A myriad of specific elderly nutrition problems tend to increase as we age — and proper nutrition is often more difficult to get. Nutrition (or lack of it) in our older loved ones is often hidden…And it may be difficult to discover exactly what it going on. When Dad first moved from Arizona into his…Continue reading

by Madelaine (NC) My family has some great easy dips – with a little pizazz! (Even if your stomach or system can’t handle much “pizzaz”)! We serve these a lot during the holidays, parties, and don’t lets forget watching the big game. Or Downton Abbey ?? I do understand that sometimes seniors have more sensitive…Continue reading

by Marilee (Wisconsin) We tried a really good crab appetizer with all kinds of stuff on top of a crispy cracker. You can either heat them or eat them cold. (I like them heated the best). You could also microwave them, but they are crispier if you heat them in a traditional or counter top…Continue reading

by cooking_gal (USA) Whatever the occasion, this combination of food will keep you satisfied and healthy. 1) Nachos with low-fat cheddar cheese, whole-grain tortilla chips, and natural salsa (all three ingredients can be found at Whole Food’s) 2) Smartfood popcorn mixed with almonds and M&Ms or chocolate chips3) S’mores with one marshmallow and a hunk…Continue reading

Get more healthy snack recipes – shared by you! Snacking seems to be a favorite past time for all ages. Everybody loves to snack. But on what? For seniors especially, who can be light eaters, healthy snacks are nutritionally important.So how do you handle nibbling and snacking? Dips, spreads, fruit, veggies, appetizers, healthy chips and…Continue reading

by Frank (Iowa) Rhubarb is one of my favorites, so here’s a great fresh rhubarb salad for those of you who grow it or get it, and maybe would like to have something new to do with it. But in the off season, you can also get the frozen rhubarb – it also turns out…Continue reading

I never thought my Dad would have elderly dietary problems, major changes in his eating habits, changes in appetite. He was practically a gourmet cook, had weekly dinner parties, ate well, and was always conscious of good nutrition. But I was in for a big surprise when we moved him back here from Arizona, where…Continue reading

by Anna (CA) One of my favorite appetizers is this delicious prosciutto recipe, using it wrapped around fresh fruit so you get the taste of salty and sweet. If you are not familiar with what prosciutto is, it is an already cooked, thinly slice lunch meat similar to ham. My husband is of Italian background,…Continue reading

by Bobbi (Illinois) This savory recipe for fried tomatoes has been in our friend group for a long time, and everybody loves it. I know there are many ways to do fried tomatoes, and this is just one of them. It seems they are popular in the southern part of the U.S., and it may…Continue reading

by Jeanine (Tennessee) I love making apple slice snacks and dressing them up for a healthy in-betweener. Even a quick dessert. They’re delicious and very easy to make with lots of variety. And my elderly mom loves to help and of course eat them too. Basically, you first slice an apple into sections, either thick…Continue reading