You will need a blender or a food processor. For each recipe, experiment with the quantity of liquid required to purée the solid food. The aim is to help those on puréed diets to enjoy the pleasures of eating while maintaining good nutrition.
Think FATT: Fortify, Appearance, Texture and Taste.
When appetites are reduced or intake is compromised, the following add extra calories to puréed food:
The visual appearance of food has a huge impact on appetite.
Puréed food should be smooth and uniform in colour and appearance; more processing is required if the texture is seen. Purée should be moist and hold its shape on a spoon; if it drips or runs off the spoon, it may be too thin. If so, use thickening agents such as Thick and Easy powder or add a puréed tin of chickpeas/plain beans to thicken soups or savoury dishes. Puréed food does not require any chewing.
Visually purée does not look great so flavour needs to be tasty.
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