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SimplyThick Recipes

SimplyThick is the next-generation food and beverage thickener designed specifically for people who have difficulties swallowing.

These recipes are a foundation for good food and quality care. All have been used and tested in long term care facilities and are accepted for persons eating pureed food. The goal is pleasant taste and safe texture.                            

Due to the flexibility of the packaging, these SimplyThick Puree Recipes are developed using the 64 oz bottle of SimplyThick gel, fitted with the ½ oz pump. This does not mean that you can not use our other packaging sizes for these recipes.

SimplyThick Gel: 1 Pump = 1 Stroke, SimplyThick Packet: 1 15g Nectar Packet = 1 Stroke, SimplyThick Packet: 1 30g Honey Packet = 2 Strokes.

SimplyThick Entrees

SimplyThick Entrees

Learn how to turn your favorite entrees such as Baked Ham, Salisbury Steak and Meatballs into a thickened puree, creating a suitable texture while keeping that same great homeade taste.

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

SimplyThick Salads

Get your protein from a classic tunafish salad, or your greens from a traditional tossed salad. Great for a snack or add as a side to any entree.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

SimplyThick Vegetables and Starch

Vegetables and starches should be a part of everyones daily nutrition for an intake of vitamins, minerals and fiber. See our list of tasty purees to help fulfill a healthy diet.

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SimplyThick Fruit

A perfect solution for a healthy, refreshing snack at anytime in the day.

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Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust

SimplyThick Desserts

Have a craving for some sweets? Try these pureed desserts from cookies to cake to satisfy your sweet tooth.
 
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SimplyThick Entrees

Baked Chicken ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 2 ounces / Puree Portion : #12 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Baked Chicken, boneless 6 ounces 1 1/4 pounds 2 1/2 pounds
Chicken Broth 1/4 cup 1 cup 2 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 5 strokes 10 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Bake chicken according to facility recipe to 165°F.
Cool chicken slightly for 10 minutes. Remove meat and skin from bone.
Portion chicken and place in food processing bowl. Do not fill bowl more than 2/3 full.
Process meat for 1-2 minutes.
Add broth and SimplyThick gel, process for 1 minute.
Taste chicken and season as needed.
Pour into steam table pan and cover.
CCP: Reheat to at least 165°F.
CCP: Place on steam table for service. Stir briefly before serving.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 2 ounces
Calories: 138
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
Fat: 8 grams


 

Baked Fish ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 2 ounces / Puree Portion : #10 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Baked Fish, Cod 6 ounces 1 1/4 pounds 2 1/2 pounds
Chicken Broth 1/4 cup 1 cup 2 cups
SimplyThick® gel 3 strokes 10 strokes 20 strokes
Lemon Juice To Taste To Taste To Taste


Preparation Instructions:

Prepare fish per recipe instructions. Let cool slightly for processing.
Process fish for 3 minutes until smooth.
Add chicken broth and SimplyThick gel.
Process for 3 minutes until smooth.
Taste fish and season as needed.
Pour into steam table pan and cover.
CCP: Reheat to at least 165°F and hold until service.
Stir before serving.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 2 ounces
Calories: 100
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams
Fat: 4 grams


 

Baked Ham ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 3 ounces / Puree Portion : #8 scoop

Ingredients 2 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Ham, cooked 6 ounces 30 ounces 3 3/4 pounds
Ham Broth 1/4 cup 1 1/4 cup 2 1/2 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 7 1/2 strokes 15 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Keep meat refrigerated until ready to cook.
CCP: Cook ham according to recipe or label instructions to a temperature of 165°F.
Let ham cool slightly before processing approximately 10 minutes.
Place ham, broth and SimplyThick gel in food processing bowl.
Process for 2-3 minutes.
Pour into steam table pan and cover.
CCP: Reheat to at least 160°F.
CCP: Place on steam table for service. Stir briefly before serving.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 3 ounces
Calories: 126
Protein: 17 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
Fat: 6 grams


 

Meatballs in Sauce ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 8 ounces / Puree Portion : 6 ounces, heaping

