Force Feeding – A Bad Means to an End

Force Feeding – A Bad Means to an End – Feed to Succeed Podcast Season 1, Episode 5

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Feeding therapist and feeding expert, Smita Joshi of Assential Therapies, joins Jen and Betsy for an in-depth discussion of primary feeding difficulties and what you can consider when seeking help for a difficult eater. Very informative podcast. A must-hear!

Cream of Tomato Soup (mentioned in the episode)


2 Tablespoons Butter
¼ Cup Onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons Flour
¼ Cup Milk
¾ Cup Chicken or vegetable broth
½ Bay leaf
½ Teaspoon Sugar
½ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Baking soda
1 Cup Tomato


Day 1 Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the onion is transparent.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the butter mixture and continue to stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add the milk, broth, bay leaf, sugar and salt, continue to cook and stir until slightly thickened.
  5. Stir the baking soda into the tomatoes in your measuring cup.
  6. Add the tomatoes to the milk mixture and bring just to a simmer.
  7. Remove from the heat and pour into a container.
  8. Cover label and refrigerate.


Day 2 Directions

  1. Pour soup through a mesh strainer or blend soup in the blender.
  2. Heat soup and serve with grilled cheese.