This easy salmon patty recipe is really flavorful — and fabulous for either a healthy snack recipe, or for a complete meal! This will ensure they get plenty of protein, vitamins, minerals, and those healthy Omega 3 fats.

This is very important for maintaining proper nutrition. Salmon is one of the most valuable foods nutrition-wise for senior health. So it’s excellent for elderly nutrition, particularly when our loved ones are light eaters. And it’s very flexible. So be sure to try this out!

You can use either leftover fresh salmon, or canned salmon. (Wild Pacific salmon, such as Alaskan red sockeye, is best. Atlantic salmon is usually raised on farms and is less healthy).

Our Salmon Patty Recipe

For this salmon patty recipe, it is pan fried (ideally in olive oil, not butter since it’s much healthier), and is quick to make. Makes about 4 medium patties.

You need:

One 7.5 oz. can of salmon (I get “Wild caught” Alaskan sockeye salmon
1 egg, beaten
2 to 3 Tablespoons of milk
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste (Spike is also good instead)
Optional – Mayo (if you use it, you may want to cut back on the milk)
Optional – Dash of mustard powder
Optional – 1/4 to 1/3 cup finely chopped onions

1 to 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Slice of cheese

Possible garnishments:
Lettuce leaf
Slice of green pepper
Slice of onion (I like caramelized!)

Remove scaly matter and bones from the canned salmon. Then flake the salmon with a fork in a mixing bowl. Add in all other ingredients (except olive oil and slice of cheese), and mix well. (If you don’t use mayo, they’ll keep longer, so can be used for picnics).

Heat olive oil in a fry pan, on Medium heat. Form mixture into patties. Fry in the olive oil on both sides until brown. When almost done, add the slice of cheese and let it melt. Serve as is, or on a whole-grain bun. You can also serve them with your favorite fish sauce drizzled over the top.

This is one of our really easy salmon recipes – enjoy!

More delicious ideas:

Simple Grilled Salmon Recipes — Want something more — but also simple? Our grilled salmon recipes are both simple and packed with nutrition. And talk about tasty! Try these glazes and grilling ideas for a unique dinner at home or a party.

Delicious Healthy Dessert Recipes — Our healthy dessert recipes are delicious and fresh. Lots of ways to modify and use them too, including for low salt or sugar ideas.
Healthy Snack Recipes — Healthy snack recipes are becoming almost a rage these days. And we’ve got some super-delicious, super-easy, super-healthy ones that will boost nutrition.

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I first became familiar with how to make mulled wine when visiting Europe (I have German ancestry), where it is popular during the chilly months.

Mulled wine is an old, historical beverage dating from at least the Middle Ages, and was used to warm you up from the inside out. It’s most typically a red wine concoction (although some do use white) full of spices and also fruits, such as citrus and cherries. And served hot.

A great alternative to hot apple cider, for those who can drink alcoholic beverages. (But you can also make it with non-alcoholic wines, as needed).

Mulled wine is wonderful in cold weather, of course. Sort of a comfort drink – the elderly friends and family who I know love this. It’s often a tradition at Christmas and other winter holidays, and also during Halloween and Thanksgiving. Perfect for many party theme ideas.

But I also make it in the warmer months as well, when it is chilly or rainy outside.

Different versions of how to make mulled wine can be found in almost any European country. So if you have a particular ancestry that uses certain wines or spices, feel free to add them into the “brew”! Some countries sell packets of spices made just for mulled wine. You may be able to find them here in specialty markets, but I like to make it from scratch.

The easiest way on how to make mulled wine is by using a crock pot. Put you could also do it in a double boiler (not aluminum), on the Low setting. First heat it up (but do not let it begin to boil). Then set it on Low.

When I learned how to make mulled wine, it was first through some trial and error. I find the best kind of wine is heavy red wine, such as a Cabernet. I also love Port. I don’t like to use “cheap” wine, because I’ve have bad-tasting results when it’s heated and mixed with the spices.

