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Nutrition Tips for Senior Care from the Home Instead Team

Nutrition Tips for Senior Care from the Home Instead Team

Packing a healthy lunch is not just for kids and career people. As a busy senior, you can benefit from planning and preparing your brown bag meal for those days you are busy with errands and appointments. Why spend money on eating at a restaurant when you can save by eating out of your own kitchen? Besides, you can make a much healthier meal when you put it together with nutrition-packed ingredients from your pantry and refrigerator.

Taking healthy eating seriously keeps you fit and ready for the grandchildren you enjoy playing with. The highly-trained caregivers at Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke understand the unique nutritional needs seniors have. We can help with making nutritious food, and monitoring fluid intake.

Pack a Yummy Lunch and Follow a Healthy Senior Diet

Some dietary needs require a consistent and smart approach as you age in place. Living with Crohn’s or diabetes means you have to pay attention to what goes in your mouth. You can control that when you pack the food you need. Here are some ideas to get you started before you head out the door for your day:

  • Boil some eggs. Eggs are a good source of protein and make great snacks. Boil them and they will keep for a few days in the fridge.
  • Cook enough for a second meal. It can be hard to cook for one person, but any extra you make can quickly be frozen and eaten later. Soups are a great option.
  • Stock up your pantry. Keep your pantry ready for any meal when you keep it full of bread and tortillas, canned fruit in natural juices, peanut butter, and other goodies.
  • Carry the stocking up to the refrigerator. Keep yogurt and cheese sticks in the fridge with your eggs, fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Make sure you have water on hand. As you may know, elderly folk struggle with staying hydrated. Keep water available to grab when you are home or on the go.
  • Keep it all in balance. You will want to include lean or low-fat protein with some carbohydrates. Add some vegetables and healthy fats. Remember to consume sufficient fibre to keep you satisfied.

Trustworthy Senior Care Services to Assist in Healthy Eating

Save money and stick to your healthy senior care diet when you pack your lunch for those busy, on-the-go days. If you or your elderly parent need help to keep on track with wise food choices, you can get help from a Home Instead Senior Care personal support worker. We can help with cooking healthy meals, personal care, and a variety of other senior care services. We can tailor your service plans to fit you and your family’s needs during this exciting season of life.

Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in our Etobicoke community.


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