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Nutilis Soaking Solutions for Dysphagia

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Ingredients

  • 200 ml liquid (eg milk or fruit juice or stock)
  • 3g Nutilis (one scoop)

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Method / Preparation

Bread and other foods made with grain, such as biscuits and cakes, are a particular problem for patients with dysphagia. The granular structure of these foods means that they are
extremely hard to swallow. Using Nutilis soaking solutions you can achieve a smooth texture with these foods.

General guide for soaking solutions:
Place liquid into bowl, add Nutilis and whisk thoroughly. Use immediately and do not allow soaking solution to thicken before adding food.
Dip food in soaking solution for 1 minute and place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 1½-2 hrs before serving.

Sandwiches
♦ Make up soaking solution using milk or vegetable stock. Use immediately, do not allow to thicken.
♦ Use plain brown or white bread (no bread with seeds or nuts).
♦ Remove bread crust.
♦ Place the bread in the soaking solution for 1 minute.
♦ Drain off excess liquid.
♦ Spread fillings on top and place next piece of soaked bread on top.
♦ Cover and refrigerate for 1½ − 2 hrs.

Sandwich Fillings
♦ Ham can be blended with pineapple, corned beef with tomato, egg with mayonnaise.
♦ Always try to use mayonnaise or salad cream. This will add more energy to the food.
♦ Blend the food until smooth.
♦ Add Nutilis for smooth and soft texture.

Biscuits
♦ Make up soaking solution using fruit juice or milk. Use immediately, do not allow to thicken.
♦ Preferably use plain biscuits, avoiding dried fruit, nuts or chocolate chips.
♦ Place the biscuits in the soaking solution for 1 minute.
♦ Drain off excess liquid.
♦ Cover and refrigerate for 1½−2 hrs.

Cakes
♦ Cakes you could use are Ginger Cake, Swiss Roll, Madeira Cake etc
♦ When using cakes, make sure they do not contain fruit or nuts.
♦ Cut cake into 1cm slices.
♦ Make up soaking solution, try to use some type of fruit juice.
♦ You may add alcohol but make sure the patient is allowed.
♦ Place the cake in the soaking solution for 30 to 45 seconds. Drain off excess liquid.
♦ Cover and refrigerate for 1½−2 hrs.

Cream Crackers
♦ Make up soaking solution. Use immediately, do not allow to thicken.
♦ Place the crackers in the soaking solution for 1 minute. Drain off excess liquid.
♦ Beat 30g cream cheese with a spoon, add 2 teaspoons of milk and mix together.
♦ Add half a scoop of Nutilis and mix into smooth paste.
♦ Pipe softened cream cheese onto cracker.
♦ Cover and refrigerate for 1½-2 hrs.

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