I’ve tasted white wines that have been mulled, but for me they don’t have as full a flavor. Mulled wine is one of my favorite easy, healthy recipes (“healthy” being relative, depending on what you put into it – I like as much natural as possible).

How To Make Mulled Wine

Here’s a great recipe from my friend Marsha, cook extraordinaire:

  • 2 bottles of red wine.
  • ¼ cup Brandy (optional, but I find it to be delicious!). Brandy gives it more depth of flavor.
  • 2 orange slices.
  • 2 to 3 whole cloves.
  • 2 cinnamon sticks.
  • 1/4 cup sugar or brown sugar, or sweetener (raw honey is also delicious, if you like natural).
  • Optional…
  • Nutmeg and mace – start with ¼ teaspoon.
  • A pinch of anise.

Mix all the ingredients together in the crock pot (or pan) and cook on Low for about 2 to 3 hours, stirring frequently. Taste it from time to time as the flavor deepens, to see if you want to add more of any of the ingredients.

Towards the end (in the last half hour or so) you can add in pitted cherries and lemon slices for effect. Ladle into mugs to serve. I like pre-warmed mugs, myself.

This is best when served fresh. But I never turn down a mug of mulled wine – I think it improves with age. But then, that’s probably my perspective on a lot of things at this stage of the game!

Be sure to also read:

Festive and Easy Sangria Recipe — Sure to add sparkle to your parties and events. Choose either red or white wine recipes.  Non-alcoholic, sparkling grape juice is great too.
Delicious Healthy Dessert Recipes — Our healthy dessert recipes are delicious and fresh. Lots of ways to modify them too, including for low salt or sugar ideas. Fun for either groups or individuals.
Perfect Party Theme Ideas — Who doesn’t love a party? Get party theme ideas for seniors that are sure to add a little life. Plus crafts and décor ideas too.

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fruit salad with pear mice

This pear salad mouse is both healthy and fun to create (and eat) for parties, family, or friends. Fresh pears are available all year, but it’s certainly okay to used canned fruit, as we did in this sample.

We do recommend unsweetened fruit packed in water, rather than in heavy syrup, which is overly sugary. Low sugar intake, as you know, is best for elderly nutrition, especially for those with elderly issues that require more carefully watched diets.

Like our other simple fruit salad characters, this pear salad mouse is both a recipe and a craft! So they make great senior activity ideas.

There are ways to enhance it as well, by adding a fruit dressing, or having the mice sit atop a mound of fruit waldorf salad, a cheesy type salad, or a slaw. Your choice. This is just the basics!

Pear Salad Mouse

You will need:

  • Several pieces of romaine lettuce, or other greens
  • Two pears halves, fresh or canned
  • 4 dried banana slices for ears
  • Squirt frosting in a tube (to use as “glue”)
  • 4 candies for eyes, or raisins
  • 2 mini pink marshmallows, for noses
  • 2 long slices of orange rind, or narrow pieces of string cheese, for tails
  • Pieces of cheese as garnishments for the mice (wrapped mini cheese, string cheese, sliced or cubed cheese)

On the plate, create the bedding for the mice by spreading down the greens on your salad plate.

If you’re going to use a mound of slaw or fruit salad, put it on the plates as this point. Then add the two pear halves side by side. If you’re using canned pears, pat them dry with a paper towel first. The small end is the head.

To decorate each pear salad mouse, make a slit on each side of the head for the ears, and insert the dried banana slices. Use squirt frosting to adhere the eyes, and the marshmallow nose.

For the tail, I just simple laid one end under the body of the mouse, not bothering to attach it. However, you could make a slit in the back end of the pear to insert the tail.

Finally, arrange the cheese on the plate around the mice. Any kind will do. Mice, after all, love any kind of cheese.

Also see:

Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries — The easy way!Features more fruit mice, which can also be added to desserty type salads! Fun decorating projects too!
Fresh Strawberry Desserts — Festive enough for special holidays and parties, any time of the year. From pie, to a hollowed apple bowl with berries, to a towering kabob, they’re delicious!
Mini Mouse Crafts –Mice themes are always popular. And ours even include crafts with candy, as well as fun chocolate crafts.

