Posted on Jul 16, 2014 | Comments (4)
We know that as caregivers you encourage your aging loved one to eat healthy foods. We also know that it isn’t always easy.
As we age, our taste buds change, and often our appetites fade. While our elderly loved ones may not need as many calories, they do need more protein, calcium, vitamin B, and other important nutrients.
To help make healthy eating a little bit easier for you and your love ones, Senior Helpers put together a quick list of easy recipes for seniors and caregivers.
Check it out!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal – If your senior has a sweet tooth, like many do, carrot cake oatmeal may be the perfect breakfast! This sweet oatmeal is chuck full of deliciously healthy carrots and walnuts. Find the recipe here.
Eggs in a Nest – This quick breakfast is full of protein and essential amino acids. Eggs also provide important B vitamins. Not to mention this recipe looks fun and easy to make! Find the recipe here.
Salmon Salad Sandwich – Salmon is one of the best super foods. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and various essential vitamins. This lunch also happens to be delicious and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes! Find the recipe here.
Blueberry-Orange Parfait – This sweet snack takes just a few minutes to make and is perfect for light eaters with a sweet tooth. Find the recipe here.
Hearty Beef Stew – There’s nothing like a hearty stew! This classic recipe is full of vegetables, lean meat, and of course essential proteins, fiber, and vitamins. Side note – you can make this dish in a crockpot and let it cook while you spend the day with your loved one! Find the recipe here.
Campfire Baked Chicken – Baked chicken is great for people of all ages. It’s a tasty protein source that is lower in fat and calories. This campfire recipe (which can also be cooked on the grill) is a fun way to have a full meal of protein and veggies. Find the recipe here.
Enjoy and remember to always talk to your aging loved one’s doctor or nutritionist when making dietary changes to ensure the healthiest lifestyles.
This is great information! We always had a struggle with our parents trying to get them to eat healthy food. We are going to try some of your recommendations.
We are so glad you enjoyed the blog. We hope you and your parents enjoy the recipes!
Carrot cake oatmeal is good for breakfast. My parents enjoy it and its healthy for them. The parfait who doesn't enjoy one of those, they're great!
We're so glad to hear your parents enjoy carrot cake oatmeal! A parfait is a great breakfast or snack suggestion too. Thank you for sharing, Jasmine!