Finding something to eat
can seem like such a big challenge, especially when someone’s appetite has changed or they don’t eat as much as they used to. As a senior, they may have other factors that contribute to them eating less. However, your loved one should still eat a certain amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight and get all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Your elderly parents should be eating tons of fresh fruits and vegetables every day, but they may have never gotten into the habit of eating them. This, unfortunately, can make it much harder to figure out what to eat. Elder care providers
can work with them on what to prepare, their food shopping, and encouraging them to make healthy choices.
Elder Care Alpharetta GA – Veggie Filled Recipes for Seniors to Enjoy
If your loved one doesn’t live with you and is aging in place, it can also impact the amount they eat daily. They may not want to take the time to cook for themselves, or it may be too taxing to do it all alone. If your senior needs help finding recipes and making them, they may need more professional help around the house. Senior caregivers can help your loved one with meal prep in advance and ensure they are eating whatever the doctor is advising them to eat.
Here are some healthy veggie filled meals your senior may enjoy and that elder care assist them with.
One of the best things about salads is they are exceptionally versatile and vegetable-based. It’s time to cut up lettuce for your loved one, bake butternut squash and quinoa, and add it to a salad. Fall salads can be anything that grows in fall and add it on top of a salad. This quick meal can be half hot, half cold, all cold, or all hot. The best thing about this dish is that it can be filled with various minerals your senior loved one may need. Senior home care can help chop and bake squash or other ingredients that may be too challenging to cut.
You can easily whip up taco stuffed peppers; the best part is these can be made in advance to eat throughout the week. Senior home care can help cook all of the ingredients, and then a senior needs to reheat it later in the microwave. You can use ground chicken, cauliflower rice, onion, and maybe a jalapeno if your elderly mom or dad loves spicy foods. You can add as many vegetables as you want in them. If a doctor has asked a senior to focus on specific vitamins, it’s time to ask which vegetables contain the most and add them to your stuffed peppers!
If your senior has a bunch of random ingredients and various vegetables, it’s time to throw them in a pan with some soy sauce. This is one of the best ways to use up what’s in the fridge and get them to eat more vegetables for dinner. If you want to add in a noodle, try finding konjac noodles! They are low-calorie and make a great base for stir fry, or you could once again try using cauliflower rice as the base, which will further boost their veggie intake.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Elder Care Services in Alpharetta GA please get in touch with the caring staff at CaraVita Home Care today. (770) 643-1712