Though they shouldn’t, seniors often resort to foods such as burgers or fries, which are very unhealthy. The main reason for this is that they are cheap, quick to get, and convenient. But luckily for them, there are many more dishes that are healthy, tasty, and quick to make at home. If you know a senior who eats food that isn’t healthy, for lunch, you can tell them about tasty, nutritional ideas to add to their diet.
Healthy Lunch Ideas for Older Adults
Turkey and Cheese Wrap
Seniors who opt for a sandwich during lunch should consider a whole wheat wrap to be a much better option. A whole wheat wrap has a satisfying amount carbs and calories, and will provide them with great flavor. Home care professionals suggest that older adults should put turkey meat in it, and add their favorite type of cheese, lettuce, and tomato. If they are used to putting mayo or ranch dressing on their sandwiches, they should only put olive oil, salt, and pepper in this dish.
Greek Chicken Salad
Greek chicken salad is the right choice if you are a fan of Greek food. To have a Greek salad for lunch, you will need lettuce, cut-up slices of rotisserie chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, and onions. This salad is prepared when you mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and put an Italian dressing with dried dill on top of it. After you thoroughly mix it, it is ready to be put on the table.
For elderly who are in love with Mexican food, we recommend burrito bowls. After you cook low-fat beef or turkey, you add it to the bowl, in which you mix lettuce, black beans, corn, salsa, low-fat cheese, and some Greek yogurt. If you want to eat this on the go, you can use a whole wheat tortilla.
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