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Home Health Care Tips: Healthy Meal Options for Vegetarian Seniors

May 11, 2017 by Leslie Knopp

Many senior citizens have made the decision to eliminate meat from their diet. Whether an older adult has become a vegetarian for environmental, religious, or health reasons, they should make it a top priority to get all of the nutrients they need to live a healthy life. Home health care professionals can assist vegetarian seniors in preparing the following delicious and nutritious meals:


Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Vegetarian seniors do not have to give up burgers when they can swap meat for Portobello mushrooms. To prepare this hearty lunch or dinner, older adults can start by rubbing a large Portobello mushroom with a bit of oil, salt and pepper. After they’ve preheated their oven to 425 degrees, they should place the mushrooms on a baking sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes.


Next, seniors can add their favorite type of cheese and put the mushroom back in the oven until the cheese melts. Lastly, the mushroom can be transferred to a whole wheat bun with lettuce, onions, and a bit of low-fat mayo.


Tofu Tacos with Goat Cheese

Tacos with tofu are just as good as tacos with ground beef, steak, or chicken. Home health care aides suggest that seniors interested in tofu tacos start by cooking some tofu in a large skillet with a bit of salt, pepper, and chili powder until it is golden brown. Next, they should add some corn and spinach. Once the corn is heated and the spinach is wilted, the mixture can be added to tortillas and topped with a bit of salsa and goat cheese.


Vegetarian Meals Are Available for Seniors Through Simply to Go

Simply to Go is a new meal delivery service by Comfort Keepers of Traverse City, MI. With this service, older adults can enjoy fresh, healthy meals delivered to their door three times a week. Simply to Go caters to food restrictions and would be happy to provide your vegetarian senior with nutrient-rich, meatless meal options. Contact our home health care team today for further information.


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