Finally, your dear friend or family member has finally gotten out of the hospital and the doctor recommends a lot of rest. However, it also came with a recommendation to change their diet. A bit of a disappointment if they are a foodie but that gives you all the more reason to be creative with your food offerings.
Soup and Broth – Recovering patients can have varying appetites and food needs, especially when their body is trying to recover from an accident or illness. One of the easiest ways to feed them is through soups, broths, and non-solid food. Not only does it make it more convenient for them to consume, it’s easier for the body to absorb and process nutrients from a liquid or semi-liquid diet than from a solid one. Don’t forget to add garnishes and tidbits to make your soups and broths more appetising.
Shakes and Smoothies – If your loved one isn’t that keen on solid food right now, encourage their appetites with a shake. With so many combinations to choose from, you won’t ever run out of ideas for a tasty drink that’s easy to prepare and store. Go for traditional fruits and veggies sweetened with honey or even try unique savoury flavours with peanuts, tuna, and cream cheese. As long as the ingredients are nutritious, doctor-prescribed and aren’t allergy-inducing, blend away.
Eat Out – You may be surprised at how much a patient will readily eat with the right ambience and dining service. When your beloved is already well enough to go on a trip, make a private dining reservation at any Brisbane establishment that offers top-notch food and services. Ask around about hotels or dining areas that have a beautiful, nature-rich view for a relaxing dining experience, says an expert from Regatta Hotel. Hotel restaurants offer a wide range of dishes you’ll surely appreciate. Let the restaurant know about specific restriction so they can suggest the best dishes for your “date.”
Getting sick is bad enough so a change in diet can be pretty upsetting, especially if there are various new restrictions. Remember, you can help your loved one recover faster by making their food delicious, healthy and a lot easier to swallow.