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If you haven't done it yet go to Member Home, My Profile, Edit and enter your daily calorie total and choose a weight goal category.  Save it and go to My Plan, Menu Preference, choose number of snacks and % of each meal to determine calories per meal.  Save it and you're ready to begin building daily menus.  Drink Your Meals will automatically scale every recipe to meet your daily meal calories. 




To create your own recipes go to Recipes, Create A Recipe.  The ingredient list consists of mostly fresh food items culled from the USDA database.  You can choose DYM approved ingredients or all ingredients to make your recipes.  Recipes made with DYM approved ingredients and are Zone balanced (40-30-30) can be saved for Public viewing by other members, otherwise you can save them as Private.  Or you can choose from the hundreds of Public recipes provided by DYM and other members.  Bon Appetit!



Check out our  You Tube Video from Chef Mike on the Right Kitchen Equipment & Strawberry Slider!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOLYbBwmJZU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkR2npCbr7A



Liquid Hope is a whole food meal replacement. It is organic and nutritionally dense. One 12 ounce pouch contains 440 calories and 20 grams of protein. It is high in fiber and a good source of vitamins A, C and D, iron, calcium and magnesium.

To learn more visit their website: Functional Formularies



We are pleased to announce that Real Food Blends™ products have been approved by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) for code B4149.

Having a HCPCS code does not imply automatic reimbursement but it does indicate recognition of the product as appropriate for consideration for reimbursement in the tube feeding category.

Read more here



Another great blog post from the Traveling Tubie. He shares his experience with the newest real food tube feeding formula RealFood Blends.

The Blog of the Traveling Tubie: Product Endorsement



Our own Jesse Jones guest blogs on Lucy's Real Food for the Tube. Jesse talks about his life before tube feeding and how soon after getting his g-tube he started blending.







Traci Nagy, founder of Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, talks about her son Lucas Cinkay, 5, who has been using a feeding tube since he was two-months-old, April 3, 2014 in their Forest Hills home.


Click here to watch video



It may seem impossible finding locally grown foods.  How many times have you passed a farm on the way to the supermarket?  It seems as though all our food comes from some faraway state or even farther away country.   But with the growing popularity of sustainable living, finding local foods is becoming easier.  The following is a guide on how to go about finding homegrown products.

The first place to start is the local supermarket.  As it turns out, more and more grocery stores are stocking locally grown foods, and they’re proud of it.  Stores use large colorful signs to indicate that this food was grown in the area.  They have even started advertising local foods in the weekly sales flyer.   If you are having trouble finding locally grown foods at your grocery story, talk to the produce manager.  If enough customers start asking, they will be more likely to carry regional products.

Farmer’s markets are another great way to find local produce.  Check out www.localharvest.org to find farmer’s markets in your area, or look in the local newspaper for listings.  Farmer’s markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked produce.  These fruits and vegetables are usually picked that morning so they are at their peak for both quality and nutrition.  Not only is this some of the freshest food, but farmer’s market pricing can’t be beat, much better than the grocery store.  Make sure to bring cash and a canvas bag for all the goods. 

If being involved in the cultivation of food is important to you, than try Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).  CSA’s have become more popular over the past 20 years and they are a way for consumers to get locally grown produce directly from the farmer.   Consumers buy a share of the farm and in return receive a box of fresh produce each week.  It’s as if you own a piece of the farm and have a stake in its well being.  CSA’s are a great way to experience new and different foods, foods you could never find at the grocery store.  To find CSA’s in your area check out www.eatwellguide.org.  It is recommended to check out the farm and talk to other shareholders before investing.

To live sustainably we have to think about where our food comes from.  Did it travel on a boat for days or was it just picked this morning?  Buying locally grown foods helps the environment, the local economy and your health.   And it’s nice knowing where your foods comes from.


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Sample Recipes
STRAWBERRY SLIDER
Creamy & Nutty Flavor
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VEGGIES GONE WILD
Coming to a Blender near you!
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CHICKEN JAMBALAYA
A Cajun classic.
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SALMON PROVENCAL
Velvety blend of Herbs & Salmon.
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