Easy to Chew Foods
Date Posted: 16.10.2012
1. Prepare fruit for breakfast or dessert for an elderly person to get some fibre and vitamin C in their system.
Use a cheese grater to grate an apple or pear for an easy to eat and tasty snack. If the pear is overripe, mash the pear with a fork instead.
Serve pureed fruit over creamed cottage cheese or yogurt.
Oatmeal (porridge) is another nutritious breakfast food. To make oatmeal easier to chew, put half a cup of dry oatmeal in a blender to grind it down. Cook the ground oatmeal as you would regular oatmeal. The end result will be oatmeal with a creamy texture that does not need to be chewed.
2. Make soup for an elderly person.
Soup is an effective way to put a variety of vitamins, minerals and fiber in a senior's diet. Add soft white rice to the soup, or tiny pasta, and add chopped courgette to the soup for calcium and vitamin A, and chopped tomatoes without the skin for additional vitamin A and vitamin C. If the person you are cooking for likes carrots, put some in the soup by grating a carrot with a cheese grater. You can also put potatoes in the soup for potassium.
3. Mince turkey, chicken, pork, or beef so a person wearing dentures can comfortably eat these protein foods with a minimum amount of chewing. If the senior has no real or artificial teeth, give him or her meat from a jar that is made for babies. Make mashed potatoes and mix the ground meat or jarred baby food into them. Moisten the food with brown gravy. You can also cook canned barbecue beans for this person, mash them and serve them with over the mashed potatoes.
Source : http://www.ehow.com/how_7640331_prepare-easy-chew-foods-elderly.html