eat any kind of meat at all. She also does not like pasta at all. And will not drink ensure or boost. Yes I have had her to the doctor but my mom is a very stubborn person and once she makes up her mind she doesn't change it. They can't help her if she won't listen. (And getting her to go to a doctor is very hard). So I am looking for recipes that has good protein but no meat. So if anyone has a recipe that they have tried and taste good I would really appreciate them.
    I can understand her not wanting to eat meat. The older I get the less I want meat. It seems to take too long to digest & if in the evening, I have a hard time getting comfortable at night. I get my meat as seasoning in soups & veggies. I do drink an ensure clone (walgreens brand) daily - the + version - about 350 calories. I really don't have any recipes - my DD does most of the cooking now, but I eat a lot of fresh fruits & veggies, homemade soups, beans & rice, etc. Also yogurt daily. We must be doing something right, because I am starting to gain back some of the weight I lost. I eat oatmeal or other hot cereal most mornings, but have an egg a couple of times a week. I do like bacon (who doesn't -lol) or a small piece of ham with my egg. Another thing I do is instead of eating 3 big meals a day, I eat small amounts several times a day. I also eat nuts of some kind every day - either in my breakfast cereal or just get a handful to snack on. DD doesn't really cook any different for me than she does for her DH & herself - just makes sure that there is a balanced meal on the table & I pick & choose what I want. I think the secret for me was to not eat too much at one time & to always have some sort of healthy snack available.

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    check the fitness part of your local stores there are protein for muscle building ....a friend of mine mixes that with milk and icecream all the time

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    You could contact a registered dietitian at your local hospital or long term care facility. They have printed handouts for many types of nutrition needs. Knowing what specific needs your mother has will help the dietitian to send the appropriate handout. Soft diets can be anything from cooked fruit and vegetables, to puree foods. You can also do a google search for "soft diets". I hope this will help
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    You might want to look at vegetables since many do contain protein. I have a problem digesting meat and so I researched foods that contain protein and was surprised by what I found. I agree with Misty's Mom that blending foods can make them easier to eat. I bought a Nutribullet and am very happy with the results. One of the blades will even process meats. Good luck with finding foods for your Mom.

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    Egg Salad.

    For my grandfather, the dietician recommended making oatmeal, milk shakes, and more using Ensure.

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    I too, believe many vegetables contain around 20% protein. I make a lot of soups for myself. They are yummy and without meat most of the time. Butternut squash soup or garden veg. soup, onion soup, etc. The possibilities are endless with soup. If you serve a whole wheat bread with it, that also contains about 20% protein. Good luck and God bless your loved one.

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