So now I'm looking for green vegetable baby foods but the thing is they're almost all mixed with some kind of starch. Since the actual consumed amount would be small, is this ok? I remember seeing today peas & rice and spinach & potato. The latter was the biggest concern for me. Is cooked potato the same no-no as raw potato which I know is toxic (it's toxic to humans too I believe).
I think I went to the only grocery store in town that doesn't carry Odwalla juices, but I'm going to try that green Superfood stuff as soon as I go back out. Do you folks mix that instead of water/Pedialyte or in addition to?
Just for completeness, his mix right now is: pellets, Pedialyte, pumpkin, and a pinch of plain old fashioned oats. He's being supplemented to keep weight on as he approaches his senior years.
Unfortunately I only have a big blender/foodprocessor so making my own is out until I move. I'm not buying anything else to schlep.
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The only mix-in I get a thumbs up all the time is chopped fresh wheatgrass. I cut them into tiny pieces with a pair of scissors, much easier then with a knife. Then throw in a little pedidalyte to the mix.
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Einy had a sweet tooth (or sweet gums?) and was not a big fan of the veggies. My pig Ippie, who had kidney failure, loved green beans and peas. But that was several years ago and I'm not sure how easy it is to find veggie-only foods now. A small amount of starch might give him a little more gas, but so would sugary fruity baby foods, so I wouldn't be worried about spinach and potato. If you're worried about his starch, you could cut down on his oatmeal.
You can also put in a customer request at your grocery store. Depending on what warehouse chain they're affiliated with they probably have a wider selection of baby foods they can get, they just only stock what's really popular and moves quickly, not something that will take up shelf space without generating much retail every week.
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My Stop & Shop quit carrying Einy's favorite, Beech-Nut Mango Dessert, but at least they waited until after he died.
The Odwalla Superfood is about the consistency of Critical Care, so you would want to blend it with water, juice, or Pedialyte, and then the Critical Care powder.
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Pears, carrots, applesauce worked too. I also changed Pedialyte flavors too. Sometimes plain, sometimes apple, fruit flavor or grape. My store had a house brand that had different flavors. Warming it helped too, at least for variety.
I will keep green beans in mind to try next time I need to supplement one of them.
I used oats for a few weeks on some really underweight nursing mamas. They came into rescue hugely pregnant and both delivered large litters. They both were soooo hollow afterward and all those pups were just sucking everything out of them. One of them really LOVED her oats and would eat them plain out of my hand.