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    I am looking for a company that supplies soft meals. Does anyone have any recommendations having used them?

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    Oakhouse foods have a selection of puréed meals and soft meals, pretty rubbish for vegetarians. I am currently occasionally trying to eat some of their puréed meals, I find some fairly horrible , but my appetite has really disappeared. Did enjoy some of the normal foods and puddings. I liked Wiltshire farm foods better as a company ( more eco conscious and take back their trays for recycling), but they don’t do puréed. X
    Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset. PEG and ventilator (mainly at night), and pretty poor speech, but legs still about functioning!

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      #3
      Heather R thanks for that. I'm transitioning as I like to call it. And although I know about doing it myself i am just not in the mood for it after a day at work. My boss bought me fish and chips at work and it was real disheartening to realise it was mega difficult to eat and only ate the fish after ages of chewing. May try to make smoothies as well. Its odd because if it's too liquidy that's difficult too. Is that part of our condition (haven't found an appropriate name yet) to lose your appetite?

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        Hairbsb

        I use Wiltshire Farm Foods and they do pureed foods. It is classed as a Level 4 Diet. I can't tolerate them though as they look and taste disgusting. I go for the mini meals but can only manage Shepherds Pie and Spag Bol and blitz them a bit. The Level 4 puddings are nice and the soups if they are thick enough. Anything too liquidy is a no go.

        Lack of appetite is part of mnd, as it gets harder to eat.

        Hopefully you will get a dietician soon, who will be able to help.
        Diagnosed 3rd November 2021 Bulbar Onset

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          #5
          I liquidised a lot of foods for Stephen. If we had a meal, he can still eat but because everyone went on about his ability to choke, I used to liquidise his portion. Thing was he did, and still does, enjoy chewing his food. So I went back to ordinary meals and cut everything up.

          If you do liquidise you can make it liquid or thicker to suit. It's just like making lovely soups.

          There is a thickner, probably supplied by dietician, which you can add to everything including water which makes swallowing easier, so I'm told. I'm not sure what its called but quite sure others know.

          😘
          when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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            #6
            denise stupid question but would a hand blender do. cheersie my lovely.

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              #7
              Originally posted by GillB View Post
              Hairbsb

              I use Wiltshire Farm Foods and they do pureed foods. It is classed as a Level 4 Diet. I can't tolerate them though as they look and taste disgusting.
              Totally agree about the Wiltshire Foods puréed meals. Absolutely disgusting and made our house smell like an old people’s home in the 1970s!
              Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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                #8
                Originally posted by denise View Post
                I There is a thickner, probably supplied by dietician, which you can add to everything including water which makes swallowing easier, so I'm told. I'm not sure what its called but quite sure others know.
                Thicken Up Clear. I get it on prescription 😀
                Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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                  #9
                  PeterPan not a smell I was going for haha. Wow they make it sound so good on their website. I have a high gag reflex even though I can't swallow so I'd be heaving all over the place. Perhaps I just stick to blending my own food then

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                    #10
                    GillB mmm im right put off wiltshire foods haha. Home is best i suppose x

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                      #11
                      GillB thanks for pointing that out about Wiltshire farm foods, don’t know how I missed that xx
                      Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset. PEG and ventilator (mainly at night), and pretty poor speech, but legs still about functioning!

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                        #12
                        I use the thicken up in my drinks. It helps lots re getting fluids. I just go for moist and small chunks. I have a mixture of tesco finest or marks and Spencer. I had veg cooked soft which was a sin pre mnd. I have porridge with honey or dried cranberries which actually are full of fibre and hence help re constipation.

                        You can have fortisip drinks on prescription. They are great when you are busy etc. They have about @300 calories and nutrients etc. My dietician sorts that. Mocha flavour is nice and you can even heat them up so its like a coffee. X
                        Diagnosed May 2021 bulbar onset als.

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                          #13
                          shelly21 I am jumping the gun as i go on Tuesday to see my neuro. Mmm mocha flavour sounds fab. Im making a note as your experiences will be so helpful to me

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                            #14
                            Hand blenders are ok but Matthew, bless him, sent me a lovely blender from Amazon. I think it is listed under Amazon essentials. Its heavy duty which doesn't mean my cooking requires a heavy duty liquidiser I just mean it will deal with most things and last longer. 🙂😉
                            when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                              #15
                              denise ahh matthew was a diamond x

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