Healthy Summer Meal Prep Ideas for Seniors
Summer is a time to let loose a little, tone things down a little, and soak in the summer sun. It’s only fitting to have a handful of healthy summer recipes to accompany the good cheer. If you are tasked with the care of your aging loved one, we have a roundup of healthy meal prep ideas you might want to try. Remember that proper nutrition is predicated on your senior’s health. Below are our top picks for healthy summer recipes they will absolutely love.
Salmon and Veggie Pan
This simple yet delicious summer recipe is sure to tantalize your senior loved one’s taste buds this summer. For a light, colorful yet incredibly nutritious lunch, try this one-pan recipe that requires minimal prepping. Ingredients you’ll need include;
- 3 salmon or your preferred flaky fish fillets, each weighing about 4 ounces
- 1 large zucchini, sliced
- 1 large onion, cut into wedges
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 3 tablespoons of avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon of your favorite fish-seasoning
This recipe is versatile and allows you to throw in your favorite vegetables or whatever’s in season at your local green grocers’.
Classic Chicken Salad With a Fresh Berry Twist
This recipe adds a twist to everyone’s favorite summer salad with antioxidant-rich berries. The best part, aside from the incredibly fresh burst of flavors, is you’ll only need one pan making for easy clean-up afterward. For an unforgettable summer lunch idea, this recipe is sure to impress seniors
- ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise1½ cups chopped or shredded leftover chicken (about 1 breast)
- 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries or whole fresh blueberries
- ½ cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- Torn salad greens or spinach
This colorful and protein-packed summer meal prep idea allows you to repurpose leftover chicken and into a healthy salad with fresh, antioxidant-rich berries.
Homemade Ice Cream
Warm summer days demand a hearty serving of delicious ice cream and what better way to go than to make your own fresh batch? If you’re a senior citizen, we’re sure you’ve had some pretty awesome scoops of gelato in your lifetime. Nonetheless, this is one recipe you won’t forget. This healthy summer treat is a dairy-free ice cream that is simple to put together in just a few steps. Ingredients you need include;
- A few frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- Toss the ingredients together into a blender until smooth and even. Serve and enjoy!
Sometimes adding an extra layer of support through caregiver assistance is necessary to ensure your loved one is getting the necessary care and attention. Meal preparation is just one of the many tasks our aides provide through Caring Home Care. Learn today how you can match with the ideal assistance using our nurse registry.