Thursday, June 19, 2014

Owen's Hamburger Recipe {Ketogenic Diet}

We've recently increased Owen's Ketogenic Diet ratio from 3.5:1 to 4:1. That means he's getting even more fat now. We've also increased his calories from 265 per meal to 280 per meal since he lost 1 1/2 pounds over the last two months. This means that I've been busy re doing all of his recipes and testing the meals to see if they work. Adding in the extra oil has been difficult with many of the recipes. Owen has refused to eat dip or take oil from a syringe and he's had trouble with choking when he drinks cream. Due to his prior feeding issues, he's still at risk of aspiration even though he passed his last swallow study. But with this change he finally decided that he'd rather take the oil out of the syringe and still get to eat some of favorites foods than have to give them up. We've also discovered that he drinks the cream "milk" better out of a straw. Rod and I got a new barbeque for our Birthday/Father's Day present and Owen really wanted a hamburger. So, I came up with this recipe.

Hamburger and Milk
4.01:1 ratio  284 calories

54g 36% cream
19g 70% lean ground beef cooked
5g mayonnaise, Best Foods
2g flaxseed oil

Dilute cream with water and add one or two drops of liquid stevia, serve with a straw. 
Cook hamburger and then weigh out 19g. Serve mayo on top of hamburger and oil on the side.


  1. I have been reading your blog (yes, lurking lol) for quite a while now. (I linked over to you from bakersdozen.) I just wanted to say, WOW! Your dedication to your son is amazing!! I'm pretty sure I'd do the same for any of my own children in a heartbeat if I had to. That's just what love would do. But I just wanted to say that, to let you know cyberly, that you, your dedication and your love, are noticed through your blog. Whenever I read your posts I say a prayer for your family.

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