Light Summer Recipes for Seniors That Are Healthy & Easy to Make
These senior recipe favorites are nutritionally dense. This means they have a lot of vitamins and nutrients that you need to stay healthy. Healthy eating habits are key to a happy, healthy life. Everyone is so busy these days with their work, that they forget to eat a healthy and balanced diet.
Here is a list of delicious, healthy dinner recipes that highlight summertime ingredients, and are easy to make.
Banana Split Oatmeal
Heat some water in a microwave-safe bowl and add the oatmeal cereal. Mix it well and then microwave it for another minute. To get the desired thickness, you can heat it for an additional 30 seconds. Add banana slices and yogurt to the mixture and enjoy this quick and easy breakfast recipe.
Greek Yogurt Parfait
Mix yogurt and vanilla in a bowl. Add the mixture to four glasses. Add honey, nuts and clementine to the top. Top the mixture with the remaining ingredients and garnish it with nuts, honey, and clementine. Enjoy this healthy breakfast buffet right away.
Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad
These light summer salads can be enjoyed on the patio with an iced or pinot grigio. This hearty salad will satisfy your hunger by including pork protein. The addition of seasonal strawberries has many health benefits, including better cardiovascular health, stronger immune system, and improved brain health.
Chocolate Peanut-Butter Shake
This recipe is great for those with sweet tooths as it contains chocolate superfood. Blend the peanut butter, milk, and water in a blender. Blend it again until you get the desired consistency. This shake will be ready in no time at all and will delight your taste buds.
You don’t have to give up on taste or health when you get older. Once you are able to prepare these recipes, it is easy to do in a matter of minutes.
This lighter version of traditional stuffed peppers still has great flavor. Bell peppers are available during the warm summer months. They are rich in vitamins and minerals. One medium-sized red pepper contains 169% of the daily recommended vitamin C intake. That’s more than an orange.
Marinated Three-Bean Salad
This salad is made up of three types of beans, as the name implies. This recipe is easy to prepare and can be stored for longer periods of time. In a large bowl, combine canned lima beans green beans and kidney bean. Make rings from an onion and add it to the bowl. Top it with some oil-free Italian dressing. Combine it all and let it marinate in the refrigerator for about half an hour. This delicious salad can be served immediately after it has been drained of its water.
Peach Chutney and Roasted Chicken
This simple roasted chicken recipe makes a great dinner for friends and family. Peaches are particularly flavorful between mid-May and mid-August. This delicious, low-calorie, and juicy treat is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to build connective tissue and strengthen the immune system.
Crustless Spinach Pie
Who doesn’t like a pie? Although a spinach pie may raise eyebrows, it is delicious and as good as any pie. This recipe can be made by heating the oven to 350 degrees. Butter can be melted on a baking sheet. Beat eggs, milk and flour together. Add some baking powder to the mixture. Bake the mixture until it turns golden brown. Serve the crustless spinach pie.
Fresh Corn Cakes with Summer Salsa
This quick and easy entree is loaded with seasonal produce. This vegetarian corn cake recipe is made with tomatoes, yellow squash, and corn. It’s packed full of nutrients and flavor. For those with a potassium deficiency, tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C.
Pan-grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa
This would be the best if taste was a key factor. This salsa is made primarily by mixing cilantro, onion and rice vinegar with red pepper. Place the fish fillets on a grill pan. Add oil to it and cook for four minutes each side. For a delicious, finger-licking flavor, add salsa to the fish fillets. It is great for lunch and dinner, with a high nutritional content.
This low-carb, light version of lasagna can be made with eggplant instead of noodles. This dish uses seasonal produce such as eggplant and basil. Eggplants are rich in antioxidants and are a nutritious food. They are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Basil, a fragrant herb, can be used to treat arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in vitamins A and K, C, magnesium and iron, potassium and calcium.
Spring Vegetable Soup
Soup is always delicious and good for you. You can add a variety vegetables to your soup and increase its health benefits. First heat oil on a medium flame. Next, add the vegetables such as tomatoes, peas and cabbage to the oil. Add water to the mixture and some tomato juice. Boil the mixture. Once the heat has reduced, add the basil leaves. Let the vegetables simmer for about 15 minutes or until they are tender. Season the dish with any seasonings you like.
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