Protein/Vegetable Blend

For people fed by g-tube for medical reasons, blended meals are a nutritious option that can be used in place of canned formula.  I have seen an improvement in my daughter’s (11 years old) health, energy, cognition, and mental clarity since switching her to blended meals 7 years ago.

Cook the meat of your choice.  I use ground meats as they blend more easily. Cook thoroughly without crisping. I cook a 3 pound package and use half of that in this recipe.

First  I blend together:


1 tomato, cut up into 4 pieces

1 zucchini, cut into 4 – 8 pieces

1/4 – 1/3 pound of spinach

10- 15 half walnuts

1 large handful parsley

3 – 4 cups water

When thoroughly blended, I add half of the 3 pounds of ground meat I cooked, and blend again.

Any number of vegetables can be substituted. If you are avoiding nuts, oils can be substituted to add calories.

“Little Miss” gets 3 meals of a protein/vegetable blend each day, and one meal of the fruit/grain blend.


4 thoughts on “Protein/Vegetable Blend

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  2. I have read almost the entire site to help with my father’s PEG tube. Thank you! I wanted to know, however, do you cook the veggies first? I am assuming that you do.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Michelle,
      Actually I do NOT cook the vegetables unless I am using some of the more cruciferous vegetables that tend to be a bit gaseous like onions. Thanks for visiting. I hope it’s going well!!

  3. Do you have a calorie count on the formulas? My son needs at least 1400 calories a day. Is this about 450 calories? Your site has been so helpful for our family. Thanks for all that you do.

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