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3 Summer Supper Ideas for Healthy Eating

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By Jeremy Grant

Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton

A Couscous and Chickpea Salad can be light and filling.

From the Home Instead Senior Care Team

The older we get, the more our taste buds seem to fail us. Foods that used to tantalise are bland, mildly spicy may seem too hot to handle, and so on. It’s also easy to get bored eating the same thing. If you or your elderly loved one lives alone, cooking can be a chore. You may find that preservative-laden, premade meals are easier to fix than your favourite meal just for yourself. Summer is the perfect time to recharge your appetite with the fresh variety of foods available.

Throw off the ho-hum meals of winter and head down to the farmer’s market for some ripe fruits and fresh vegetables. Healthy eating for seniors is critical to maintaining an active lifestyle. One of the outstanding caregivers at Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton can assist you or your aging parent in many tasks such as cooking nutritious food.

3 Summer Dinner Ideas

We have looked for some tasty meals to recharge your palate. (When choosing new foods, it’s a good idea to keep any diet restrictions in mind.) While the temperatures are high and the produce is bountiful, enjoy these ideas for supper (or even lunch):

  • Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad
    There is no better way to welcome summer than with watermelon, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Instead of plain slices, try this refreshing salad with a blend of sweet and savory flavours from Country Living magazine
  • Couscous and Chickpea Salad
    Salad can be light and filling. Packed with protein, this particular salad is sure to satisfy. A quick and easy recipe, it only takes a breezy 15 minutes from start to finish and is from our very own dieticians.
  • Soup to Feed the Whole Clan
    Who said that soup was only for winter? There is no need to heat up the kitchen when you throw the ingredients in the slow cooker on your way out the door. If you are a senior caregiver, your days are busy. It would help if you had hands off nutritious food. Here are a couple of recipes to try - Minestrone Soup from Little Spice Jar and Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup from Gimme Some Oven.

Better Nutrition for Senior Care with Help from a Personal Support Worker

Get your family back around the dinner table this summer while cooking nutritious food for your senior. The team at Home Instead Senior Care aids families and their aging loved ones with various resources, including special programs such as Cooking Under Pressure and Sunday Dinner Pledge.

Our team can help you or your elderly parent enjoy healthy eating and a vibrant lifestyle. We also can assist with other senior care services like companionship, respite care, personal care, we also have several tailored service plans to fit you and your family’s needs.

Call us at (905) 521-5500 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in our Hamilton community.


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