It is Party Time: Recipes for People with Dysphagia: Swallow Studies

Tips & Recipes For People With Dysphagia

It’s that time of the year, and there are gatherings from Thanksgiving through the New Year! Typically, parties in the United States center around food and drink (even though some of us think they should center around music and dancing). Finally getting together in-person with family and friends is wonderful, but – let’s face it – it may be stressful at times. If you, your loved ones, or friends have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), these gatherings can be extra challenging.

Last year, and Hormel Health Labs teamed up to provide help and support for those who struggle with dysphagia. Click here for our article: Tips for Managing Dysphagia at Home During the Holidays. Not everyone with dysphagia will require a texture modification in what they eat and drink; therefore, those tips covered a wide variety of topics to make for a successful gathering. For those who benefit from pureed/blended foods or foods that are soft, moist, and easy to chew, I have compiled this list of recipes for people with dysphagia, along with cooking tips: Articles

In these blogs, I advised: don’t forget the flavor when modifying textures, and don’t ignore our desires to snack all day long!

Other helpful blogs:

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Recipe Ideas:

IDDSI’s Special Features:

  1. The sticky and not so sticky issues with hot cereals, per our Asian IDDSI Reference Groups:
  2. Lots of tips on puree:

From the country-specific charts on United Kingdom

1. Tips from the UK’s IDDSI Festival 2022. I especially recommend the chart of foods at the end of this linked document that can be a high choking risks:

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