Wouldn't it be great if you had a list of healthy meal ideas to prepare for your elderly parents?
You may be worried about your parent’s eating habits, and wonder whether or not they are getting a balanced diet. If so, these are valid concerns that we hear about quite often.
Fact is: We all need to eat. It’s a basic human need. But, although we may have an abundance of food supply, our diets still lack in quality sometimes. Surprised? Probably Not!
In many cases, appetite decreases for older adults as they age and become less physically active. A diminished sense of taste and smell further reduces their desire to eat. Food just doesn't taste as good as it used to. This situation gets even worse, if your loved one has trouble chewing, or swallowing.
Are you a busy Person? Of course you are! Being too busy is often a reason why many of us choose super fast, convenient, or pre-packaged foods for ourselves and our loved ones.
Preparing healthy meals that seniors will love everyday can be a difficult task, but, slowing down and involving your loved one in the preparation of food can be a very rewarding and nutritious way to improve the quality of their diets. After all, a family that eats together grows together.
Ready to make a change? Not taking for granted that you have a busy schedule but still want good food, we have started to compile a super interesting and appetizing list of meals you can prepare.
Keep reading because we’ve made it simple! The following pages are categorized into: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
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In short, every healthy meal idea you will find here is specially intended to help you support the senior in your life. So, go ahead and share the love.
If you’re ready to prepare nutritious and healthy meals for your elderly family members, we’re pretty sure you’ll find the information here helpful. Remember to share a recipe or two with friends.
* Don’t forget to check with your senior’s medical team about any food or diet restrictions before planning meals.
Preparing a nutritious meal does not have to consist of hours in the kitchen. Salads and other healthy foods keep lunch interesting while ensuring that the meal is consistent with the nutritional needs of an aging senior.Add a comment
There are many factors that can make it hard for some seniors to eat well. Medication side effects may cause loss of appetite, or there may be changes in taste buds that make food uninteresting. In other cases a senior who was used to cooking large meals that fed everyone, may not want to cook for just one or two people. In fact, she may just not have the energy to do so anymore. Elderly adults have a different set of nutritional requirements, in needing less calories but needing more calcium, B vitamins, and others.Add a comment