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Chicken Chocolate Sauce?
You’ve Gotta Check this out!

Chocolate is a favorite all over the world, from popular chocolate gourmet gifts to the favorite chocolate covered strawberries. But have you ever heard of chocolate sauce over chicken?

The cacao bean originally comes from Central and South American, as you may know, and began as a sacred, bitter drink.

Since olden times, it has been used in many traditional recipes. Including chicken mole (sauce), a.k.a., chicken with chocolate sauce (no, not the traditional dessert chocolate sauce!)

I first tried a chicken chocolate sauce in, of all places…Kuwait…back in the 1980’s at an elegant dinner party. It was made by some newly-made American friends there, and followed a family recipe.

At first I thought I was going to be disgusted — I’m a really picky eater. But it was one of the most unusual and flavorful dishes I’d had in a long time.

Here is a somewhat simplified version of chicken chocolate sauce. If you want to serve a unique dinner, try this. Recipes and parties are always favorite senior activity ideas.

Use it at a sit-down dinner, as part of a buffet, themed party, or a pot-luck item. If you’re cooking for a large group, just modify the recipe. It can be used with small chicken pieces as well. I guarantee you’ll have your guests raving!

Chicken Chocolate Sauce Recipe

  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • Pieces of chicken – for 6 people
  • 1 Red pepper, chopped
  • 2 Cups of canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Chili powder (or to taste)
  • 2 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Grated orange rind (1 orange)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 4 squares of bitter chocolate – chopped
  • 1/4 c Light rum (optional)
  • Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

In a pan, heat the oil and cook the garlic, then add chicken and brown. Remove the chicken when done.
In the remaining oil and fat, cook the onion, green pepper, and tomato on Low for about 10 minutes until tender.
Add chili powder, blending well.
Add chicken broth, almonds, and raisins. Stir in well.
Add in the seasonings and orange rind. Cover, and simmer the mixture for 30 minutes.
Add in the chocolate pieces, and stir constantly until melted.
Put the mixture into a casserole dish.
Now put the chicken into the casserole on top of the mixture. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.
Cover, and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees (chicken should be tender).
Warm the rum in a separate pan, then pour it over the casserole.
Let it stand for about 15 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro, as desired.Makes 6 servings.

Also serve with sliced avocados and Spanish rice on the side.

Be sure to see the fun pages:

Festive and Easy Sangria Recipe — We have a couple different versions for delicious sangria (perfect with chocolate chicken); including non-alcoholic types.
Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries!
— Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries – the easy way! And fun decorating projects too! For all ages; also makes great senior activity ideas.

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string cheese salad food craft

This cute cheese salad is one of the characters of our party salads series. As always, we use plenty of fresh fruit, greens, and vegetables, so they are healthy for all ages, and especially excellent for elderly nutrition needs.

Elderly nutrition (or lack of it), as you may know, has become a serious issue. See more information by following the link at Top Tips For Elderly Nutrition.

The abundance of greens resembles under water foliage, and the fruit reminds me of rocks and pebbles. You can also add in chunks of cubed cheese. We didn’t picture them here, but if you love cheeses, this is a perfect salad to put them in. Another option is to place an individually wrapped, round mini-cheese on the plate. Here’s how you make it.

Octopus String Cheese Salad

You will need:

  • Bag of Mixed Spring Greens or other greens for the “vegetation”
  • 6 grapes
  • A handful of blueberries (frozen is OK)
  • ½ pear, for the “rock”
  • Stick of string cheese
  • 1/4 cup cubed cheese chunks – (Optional, and not shown in photo)
  • 3 candies for the face
  • Tube of squirt frosting to serve as “glue” for the candies
  • A couple toothpicks
  • Optional: your favorite fruit salad dressing to put around the pear (not pictured – we wanted to keep the illustration simple)

Arrange your greens for your octopus cheese salad on the salad plate. At this point you can add a little fruit salad dressing, if you’d like. Lay the half pear (which is meant to resemble a large sea rock) face down on the greens. Next, lay the grapes and blueberries around on the greens, plus the cubed cheese chunks, if you are using them.

