As we age, it is common for our taste buds to change. Children go through stages where they may not eat anything green but mature to love asparagus later. As adults, we may take a bite of our favourite fish and decide that we do not enjoy it like we used to. The same happens for those over age 60. As the senses diminish, food no longer smells as good, or our dentures keep us from biting into a crisp Granny Smith apple. Healthy eating for seniors has the additional challenge of cooking for just one or two. It may not seem worth cooking up a big batch of homemade lasagna if there is no one to share it with.
Cooking does not have to be a chore if you keep a few staple recipes handy and a pantry full of easy to use ingredients. Also, Canada’s Food Guide is a helpful resource to aid in planning meals. Now, if you dread cooking or need help maneuvering in the kitchen, a highly trained caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care can help fix nutritious meals.
Cooking for one or two does not mean skipping nutrition for the convenience of processed foods. Here are some easy meal ideas you can make today:
Enjoy nutritious foods again with the help of a trained caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga. We provide many services to help you remain independent in your home or help when your family members are not available. Whether it is companionship services, personal care, cooked meals, or 24-hour and live-in care, we support families and their elderly loved ones.
Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in Mississauga community.
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