Friday, June 3, 2011

Clear Liquid Diet (Food Selection Guide)

clear liquid diet food selection guide
Foods Allowed

  • Gelatin
  • Jello

  • Salabat
  • Lemon-flavored soda
  • Any clear juices or strained fruit juices (synthetic fruit juices)
  • Strained rice and soy coffee
  • Gatorade

  • Clear fat-free broth

Foods Not Allowed

Solid Foods
  • All

  • Milk and milk products
  • Fruit shakes

  • Soup cooked with fat and cream

What is Clear Liquid Diet

clear liquid diet
What it is
The clear liquid diet allows foods that have no/low residue and fat. This is nutritionally inadequate and should not be given for more than 2 days unless ordered by the doctor. This diet is usually prescribed together with nutrient supplements.

The diet aims to prevent dehydration or, for some reasons, to clear the gastrointestinal tract.

Some Tips

  • Give clear liquids as often as possible to prevent dehydration and to help increase calorie intake. Allow a feeding interval of 2 to 3 hours.
  • Drink a variety of clear liquids like clear or strained juices, jello and fat-free broth.
  • Add salt and/or sugar to the clear liquids to increase electrolytes and/or calories.

Malunggay Broth

malunggay broth

Follow Boiled Malunggay recipe, then strain broth.

Serving size as desired by patient.

Fat-Free Broth Recipe

fat-free broth

  • Boil assorted vegetables. 
  • Season.
  • Discard vegetables.
  • Strain broth before serving. (Do not add any fat.)

Note: For a flavorful broth, add either celery, garlic, ginger, or onion immediately before removing from fire.

Clear Juice - Clear Liquid Diet

clear juice

Use any flavored canned or fresh juice. Let juice stand for an hour or two for the roughage and pulp to settle down. Drink only the clear portion. Gatorade is clear juice.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cubed Tofu

cubed tofu

  • Cut tofu in 1 inch cubes.
  • Soak in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, savory, and salt for an hour.
  • Dip in egg and bread crumbs, then back in egg again, and fry in hot oil.

Sarciado Tokwa Recipe

sarciado tokwa
  • 4 tokwa (hard soybean curd), cut in four parts
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 big onion sliced
  • Green onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Sage, optional
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Fry tokwa until golden brown.
  • Saute garlic, onions, and tomatoes. Season with salt.
  • Add a little water, and sugar to sweeten.
  • Add the lime juice, then mix in the fried tokwa.
  • When it boils, pour in the cornstarch. Mix briskly.
  • Season with sage. Garnish with onion leaves

Ukoy Recipe

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup atsuwete water (anatto seeds)
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 1 cup fried sliced tokwa (hard soybean curd)
  • 2 cups sprouted mongo

  • Mix rice flour with eggs, water and garlic.
  • Add atsuwete water, salt, and green onions.
  • Fill a sauce half full.
  • Place the sliced tokwa and mongo sprouts in the center.
  • Drop in deep hot oil and cook until brown.

Spanish Tokwa Balls

spanish tokwa balls
  • 1 pound mashed tokwa (hard soybean curd)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 small can tomato soup
  • 1 cup water

  • Mix tokwa, crumbs, onion, salt, and egg.
  • Form into small balls and brown in butter.
  • Heat soup to boiling and pour over the balls.
  • Simmer slowly about 30 minutes.
  • Thicken gravy and serve on platter with boiled rice.

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