4 Healthy Meals for Your Elderly Loved Ones - 4 Healthy Meals for Your Elderly Loved Ones
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4 Healthy Meals for Your Elderly Loved Ones

Nutrition plays a big role when it comes to the health and wellbeing of our elderly loved ones. Making sure they get what they need from their diet is important for their optimal health. But, as we all know, our digestive system works differently as we age, and our dietary needs change over time.

Making sure our elderly loved ones get the right amount of nutrients in their diets is of utmost importance for their health and wellbeing. In this post we share some scrumptious recipes that’s all great for their health. Let’s dig in!

#1: Honey Dijon Chicken

This meal is perfect for adding some protein in their diet, and has loads of flavour to offer.

What You’ll Need

  • 450 g boneless chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 Medium Red Potatoes
  • 2 Medium Carrots
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard

Preheat your oven to 220 and season the chicken breast with salt and pepper. Next, chop up the veggies and lay them out in a sheet pan. Drizzle half a tablespoon of olive oil and rosemary over the veg. Mix half a tablespoon honey, Dijon mustard and olive oil in a bowl. Coat the chicken with the mustard mix and add it to the sheet pan. Bake for about 20-30 minutes.

#2: Grilled Salmon Sandwich

Salmon is a great addition to any diet and rich in Omega 3. This easy sandwich recipe is perfect for a quick lunch.

What You’ll Need

  • Bread
  • Tinned salmon
  • Butter
  • Lettuce
  • Red Onion
  • Red pepper
  • Cheese

Butter two slices of bread on both sides and place one slice in a pan. Add pieces of salmon, lettuce, one ring of red onion, one slice of red pepper and slice of cheese. Place the other slice of bread on top. Grill in the pan until the bread is brown and toasted to perfection.

#3: Salsa Omelette

Omelettes are very versatile and you can use any topping you like! This recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

What You’ll Need

  • Olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Slice of cheese
  • Salsa
  • Avocado

Pour one tablespoon of olive oil in a heated skillet. Next, beat the eggs and add them to the skillet too. Once the eggs start to get firm, place the slice of cheese on top, together with the salsa. When the omelette is nice and firm, fold it over and serve with fresh avocado.

#4: Macaroni and Cheese

Who doesn’t love a nice big bowl of steaming mac and cheese? It might not offer that much nutritional value, but it’s still a meal fit for a king.

What You’ll Need

  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Cheddar
  • Cottage cheese
  • Macaroni

Preheat your oven to 220 degrees. Next, you have to make the white sauce using the milk, butter and flour. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and add a tablespoon of flour while stirring. Add the milk and stir until it boils and makes a thick and creamy sauce. Add the cheddar and cottage cheese and stir. Prepare your macaroni and add the sauce once it is cooked. Pour the pasta and sauce mixture into a casserole and bake.

With these easy meals you won’t have to worry about what to cook for your elderly loved ones. There are loads of other healthy and nutritious recipes out there. Read our piece on the benefits of home care for your elderly loved ones here if you are considering to get home care for your elderly loved one.

Interested in learning more about healthy eating habits for the elderly? Read this comprehensive healthy eating guide by Age UK here.

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