“Just Whip It”- A Guide to Whipped Food


Whipping food allows for a person who has a locked jaw to eat a well balanced diet and include a variety of food including meats! Whipping food helps reduce the number of liquid calories a person relies on and eliminates the need for protein drinks.


Nancy Sando is one of the founding members of the IFOPA and lives with FOP in Michigan. Nancy found she was missing her favorite foods after her jaw locked and would often “settle” for having a milkshake or smoothie when what she really wanted was a hamburger. Nancy first tried whipping a Whooper from Burger King and it worked so well she began exploring other foods to whip. Now Nancy eats a variety of food and even created her own how to cook book.  She recommends using a heavy duty food processor. A food processor with a “pulse” feature will make it easier to get the desired consistency.

Nancy’s book, “Just Whip It” can be found HERE.


Keep in mind while you prepare your foods through the food processor that they do lose heat, plus they seem to “grow”. To combat the heat loss, a microwave is a handy way to warm up your dish. The volume of the food seems to expand because you’re adding either sauce to it and also air seems to expand it too. When you add moisture to your whipped item, try adding gravies, sauces, condiments like ketchup, mayo etc. a little at a time as you can always add more but it’s difficult to take out once its added. (You can also put a dab of sauces on the side of you plate too!)

Nancy uses a high sided, silicone plate which is microwave safe like this one.

How to make

Example Recipe: Chicken Tortilla Bake

2 cups shredded cooked chicken
(flavor w/Mexican spices like faijtas for an extra zing)
1-2 small jars dices green chilies (we 1 sm jar for a my weak tummy!)
1 cup chicken broth
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
1 small onion, finely chopped
12 corn tortillas (we use 8 flour ones)
2 cups (8oz) shredded cheddar or taco flavored cheese
black or green olives (optional)

Instructions: In a bowl, combine the chicken, chilies, broth, soups and onion; set aside. Warm tortillas to package directions. Layer half of the tortillas on the bottom of a greased 9×13 casserole dish.Tops with half of the chicken mixture and half of the cheese. Repeats layers. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes. Put portion in whipper and whip until desired consistency is met. Heat in microwave and get stuffed! Yields 6-8 servings Serve with taco chips or corn muffins. Don’t forget dessert!

Here is Nancy’s caregiver whipping a Jimmy Johns sandwich. Anything can be whipped!


Here is an example of Nancy’s lunch after it has been whipped.