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Winter Vegetable Soup

Sumptuous Meal Ideas from the Home Instead Care Team

For many seniors, eating can be difficult. Often it is a matter of changing taste buds, ill-fitting dentures, or side effects of medications. Also, the elderly have different nutritional requirements than their younger family members. They may need fewer calories, but they still need more vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Winter makes it a little more challenging to find foods that please the palate, especially when fresh fruits and vegetables can be out of season and expensive to purchase.

Cooking nutritious food for seniors does not have to be complicated. With a few handy recipes to alternate throughout the month, you can give your loved ones the nutrients their bodies require. You don’t have to worry about cooking for Mom or Dad when you have a super busy schedule. Call upon the services of a professional caregiver at Home Instead Senior Care. We can prepare meals for her, give her some companionship, and tailor other services for you and your family’s needs so that Mom can remain in her home for many years.

5 Winter Stew Recipes that Pack a Punch with Nutrition

Get more mileage from weeknight dinners when you choose soups and stews filled with vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats. Here are five to get you started:

  • Winter Vegetable Soup: Root vegetables stick to your bones and fill you up. This recipe combines potatoes, squash and white beans with a smidgen of Italian cured bacon.
  • Winter Root Vegetable Soup: Does your Dad like parsnips and turnips? He will enjoy this soup filled with them along with sweet potato and butternut squash.
  • Low Carb Cauliflower Curry Soup: If Mom likes cauliflower, try this twist that is vegan, paleo, and vegetarian-friendly. One plus for you is that it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare.
  • Vegan Split Pea Soup: Ready for a twist on traditional split pea soup? Enjoy this vegan version that does not require heavy cream and uses inexpensive ingredients to boot.
  • Bone Broth: This inexpensive dish tastes delicious, especially when feeling under the weather. Dad may enjoy the comfort that comes from sipping some broth as a side dish to a sandwich. You can even make it in your crockpot or electric pressure cooker.

Start the New Year Right with the Help of a Home Instead Senior Caregiver

Soups and stews are simple yet filling meals that can satisfy your senior, especially when nothing else sounds tempting. Choosing recipes packed with nutrition gives Mom the extra boost she needs as her body and taste buds change. A professional caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care Waterloo understands the nutritional needs of your aged loved one. We step in to assist you and your family with a wide range of personalized home care services and additional resources to make things easier for you and your senior.

Call us at (519) 571-1665 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.

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