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Meatballs, cooked 6 ounces 30 ounces 60 ounces
Marinara or Swedish Sauce 1 cup 10 cup 1 1/4 quarts
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 10 strokes 20 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Keep meatballs or ground beef frozen at 0°F or lower until ready to cook.
If using ground beef, thaw under refrigeration at 41°F or lower.
Cook meatballs per facility recipe or label instructions.
CCP: Prepare sauce per facility recipe or label instructions. Heat to 165°F.
Cool meat and sauce slightly for 10 minutes and place in food processing bowl.
Add SimplyThick gel. Do not fill food processing bowl more than 2/3 full.
Process mixture for 3 minutes.
Taste and season meatballs as needed.
Pour into steam table pan and cover.
CCP: Reheat to at least 165°F and hold until service. Stir before serving.

*Garnish with Parmesan cheese for Marinara sauce or ground dried parsley for Swedish meatballs.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 8 ounces
Calories: 227
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
Fat: 12 grams


 

Salisbury Steak ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 3 ounces / Puree Portion : #6 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Salisbury Steak, cooked 9 ounces 2 pounds 4 pounds
Beef Gravy 1 cup 3 1/2 cup 7 cups
SimplyThick® gel 4 strokes 13 strokes 26 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Cook salisbury steak per facility or label instructions.
Cool steaks slightly for 10 minutes and place in food processing bowl.
Add gravy and SimplyThick gel. Do not fill food processing bowl more than 2/3 full.
Process meat and ingredients for 3 minutes.
Taste salisbury steak and season as needed.
Pour into steam table pan and cover.
CCP: Reheat to at least 165°F and hold until service.
Stir before serving.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 3 ounces
Calories: 231
Protein: 19 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Fat: 13 grams


SimplyThick Salads                             

Creamy Coleslaw ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : 1/2 cup, slightly heaping

Ingredients 4 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Coleslaw 1 1/2 cups 3 3/4 cups 7 1/2 pounds
Whole Milk 1/4 cup 3/4 cup 1 1/3 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 5 strokes 10 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Prepare coleslaw and keep at 41°F or below until ready to prepare.
CCP: Keep milk chilled at or below 41°F until ready to use.
Place coleslaw in food processing bowl. Do not fill bowl more than 2/3 full.
Process for 2 minutes.
Add cold milk and SimplyThick gel to food processing bowl.
Process for 2 minutes or until smooth.
CCP: Place coleslaw under refrigeration and keep at 41°F or below
until ready to serve.
CCP: Keep on ice during service.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 180
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Fat: 13 grams


 

Potato Salad ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #8 scoop

Ingredients 5 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Potato Salad 1 1/2 cups 3 cups 6 cups
Whole Milk 1/2 cup 2 1/2 cups 5 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 4 strokes 8 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Prepare potato salad and keep at 41°F or below until ready to prepare.
Place potato salad in food processing bowl. Do not fill bowl more than 2/3 full.
Process for 2 minutes.
Add cold milk and SimplyThick gel directly to food processing bowl.
Process for 2 minutes or until smooth.
CCP: Place potato salad under refrigeration and keep at 41°F or below
until ready to serve.
CCP: Keep on ice during service.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cups
Calories: 195
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Fat: 15 grams


 

Tossed Salad ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #12 scoop

Ingredients 6 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Tossed Salad Mix 6 cups 10 cups 20 cups
Croutons 1/2 cup 3/4 cup 1 1/2 cups
Salad Dressing 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1 1/2 cups
SimplyThick® gel 6 strokes 10 strokes 20 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Chill lettuce greens/mix and dressing to 41°F until ready to process.
Place all ingredients in food processing bowl, do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process for 3-4 minutes.
CCP: Place in bowls and let chill to 41°F.
Garnish with salad dressing or dollop of mayonnaise.
CCP: Serve chilled less than 41°F, place on ice during service.

