Each year, medical treatments leave millions of patients with chewing and swallowing difficulties. Most hospitals deal with this by puréeing their food. The unfortunate result is that food becomes unappetizing, and patients fail to obtain the nutrition they need. Now, nutritionists Sandra Woodruff and Leah Gilbert-Henderson have written the Soft Foods for Easier Eating Cookbook, an easy-to-follow guide that offers maximum nutrition and taste with minimum discomfort.
Part One highlights simple strategies for living with chewing and swallowing difficulties, and offers guidelines for modifying recipes for soft and smooth texture, and to increase or decrease calories, fat, and carbohydrates.
Part Two presents over 150 recipes for smashing smoothies, sumptuous soups, hearty entrées, and more. Information on nutrition and texture accompany each recipe, making it easy to find dishes that satisfy both your dietary needs and your love of good food.
Sandra Woodruff, MS, RD, LD/N, is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and the best-selling author of numerous books on nutrition, cooking, and healthy eating. Sandra holds a master's degree in nutrition and food science from Florida State University. During her career, she has worked as the dietitian for a hospital-based wellness center, advised numerous medical groups and businesses, taught college nutrition courses, and served as president of the Florida Dietetic Association.