You cook the meals for your senior, and in all of this heat, you’ve noticed they’re not eating as much. Why is that? It’s actually due to the temperature. When it’s hot outside, the body does everything possible to stay cool. That means focusing on heat regulation and putting things like digestion last. An elder care aide
can assist with appropriate meal preparations for your loved one.
Digestion warms the body up, so it’s not helpful to have it take priority. With digestion slowing down, you feel fuller longer, and the body taps into fat stores for the energy that’s needed. It’s better to keep some light, nutritious meals on hand during the heat. Chilled soups that your senior can grab and sip are ideal.
Elder Care Alpharetta GA – Hot Days Call for Cold Soups That Your Senior Can Sip All Day
Grate a pound bag of baby carrots and put them in a blender with a can of low-fat coconut milk, a teaspoon of lemon zest and the juice from half that lemon, a clove of garlic, two tablespoons of avocado oil, a tablespoon of rice vinegar, and a teaspoon of fresh ginger.
Puree that until smooth. Add some water if it’s too thick. When you serve it, drizzle a small amount of chili oil or roasted sesame seed oil over the top.
Rinse two cans of chickpeas and put them in a blender. Add the juice of two lemons, two cups of chicken bone broth, a half-cup of fresh parsley, two cloves of garlic, and a quarter-cup of tahini. Blend that and add a tablespoon of curry powder, a half cup of plain kefir, and salt and pepper to taste.
Chilled Peach Soup
If your senior is looking for something fruity, a chilled peach soup is easy to make and provides a hearty dose of antioxidants and calcium. Blend a small bag of frozen peaches with two cups of peach nectar and a cup of unsweetened vanilla yogurt for the protein. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and blend it until smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more nectar.
Gazpacho is a traditional chilled soup that contains a mass of vegetables at once. Blend a 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes with a peeled, chopped cucumber, and a chopped red pepper and green pepper. Blend it for a minute.
Add a splash of sherry vinegar, two cloves of garlic that you’ve minced, a half-cup of extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend it until smooth and serve it chilled.
Remind them to Drink Soup Often
Keep these soups in containers in the refrigerator. Remind your loved one to drink a cup of soup every few hours to stay nourished and hydrated. If they’re not going to remember, it’s time to consider increasing the help they get.
Do you find it hard to fit in your own chores and also manage your senior’s meals and shopping trips? Stop trying to do it all. Just a few hours of elder care could free up a lot of your time and leave you with time for self-care.
Talk to our elder care advisor to learn more about the pricing and services caregivers offer. You’ll work together to create a comprehensive care plan that addresses the areas your loved one needs help with and ensure they’re able to live independently.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Elder Care Services in Alpharetta GA please contact the caring staff at CaraVita Home Care today. (770) 643-1712