[Sca-cooks] OT-OP-help for ideas, please

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Sun Sep 23 09:31:27 PDT 2007

When my grandmother (aged 90+ at the time) had stomach troubles, she liked 
applesauce, oatmeal, juice, and buttermilk (also spinach, but that doesn't 
fall into the parameters here). Oatmeal and applesauce is pretty good eats, 
and various powders and vitamins can be added to it. Also oatmeal and 
yogurt (especially the fruit flavored ones) is really tasty and can take 
the same additives.

One other possibility -- ask him what his mother gave him when he was 
little when he was sick. You might find some surprising likes that he'll 
want to eat.

Good luck and all my sympathies to you and your grandfather. It's a hard 
place where you all are...

toodles, margaret

--On Sunday, September 23, 2007 9:16 AM -0700 Dan Brewer 
<danqualman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Try making him smoothies with protein powder yogurt ice and fresh fruit.
> Dan in Auburn
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> Good Morning!
> I come to all of you, seeking some help, please. Both my Mother and I are
> about at the end of our rope.
> My Grandfather (her Father) is 101. He is in poor health, weak, with very
> painful Arthritis. We are having a great deal of trouble finding things
> that he will eat.
> He is awaiting dentures, so he has no teeth. He wants 'mushy food'
> He complains that what we fix has no taste. He can only taste sweet
> things, which is not unusual. The sweet taste buds are the first to
> develope and the last to go.
> He may eat about 3-4 bites and then says he is full. No room for anything
> except pudding or jello.
> I need something easily eaten, tasty, and packed as full of nutrition as
> possible. I have started him on Boost Milk shakes, but, man cannot live by
> milkshakes alone....
> Any ideas are welcome!
> Thank you!
> Helen
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