Maintaining a balanced diet is important for everyone, but can become more important as we age. Older adults can often feel unmotivated to eat healthily, whether that is because meal preparation has become a chore or you just see no point in it when you are eating alone. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. In this article, we share with you some healthy and quick meals for seniors you can have fun preparing.
Making Meal Preparation Fun
There are many ways you can make meal preparation fun, interesting and fuss-free. You may wish to plan out a menu every week and go shopping for the ingredients you need with this in mind. Then, set aside some time to prepare common ingredients you will use in each meal, such as leafy greens. Once you have sliced each portion ready for meal preparation, you will no longer have to dread mealtimes every day.
Wholegrain Waffles or Pancakes
You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Kickstart your day right by getting a hearty breakfast that’s both delicious and nutritious. If possible, find a brand of pancake mix that uses chia seeds instead of flaxseeds as you will get a healthy dose of essential fatty acids with it. Pair your waffles or pancakes with some fresh berries and add some walnuts for protein.
Salmon is rich in omega-3, and a wrap makes for a hearty and delicious lunch. On top of that, it is easy to prepare without compromising on taste. All you need to do is place some salmon in a wholegrain wrap and add the toppings of your choice. This can include tomatoes, leafy greens, avocado, and even yogurt. Then, chop the wrap in half and enjoy.
Shrimp and Pasta
One easy meal to prepare anytime is pasta. Simply throw in the protein and greens of your choice, and you are all good to go. To make shrimp and pasta, heat butter and olive oil in a saucepan before adding the shrimps as well as some herbs and garlic to go with it. Then, serve over a plate of pasta with some chopped tomatoes.
Enjoy Catered Dining at TerraBella Windsor Lake
At TerraBella Windsor Lake, we understand that you may not wish to engage in meal preparation every day as it can be time-consuming and tedious. At the same time, you want to ensure that you get your daily dose of nutrients. Here is where our catered dining program comes in. Every day, residents can expect to receive three freshly prepared meals, with a range of snacks and refreshments available all day. Of course, you have the option to prepare your own meals from time to time as each of our floorplans comes with a kitchen.
To find out more about our senior living community and check out our amenities for yourself, please feel free to schedule a tour with us today.