My father needs thickened foods - where can I find recipes?

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My father needs thickened foods - where can I find recipes to make for him?

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Many people have conditions that make it difficult to swallow and need to eat thickened foods. You can find thickened foods and beverages at most medical supply stores. These stores are easy to find with an internet search (simply use the search term “thickened food”) or in the telephone directory. There may be local stores near your parent, but if not, don’t worry. Many medical supply stores do business via the phone or internet, and ship to you. These stores also sell thickening powder that you can stir into other foods such as soups and stews. I was surprised to even find thickened coffee!  If you do an internet search, you’ll find some thickened foods are sold at major national retail stores as well.