Sample Three-Day Dysphagia Meal Plan

Healthy natural ingredients like carrots, and apples on a table

While the goal of diet modification for people diagnosed with dysphagia is to decrease their risk of aspirating food, it is not always easy to follow new dietary recommendations.

Some patients may not accept diet modification.¹ If taste, variety, simplicity and convenience are issues, THICK & EASY® products may be a solution.

Day 1

Breakfast

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Maple Cinnamon French Toast
  • 8 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Dairy
  • 4 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Orange Juice

Lunch

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Roasted Turkey with Bread Stuffing and Green Beans
  • 4 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Apple Juice
  • 8 fl oz Fortified Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (VIEW RECIPE)

Supper

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Homestyle Beef with Potatoes and Corn
  • 8 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Dairy
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Beverages

Snack

  • 6 oz Smooth Yogurt

Day 2

Breakfast

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes, Cheese and Bacon
  • 8 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Dairy
  • 4 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Cranberry Juice

Lunch

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots
  • 4 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Kiwi Strawberry Drink
  • 8 fl oz Fortified Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (VIEW RECIPE)

Supper

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Italian Style Lasagna with Meat Sauce
  • 8 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Dairy
  • 1/2 cup Smooth Pudding
  • THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Beverages

Snack


Day 3

Breakfast

  • 1/2 c Fortified Rice Cereal (VIEW RECIPE)
  • 8 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Dairy
  • 4 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Orange Juice

Lunch

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Homestyle Beef with Potatoes and Corn served with barbeque sauce
  • 4 fl oz THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Cranberry Juice

Supper

  • 7 oz THICK & EASY® Puree Maple Cinnamon French Toast Served with fruit puree
  • 8 fl oz THICK & EASY ® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Dairy
  • THICK & EASY® Ready-to-Serve Thickened Beverages

Snack

  • 8 fl oz MED PASS® 2.0 Fortified Nutritional Shake, served in small quantities during the day makes it easy to swallow



1. Promoting Shared Decision-Making in Rehabilitation: Development of a Framework for Situations When Patients with Dysphagia Refuse Diet Modification Recommended by the Treating Team. Franceen Kaizer, Anna-Maria Spiridigliozzi, Matthew R. Hunt, Dysphagia (2012) 27:81-87.

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