5 Amazing Recipes For Seniors
Over the past couple of months, the Senior Homecare by Angels Blog has placed its focus on senior nutrition. The importance of eating healthy, especially in your later years, can truly not be understated. If you haven’t yet, please give our “5 Healthy Food Choices” and “Super Foods For Seniors” blogs a read!
This month, we felt it was only right to step things up with respect to our dedication to providing nutritional advice. After all, what’s good food without knowing how to prepare it? Here are five amazing recipes for seniors:
One-Pan Salmon and Vegetables
If you’ve read our last two blogs, you will have noticed a bit of a pattern in the world of seafood. Salmon is a highly recommended dish, especially because of its heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The fish also contains energy-boosting B vitamins. On APlaceForMom.com, Claire Samuels offers up a wonderful salmon recipe that she insists is very easy to prepare.
She also points out how versatile the recipe is. “Replace salmon with another flaky fish like tilapia or trout,” Samuels encourages, “Swap out the veggies for whatever’s in your fridge, or add potatoes for a heartier meal.” The one-pan salmon and vegetables recipe also calls for squash or zucchini, onion, cherry or grape tomatoes, a bell pepper, olive oil, Cajun seasoning and lemon. Be sure to visit the site for full instructions!
Coconut Chickpea Curry
Coconut chickpea curry is a flavourful dish that seniors should love. We expect this to be especially true for older adults who complain about a lack of taste in their meals. For taste buds that aren’t quite what they used to be, this classic Indian style dish will certainly satisfy. It boasts amazing flavours thanks to its vibrant spices.
This vegan meal is also very nutritious. It provides ample protein and healthy fats without any animal products. Visit ModernHoney.com for the ingredients and instructions!
Basil Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Quinoa
Continuing with the “full of flavour” theme, this light Mediterranean salad is a delicious easy-to-make lunchtime dish. The quinoa in packed with nutrients and the spices offer a number of zesty health benefits as well. In addition, the fresh tomatoes and mozzarella offer additional tasty textures. Visit AverieCooks.com for the full list of ingredients and instructions!
Garlicky Roasted Eggplant with Creamy Yogurt Sauce
In our last nutrition-based blog, we highlighted the importance of preparing easy-to-chew meals for seniors. Eggs, for example, are naturally soft and take it easy on older adults who may wear dentures. Samuels’ roasted eggplant recipe prepares a meal that also falls into that category.
“Eggplant is the star of this recipe for elderly parents, and a great source of senior nutrition that boasts phytonutrients — a memory-booster — and fibre for digestive health. It’s also a soft food, easy on dentures without being mushy,” she writes. The recipe also calls for garlic, olive oil and Mediterranean spice blend. Check out APlaceForMom.com for the instructions!
In keeping with the soft-enough-to-easily-chew concept, these awesome banana pancakes are quite the treat. Not only are they sugar-free, vegan and gluten free, but this tasty breakfast dish is considered brain-friendly. Visit DrDiane.com for the ingredients and instructions. They are provided by one of psychologist, Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler’s patients whose child has a brain injury.
Have any questions about how to assist your elderly loved one with making healthy food choices or to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to call Senior Homecare by Angels at 403-862-0129 or if outside of Calgary, toll-free at 1-877-209-6142. You may also visit the Contact Us page to complete and submit a simple inquiry form.
Gerry Gatto is a trained health care administrator and the owner of Senior Homecare® By Angels a Calgary based company. Helping Calgary seniors remain in their homes and maintain their independence with the assistance of a dedicated caregiver.