Good nutrition does not have to include rigid guidelines or the sacrifice of taste. Many summer treats are available at modest costs at farmers’ markets. Here are some suggestions to help you with your dementia care near me while you Make The Most of Summer’s Bounty:
Keep it colorful.
Try different colored fruits and veggies as a challenge. Make it a red/green/orange day by eating an apple, lettuce, or carrots. Alternatively, see if you can eat a rainbow of fruits and veggies throughout the week. You can get different vitamins and minerals in different colors.
Combine fruits and veggies with your favorite dishes. Frozen peas, vegetables on top of pizza, or pieces of fruit on top of morning cereals or low-fat ice cream are all good ideas. Soups, casseroles, soups, and omelets all use vegetables. Include fresh or frozen berries in pancakes, waffles, or muffins for an extra fruity breakfast.
Baked potatoes are a great alternative to roasted potatoes. The best way to prepare vegetables is to microwave or steam them.
Vegetable dippers are very helpful.
Make bite-sized pieces of raw vegetables. Dip veggies like bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery in low-fat or fat-free sauces or hummus.
Enjoy fruit desserts
Dessert options include fresh or canned fruit in light syrup or natural fruit juice, gelatin-containing fruit, and dried fruit.
Whatever you prefer to make your summer journey enlightening, do it with greatness and be happy! Alexi Senior Living is even here to help you with the process. Just give us a call at (815)534-5389 or visit our site and learn about this and Engaging Residents with Memory Issues.