4 Energy Foods for Your Elderly Loved One
Your senior loved one may feel weak at times and may need additional sustenance for them to go about their day. There are actually foods that are high in energy that can be good for the elderly! These foods can also be healthy, too.
Here are 4 high energy foods for your senior relatives:
1. Fruits and vegetables
2. Whole grains
3. Cold-Water Fish
4. Low-Fat Dairy Products
What about you? What are some of your elderly relative’s favorite high energy foods? Share with us in the comments today!
Spaghetti sauce over 100% whole grain penne🍅🍝
Thank Goodness for leftover meat from last nights stuffed bell peppers! Also I used store bought spaghetti sauce because mama did not have patience for alll that tonight😂
1. Cook penne in salted boiling water until done-I like mine slightly past al dente-
2. Strain noodles via colander and rinse them with COLD water.
3. Using the same pot you cooked the penne in, (because who doesn't like less dishes💁🏼) cook diced portabello mushrooms (6 slices), 2 cloves of minced garlic and strips of 1/2 an onion in 1 Tbsp butter or olive oil, until onions are almost all translucent.
2. Add leftover ground beef-about 1/2 pound- and 1 jar of your choice sauce- I chose 7 herb tomato 🍅
3. Mix together until heated on low. Serve over pasta and add Parmesan on top. ...................
#wholegrain#fortirwin#spaghetti#i ❤️cheese #busymama#quickdinner#Stayathomemom#SAHM
We have been experimenting with the beautiful fresh wholegrain flours from our local farmer-millers @woodstockflour The khoransan round loaf is there - really lovely flavour with a soft open crumb. The 100% wholegrain loaf using the spitfire wheat flour needs a little more tweaking. Not long to wait though bread lovers 😁 #wholegrain#sourdough#localfood#knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom
Love pasta but worried it leads to weight gain? 🍝😯 That’s total BS. 🙄 It’s all about the portions. You can have pasta (or anything, really) as often as you want, just keep the portion to a handful or so per meal (more if you’re really active). ✅That amount will look pretty sad in your bowl, so bulk it up by serving with tons of veggies!!! Tonight I did plenty of yellow summer squash, zucchini and cremini mushrooms 🍄 in crushed tomatoes 🍅 with garlic, oregano and basil 🌿. Don’t forget to add some protein whether its ground turkey, chicken, shrimp or tofu. You can also use whole grain pasta for fiber or lentil pasta for some extra protein too. 💪 And I gotta have some fresh parm 🧀 -
⁉️Is pasta on your menu? Why or why not?
Grab your KERNELS and let’s get POPPIN’! 🍿
Popcorn makes us really happy. And that’s because it counts as a WHOLE GRAIN to check off on the Daily Dozen!
Three cups of popped kernels = one daily recommended serving. Which may sound like a tummy full, but for all the popcorn junkies out there: that’s way less than ONE average sized bag of microwave popcorn.
Don’t go tearing the wrapper off those bags just yet though! We suggest getting your hands on a popcorn AIR-POPPER and leaving the bagged popcorn at the grocery store.
Studies have shown that DIACETYL, the chemical ingredient used to produce the buttery flavor (and smell!) of microwave popcorn, releases vapors that can damage inhalation airways and can cause flavorings-related lung disease...
Phew! Aren’t you glad we didn’t say your head would EXPLODE from sitting too close to the microwave?!
Air poppers average at about $30 (swipe 👉🏼 right to see example), and not only do these nifty little devices keep our kitchens clear of hazardous vapors, but they require NO OIL. All you’ll ever have to buy again is popcorn kernels, which are CHEAP and can be seasoned sweet, salty, savory or whatever you feel like snacking on.
Around here, popcorn gets eaten up faster than the time it takes to pop. After LIGHTLY misting our popcorn to create a sticky surface, we like to sprinkle cracked pepper and a little @bragglivefoodproducts nutritional yeast for a cheesy, so-good-you-can’t-stop taste and beneficial B12 boost!
Source: (CDC, 2016)
Totally in love with the new English muffins from @canyonglutenfree in original (5 per pack) and honey whole grain (4 per pack).
Made with wholesome and clean ingredients, they toast up crunchy outside and a fluffy pillow of chewy goodness on the inside. And the nooks and crannies make for that perfect crunch.
As with all their products, the English muffins are free of dairy, soy and nuts. You can pick up both in their air-tight packaging in stores starting next month!
Thank you @canyonglutenfree for continuing to make quality products that help us #lovebreadagain .
Baking some special Peasant Levain for Whole Foods’ opening in Kirkland! Behold the magic of stencils. ✨💫🥖 So excited for tonight’s bread breaking before the Grand Opening tomorrow. Nice work from our awesome Seattle bakers! #artisanbread#breadpartners#freshlybaked
"In a world where wheat is often cast as a dietary enemy and more and more people are avoiding grains entirely, I feel obliged to come out as an unabashed lover of all cereal crops. They are essential foods in my household, and I can’t imagine life without them." Marisa McClellan of @foodinjars shares her recipes in Coming Home to Whole Grains in Issue 28::GRAIN.
Diabetes, like many other illnesses can be difficult to manage, but it gets much easier with the relevant facts and nutrition information. Eating foods with a low glycemic index(E.g. Prilan Fonio), reducing your alcohol consumption, taking drugs prescribed for you, and monitoring your blood sugar levels can help improve your overall health and symptoms.
SOOO this just came back into stock today. This cereal was released when we were at Convention in Utah in June, and let’s just say the one box we bought didn’t make it home with us. Not only is it SO delicious, but it also only has five “GOOD FOR YOU” ingredients: Whole-grain einkorn flour, Coconut sugar, Oat bran, Salt, and Mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E). So I can eat a box of this a day and not feel guilty. 😂 Shipping is free this week through Friday, so it’s safe to say we are going to be filling our pantry. 🥣
We love pizza 🍕 and if there is a way to give it a little healthier twist, I’m here for it 🙋🏻♀️. We threw this together for a quick weeknight dinner. SAVE for a quick, yummy dinner idea! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Flatbread/thin whole grain pizza crust (we used ActiveFit)
Red onion, sliced
Mozzarella cheese ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
2. Place crust on a oven safe pan
3. Add ingredients on crust
4. Bake for 10-12 Min
Another idea I had is adding some arugula and balsamic vinegar! Be creative!
Wednesday is Emmer day! This is the day we bake our #organic Wholegrain Emmer bread. High in fibre with a nutty flavour, this loaf is particularly tasty with eggs. For an afternoon snack, look for our Carrot Raisin Pumpkin Seed Cookies, made with #bcgrown sifted Emmer.