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G-tube feedings = Recipes for blended food.

Posted Aug 07 2009 7:16pm

Little Miss is fed by g-tube.  Formula and pump are definitely easiest. Our little girl is too active for the time a pump requires.  We switched to blended food and love the results!  She is more alert, healthier and has better skin color. I make several days of this blended food at a time and freeze it.  I make two types of food. One is a recipe of meat, veggies, nuts and water or broth, which she receives three times a day. The second is a fruit and grain recipe given to her once a day.  Her body doesn’t like cows milk so much, so that is not an ingredient of any recipes. As a result, we grind up calcium and magnesium and add to a syringe during one of her daily feedings. 

I use a  Vitamix blender  because it completely purees any food with no lumps whatsoever.  Lumps are a g-tubes worst nightmare!  For tips on how to unclog a g-tube and/or extension tube, check here

Protein and Vegetable Blend

1 zucchini squash, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 tomato, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 handful walnuts – 14 or so halves

1/2 pound spinach, or beet greens

6 – 8 mushrooms

1 c. parsley

1/2 c. olive oil or 2 T coconut oil

Add 3 cups water  and blend.

1.5 pounds ground beef or ground turkey, etc., cooked

Add meat and blend fully.    Store in sealed container and use within three days or freeze for later use. 

This recipe is altered to use other meats and vegetables and we switch out the nuts for oils.  In this way we hope to avoid food allergies and maximize nutrients.  

Using ground meats reduces the possibility of lumps that will plug the g-tube extension tube.  Pressure cooking un-ground meats helps pulverize meats as well.

For calorie information, click here.

Little Miss is fed by g-tube.  Formula and pump are definitely easiest. Our little girl is too active for the time a pump requires.  We switched to blended food and love the results!  She is more alert, healthier and has better skin color. I make several days of this blended food at a time and freeze it.  I make two types of food. One is a recipe of meat, veggies, nuts and water or broth, which she receives three times a day. The second is a fruit and grain recipe given to her once a day.  Her body doesn’t like cows milk so much, so that is not an ingredient of any recipes. As a result, we grind up calcium and magnesium and add to a syringe during one of her daily feedings. 

I use a  Vitamix blender  because it completely purees any food with no lumps whatsoever.  Lumps are a g-tubes worst nightmare!  For tips on how to unclog a g-tube and/or extension tube, check here

Protein and Vegetable Blend

1 zucchini squash, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 tomato, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 handful walnuts – 14 or so halves

1/2 pound spinach, or beet greens

6 – 8 mushrooms

1 c. parsley

1/2 c. olive oil or 2 T coconut oil

Add 3 cups water  and blend.

1.5 pounds ground beef or ground turkey, etc., cooked

Add meat and blend fully.    Store in sealed container and use within three days or freeze for later use. 

This recipe is altered to use other meats and vegetables and we switch out the nuts for oils.  In this way we hope to avoid food allergies and maximize nutrients.  

Using ground meats reduces the possibility of lumps that will plug the g-tube extension tube.  Pressure cooking un-ground meats helps pulverize meats as well.

For calorie information, click here.

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