Carefully make several long slits up the piece of string cheese with a knife, and gently pull them upwards, forming the legs. Put a toothpick into the bottom of the octopus, and then stick it into the top of the pear. I also put a toothpick into a spinach leaf and stood it upright into the pear, by the octopus. Your Octopus String Cheese Salad is done!

Besides this octopus string cheese salad, we have lots of other fun salad ideas that can be used for parties, activities, projects with kids, any time of the year and for many occasions. So take a look at the links below and see what might be an idea for you. And of course, if you have ideas of your own, be sure to submit them to our Share Forum(s) — the buttons for them are on the Menu Bar. And check out what other people have submitted too.

Make sure to also see:

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 up.
Creative and Simple Fruit Salad Characters — Lots more fruit salad characters of all kinds, and ours include many unique whimsical ideas — they’re like making a craft with food! These are great for parties, occasions, and to do with kids as well.
Strawberry Fruit Kabob — This towering strawberry, apple and fruit kabob is both a craft and a food project! Strawberries are a versatile fruit to use for any occasion, so you can decorate this kabob for lots of holidays and parties. Make as either a dessert or fruit salad!
Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries — Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries – the easy way! And fun decorating projects too! For all ages; also makes great senior activity ideas.


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See our scrumptious collection of easy healthy recipes – 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!

Mexican Recipes:

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 up.

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Salmon and sea food have certainly become a sensation. Easy salmon recipes are in big demand now, because of increased awareness of the importance of “good” healthy Omega3 fats – which are abundant in salmon. And these recipes are exceptional!

Salmon Nutrition

We’ve all heard about needing plenty of Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in our diets. And we’re probably all heard, too, that one of the best sources is from salmon.

But not all salmon are alike
Most Atlantic salmon are farmed and contain higher levels contaminants (dioxins, PCB’s) than Pacific wild salmon.

According to Science journal, these contaminants may be almost eight times higher than in wild salmon. Pacific salmon, specifically Alaskan sockeye, are fished from the wild and contain few contaminants. Nevertheless, the Journal of the American Medical Association Pacific still states that the benefits of eating even Atlantic salmon outweigh the disadvantages of not.

(Our easy salmon recipes mention wild Alaskan sockeye salmon). Both types are high in Omega 3’s (There are 3 types – ALA, DHA, and EPA). DHA and EPA are excellent for the structure and function of the brain, and both are found in wild salmon.

These easy salmon recipes can be used in small portions as a snack, or as part of a full meal. As we age we may develop elderly nutrition problems and don’t feel like eating a lot. This can pose a real problem, even malnutrition, which is one of the top reasons why elderly are admitted to the hospital. So no-fuss recipes such as these easy salmon recipes are a wonderful solution.

Many of our easy salmon recipes can either be used with fresh salmon (especially leftovers) or canned salmon.

Salmon Bumsteads

Ingredients:

2 pieces of toast,
Small can of Alaskan sockeye salmon with bones removed,
(You can mix it with a little mayo or favorite dressing),
Handful of spinach leaves,
Slice of cheese.

For this easy salmon recipe, make the toast, lightly butter if you’d like, and put on a plate. Add on pieces of flaked salmon as thick as you’d like. Top with a few spinach leaves and a slice of cheese.

Simply put it in the microwave and cook for about 1 minute (time will differ according to your microwave). You can also add other seasonings or condiments as you like. This is one of the easiest of our easy salmon recipes!

Grilled Salmon Sandwich

Ingredients:

Small can of Alaskan sockeye salmon, bones removed,
2 pieces of whole-grain bread,
Leaf of romaine lettuce,
Ring of red bell pepper,
Slice of red onion (optional),
Slice of cheese.

This is one of our favorite easy salmon recipes. Butter one side of each piece of bread. You’ll be grilling these sandwiches as with a grilled cheese. You can fry or soften the onion and red pepper in olive oil first, if you’d like. On a hot griddle or pan, lay down one slice of buttered bread, butter side down.

