As the mom of a child with “special needs” (that is such an understatement sometimes, isn’t it?!) who is fed blended meals via g-tube for medical reasons (except of course that sensory processing disorder is NOT an accepted diagnosis), change is a constant! Fortunately, I’m good with change. I kind of like it. Otherwise I get bored.
Last week was a trip to “Grammy’s” house in Wisconsin. With her tiny fridge we don’t have the luxury of taking pre-made blended meals with us. This time we took 2 days worth of frozen blended meals with us and our trusty VitaMix blender. One of the things I did while there, which has been an exploration all summer, is give her a chance to get really hungry. This worked rather well, as she actually ate a pizza lunchable twice each day, or hot dogs. Not the best nutrition or enough calories, but the fact that she was eating twice a day, every day was really fun! So I only had to feed her blended meals twice a day which was a bit of a break for me. I haven’t checked her weight yet, but her clothes are fitting just the same. She has continued to eat more, self-feeding, since we came home.
The other thing I tried was a slightly different egg recipe. I made 6 hard-boiled eggs, threw them in the blender with some water, a large bunch of spinach and too many almonds. What is too many almonds, you ask? Well, more than 10. I was really trying to give her a calorie bump, but I think it was just too “rich” for her. She felt sick for a couple hours after I fed her. So perhaps the lesson is too-many-nuts-might-make-you-sick. Sorta like if I eat too much fiber maybe.
Enjoy the last of summer!