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QE's Homemade Blended Formula

Posted Dec 07 2012 1:18pm
Elisabeth forgot how to eat two and a half years ago. Seizures stole that skill away from her. So we did what any parent of a modern-day-non-eater would do: got her a g-tube.

Since then - for two and a half years - I have been pouring a diet of PediaSure through that tube and into Elisabeth's tummy.

DSC_0047-1A pantry full of Pediasure.
PediaSure is fine and all - it has kept her alive - but the mother in me has been longing to give her something better. She deserves better.
So, my friend Taylor gave me a worksheet that helps to create a homemade blended formula using real, everyday foods.
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I created a customized recipe for Elisabeth using:
  • Wheat Bread 
  • Brown Rice
  • Yogurt
  • Pineapple
  • Cheerios
  • Applesauce
  • Green Beans
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Avocado
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Carrots
  • Milk
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Beans
  • Bananas
  • Pumpkin
  • Olive Oil
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Then I blended it all together until it was in liquid form.
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    After I had created a delicious concoction, I poured it into freezer containers:  DSC_0050-1
    And voila! A weeks worth of healthy, liquified food for my little queen:
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    I can't even begin to tell you how good it feels to be feeding Elisabeth real foods. To know that she isn't living off of PediaSure. And...it saves me a few hundred dollars a month, at that! 
    I should have done this years ago...


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