While a dysphagia diagnosis can be intimidating, there are great resources available to make the transition more palatable. To many, the thought of a puree diet doesn’t sound all that exciting, but with the guidance of these cookbooks you can create some appealing and tasty meals.

Living with Dysphagia

Living with Dysphagia

A food and beverage guide for individuals with chewing and swallowing difficulties

Caregivers will get a lot of use out of this little book. It was written with the guidance of the National Dysphagia Diet, and offers a variety of ideas for each level with-in the diet. This is an excellent starter book to use as a reference tool to help with the everyday challenges of adapting to dysphagia.

Inside you will find information on:

  • Dysphagia Diet Levels (types)
  • Thickened liquid consistencies
  • Strategies at mealtime
  • Hints for using thickeners
  • Recipes and much more…

 


 

 

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Soft Foods for Easier Eating Cookbook
by Sandra Woodruff, RD, and Leah Gilbert-Henderson, PhD

Do you want the complete guide to puree meals? Yes you say, then this is the book for you. From stocking your kitchen with food and equipment to recipes with plating instructions, Soft Foods for Easier Eating covers it all.

Inside you will find information on:

  • Causes of Dysphagia
  • Converting your recipes to puree
  • Thickening liquids
  • Recipes with complete nutritional information

What is your favorite Dysphagia resource? Share it with us in the comment section.

Remember to use these resources in conjunction with your healthcare provider’s recommendations.

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