Nutrient/Calorie Dense easy to swallow foods/liquids? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 09-15-2011, 06:17 PM - Thread Starter
jwoodbri's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I was wondering if you ladies could help me out. My father's esophagus basically doesn't work so he can't eat much of anything these days without it coming back up or getting stuck going down. He has procedures now and then to help stretch his esophagus out so that he has an easier time eating but currently he's losing weight and doesn't really have any to lose. So I have been thinking about things he might be able to try. Any thoughts? He's not a traditional foods eater so I was thinking you guys might be able to recommend something he hasn't thought of.


Just a few other notes... He can't do fresh fruits or veggies as he is allergic but he can handle them cooked. Breads etc are definitely out since they swell up when eaten and I think cheese is no good either. Thankfully he can do meats if he puts them through a meat grinder. Everything has to be cut up very small or able to become small when eaten. (I think he did semi ok with a lamb burger the other day and some crabcake when we went out to eat to celebrate my birthday but most of the time he has to stick to soups/stews.)


Thank you!

Jess ~mom to DS1 8/05, DS2 6/07, DD 7/09 and one surprise 5/11!
Melanoma survivor/patient. Diagnosed 11/09. Wear sunscreen. Check skin. See a derm.
jwoodbri is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 09-15-2011, 06:52 PM
mommy212's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

How does he do on dairy? Can you do maybe whole milk kefir or yogurt, possibly (not exactly TF here) blended with some steamed greens, fruits, and some sort of fat like CLO or flax oil or something. Maybe he would like mashed sweet potatoes with butter, cinnamon and cream.

mommy212 is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 09-17-2011, 12:31 PM
lizzylou's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 487
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Could he get a Vitamix? It can liquefy just about anything.

Baby Boy 9/08 & Baby Girl 3/11

lizzylou is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 06:19 PM
luckiest's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 636
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
My favorite meal replacement is a coconut milk smoothie - half a can of coconut milk, a couple of berries, a tbsp or so of coconut oil and some ice. Very filling, nutritious, calorie dense, seriously keeps me sated for a looong time.

Poached eggs? I sometimes add a raw yolk to my smoothies, can't taste it.

I hope he gets well!

Living and loving in ATX with DH (of 7 years) and DS (3.5)
luckiest is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 09-30-2011, 06:25 PM
element2012's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Maybe try making a hearty liquified soup and adding coconut oil/butter or avocado when liquifying?  I would try adding as much fat to any of the things that he can eat by adding oils, raw butter, avocado, etc.

Happy Wife Since '05 and NEW MOM! in '12

Om'ing to Peace

Blogging Now Too! Visit my Blog

element2012 is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off