Homemade tube feedings are often referred to as blenderized diets, blended diets, or pureed foods for tube-feeding diets. Homemade tube feedings do not have to be “all or nothing”. With careful monitoring by your healthcare professional, a homemade tube feeding can be used for 100% of each day’s feedings or used in conjunction with a commercial tube-feeding formula. Homemade tube feedings can be made exclusively from conventional foods or a commercial formula, such as Compleat®, Compleat® Pediatric, or Compleat® Pediatric Reduced Calorie. These tube-feeding formulas can be used as the base to which conventional foods are added.
The recipes on www.MyCompleat.com use Compleat®, Compleat® Pediatric, or Compleat® Pediatric Reduced Calorie Tube-Feeding Formulas as a base for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using a Compleat® tube-feeding formula as a base for a homemade blenderized tube feeding.
Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube-feeding formula.
If a recipe does not contain the appropriate amount of calories, protein, fat, or any other nutrient for it to meet a specific need, check with your healthcare professional about using more or less of an ingredient. Recipes that call for one (1) carton of a Compleat® tube-feeding formula can be decreased to ½ carton, or recipes that call for a ½ carton can be increased to a full carton. Please note that if a different volume of a Compleat® tube-feeding formula is used, the Nutrition Information provided with the recipe will not be accurate as listed. Your healthcare professional can help you determine the revised Nutrition Information.