No matter what your age, skipping breakfast isn’t a healthy choice to make. Since seniors are more prone to malnutrition, starting off with a hearty and healthy meal can give them the sustenance that can help boost energy and regulate metabolism.
To ensure your elderly loved one is eating breakfast each morning, try preparing healthy meals ahead of time whenever possible for quick and easy access to nutrition. Here are some healthy breakfast ideas that seniors will love to eat!
While oatmeal has many health benefits – lowers cholesterol and blood pressure as well as packed with vitamins and minerals- we know plain oatmeal isn’t the most exciting of breakfast options. However, revving up oatmeal with some colorful fruit can add some happiness to a bowl! Including fruits such as strawberries and blueberries have oodles of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants for a fresh start to the day!
Whether hard-boiled, scrambled or poached, eggs are easy to make, quick to cook and so good for you! Eggs are an excellent source of protein and energy-boosting vitamin B2. If you are concerned about cholesterol, not to worry! You can still get the health benefits by just eating the egg whites too.
Embrace Your Muffin Top!
While they say the best part of a muffin is the top, seniors probably won’t want to waste a single crumb! From banana muffins to zucchini bread, your favorite senior will love these scrumptious baked goodies! Finding healthy muffin recipes online is easy and won’t disappoint!
Forgo the butter and up your toast game! Try these alternative healthy toppings for some essential nutritious benefits!
- Peanut butter/ Almond butter – packed with protein power!
- Avocados – rich with heart-healthy “good fat.”
- Tomatoes – loaded with antioxidants!
- Hummus – A chock full of iron, folate, phosphorus and vitamin B!
The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that encourages and supports good food choices and overall health habits for the elderly. We provide a variety of nutritious meals that foster a healthful lifestyle. Contact us to learn more!