Many times elderly seniors that live alone do not get the proper nutrition that they need. Turning towards easy to make meals can often lead to not getting the proper vitamins and proteins your body needs. This article will give you some great ideas to help balance your diet without having to cook a large meal.
Buying an egg poacher is a great way to make eggs healthier. Eggs are full of protein, a nutrient that keeps you full after you’re don eating, but many people ruin their beneficial qualities by cooking them in butter. Poaching an egg effectively cooks it without adding unnecessary amounts of butter.
Do not make the mistake of avoiding fat entirely. Some fat is necessary to provide a feeling of fullness and help your body function properly, but try to stick to healthier fats rather than the partially hydrogenated version found in most packaged snack food. A little fat with a meal causes carbohydrates to digest more slowly for a lower rise in blood sugar, resulting in more constant energy and less hunger later.
Try eating different types of protein, aside from meat, daily. Protein can be found in a variety of different foods. Snacking on nuts or building a meal around beans, soy, tofu, or fish can get you all the protein you need. These foods can be incorporated into side dishes or as part of a main dish. Get your diet out of the doldrums by adding various sources of protein. Continue reading …