Hemp Seed

I recently joined a group that focuses on blenderized diets. Originally my goal was to share my experience in order to help others with g-tubes live healthier lives.  Little did I know I was going to need their help as well.  Because Matthew is getting older and in need of more calories but not able…

Emergency Kit

One of my fellow tubie moms thought it would be a good idea to write a post on emergency preparedness for tubies.  Keeping your freezer stocked with a 30 day supply of blends is beneficial in the event of a power outage but, that won’t help if you are evacuated from your home in an…

Raw Coconut Milk

When I was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts, one of my favorite memories was making coconut beans and rice with my grandma. It was an old family recipe from Jamaica that was made during the holidays. When we were making it, the wonderfully sweet smell of fresh coconut filled the house. I can…

Coconut Milk/Pros and Cons

As Matthew grows it gets harder and harder to keep up with his calorie need without adding more formula.  To complicate things more, in the last 2 years, his bowel has begun functioning much less efficient.  Because of that I tested him for 4 days with coconut oil to make sure he wasn’t allergic to…

Nooooo!

So what do you think happened here?  Was it: The baby threw up. The syringe malfunctioned. The med port popped open. If you guessed #2, you were right.  Sticky syringes can be annoying if not down right disastrous.  Has it happened to you or is it just me and the mom of this baby?  I…

Baby Steps

Yes, even veteran tubie moms can struggle from time to time.  Matthew can’t handle large volumes because of his slow emptying issues. He is a growing teenage boy who is now more active than he’s ever been in his life. It has been quite a challenge getting him the additional calories he needs without increasing…

Matthew’s Green Smoothie

ATTENTION: Make sure to get clearance from your doctor before trying any blenderized diet. 1 cup of peppermint or chamomile tea 2 oz of Avocado 2 oz of fresh Aloe Vera (optional) 3 cups of greens Makes 2 cups 1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix in the order listed and secure lid. 2. Select…

Fresh Almond Milk

This recipe can be found in the Vitamix Whole Food Recipe book.  My twist on it is the added vanilla.  Because I filter my almond milk, I found that adding the vanilla after meant using less of it. Also the mash remains unflavored so it can be used in a variety of recipes. 3 cups…