All hospitals, nursing homes, long-term healthcare facilities and developmental centers have patients or residents with feeding problems. High protein products present a particular problem since they are, by nature, fibrous and dense, and require extensive chewing. Thus, fresh-bought meats must be trimmed and pureed in a blender, which is costly in terms of labor and product loss. Other patients may have digestive problems or require low-sodium foods or perhaps are intolerant of seasonings such as pepper or the glutamates.
The use of Bernard brand Pureed Meats in Broth will provide the answer to these problems. Salt is not used in processing and the natural sodium level is generally acceptable and consistent with the amounts found in fresh meats.
The finely ground consistency means that patients with dental problems or who are in a debilitated condition can still receive a tasty variety of meats high in protein value. Naturally, if spices or salts are allowed, the flavor can be improved or altered.
These serving suggestions may give our customers some ideas of their own. Try the meats over poached egg on soft toast; over baked potato or tomato; over lightly toasted bread with mashed potatoes to make a ‘Hot Meat Sandwich’. The meats may also be combined with a white sauce, cream sauce or cheese sauce, or be served over macaroni, noodles or other pasta products. For special diet use, heating and serving from the can is often done. Where the diet condition is critical, please refer to the proximate analysis.