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National Cooking Day - Nutritious Meal Ideas for Seniors

09/25/2021

If you’re concerned you, an older loved one, or those you care for aren’t getting enough nutrition, we are here to guide you in the right direction. Perhaps grocery shopping or cooking is too difficult, or you can’t seem to think of any new recipes. Regardless, eating healthy is extremely important as we age.

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging, meal prepping is one way to control your food intake and create meals you will enjoy. Whether it’s planning for a week of meals or just the day before, having a collection of well-balanced meals on hand can ease your stress and help you stay on track with your health and wellness goals.

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Check out these Nutritious Meal Ideas:

Breakfast

  • Healthy breakfast egg muffins
  • Sausage & veggie skillet
  • Fruit, yogurt, & granola parfaits
  • Blueberry banana zucchini bread
  • Strawberry banana smoothie
  • Whole grain waffles or pancakes

Lunch

  • Chicken spinach mushroom flatbread
  • Chicken Soup
  • Ham & cheese panini (toasted sandwich)
  • Turkey, avocado, & tomato wrap
  • Omelet with cheese & vegetables
  • Homemade mac ‘n cheese with ham

Dinner

  • One pot vegetarian spaghetti
  • Roast chicken with garlic potatoes & glazed carrots
  • Beef & root vegetable stew
  • Homemade chili with whole wheat buns
  • Chicken, shrimp, & vegetable stir fry with brown rice
  • Turkey meatloaf with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce & green beans

Some clues that help may be needed in the kitchen can include: repeated meals with little variety, a kitchen that often seems empty of fresh food, meal skipping, regular consumption of low nutrient foods, as well as weight gain or loss.

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When you or your loved one needs help with meal planning and food shopping, we offer a full range of services to support them. Taking cooking off your to-do list will make your life easier and less stressful. If you're interested in our services or learning more about what we can do for you, give us a call today at (865)444-6787.

 

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