For a positive start to the day, seniors should have a hot, healthy breakfast filled with vitamins, protein, and other important nutrients. The Waterloo at-home care experts have put together a list of tasty and nutritious meal options you can make for your senior loved one.
Omelets with Whole-Grain Toast
Because they are made with eggs, which contain high-quality protein, omelets are a nutritious choice for breakfast. Incorporate a variety of vegetables such as spinach, tomato, and mushrooms to supply cancer-fighting vitamins and add flavor. Add cheese to provide calcium, which helps maintain healthy bones. Round out this meal with whole-grain toast to add fiber, which aids in digestion.
Hot whole-grain oatmeal is another winning breakfast for your loved one to try due to the presence of fiber. Stir in raisins or dates to provide protein and antioxidants that battle cancer. Add blueberries, which contain vitamin K, to help regulate blood clotting, and make the oatmeal with milk to increase your loved one’s calcium intake.
Peanut Butter Toast with a Grilled Banana
For a change of pace, spread a tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of warm, whole-grain toast. Peanut butter provides protein, which can build and repair your loved one’s muscles. Serve grilled bananas drizzled with honey on the side to add potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure.
English Muffin Pizza
If your loved one is looking for something unique for breakfast, try this. Spread tomato sauce, a good source of potassium, on whole-grain toasted English muffin slices, which provide fiber, and sprinkle with mozzarella to add calcium. Top it with low-sodium turkey bacon or browned ground turkey to increase your loved one’s protein intake.
Hot Green Tea
Drinking hot green tea with breakfast not only provides powerful antioxidants for your loved one, but it also promotes his or her dental health by lowering acidity in the saliva and controlling bacteria. Unlike coffee, it will not stain your loved one’s teeth
For more information on senior nutrition, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can help your loved one prepare healthy meals throughout the day and even go grocery shopping. In addition to helping with these and other important daily tasks, we also offer comprehensive Parkinson’s, stroke, and dementia care in Waterloo. To learn more and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call one of our knowledgeable Care Managers at (519) 954-2111 today.