Dinner Recipes for Seniors

Eating well is important for all ages, but especially for older individuals who need to maintain their strength and energy, while often managing chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Because calorie needs decrease with age, but nutrient needs remain the same or even increase, it’s essential that seniors pack as much nutrition into each meal as possible. Planning quick and nutritious meals that are high in protein, vitamins and minerals can make healthy eating easy.

Brought to you by our nutritionist- Karen Seymore!

1. Hobo Dinner

1 pound ground beef
5 potatoes (peeled and cut into steak fries)
4 large carrots (peeled and sliced lengthwise)
1 onion (peeled and sliced into rings)
to taste salt
to taste black pepper (ground)
to taste garlic salt
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
2. Shape the ground beef into patties and place in pan. Layer the vegetables on top of the beef patties, starting with the potatoes, then carrots and finally onion rings. Season with salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste.
3. Cover with aluminum foil and seal edges. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or to desired doneness.

2. Best Kielbasa Dinner

• 5 whole Medium Potatoes, Cut into Cubes
• 4 whole Carrots (or Use a Handful of Baby Carrots)
• 1 whole Large Onion Roughly Chopped
• 1 whole Kielbasa, Cut Into 1 Inch Pieces
• 4 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
• Seasoned Salt, To Taste

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.) Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Add potatoes, carrots, onions and kielbasa. Sprinkle seasoned salt all over. Cut butter into pieces and randomly tuck into the above mixture. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour.

Do you have a healthy breakfast recipe to share, that is a personal favorite? We’d love to see your recipes in the comments below.

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