These are perfect when you need something fast and simple, yet really healthy. Especially great for senior and elderly nutrition. From salmon to sangria to pecan pie, our healthy recipes try to offer alternatives as to how to "healthify" your appetizers, dinners, desserts, salads, and more!
Welcome to our "recipe central"...
Don’t want to cook?
You may be too busy to cook a lot. And sometimes elderly can’t cook much anymore, or have a restricted diet. If so, what do you do? Snack a lot? Perhaps eat junk food? Our easy healthy recipes for the elderly and seniors especially, can help take care of our nutrition needs.
And lots of these are excellent to use as senior activities, or to serve when you're doing special activities and parties.
Elderly nutrition problems
are becoming more and more common. You may know that malnutrition is
one of the major elderly issues in the U.S. For many reasons, seniors
may begin to eat less. It’s common, then, not to eat from the important food groups, or get necessary vitamins and minerals. And then have a poorer quality of life.
Now it's easier to make sure what we make is packed
with as much nutrition as possible.
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Fish and Seafood Recipes:
Easy Salmon Recipes -- Easy healthy recipes for salmon are in big demand now, because of increased awareness of the importance of “good” healthy Omega3 fats. They're important for proper functioning of the brain, especially in the elderly, and for minerals. These recipes are great for snack, lunches, even a simple dinner. But we have more…
Simple Grilled Salmon Recipes –- Easy healthy recipes that make a more complete and substantial dinner. Several recipes you can grill on a traditional outdoor grill, a tabletop grill, or a George Foreman type! Try these glazes and grilling ideas for a unique dinner at home or for a party. You won’t want to miss these easy healthy recipes.
Savory Fish Chowder Recipe -- This savory fish chowder recipe is so easy and brimming with nutrition, fresh ingredients, and special scrumptious seasonings. Excellent made with either fresh or frozen fish, any time of year. Includes loads of healthy vitamins and minerals needed for elderly nutrition.
Easy Salmon Patty Recipe -- This easy salmon patty is really flavorful and fabulous for either a snack; or a healthy dinner recipe for a complete meal! It’s crisp on the outside and moist in the middle. You can use either leftover fresh salmon, or canned. Lots of ideas to “dress it up” too. Very versatile and full of nutrition for those who have small appetites or just like to nibble. Eat it with or without a bun.
Fun Fish Taco Recipe – Fish is an excellent low-fat source of protein and many minerals, and easy to digest, which is an important factor when we age. Our nutritious fish taco recipe (with a few surprises) is a yummy alternative to the standard taco. And really easy! Goes great with a pot luck or fiesta party ideas.
Gone-Fishing Party Activities -- Check out our gone-fishing party page, with food ideas, activities and crafts. Makes a fun theme-based party - all about fishing! Excellent if you’d like more elderly activities ideas. Bad weather? Take it indoors and have a Gone-Fishing party any time of year!
Chicken Chocolate Sauce
-- Chicken chocolate sauce makes a fabulous new Mexican recipe for any
dinner or fiesta! Have you ever tried (or even heard of) chicken with
chocolate sauce? Chocolate, as you may know, is native to the Mexican
and Central American areas, and is used in a variety of recipes, not just
sweets. This sauce is both sweet and savory. And probably not at all
what you think if you’ve never had it. Try this unique dish! (I actually first had it in Kuwait, made by some American friends -- recipes get around!) And chocolate is actually good for elderly nutrition.
Easy Taco Salad Recipes -- These easy healthy recipes use lots of fresh food. Including plenty from the primary food groups that contain loads of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Taco salads are always popular and perfect for picky or small eaters, since they can make their own and eat as much as they want, of what they want. And we have a few surprise ingredients that add a little out-of-the ordinary interest. Add in our easy sangria recipes, and you have some great fiesta party ideas!
Easy Sangria Recipe Ideas -- Our easy healthy recipes for sangria are sure to add sparkle to your festivities. Choose a recipe for either red or white wine. They’re different! Or sparkling grape juice is delicious too. Check these out!
Healthy Snack Recipes:
Healthy Snack Recipes -- Our "snack central" of complete recipes... Healthy snack recipes are becoming almost a rage these days. And healthy snacking is especially important for light eaters, which many elderly are. So let's make sure that what is eaten is nutritious and full of needed vitamins and minerals. Under-eating is one of the most common elderly issues.
These delicious, super-easy snacks can boost nutrition. Try the nutrient-packed nacho recipe, or a home-made anti-oxidant trail mix. Or perhaps Nut Butter Nibbles or a shrimp skewer. You can even learn to make your own Muesili breakfast cereal – (makes a wonderful snack too). These are just a few of our many easy healthy recipes for snacking from this page.
Elderly Nutrition Snacks - Easy To Stock and Grab - A handy idea list of nutritious "grab and go" items to have on hand. Perfect for nibblers, those with small appetites, and folks who don't do much cooking. Having the right stockpile of snacks in the fridge and cupboard can make all the difference in nutrition balance. See our fun list.
Healthy Sweets & Fun Food:
Delicious Healthy Dessert Recipes – Our "dessert central"... This page is about delicious and
fresh. Lots of ways to modify them, including for low salt
low-fat, or low-sugar ideas. Fun to make either for groups or
individually. You just must try the spectacular pecan pie (old family
recipe), natural gingerbread (makes great muffins too), an apple crisp
with an amazing crusty topping. And lots more…Here are a few links:
How To Make Mulled Wine – With a little trial and error plus a great recipe from my friend, I learned how to make a great mulled wine. So here's a fool-proof way to do it for any occasion (great for various party theme ideas for seniors too).
Fresh Strawberry Desserts – Festive enough for special holidays and parties, and can be made any time of the year. From pie, to a hollowed apple bowl with berries, to a towering kabob, they’re delicious!
Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries –- This is not just a recipe, it's also a favorite activity (we even give creative ways to decorate them!) Strawberries are high in nutrition. And high-antioxidant dark chocolate can be too, with low sugar options. You get outstanding easy healthy recipes for desserts or snacks! Perfect for senior activities and gifts. (My son makes me a dozen every Mother’s Day and birthday, and I try not to eat them all in one day).
Easy Dipping Chocolate
-- Dipping chocolate makes a fun and yummy project you can eat! Fun to do with kids too. Many great decorating tips like
whimsical pretzel characters. Plus we give nice gift ideas.
Delicious Carob Recipes -- Quality carob recipes are becoming more popular and provide outstanding nutrition, as well as excellent flavor! Carob has been popular since ancient times and comes from the carob bean (also called locust and is mentioned in the bible). It’s high in vitamins and minerals, has a chocolaty consistency, and is naturally sweet. It’s often used, in fact, as a healthful substitute for chocolate. Are you familiar with carob? Learn all about it here.
Simple Fruit Salad Characters -- Get some unique, whimsical ideas for fruit salads, plus great fruit salad dressing! Options for canned or frozen fruit as well. Use your imagination in decorating the fruit salad characters. Especially fun for parties, special projects, and to make with kids.
Octopus String Cheese Salad -- Our cute cheese salad is one of the characters of our party salads series. It’s easy to make and so nutritious.
Jumping Fish Banana Fruit Salad
-- This fun banana fruit salad is a comical fish character, one of our
popular party salads. (It especially goes will with our Gone-Fishing
themed party). We use lots of fresh fruits and veggies and dress them
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