Cover the bread with the romaine lettuce, pieces of salmon, onion slice, red pepper slice, and cheese. Cover with the second slice of bread, butter side up. Grill on both sides until brown. (Mayo can also be added, to taste).

Salmon Roll-ups

Makes 3 roll-ups. They can be cut in half and eaten in halves according to your appetite!
Ingredients:
A can of Alaskan sockeye salmon (small) with bones removed.
Flake salmon with a fork.
Mix in:
Diced onion (about 1/4 of a cup). Red are best.
Diced black olives (about 1/4 cup).
2 Tablespoons of chopped flat leafy parsley (Italian type).
1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel.
2 teaspoons of juice of lemon, or bottled kind.
A couple shakes of salt and pepper.
2 teaspoons of quality olive oil.
Several tortillas, 10″ (whole grain is best).
About 1/4 cup of greens – i.e., baby spinach leaves or arugula .
3 slices of Roma tomato (Romas are not as runny).

Make a pile of the mixture the middle of a tortilla. Next add a slice of tomato, followed by a few pieces of your greens. In order to keep the filling from coming out, you need to wrap and roll the tortilla sides. First fold two of the tortilla sides over.

Now roll the tortilla snugly, starting from a side that you didn’t fold. This will make sure all of the mixture is enveloped inside the tortilla. If you’re not going to eat them right away, store them in the fridge in a container or plastic wrap. When ready to serve, you can cut them in half.

Baked Tamari Salmon

Do you know what Tamari is?
I’m sure you’re familiar with soy sauce. And tamari is a type of Japanese shoyu (soy sauce) that is fermented from miso, a product of soy beans, and is made without wheat or gluten. It is very dark in color and is richly flavorful — a little tangy, a little smoky. I far prefer it to the standard Westernized soy sauces. You can use it for just about anything you’d use regular soy sauce for, with (I think) a more delicious outcome. Including this baked salmon.

Ingredients:
2 lbs of salmon steak
2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1 crushed garlic clove
!/2 cup white cooking wine
Use a glass baking pan

Lightly oil the baking pan with olive oil. Place the salmon in the pan. Warm the honey, ginger, garlic, and about 1 Tbsp olive oil in a sauce pan until combined smoothly, especially the honey. Add in the wine. Pour the mixture over the salmon. It’s best to let it sit for about 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.

In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After marinating for awhile, bake for 30 minutes (you may need more time, depending on the thickness of the salmon), brushing the sauce over the salmon periodically. You can serve with rice and drizzle it with any extra sauce.

Easy Salmon Patty Recipe
This easy salmon recipe is perfect for snacking or a for a complete meal! The patties are healthily pan fried (in olive oil), and are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Flavor it up with mayo, or add a little lemon juice on top before serving. Really simple and fast and very versatile. There are many ways you can dress it up. It’s great for picnics too! You can use either leftover fresh salmon, or canned. Get the full information here – Easy Salmon Patty Recipe

Serve any of these easy salmon recipes with fresh or steamed vegetables, to make a complete and healthy meal.

See our other great food pages!

Simple Grilled Salmon Recipes — Want something more? Our grilled salmon recipes are both simple and packed with nutrition. And talk about tasty! Try these glazes and grilling ideas for a unique dinner at home or a party.
Healthy Snack Recipes – Healthy snack recipes are becoming almost a rage these days. And we’ve got some super-delicious, super-easy, super-healthy ones for all ages. Don’t miss these!
Delicious Healthy Dessert Recipes – Our healthy dessert recipes are delicious and fresh. Lots of ways to modify and use them too, including for low salt or sugar ideas. Fun to make for either groups or individually. Check these out!
Fish Taco Recipe – One of our great healthy snack recipes or to use in a full meal. Also fun for fiesta themed parties!
Fish-Themed Party Activities – Check our elderly fish party activities for fun theme-based recipes and ideas – all about fishing!

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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. And it’s perfect for many of your other senior activities and parties.

