Tips for Better Pureed Foods

Tips for Better Pureed Foods is a resource about improving texture-modified foods for older adults with swallowing difficulties. It provides recipes and guidelines for preparing pureed foods.

Tips for Better Pureed Foods is a resource about improving texture-modified foods for older adults with swallowing difficulties. It includes research results from a research project exploring how to create more nutritious and appealing purees.

The resource provides:

  • Recipes! For pureed turkey and carrots made with local products and that address the sensory and nutritional needs of older adults.
  • National guidelines for preparing texture-modified foods. Although Canada doesn’t have national standards, the resource links you to helpful guidelines used in other countries.
  • Information about equipment.
  • Profiles of different thickeners, their nutritional qualities, and how they can be used (e.g., skim milk, flax flour).
  • Garnishing tips.
  • A handy checklist to help with getting the right texture.

Date created: 2012

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Authorship

This resource was created by a research team in Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph (led by Lisa Duizer, PhD) in collaboration with the RIA’s Agri-food for Healthy Aging program.

Funding Acknowledgement

Investment in this project has been provided by AAFC through the CAAP. In Ontario, this program is delivered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

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