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Need ideas for dietary issue 
Feb. 1, 2012 2:39 pm 
Updated: Sep. 3, 2014 2:31 pm
Long time no talk. Anyway, I cook for two elderly people with special dietary requirements. The one I am having trouble with now needs to have soft food that still has plenty of nutrition, fiber, color, etc.
Any suggestions besides soup and mashed potatoes would be great.
Feb. 1, 2012 2:49 pm
With mashed potatoes as a base, you could mix it Colcannon fashion with Cabbage or Turnips. A Ratatouille cooked well can be reasonable soft yet very healthful. Sweet potatoes and yams of course. There are lots of pasta's that can be cooked a little beyond al dente and served with delicious nutritious sauces. Lets see, you could make a delicious aspic. I know you don;t want any more soups but I'm trying to think of a way to get some beets in here and you could do a very finely cut borscht, which is thick and hearty. Must be a hard job, hope this helps.
Feb. 1, 2012 4:14 pm
Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbs but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C, possessing a high nutritional density
Feb. 2, 2012 6:54 am
Well, protein shakes- (whey protein is more readily digestible than other proteins)you can throw in banana, peanut butter, frozen fruit, etc. or smoothies made with yogurt or kefir and fresh or frozen fruit.
Mrs. C 
Feb. 2, 2012 9:59 am
Don't forget peanut butter, beans (such as vegetarian refried with salsa and cheese!) applesauce, scrambled eggs,spinache quiche... baby food lables can give you lots of ideas, too. If you have a blender...
Sep. 3, 2014 2:31 pm
Thanks for your comments. I like them all and will use many of them. :)
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