Plus, this fish chowder recipe contains many of the vital nutrients from several of the primary food groups, including fish and vegetables. The more fresh and natural ingredients you use (rather than canned or frozen), the more vitamins and minerals your meal will contain. Organic, of course, is ideal. And if you want a great snack to go with it, see our page on Easy Healthy Snack Recipes.

Fresh soups are an excellent source of many. And soups can be seasoned according to dietary needs that may be experienced with certain elderly issues, including the need for a low-salt diet. Using pepper and spices is an ideal solution.

Savory Fish Chowder Recipe

You will need:

4 pieces of turkey bacon (lower in fat and sodium)
1/2 medium onion
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
¾ cup of diced carrots
3 to 4 cups of chicken broth
1 cups of cream or milk
1 cup of fresh corn removed from the cob, or frozen corn
1 1/2 pounds of cod or haddock, cubed – you can also use canned or fresh clams
1/2 Tablespoon of Thyme
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
“Spike” brand seasoning to taste (optional)
1 Tablespoon of fresh or dried parsley
Optional: 1 cup dry white wine

Put broth large, heavy pot.
Put potato cubes and carrots into broth.
Turn up the heat and cook the potatoes until slightly soft.
You may need to mash a couple potatoes to release the starch and thicken the broth. Reduce the heat to low.
Add in the corn.

In a medium saucepan, sautee the turkey bacon and onion in olive oil (until soft but not brown).
Cut the turkey bacon into small pieces. Then add it with onion to the broth.

Add thyme and bay leaves.
(Make sure you season very well, as you still have to add in the fish).
Add the fish cubes and cook for about 10 minutes, covered.
Turn off the heat and let the fish finish cooking for about 5 minutes more.
Add in the cream or milk; stir carefully now that the fish has been added.
Add in optional white wine, if desired.
Add salt and pepper to taste (freshly ground pepper and sea salt are great).
“Spike” comes in a small jar and is a fabulous combination of herbs, seasonings and some salt. Try it!

Allow the chowder to sit for at least 20 minutes for the flavors to join.
Remove bay leaf.
Serve within the hour.
Sprinkle with parsley.
Otherwise, if the chowder will be served later, let it cool, cover, then refrigerate.
Reheat it over low heat before serving.

Also be sure to see:

Fun Fish Taco Recipe — Nutritious with a few surprises. A yummy alternative to the standard taco. And really easy!
Easy Salmon Recipes — Easy salmon recipes are in big demand now, because of increased awareness of the importance of “good” healthy Omega3 fats – which are abundant in salmon. These are exceptional!
Delicious Healthy Dessert Recipes — Delicious and fresh. Lots of ways to modify them, including for low salt or sugar ideas. Fun to make for either groups or individually.

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These easy taco salad recipes are both fresh and nutritious. And ours 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!

Taco salad recipes are always popular, and you can put just about anything in them (almost). Fresh is best, of course. And we have lots of ideas below.

We all know how important it is to eat a variety of good food from all the different food groups. Like meats or fish, vegetables (especially those will plenty of color such as we include here), bean and legumes, whole grains.

Good taco salad recipes will include all of these, so are great for elderly nutrition. And they also can be perfect for those with minimal appetites who like to eat just a small amount – because you can build your own.

Even if you or your guests are picky eaters, taco salads are sure to please. Some of our ingredients are even a bit out of the ordinary, to add a little interest to your meal or party.

Our Taco Salad Recipes

Colorful Taco Salad

You will need:

  • Several bowls and platters, and any of the following food options.
  • Tortilla chips – Use a variety of colors, such a traditional yellow corn, white, whole grain, or blue corn.
  • Some people like to use a taco bowl as well.
  • Sliced yellow and red onions, or scallions.
  • Greens can include traditional lettuce, romaine, spinach leaves, or a spring greens mix.
  • Bowls of chopped or whole black and green olives – some with pimento.
  • Several types of cheese such as cheddar, asiago, or manchego. A Mexican blend is great too.
  • Bowls of black beans and pinto beans; refried is fine. Canned garbanzo beans are also very good.
  • Chopped red peppers, as well as yellow and green.
  • Chopped yellow and red tomatoes.
  • Fresh corn removed from the cob, or cooked frozen corn.
  • Cilantro and parsely.
  • Shredded chicken or beef – you can cook spices into the meat such as cumin, coriander, black pepper, and garlic powder. You can make it as spicy as you’d like.
  • Sour cream or fat-free yoghurt.
  • Guacamole.
  • Taco sauce.
  • Salsa.

