COMPLEAT®

Compleat®

Real food ingredients

COMPLEAT® provides the equivalent of 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per 1400 mL, and is made with real food ingredients, including:

  • Tomatoes
  • Peaches
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Cranberry juice concentrate
  • Peas
  • Chicken
  • Milk protein





NUTRITION

Discover the many benefits of COMPLEAT® as a tube feeding formula with real food ingredients.

  • VARIETY OF REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS
  • COMPLETE NUTRITION
  • MEETS MANY DIETARY NEEDS
  • CONVENIENT AND VERSATILE
FOR THE NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF
  • Short- or long-term whole-protein tube feeding needs
  • Convenient alternative to homemade tube feedings
  • Nutrient-rich base for homemade tube feedings
  • Bowel function
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Caloric Density 1.06 Cal/mL
     Protein 18%
     Carbohydrate 48%
     Fat 34%
Protein Source Milk protein, dried chicken meat, pea protein isolate
Carbohydrate Source Brown rice syrup, fruit and vegetable ingredient blend including: tomato paste, peach purée concentrate, dried green beans, dried green peas, dried carrots, cranberry juice concentrate
Fat Source Canola oil
Dietary Fibre 8.0 g/1000 mL
Fibre Source 35% Acacia gum, oligofructose, inulin; 65% vegetable fibre
n6:n3 Ratio 3.0:1
Water Content 830 mL/1000 mL
Osmolality 450 m0sm/kg water
Kosher N
Gluten Free Y
Lactose Free <0.5 g lactose per 100 mL (not for patients with galactosemia)
Low Residue N
ORDERING INFO
Product Code Product Size
12303988 24 x 250 mL Tetra Prisma®
12303987 6 x 1.0 L ULTRAPAK®
INGREDIENTS

WATER, BROWN RICE SYRUP, MILK PROTEIN, CANOLA OIL, DRIED CHICKEN MEAT, TOMATO PASTE, PEACH PUREE CONCENTRATE, PEA PROTEIN ISOLATE, DRIED GREEN BEANS, PEA FIBRE, DRIED GREEN PEAS, DRIED CARROTS, ACACIA GUM, CRANBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE, OLIGOFRUCTOSE, SALT, INULIN, ROSEMARY EXTRACT, L-CARNITINE, TAURINE, VITAMINS (BETA-CAROTENE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D3, DL-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VITAMIN K1, SODIUM ASCORBATE, ASCORBIC ACID, THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE, RIBOFLAVIN, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, BIOTIN, FOLIC ACID, CYANOCOBALAMIN, CHOLINE CHLORIDE), MINERALS (SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM HYDRATE, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, TRIMAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, FERROUS SULPHATE, ZINC SULPHATE, MANGANESE SULPHATE, COPPER SULPHATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, SODIUM SELENATE, SODIUM MOLYBDATE, CHROMIUM TRICHLORIDE), SILICON DIOXIDE, CITRIC ACID, DIMETHYLPOLYSILOXANE. CONTAINS MILK.

NUTRITION PANEL
Units 100 mL 250 mL
Energy Cal 106 265
Energy kJ 440 1110
Protein g 4.8 12
Carbohydrate g 13 33
     Fibre g 0.8 2
Fat g 4 10
     Linoleic Acid g 0.52 1.3
Vitamin A IU 360 900
     Retinol IU 200 500
     Beta Carotene IU 160 400
Vitamin D IU 56 140
Vitamin E IU 3.2 8
Vitamin K mg 0.01 0.025
Vitamin C mg 24 60
Thiamine mg 0.16 0.4
Riboflavin mg 0.2 0.5
Niacin mg 1.44 3.6
Pantothenate mg 1.2 3
Vitamin B6 mg 0.28 0.7
Biotin mg 0.004 0.01
Folic Acid mg 0.02 0.05
Vitamin B12 mg 0.0008 0.002
Choline mg 44 110
Sodium mg 100 250
Potassium mg 156 390
Chloride mg 88 220
Calcium mg 88 220
Phosphorous mg 84 210
Magnesium mg 30 75
Iron mg 1.3 3.2
Zinc mg 2 5
Manganese mg 0.32 0.8
Copper mg 0.16 0.4
Iodine mg 0.012 0.03
Selenium mg 0.006 0.015
Molybdenum mg 0.012 0.03
Chromium mg 0.014 0.035
Taurine mg 12 30
L-Carnitine mg 12 30
HOMEMADE TUBE FEEDINGS

Also known as blenderized diets, blended diets, or puréed foods, homemade tube feedings are one way of providing all or some of your nutrition through a feeding tube.

Homemade tube feedings can be made exclusively from real food ingredients, or a commercial formula can be used as a base to which other food ingredients are added. Before starting or switching to homemade tube feeding, talk to your healthcare professional to make sure it is right for you. Your healthcare professional may have specific instructions for you. For some complex medical conditions, a homemade tube feeding may not be advised.

