Tuna, Borlotti and Beetroot Salad

Quick, protein rich meal with no cooking needed!

Beginner

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Recipe by Dietitian Cath Fogarty

Modifications

Equipment

Preparation

Note that if modifications are made this may alter the state and nutritional value of the recipe. It is the responsibility of the caregiver to ensure the consistency of the feed is appropriate. Aim for a texture similar to pancake batter or drinking yogurt.

  • Use tinned tuna in oil for extra calories.
  • Hand or jug blender
  • Sieve
  • Spatula

Timings

Approx.: 10 mins
Preparation: 10mins

This recipe was designed for children. Your dietitian should help you calculate the right portion for your child. Some children may need smaller portions e.g. a half portion may be adequate for an older/teenage child.

Nutritional content:

459kcals, 43.8g protein, 18.2g fat, 39.5g carbohydrate, 5.2mg iron, 136mg calcium.

Portion Sizes

Full portion/580ml/ 9.5 x 60ml syringes = 459kcal/43.8g protein
Half portion/280ml/ 4.5 x 60ml syringes = 222kcal/21.1g protein
Third portion/180ml/ 3 x 60ml syringes = 142kcal/13.6g protein

High/Low kcal options

This is a nutritious but low fat meal so be generous with extra olive oil if more calories needed:
• 1 tablespoon, 18ml olive oil (162kcal)

Step 1

Assemble all ingredients.

Step 2

Add 240ml water and blend for 3 - 5 minutes.

Blending Instructions

This recipe was blended with 240ml water to achieve a pancake batter consistency which yielded 580ml total blend (9.5 x 60ml syringes) however you may find you need slightly less fluid to blend as you become confident administering blends. Always sieve blends until you are confident you are achieving a completely smooth blend with no bits.

Freezing Instructions

Once blended, this meal can be frozen and used within one month. Defrost thoroughly and bring to room temperature before use. Water may need to be added to reach a pancake batter consistency. Consume with 24hrs of defrosting.

Tips

This is a rich colour blend due to ingredients so if not using a jug blender with lid, you may wish to cover your container with a clean cloth when using hand blender to avoid spatter!

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