*SimplyThick gel provides additional body and prevents weeping of liquid. Croutons and dressing improve flavor. Color of salad will be affected by the type of salad dressing used. Italian = yellow/green Ranch = light pink Balsamic Vinegar = dark green


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 109
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Fat: 8 grams


 

Tuna Salad ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 3 ounces / Puree Portion : #10 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Tuna Salad, prepared 1 cup 3 1/2 pounds 7 pounds
Whole Milk 1/2 cup 1 3/4 cup 3 1/2 cups
SimplyThick® gel 4 strokes 13 strokes 26 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Prepare tuna salad per facility recipe or use prepared tuna salad.
Chill to 41°F.
Place tuna salad, SimplyThick gel and cold milk in food processing bowl.
Process for 2-3 minutes.
CCP: Chill tuna salad to 41°F for service.
Garnish with paprika.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 3 ounces
Calories: 163
Protein: 13.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Fat: 8 grams


SimplyThick Vegetables and Starch                              

Broccoli ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #10 scoop

Ingredients 4 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Chopped Broccoli, frozen 2 1/4 cups 5 3/4 cups 11 1/2 cups
Margarine 4 teaspoons 10 teaspoons 1 1/4 cups
Chicken Broth 1/2 cup 1 1/4 cups 2 1/2 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 5 strokes 10 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Keep broccoli frozen at 0°F or colder until ready to cook.
Cook broccoli according to menu recipe or label instructions.
Cool broccoli slightly for approximately 10 minutes.
Drain as much excess cooking liquid as possible.
Place cooled broccoli in food processing bowl. Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process broccoli, SimplyThick gel, margarine and broth for 1-2 minutes
until creamy and smooth.
CCP: Place in pan, cover and reheat to 160°F.
CCP: Place on steam table. Stir before service.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cups
Calories: 67
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Fat: 4 grams


 

Hash Browned Potatoes ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 3 ounces / Puree Portion : #8 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Hash Browned Patties 9.7 oz. (approx 5) 1 1/4 pounds 2 1/2 pounds
Meat Broth 1 cup 3 1/3 cups 6 2/3 cups
Vegetable Oil 2 tablespoons 6 tablespoons 3/4 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 7 strokes 14 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Keep hash browned patties frozen at 0°F or less until ready to cook.
Cook according to package instructions.
Cool slightly for 10 minutes. Place in food processing bowl.
Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Add SimplyThick gel, broth and oil.
Process for 5 minutes (necessary to process all crisp potatoes).
CCP: Place in pan, cover and reheat to 160°F.
CCP: Place on steam table.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 3 ounces
Calories: 165
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fat: 11 grams


 

Mixed Vegetables ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #12 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Mixed Vegetables, frozen 2 cups 6 cups 12 cups
Margarine 4 teaspoons 4 tablespoons 8 tablespoons
SimplyThick® gel 1 strokes 3 strokes 6 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Keep mixed vegetables frozen at 0°F or cooler until ready to cook.
Cook mixed vegetables according to menu recipe or label instructions.
Cool vegetables slightly for approximately 10 minutes.
Drain as much excess cooking liquid as possible.
Place cooled mixed vegetables in food processing bowl. Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process for 3 to 4 minutes until smooth.
Add margarine and SimplyThick gel. Process for 1 more minute.
CCP: Place in pan, cover and reheat to 160°F.
CCP: Place on steam table. Stir before service.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 88
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
Fat: 4 grams


 

Spinach ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #8 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Spinach, frozen 1 cup 5 cups 10 cups
Margarine 2 teaspoons 10 teaspoons 7 tablespoons
Chicken Broth 2 tablespoons 10 tablespoons 1 1/4 cups
SimplyThick® gel 1 strokes 5 strokes 10 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Keep spinach frozen at 0°F or colder until ready to cook.
Cook spinach according to menu recipe or label instructions.
Cool spinach slightly for approximately 10 minutes.
Drain as much excess cooking liquid as possible.
Place cooled spinach in food processing bowl. Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process spinach, SimplyThick gel, margarine, and broth for 1-2 minutes
until creamy and smooth.
CCP: Place in pan, cover and reheat to 160°F.
CCP: Place on steam table. Stir before service.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 62
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 4 grams
Fat: 4 grams


SimplyThick Fruits                              

Fresh Strawberries ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #8 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Strawberries, fresh 3 cups 7 1/2 cups 15 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 5 strokes 10 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Wash fresh berries under rapid running cold water. Remove stems and slice.
Place in food processing bowl. Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process berries until smooth.
Add SimplyThick gel and process for 1-2 minutes.
Taste and sweeten as needed with a small amount of sugar.
CCP: Chill to 41°F until service.

