Using Compleat® Paediatric as part of a blenderised diet
Using Compleat® paediatric as an ingredient in blended home-cooked meals can help to make meal planning easier. Compleat® paediatric is nutritionally complete in terms of adequate calories, protein, fats, minerals and vitamins, which can help make sure a child gets the nutrients they need.
Our professional chef has worked with a dietitian to develop easy to prepare blenderised recipes using Compleat® paediatric. A range of meals and snacks have been adapted to pass easily through a feeding tube (size 14 Fr). The recipes can be used to add variety as part of a healthy and balanced diet for children. Recipes include a traditional turkey roast and birthday cake, which will help a child to always feel included during family mealtimes and celebrations!
There are seven individual recipe cards for breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas. Each card shows the ingredients needed, how much Compleat® paediatric to use and step-by-step instructions on how to blend the recipe. The nutritional value for each recipe is also shown.
Parents & Carers – please ensure you speak to your dietitian or healthcare professional if you are considering a home-made blended diet for your child and before you follow these recipes.
Please ensure only these approved recipes are followed when using Compleat® paediatric
The recipes were only tested using Compleat® paediatric. We do not recommend using any other tube feeds.
Enteral UK recommends the use of UK 14 Fr feeding tubes (or larger tubes) with the Compleat® paediatric blenderised recipes.
A support guide for blenderised tube feeding with Compleat® paediatric can be viewed below. This guide supports parents who have been recommended Compleat® paediatric and wish to include it as part of a blenderised diet for their child. There is also a support guide for dietitians for you to help parents start blenderised tube feeding.
Our chef, Gary Brailsford, stars in short how-to video clips showing how to blend each recipe.
Please note these videos were recorded during lockdown by Gary himself, and he references 'Isosource Junior Mix' which is the former product name of Compleat® paediatric. The recipe and nutritional profile of the product did not change, so Compleat® paediatric can substitute Isosource Junior Mix like for like. Please refer to the recipe cards linked above for the full recipes.
Blending times may vary depending on the type of blender being used. Please ensure the feed is a smooth consistency and always check to see if sieving is required.
Sweet Day Ahead Breakfast
Tasty Chickpea Lunch
Super Salmon Dinner
Pink Parfait Snack
Turkey Time Lunch
Blue-Nana Sunrise Breakfast
Food for special medical purposes. Compleat® paediatric is an enteral tube feed for the dietary management of patients with or at risk of malnutrition. Important notice: Use under medical supervision. Suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition. *13.8% of Compleat® paediatric is from rehydrated chicken meat and rehydrated vegetables, peach puree and orange juice from concentrate. Halal certified. For healthcare professionals only.
Please note the images of food are for illustration purposes only and are not all found in Compleat® paediatric.
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