Fish Taco Salad

You will need:

  • Several bowls and platters
  • Whole grain tortilla chips (healthier) or tortilla bowl
  • Flaked fish, such as Tilapia
  • Shredded romaine lettuce (iceburg lettuce has the least nutrients)
  • Sliced red peppers
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Shredded Mexican style cheese
  • Lemon wedges – to squeeze the juice onto the taco
  • Fish sauce
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Spanish rice is good on the side or in the taco as well

Taco salads with fish are very high in protein and low in fat, especially if you use low-fat cheese. This is really good if you have fish leftovers, because taco salad recipes can easily be made in any amount. Or cook up about 3 to 4 fish fillets in advance, depending on the size of your group. As usual, just serve the various ingredients in bowls or on platters, and let your group build their own tacos.

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Our easy sangria recipe is sure to add a little sparkle to your plans. Sangria is a popular Latino beverage for parties and fun. The word literally means “bloody” – because of its typically red color.

Sangria is basically a wine punch, and adds to any festivity – or as a cooler on a hot day. But why wait until it’s hot out. Even during chilly winter months, staging a fiesta party with all the trimmings helps us think of warmer weather to come. And every fiesta needs Sangria!

You may have heard that studies have shown that red wine is high in anti-oxidants. And fresh fruit, of course, is high in all sorts of vitamins and minerals. So sangria can also be a nutritious drink!

If anyone in your party has dietary concerns or elderly issues that prevent drinking alcohol, you can certainly use sparkling grape juice instead of wine. So try these easy sangria recipes soon.

Red Sangria Recipe

Two bottles of inexpensive red table wine blend (this is a blend of red grapes and has a more fruity). You can get it for about $10 per bottle.
Or two bottles of sparkling grape juice.

Pour all of the wine into a punch bowl or large pitcher.
Add in fruit as follows: one sliced orange, lemon, and lime.
Add 1/2 cup frozen blueberries.
Also good – 1 cup of cut, pitted cherries.Approx 2 cups carbonated water – optional. Amount can vary to preference.

Add ice – you can freeze strawberries, cherries or blueberries in the ice cubes too. Some will float to the top. This makes the drink even more festive, especially if you insert a fancy toothpick into them.

If you want to sweeten — (use 2 – 4 tablespoons). It’s best to dissolve sugar or sweetener of your choice (I always like the natural stevia types) in hot water first, then pour into the Sangria – it will blend in more easily. Honey is also great.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

White Sangria Recipe

1 bottle of Pinot Grigio white wine.
1 bottle of Reisling wine.
Add a sliced lemon and lime (no oranges).
1 cup of cut green grapes.
1 cup pineapple chunks.
1 cup sliced kiwi.
Add ice, with frozen fruit if you’d like.
Sweeten if desired, as in instructions above.
Carbonated water also adds a little pizzazz, and is optional.

Another idea for your easy sangria recipe — Some people like to add in brandy or vodka as well – it all depends on your taste!

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

For more festivity ideas, also see:

Fish Taco Recipe — Our nutritious fish taco recipe (with a few surprises) is a yummy alternative to the standard taco. And really easy!
Chicken Chocolate Sauce — Chicken chocolate sauce makes a fabulous new Mexican recipe for your fiesta! Have your ever tried (or even heard of) chicken with chocolate sauce? Try this unique dish!
Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries — Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries – the easy way! Chocolate is a traditional Mexican food, so is a perfect dessert item. We include fun decorating projects too! For all ages; also makes great senior activity ideas.

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