*Final product will have tiny seeds remaining. Check with your speech therapist for use.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 38
Protein: <1 gram
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Fat: 0 grams


 

Fruit Cocktail  ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #10 scoop

Ingredients 4 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Canned Fruit Cocktail 2 cups 5 cups 10 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 5 strokes 10 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

Chill fruit cocktail until use.
CCP: Wash can lid before opening.
Drain fruit cocktail and place in food processing bowl. Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process fruit cocktail until smooth. Add SimplyThick gel and process for 1 minute.
CCP: Chill to 41°F until service.
Garnish with gelatin sprinkles or whipped topping.

*Calorie and carbohydrate content depend on canned juice, light or regular sugar syrup.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 38
Protein: <1 gram
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Fat: 0 grams


 

Tropical Fruit ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/2 cup / Puree Portion : #10 scoop

Ingredients 5 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Baked Chicken, boneless 3 1/2 cups 7 cups 14 cups
Fruit Juice 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1 cup
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 4 strokes 8 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

Chill tropical fruit until use.
CCP: Wash can lid before opening.
Drain tropical fruit and save liquid. Place in food processing bowl.
Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process fruit until smooth. Add small amount of juice IF NEEDED.
Add SimplyThick gel and process for 2 minutes.
CCP: Chill to 41°F until service. Garnish with gelatin sprinkles or whipped topping.

*Calorie and carbohydrate content depend on canned juice, light or regular sugar syrup.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 113
Protein: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 31 grams
Fat: 0 grams


SimplyThick Desserts                              

Apple Pie ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1/10 pie / Puree Portion : #8 scoop

Ingredients 5 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Apple Pie, cut in 1/10 5 pieces 10 pieces 20 pieces
Apple Juice 1/2 cup 1 cup 2 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 4 strokes 8 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Keep pie frozen until ready to cook. Cook according to package instructions.
Allow pie to cool to room temperature.
Place pie, juice and SimplyThick gel in food processing bowl. Do not fill more than 2/3 full.
Process ingredients for 2 minutes.
Portion into serving dishes and garnish with whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon.
CCP: Chill at 41°F or less until ready to serve.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size:  1/10 of 9 inch pie
Calories: 301
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 36 grams
Fat: 18 grams


 

Frosted Chocolate Cake ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 2x2 piece / Puree Portion : #16 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Chocolate Frosted Cake 4 pieces, 2 x 2 ea. 10 pieces 20 pieces
Whole Milk 1/2 cup 1 1/4 cups 2 1/2 cups cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 5 strokes 10 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Prepare cake per facility recipe.
CCP: Keep milk refrigerated at 41°F or less until ready to use.
Add cake, cold milk and SimplyThick gel to food processing bowl.
Do not fill bowl more than 2/3 full.
Process for 1-2 minutes.
Pour into serving dishes, garnish with whipped topping.
CCP: Chill at 41°F or less until ready to serve.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 122
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Fat: 6 grams


 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ( Back to Top )
Menu Portion : 1 ounce / Puree Portion : #16 scoop

Ingredients 3 Portions 10 Portions 20 Portions
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 8 ounces 15 ounces 30 ounces
Whole Milk 1/2 cup 2 cups 4 cups
SimplyThick® gel 2 strokes 4 strokes 8 strokes


Preparation Instructions:

CCP: Prepare cookies per facility recipe.
CCP: Keep milk refrigerated at 41°F or less until ready to use.
Process cookies in food processing bowl until fine crumbs, approximately 2 minutes.
Add cold milk and SimplyThick gel.
Process mixture for 2 minutes.
Portion in serving dishes/plates, garnish with whipped topping.
CCP: Chill below 41°F until service. Keep on ice during meal service.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 2 ounces
Calories: 188
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 30 grams
Fat: 7 grams


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