Soft Foods for Swallowing

Difficulties in swallowing can be common after Laryngectomy and finding a nutritional balance is even more difficult for some people.

Here we have selected some tips, soft recipe links, sweet foods and drinks for you to enjoy with your family. 

    Eating tips: 

    • Sit upright
    • Eat small meals regularly
    • Eat plenty of: soups, smoothies, casseroles, meatloaf, fibre, herbal teas such as Green tea.
    • We encourage steaming, slow cooking, soaking and stewing of foods to make foods easier to swallow. 
    • Avoid empty calories such as soft drink, coffee and sweets. 
    • Consider calorie, protein (lean meats, fish, chicken, tofu, dairy) and fat intake to assist recovery. 

    Breakfasts: 

    • Rolled oats with stewed apple and honey
    • Chia seed pudding
    • Scrambled eggs

    Snacks:

    • Banana Bread
    • Oat Muffins
    • Yoghurt
    • Pikelets
    • Healthy Bliss Balls
    • Smoothies 
    • Dips and crackers
    • Stewed fruit

    Meals:

    • Soups
    - pumpkin
    - creamed chicken corn
    - tomato
    - vegetable minestrone
      • Casseroles
      - chicken, leek and bacon
      - tomato, beef and pumpkin
      - lamb and sweet potato
      - chickpea and sweet potato
      - beef and mushroom stroganoff 
        • Curry
        - chicken, eggplant, potato green curry
        - vegetable and chickpea
        - lentil dahl
        - fish curry
        - lamb and vegetable massaman curry
          • Meatloaf
          • Steamed fish with rice, broccoli and pine nuts
          • Steamed chicken with mashed potato and green beans
          • Fish cakes
          • Zucchini and corn fritters 
          • Meat or Vege lasagna or Lentil Eggplant Zucchini Moussaka 
          • Shepherd's Pie
          • Quiches
          • Thai vege noodles

              Desserts:

              Cocktails

              1. Palate cleanser: Blend watermelon, apple juice and ice cubes
              2. Mango Daiquiri: Blend mango, passionfruit, orange juice and ice cubes
              3. Pina Colada: Blend pineapple, coconut milk and ice cubes
              4. Ice Cubes: Process 1 lebanese cucumber and mint leaves, strain and add water then freeze into ice cube trays. Add to your favourite cold drink. 

              Links of interest - click images

               

              Smooth as Silk Cookbook -  Compiled by the Laryngectomee Association of NSW

               

              Genuinely Julie - Researcher, cancer survivor, health & wellness bloggerfor the Laryngectomee community, traveler, animal, nature, & pole fitness lover, making the most of this beautiful life!

               

              Web Whispers -  International Internet support group for laryngectomees. 

               

              Easy to Swallow - Claire Wade

              food to glow recipes 

              Kellie Anderson and kelliesfoodtoglow.com

               Kitchen Q Video

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