Lunch 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!

Breakfast

  1. Grilled Watermelon Salad with Steak and Tomatoes

1 lb. sirloin or strip steak (about 1″ thick)

Kosher salt and pepper

3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for brushing

1 tsp. honey

1/2 tsp. small red onion, thinly sliced

1 lb. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 small seedless watermelon (about 3 lb.)

1 c. fresh mint, leaves torn

1 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Chopped, roasted unsalted peanuts, for serving

Instructions

Bring water and salt to boil. Add oats, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute over medium heat.

Remove from heat. Add milk and honey. Next add peach slices or strawberry slices. Serves 2.

 

  1. Panini with Turkey and Cheese

2 slices Italian bread

1 tsp. KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise

1/4 cup baby spinach leaves

4 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

3 roasted red pepper strips

1        KRAFT Big Slice Colby Jack Cheese Slice

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

Heat panini grill. Spread 1 bread slice with mayo. Fill both bread slices with all remaining ingredients except oil. Brush outside of sandwich with oil. Grill 2 to 3 min. or until sandwich is golden brown and cheese is melted.

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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