Are you having trouble when it comes to feeding your elderly loved one? Does he/she get hungry in the middle of the afternoon or in the evening? The elderly has certain nutritional requirements that are different from ours. If your elderly loved one’s meals lack nutritional value, you can supplement it through his/her snacks! Here are five simple yet healthy snack ideas you can follow:
When you buy popcorn for your grandparents or parents, check first if their teeth are ready for this crackling yet healthy kind of snack you’re ought to offer to them. Popcorn may feel a little bit soft and hard at the same time, so it is an exciting food adventure for people of all ages. But if you buy popcorn with lesser salt, your elderly loved one will love this rich in fiber snack. He/she wouldn’t worry about calories, either.
Greek or plain frozen – yogurt can be very beneficial for your elderly loved one. Yogurt can serve as a substitute to ice cream. Yogurt has lesser calories and comes in different flavors you can choose from. Other senior citizens won’t even notice the difference between yogurt and ice cream!
Biscuits come in a variety of flavors and fillings as well. Choose biscuits that are certified in improving one’s health. Do not choose biscuits that are too sweet or too salty. Oatmeal cookies and wheat-flavored biscuits are best for the elderly. Take note that other senior citizens cannot bite on biscuits. You can dip the biscuits in milk, just like how you dip cereals in a bowl of milk. This can be an enjoyable snack for them as well.
Who says having a platter of fruits does not equate to an enjoyable snack? Fruits are rich in a plethora of nutrients compared to other kinds of snacks. Some fruits are soft and can be eaten easily. It also boosts a senior citizen’s energy. Make sure that the fruits you choose are free from pests and are natural.
Meal preparation is not a big problem if you have someone to assist you every step of the way. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks, your elderly loved one will enjoy each hearty meal, ending with a burp. Home With Help in Arizona is your partner when it comes to taking care of senior citizens. We offer high quality home care services tailored to meet our clients’ needs. Every minute, every second of the day, we are here to help you out. Home With Help, which serves the greater Scottsdale, Phoenix AZ area also offers home care services to parents taking care of newborn babies and children as well. Give us a call today 480-941-0200!