untangling this thing we call life…

I have recently been doing Food Maths again. Slowly but surely I’m finding systems which work for me, and which hopefully reassure any medics working with me to help this boy!

I’ve created pictures, which should allow you to click and save or print if you see a recipe you’d like to try!

Go to this post to see the maths, and more detail about how these recipes came about!

Cooking method!!

I heat up my oil, and fry the meat or fish first… then add the veg. If I’m using oats or quinoa flakes, they go into the Vitamix uncooked. Rice is cooked in twice its volume of water with a little salt separately from the meat/veg mixture… same goes for buckwheat. Occasionally I add the grains and water into the meat/veg if I am in a fizz! All the ingredients then go into the Vitamix with the liquid, and I blitz it on high for about 5 – 10 minutes. I do sieve the blend because my Vitamix is an old man now, and it avoid the rare but irritating pump clogs.

Recipe 1: 24th March 2015, looking for high protein, low fat today.

0.84cals/ml and a total of 1400ml

Lowering the cals/ml has allowed Tom to tolerate greater volume so although about half still goes in overnight, he gets 4 boluses of about 150mls. The little bits he eats orally brings his total calorie intake to approximately 1350 – 1400cals a day.

Tom recipe 1

Recipe 2: 23rd March 2015

0.89cals/ml and a total of 1350ml

Tom recipe 2



Recipe 3: 25th March 2015

1cal/ml and a total of 1350ml

Note: there’s a lot of spinach in this one (shopping fail!). Spinach, you will note, contains lots of calcium and LOADS of vitamin A. It’s easy to think that veg must be yellow or orange to have high concentrations of vit A, and be mystified by an orange glow to a baby (or person) who seems to be eating lots of green.. Spinach, and such things as courgettes can be the culprit!

Tom recipe 4



Recipe 4: 25th March 2015

0.87cals/ml and a total of 1400ml

Tom recipe 3



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