A 49-year-old female suffered a stroke that resulted in dysphagia. The dietician orders a diet of dysphagia-pureed foods. Which of the following foods would be an appropriate choice?

  1. beef stew
  2. hard-boiled egg
  3. custard
  4. sliced peaches
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: Clients who follow a dysphagia-pureed diet have difficulty swallowing and need foods that have been pureed or blended until smooth. Custard would be an acceptable choice. The other food choices would be too difficult to swallow and would put the client at risk for choking.