When it comes to seniors & elders, one needs to be very cautious about their food intake. At this stage, anything in excess can cause serious harm to health. Therefore, in this article, we are going to share some healthy recipes that will provide an ideal balance of nutrition and deliciousness. Let’s start.
Don’t want to cook?
You may be too busy to cook a lot. And sometimes the elderly can’t cook much anymore, or have a restricted diet. If so, have a look at our easy healthy recipes for the elderly and seniors. And lots of these are excellent to use as senior activities or to serve when you’re doing special activities and parties.
Elderly nutrition problems are becoming more and more common. You may know that malnutrition is one of the major elderly issues in the U.S. For many reasons, seniors may begin to eat less. It’s common, then, not to eat from the important food groups, or get the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Some Easy Healthy Recipes
Fish and Seafood Recipes:
Easy Salmon Recipes
Easy healthy recipes for salmon are in big demand now, because of increased awareness of the importance of “good” healthy Omega3 fats. They’re important for the proper functioning of the brain, especially in the elderly, and for minerals. These recipes are great for snacks, lunches, even a simple dinner.
Simple Grilled Salmon Recipes
Easy healthy recipes that make a more complete and substantial dinner. Several recipes you can grill on a traditional outdoor grill, a tabletop grill, or a George Foreman type! Try these glazes and grilling ideas for a unique dinner at home or a party. You won’t want to miss these easy healthy recipes.
Savory Fish Chowder Recipe
This savory fish chowder recipe is so easy and brimming with nutrition, fresh ingredients, and special scrumptious seasonings. Excellent made with either fresh or frozen fish, any time of year. Includes loads of healthy vitamins and minerals needed for elderly nutrition.
Easy Salmon Patty Recipe
This easy salmon patty is really flavorful and fabulous for either a snack or a healthy dinner recipe for a complete meal! It’s crisp on the outside and moist in the middle. You can use either leftover fresh salmon, or canned. Lots of ideas to “dress it up” too. Very versatile and full of nutrition for those who have small appetites or just like to nibble. Eat it with or without a bun.
Chicken Chocolate Sauce
Chicken chocolate sauce makes a fabulous new Mexican recipe for any dinner or fiesta! Have you ever tried (or even heard of) chicken with chocolate sauce? Chocolate, as you may know, is native to the Mexican and Central American areas, and is used in a variety of recipes, not just sweets. This sauce is both sweet and savory. And probably not at all what you think if you’ve never had it. Try this unique dish!
Easy Taco Salad Recipes
These easy healthy recipes use lots of fresh food. Including plenty from the primary food groups that contain loads of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Taco salads are always popular and perfect for picky or small eaters since they can make their own and eat as much as they want, of what they want.
Healthy Snack Recipes
Healthy snack recipes are becoming almost a rage these days. And healthy snacking is especially important for light eaters, which many elderly are. So let’s make sure that what is eaten is nutritious and full of needed vitamins and minerals. Under-eating is one of the most common elderly issues.
These delicious, super-easy snacks can boost nutrition. Try the nutrient-packed nacho recipe or a home-made anti-oxidant trail mix. Or perhaps Nut Butter Nibbles or a shrimp skewer. You can even learn to make your own Muesli breakfast cereal – (makes a wonderful snack too).
You may read our article about Elderly Nutrition Snacks Easy to Stock and Grab for more nutritious snack recommendations for seniors.
Healthy Sweets & Fun Food
Fresh Strawberry Desserts
Festive enough for special holidays and parties, and can be made any time of the year. From pie to a hollowed apple bowl with berries, to a towering kabob, they’re delicious!
Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This is not just a recipe, it’s also a favorite activity Strawberries are high in nutrition. And high-antioxidant dark chocolate can be too, with low sugar options. You get outstanding easy healthy recipes for desserts or snacks! Perfect for senior activities and gifts.
Delicious Carob Recipes
Quality carob recipes are becoming more popular and provide outstanding nutrition, as well as excellent flavor! Carob has been popular since ancient times and comes from the carob bean (also called locust and is mentioned in the bible). It’s high in vitamins and minerals, has a chocolaty consistency, and is naturally sweet. It’s often used, in fact, as a healthful substitute for chocolate. Are you familiar with carob? Learn all about it here.
This article highlighted some healthy recipes for senior citizens and the elderly. Be it a party or a regular dinner at home, you can try any of the above-mentioned recipes to offer something unique yet delicious to your health-conscious senior. However, make sure that you do not overdo it. Mix different fruits and vegetables and keep the total amount somewhere in the middle.