Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby NF52 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:44 am

Hi acornstwo,
Because your mom has "blood platelet problems", has her hematologist or PCP suggested that she has vascular dementia rather than "classic" Alzheimer's. If so, and if she is at risk of micro-bleeds or vascular ischemic events in the brain, it may be helpful to ask the hematologist for more specifics about that, and any interventions. In my own case, my mother's heart disease was far more advanced than her dementia, a fact that we didn't grasp until close to her death at age 86.
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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby jolicoeur » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:21 am

Hi acornstwo

Regarding: Oh, and: Some of the foods I eat, like nuts, don't work for her dentures.
There is a good recipe using ground nuts ( in a NutriBullet or blender) - Snow balls.
Here is the link: http://www.drhardick.com/nutbutter-snow-balls
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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby acornstwo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:29 am

Jolicoeur, I am absolutely going to make some snowballs, for her and me both. In fact, her latest obsession is with Ritz bits peanut butter sandwiches. (Argh! I found her eating them out of a planter with the spoon like they were cereal. ) Maybe she’ll like snowballs even better. They look wonderful.

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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby jolicoeur » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:41 am

It is delicious. I even put them in the freezer to be sure I'll have them on hand.
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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby acornstwo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:10 pm

Oh goodness. I just made them. Really good! I'll use this recipe over the holidays - I've been looking for festive things to make.

I"ve found a decent recipe for pumpkin custard, and may seek out some of that A2 cream to make whipped cream.

Also, sweet potatoes and beets cut into cubes and roasted with olive oil. Comes out looking like jewels.

Any other ideas, anyone?

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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby SusanJ » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:43 am

Your comment about pumpkin custard made me think of chia puddings. Here's a basic one, sweetened only by banana. If you let it sit overnight, the chia seeds will be soft like tapioca. Branch out from this basic pudding, and you can experiment to get her favorite flavors in there. Or just google chia puddings for other recipes - watch for excess sugar, though.

https://stupideasypaleo.com/2014/02/05/ ... a-pudding/

Before I transitioned to intermittent fasting, I'd eat them occasionally for breakfast.

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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby hill dweller » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:23 am

Pupusa-type "bread"

Combine 2 Tablespoons pork rinds (grind into dust), 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal, 4 eggs, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 2 Tablespoons shredded cheese (optional), 1/4 cup sour cream (or cream cheese). Fry in ghee/butter or coconut oil until brown on each side. Optional: add ground cumin or tumeric or coriander to spice it up.

You can add more water for a thinner cake, but I prefer them thickish. Makes a nice wrap for a sandwich with a veggie filling (sauted spinach) or nut butter.

The batter will last a day or two in the refrigerator, so you don't need to use it all at once.

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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby JML » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:15 pm

acornstwo wrote:Oh goodness. I just made them. Really good! I'll use this recipe over the holidays - I've been looking for festive things to make.

I"ve found a decent recipe for pumpkin custard, and may seek out some of that A2 cream to make whipped cream.

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Could you please share your recipe for pumpkin custard? I have been working on perfecting a recipe to use for Thanksgiving, but would love to try yours!
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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby acornstwo » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:02 pm

JML,
I haven’t tried it yet, but here it is:
http://simplysohealthy.com/low-carb-slo ... n-custard/

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Re: Diet for elderly mom who does NOT need to lose weight.

Postby acornstwo » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:13 pm

SusanJ & Hilldweller, thanks! I will try the chia pudding - not sure about the pork rinds, though. :)


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