Menus for easy swallowing is a new challenge and one I am not well equipped from experience to meet. 

The reality is, I explore options and need some brainstorming partners. Remember when I had cancer, and so many of you were on my Cancer Team, encouraging, advising, teaching me how to proceed? Now I ask for a Foods To Nourish Cary Team. 

Options:  

beef, chicken, or fish stock;

mashed potatoes cooked in homemade stock;

vegetables pureed but not to baby food texture; Cary doesn't tolerate that;  

puddings

cottage cheese 

egg nog

hard boiled eggs, finely  diced

hamburger, steamed rather than fried, baked, 

fish

I have hit the Mother Lode, with lots of ideas, recipes, 

recipes for easy to swallow

Meals_Easy_Swallowing

Food Group Amount Per Day,

Milk/ 2 servings:  1 cup pudding, 1 cup milk or yogurt, 1-3/4 cups ice cream, 1-1/2 oz. cheese, 2 cups cottage cheese;

Meat/ 2 servings:  2 oz. lean meat, fish, poultry, 2 eggs, 4 Tbsps. Peanut butter, 1 cup legumes; 

Fruits or vegetables/ 4 servings:  1 medium fruit or vegetable, 1/2 cup fruit or juice, 1/2 cup cooked vegetables, 1 cup raw vegetables, (Be sure to include one citrus fruit and 1 dark green or deep yellow vegetable daily);  

Breads or cereals/ 4 servings:  1 slice bread; Cereals/ 1 cup dry cereal, 1/2 cup cooked cereal, pasta, or rice. 

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 23, 2016 at 11:29pm

That is a good idea, perhaps he will enjoy the taste of split pea or lentils and a delicious stock. He used to like these homemade soups. 

I made a chicken stock today, then cooked potatoes in it. The first go-around, it was too lumpy so I processed it even though he doesn't like processed foods. I put it in three one-cup jars, thinking small amounts might be better. When he came back from today's testing he ate all three. 

I made some pureed beets yesterday and didn't pickle them. He loves pickled beets. If he requests them pickled, I can always do that with the next batch. 

He likes hummus. Tomorrow I plan to make a banana cream pudding, his favorite is the pie. 

I hadn't thought of not drinking water or fluids before meals; of course, that makes sense. 

That article, "Esophageal Cancer: Nutrition During and After Treatment" gives me helpful information, Thanks, Daniel. 

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