It was a humid and sticky day when they released grandma from the hospital. She had a terrible fall a few months ago that broke a hip. She has been in the hospital recovering from surgery. The doctors have advised us she will need assistance with daily living activities and we would have to keep her on a strict nutritiously balanced diet so she doesn’t fall again. Our doctor recommended we use Home Heath CC to help take care of grandma when she is released from the hospital.
At Home Health CC we understand it can be difficult for seniors, to eat well- from aging taste buds to lack of energy or illness or injury prevent them from the interest of cooking, altogether. On top of all that, older adults have different nutrient requirements to keep their aging bones and organs healthy.
So, our dietitian, Karen Seymour, put together a list of healthy nutrient-rich recipes for seniors that have fallen ill or have been injured. This blog includes breakfast meals with only a handful of ingredients.
Try one of the recipes and post a picture of you and grandma enjoying a healthy and delicious meal together!
- Warm oatmeal and berries. Place frozen or fresh berries in a crockpot at a low heat setting. Add a pat of butter and one serving of old-fashioned oats and water. Cover and cook on low, for several hours (or overnight). This will give it the consistency of bread pudding. (The easier option is adding berries to warm oatmeal.)
- A hard-boiled egg. Accompany with a side of fresh fruit and a slice of whole-wheat toast.
- Whole grain pancakes or waffles. For extra fiber, choose a brand that contains flax. Then top with fresh berries. For protein, also eat a handful of walnuts or almonds.
- Yogurt parfait. Mix together yogurt, nuts, and fruit. It’s a good combo of healthy fat, Vitamin C, and carbohydrates.
- Power toast. For healthy fat and some protein, spread peanut butter or almond butter on whole-wheat toast; enjoy fresh fruit on the side.
- Poached egg. Place egg on top of whole-wheat toast and steamed asparagus. Top with a small amount of butter.
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.