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 some tips, recipe links, sweet food suggestions and drinks for you to enjoy with your family - especially over this holiday period.
Eating tips for Laryngectomy patients:
- 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 drinks, coffee and sweets.
- Consider calorie, protein (lean meats, fish, chicken, tofu, dairy) and fat intake to assist recovery.
- Rolled oat porridge with stewed apple and honey
- Chia seed pudding
- Scrambled eggs
- Yoghurt with mashed berries
- Avocado with cottage cheese
- Banana Bread
- Oat Muffins
- Healthy Bliss Balls
- Dips and crackers
- Stewed fruit
- Steamed fish with rice, broccoli and pine nuts
- Steamed chicken with mashed potato and green beans
- Fish cakes
- Zucchini and corn fritters with tomato salsa
- Mince lamb, chicken or vege lasagna - Genuinely Julie
- Lentil Eggplant Zucchini Moussaka
- Shepherd's Pie
- Thai vege noodles
- Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake - Genuinely Julie
- Frozen Mango Macadamia Crunch - Womens Weekly
- Panna Cotta - Food to Love
- Berry Pudding - Jamie Oliver
- Christmas Trifle - Taste.com.au
- Chocolate mousse
- Mince fruit pies
- Ice Cream / Sorbet
- Palate cleanser: Blend watermelon, apple juice and ice cubes
- Mango Daiquiri: Blend mango, passionfruit, orange juice and ice cubes
- Pina Colada: Blend pineapple, coconut milk and ice cubes
- 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
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre - Recipes for People with Cancer and Difficulty Swallowing
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!|
|Recipes for healthy family meals from the Cancer Council NSW|
|Web Whispers - International Internet support group for laryngectomees.|
|Easy to Swallow - Claire Wad|
|Kellie Anderson and kelliesfoodtoglow.com|
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