10 Simple (And Delicious) Meal Ideas for Seniors
Healthy, nutrient-rich and tasty meals for seniors need not be complicated or take an arduously long time to prepare. In fact, the opposite can be true. Below, we share 10 of our simple and delicious, Always Best Care senior care Bethlehem PA meal ideas with you.
Cheese omelets, with ham for good measure
Satisfying, protein-rich, and made using easy to find ingredients such as cheese, milk, ham and eggs, this omelet makes for an amazing twist on traditionally great breakfast food.
Roasted vegetable salad
Vegetables are always a good idea for seniors who need to eat well to supply their bodies with the vitamins, nutrients and foods needed to support a healthy, active and vibrant lifestyle. Roasted vegetables allow for variety and are the perfect solution to vegetables that have been in the refrigerator for a little while.
Easily enjoyed at any time of day, fresh fruit smoothies are made from blending fresh fruits, milk and yogurts together. They are a protein packed and calcium enriched liquid meal that is refreshing, filling and quick.
Again, salads are easy ways to create a nutrient dense meal that is balanced and light. Bean salads are no different. Beans of your choice can be combined with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and corn to make a light snack or meal.
Sweet-and-sour meat dishes
A sweet-and-sour dish adds an inspiring twist to meat favorites such as pork, chicken, beef or lamb. These recipes are easy to prepare, requiring less than an hour — from start to finish — in most instances. How-to information is also available at the click of a mouse.
Casseroles are a simple way to include items from a number of food groups to create one very nutritious dish. A casserole of chickpea and pumpkin, or broccoli, potatoes and beans is a good place to start.
Dessert a la Ambrosia!
Yes, seniors can have dessert in moderation. Ambrosia, although offering up a bit of sweet, is a relatively nutritious dessert option for seniors, made from berries, marshmallows, bananas, and yogurt.
Warmed berries and oats cereals
Oats are filling, satisfying and great for digestion. Easy to prepare using a microwave or the stove, oats are a popular breakfast option. Adding fruit such as berries help add flavor and variety to the mix.
Dried fruit compotes
Dried fruits taste great and are a convenient meal option for seniors when brought to a boil in a saucepan with water and lemon juice to make compotes.
Meat and vegetables prepared in a slow-cooker
A slow-cooker is a must-have, convenient kitchen option for seniors needing to prepare meals with minimum effort. Only your favorite meats, an assortment of vegetables, herbs and spices are needed to bring this dish alive.
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