Hearty Meals You Can Prepare for Seniors

Hearty Meals You Can Prepare for Seniors

Providers of Personal Care Service in San Antonio, Texas have helped a lot of families with their elderly. The attention that caregivers provide them has allowed families to live a little, knowing that their senior loved ones are in the care of capable hands.

With senior Home Care services, you can plan meals with our caregivers to have an assortment of food choices your loved ones can benefit from. This way, you can pick out the ingredients that your seniors absolutely love, and have them verified by our caregivers if it is ideal for those with special diets.

Consider this quick guide:

  1. Breakfast
    Have a variety of carbohydrates, fiber, and protein to have meals packed with energy to start their day. You can have either of these components prepared differently.

    • White and brown bread
    • Milk
    • Eggs (boiled or poached)
    • Fat-free/Plain/Greek Yogurt
    • Low-fat cheese
    • Oats with berries
    • Fruits, like apples, oranges, and avocados
  2. Lunch
    Meal preparations for lunch can be low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and protein.

    • White or brown bread
    • Crackers or rice
    • Chicken breast
    • Salmon or tuna
    • Greens like broccoli, carrots, corn, and artichokes
    • Legumes, like peas, beans
    • Fruits, like strawberries, bananas, and pears
    • Milkshakes or fresh juices
  3. Dinner
    Meal plans for dinner should have the smallest portions of carbohydrates since these will only become add to the body weight.

    • White or brown bread
    • Mashed potatoes or rice
    • Fish or shrimp
    • Dark meats, lamb or chicken
    • Cucumbers, cauliflowers, broccoli or spinach
    • Cantaloupe, watermelon, cherries or kiwi
    • Fresh juice

These are just some meal suggestions you can mix and match to create a variety of food choices for the week’s meal plan. This will also guide our caregivers on the favorite fruits and vegetables of your seniors so that it can be incorporated into the recipes outlined for the day or week.

Promoting good nutrition at home is just as important as any necessary care needed by our patients. Providing them with essential vitamins and minerals, along with their medication, ensures their daily sustenance and good health.

Share this blog to let families know how they can prepare healthier and varied meal options for their senior loved ones at home with our team at Above and Beyond Caregiving, Inc. 

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