Blending food


My Mum is struggling with eating and I was wondering what foods are good for blending and what is the best blender to do the job please. Also any helpful meal ideas would be so appreciated. Many thanks

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Hello I found this by just putting blending foods in the search. I don’t know if it helps but there seems to be quite a lot of info on the Internet. Sorry I can’t offer any particular advice except I do know Oakhouse Foods offer soft bite and purèed ready meals if these are of interest.


I’m sorry to hear that your mom is struggling with eating. Blending can be a helpful way to provide nourishment for those who may have difficulty eating solid foods. Here are some tips and meal ideas, including “crispy honey lemon chicken”:

1. Blender Recommendations:

  • Look for a high-quality blender with sufficient power (at least 600 watts) to blend a variety of foods smoothly. Brands like Vitamix, Blendtec, NutriBullet, and Breville are popular choices.

2. Foods Suitable for Blending:

  • Fruits: Bananas, berries, apples (peeled), and pears (cooked and peeled).
  • Vegetables: Cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and peas.
  • Proteins: Soft-cooked chicken, tofu, or fish.
  • Grains: Cooked oatmeal or rice.
  • Dairy or Dairy Alternatives: Yogurt, milk, or plant-based milk.
  • Liquid: Add broth, water, or juice to adjust the consistency.

3. Helpful Meal Ideas:

  • Fruit Smoothie: Blend bananas, berries, yogurt, and a little honey for a nutritious smoothie.
  • Vegetable Soup: Puree cooked carrots, peas, and broth to make a hearty soup.
  • Protein Shake: Combine soft-cooked chicken or tofu with rice and broth for a protein-rich meal.
  • Honey Lemon Chicken Puree: Create a soft version of crispy honey lemon chicken by blending cooked chicken pieces with a honey and lemon sauce until it reaches the desired consistency. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice for added texture.

Remember to adjust the texture and thickness of the blended foods to your mom’s preference. Also, consult with a healthcare professional or dietitian for personalized advice, as they can provide specific recommendations based on her nutritional needs and any dietary restrictions she may have.