Do you rely on feeding tube formula for nutrition
support? Do you want to start using real
food instead of canned enteral tube nutrition products? Drink Your Meals is a unique website designed
to help you create your own feeding tube formulas from their extensive list of
healthy quick recipes.
With the right tools, just about anyone receiving enteral
tube nutrition can use the healthy meal recipes from the Drink Your Meals
website to create feeding tube formula that you can “eat” through your feeding
tube. Tube feeders with medical
conditions that require special feeding tube formulas should not use Drink Your
Meals unless under the supervision of a physician or dietitian.
Each healthy quick recipe at Drink Your Meals is Zone
balanced and made from fresh, unprocessed ingredients. A Zone balanced recipe provides 30 percent of
calories from fat, 30 percent of calories from protein and 40 percent of calories
from carbohydrate. Using Zone balanced feeding
tube recipes can help control blood sugar and hunger.
When using the healthy meal recipes as your feeding tube
formula, it is still important to follow your normal feeding tube procedure. Basic feeding tube procedures includes
washing hands before administering the feeding tube formula, not letting the
feeding tube formula sit out at room temperature for more than two hours and
discarding leftover feeding tube formula after 24 hours. It is also important to flush your feeding
tube before and after the administering the enteral tube nutrition with water
to keep your tube clean and clog free.