If you’re ready to start making your own homemade tube feedings, the tips below can help you get started.

KITCHEN TIPS
  • Use safe food handling practices.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and running water before and after handling food.
  • Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils, equipment, and counter tops with hot, soapy water before you start and after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next item.
  • Avoid cross contaminating foods. Use a separate cutting board and knives for fresh produce and another cutting board and knives for raw meat, poultry or seafood. Use separate plates and utensils for raw and cooked foods. Wash all product with fresh, cool running water before you begin food preparation.
PREPARATION TIPS
  • The recipes provided on this site are suggestions only. It is always best to work with a registered dietitian or other healthcare professional to create recipes that fit your specific nutritional needs.
  • A high-speed blender is recommended to help make sure all food is blended smooth.
  • Fresh herbs can be used to add flavour and aroma; their use is optional. Chop herbs finely before blending so they do not clog the feeding tube. If you find herbs are getting stuck in the tube, omit them from the recipes.
  • To help make preparation quick and easy, cut fruits and vegetables in advance and freeze in small containers or storage bags. Do not freeze COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula.
  • Water may need to be added in order to blend each recipe to a smooth consistency (see Preparation Instructions for suggested amounts).
  • Blend until mixture is completely smooth and liquefied to make sure it flows through the tube. Chunks or pieces of food should not be present.
FEEDING TIPS
  • Administer the homemade tube feeding at room temperature.
  • Typically, homemade tube feeding formulas are held for up to 2 hours at room temperature. Discard unused feeding after 2 hours.
  • To help reduce chance of clogging and to make feeding easier, a 14-French feeding tube is recommended; smaller tubes are more likely to clog.
  • Homemade tube feeding formulas may be thicker and may run through the feeding tube more slowly than commercial enteral formulas. Feeding with a syringe may work best as you can provide gentle pressure on the syringe when needed to help improve formula flow through the feeding tube.
  • Remember to flush the feeding tube with water before and after the administration of each tube feeding to help keep the feeding tube working well. Water is essential for hydration, and many other functions in the body.
STORAGE TIPS
  • Keep foods at proper temperatures: 4°C for refrigerator and -15°C or below for freezer.
  • Store unopened cartons of COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula at room temperature. Do not store near a heat source and do not freeze.
  • Cover and store opened cartons of COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Do not freeze.
  • If making multiple servings at once, divide the batch of homemade tube feeding into individual servings. Store in tightly covered containers in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • To warm a formula that has been refrigerated, run the container under warm water. Avoid using a microwave, as microwaves may heat unevenly and overheating may destroy some of the nutrient content.
RESOURCES AND REFERENCES

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

Websites
http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/healthy-eating-saine-alimentation/safety-salubrite/tips-conseils/index-eng.php
http://befoodsafe.ca/
www.foodfortubies.org
www.mealtimenotions.com
https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/
www.oley.org
www.mytubefeeding.ca
Journal Articles
O’Flaherty T, et al. ICAN:Infant Child Adolescent Nutrition. 2011;3:361-364.
Pentiuk S, et al. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011;35:375-379.
Walia C, et al. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.02.007).
Books
Dunn Klein M, Evans Morris S. Homemade Blended Formula Handbook.
RECIPES

The recipes below use COMPLEAT® as a nutrient-rich base for homemade tube feeding that may be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. They incorporate real food ingredients for a nutritionally balanced homemade tube feeding.

The recipes on this website are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® tube feeding formulas as a base for homemade tube feeding formulas. If a recipe does not contain the appropriate amount of calories, protein, fat, or any other nutrients to meet a specific need, check with your healthcare professional about using more or less of an ingredient. Please note that if the volume of COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula or other ingredients is changed, the Nutrition Information provided with the recipe will also change. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding formula.



PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Please remember to consult with your healthcare professional before using a homemade tube feeding formula.
  2. Before preparing a recipe, review the ingredient list and take into consideration any special dietary needs or restrictions.
  3. Place all ingredients in the blender.
  4. Blend until mixture is completely smooth and liquefied (no chunks or pieces of food should be present).
  5. Water may need to be added to the mixture to achieve proper consistency for tube feeding:
    • About ½ to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL) of water may be added to recipes that use a half carton of COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula
    • About ¼ to ½ cup (60 to 125 mL) may be added to recipes that use one carton of COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula, however you may find that no additional water is needed when using one whole carton of COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula
  6. The nutrient content of COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula is included in the Nutrition Information for each recipe. See chart below for nutrient content of one 250 mL carton.

COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula
250 mL carton

Calories 265
Fat 10 g
Sodium 250 mg
Potassium 390 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34 g
     Dietary Fibre 2 g
Protein 12 g
BREAKFAST RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

LUNCH RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

DINNER RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

SNACK RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

LEARN MORE

As you get used to being home with your feeding tube, this site can help you and your family understand how to manage your tube feeding.


Ask your healthcare professional if
COMPLEAT® is right for you