Lyons ReadyCare Nutritional Products
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Improve the appearance of your puree meals with Lyons ReadyCare Puree Mixes. Lyons ReadyCare Puree Pasta, Rice and Bread Mix and Puree Food Enhancer make it easy to serve the perfect consistency puree meals. Puree Food Enhancer provides the perfect texture and shape to meats and vegetables. Just mix with pureed meats or vegetables, bake and slice. ReadyCare Puree Pasta, Rice and Bread Mix add a flavorful and easy to prepare starch component to the meal. Now it's easy to serve the perfect consistency of bread, rice and pasta! Just whisk with water, place in pan on a steam table, and you are ready to scoop or layer on any dish. Add one of our easy to prepare puree mixes to your menu and you can turn any puree food into an eye appealing, tasty meal.

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Lyons ReadyCare Puree Mixes

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Item # Description Case Pack Case Weight Yield Calories Protein, g Total Carb, g Total Fat, g Sodium, mg
1888 Instant Puree Bread Mix 2/4.5 lb tubs 10 lbs 255-1/4C 60 2 12 0 100
4885 Instant Puree Bread Mix 1/9 lb box 10 lbs 255-1/4C 60 2 12 0 100
1890 Instant Puree Rice Mix 2/4.5 lb tubs 10 lbs 200-1/2C 70 1 17 0 180
1891 Instant Puree Pasta Mix 2/4.5 lb tubs 10 lbs 204-1/2C 70 2 16 0 170
507 Puree Food Enhancer 2/4lb tubs 10 lbs 512 - 1T 30 1 4 0.5 40

Case Pack Case Dimensions Case Cube Cases/Layer Cases/Pallet
Tubs 16-13/16 x 8-11/16 x 6-3/16 0.58 10 80
Box 9-3/8 x 9-3/8 x 6-1/8 0.312 20 160

Shelf Life:
  • 2 years from production date kept in dry storage
Storage and Handling:
  • Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Kosher: Puree Bread Mix and Puree Food Enhancer KVH

Product Gluten Free Lactose Free
Puree Bread Mix No No
Puree Rice Mix Yes Yes
Puree Pasta Mix No No
Puree Food Enhancer No No

Ingredient Statements:

Instant Bread Mix: Bread Crumbs (bleached wheat flour, yeast, sugar, salt), nonfat dry milk, Modified food starch (corn), sodium alginate.

Instant Puree Pasta Mix: Enriched Farina (Farina (wheat), Niacin, iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Modified Food Starch (corn), salt, artificial flavor

Instant Puree Rice Mix: Rice Flour, Modified Food Starch (corn), salt, artificial flavor

Puree Food Enhancer: Wheat Flour, Egg White Solids, Sugar, Modified Food Starch (Potato), Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Soybean, Cottonseed), Sodium Alginate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Salt, Natural Butter Flavor. Contains Wheat, Egg, Milk.

Basic Mixing Directions:

Instant Puree Rice or Pasta Mix
See chart below for amount of water and mix.

  1. Bring water to a boil. Whisk Puree Rice or Pasta Mix into Boiling Water.
  2. Pour into appropriate size pan and cover.
  3. Place pan on steam table to maintain serving temperature. Plate using a #8 scoop.
Note: Additional margarine (2 Tbsp/6 servings) can be added to increase calories and provide additional taste.

# 1/2C servings 3 6 12 20
Boiling Water 1 C 3 C 6 C 10 C
Instant Puree Rice or Pasta Mix C 1 C 2 C 3-1/3 C

Instant Puree Bread Mix
Directions: For loaf pan (9x5x3)-16 servings (1/2" thick)
  1. Spray pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Using a wire whisk, rapidly mix 2 Cups of bread mix with 3 Cups of cold water in a mixing bowl.
  3. Immediately pour into prepared pan
  4. Allow bread to stand for 30 minutes
  5. Invert pan to de-mold onto cutting board. Spray knife with nonstick cooking spray and slice into " slices.
Number of Servings Amount of dry mix Amount of cold water
2 slices Cup 6 Tbsp
4 slices Cup Cup
8 slices 1 Cup 1 Cups
12 slices 1 Cup 2 Cups
16 slices 2 Cups 3 Cups

Puree Food Enhancer Preparation Directions

Approx. Serving Size
(4 fl oz)
1 6 12 24
Cooked Meats 2 oz 12 oz 24 oz 48 oz
Liquid, Hot 1/4 Cup 1-1/2 Cups 3 Cups 6 Cups
Puree Food Enhancer 1T + 2 tsp 1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp 1-1/4 Cups 2 Cups
Cooked, Drained Vegetables 1/2 Cup 3 Cups 6 Cups 12 Cups
Liquid, Hot 1 Tbsp 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp 3/4 Cup

1-1/2 Cups

Puree Food Enhancer 1 Tbsp 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp 3/4 Cup 1-1/2 Cups
Approx Pan Size Muffin Tin 1/4 Pan 1/3 Pan 1/2 Pan
Cooking Time - Steamer 8-12 min 20-25 min 30-35 min 40-45 min
Cooking Time - Convection Oven (350°F) 10-15 min 25-30 min 30-40 min 40-50 min


  1. Puree cooked meat or vegetable to puree consistency using food processor.
  2. Gradually add hot liquid and process to smooth consistency. Use broth or cooking liquid for best flavor.
  3. Add ReadyCare Puree Food Enhancer and process until well blended.
  4. Coat pan with food release. Pour mixture into pan.
  5. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and then foil. Cook according to time and temperature recommended below. Cooking times may vary due to differences in ovens. Cook until an internal temp of 165°F is reached.
  6. Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Cut into desired shape and servings. Plate and serve with gravy or sauce if desired.


    Rounds- Use muffin tins. Make omelets or individual quiches. Use layering techniques or swirling for eye appeal.

    Layers- Use a loaf pan. If you were to make a sandwich, process the bread and meat layer separately and layer them in the pan. See below for sample sandwich recipe.

    Wedges- Use a cake/pie pan. Make casseroles, quiches, etc.

    Other shapes include Squares, Cubes (ex beef cubes), Sticks (ex. Fish sticks) and Triangles.