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In Home Caregiver Tips: Fall Superfoods for Seniors

Sep 20, 2018 by Leslie Knopp

The fall is the perfect time for older adults to start eating healthier. One of the ways they can do is by purchasing superfoods that are available during this season. An in home caregiver can educate your senior loved one of the following fall superfoods.
 

Apples
Regardless of whether they are baked or eaten raw, apples are delicious. They can be apple or green and are loaded with antioxidants and dietary fiber. An in home caregiver can show your senior how to make a variety of apple dishes including applesauce, apple dumplings, apple muffins, and apple crisp.
 

Brussel Sprouts
An in home caregiver can show your older adult how to prepare great tasting Brussel sprouts. Since they are a bit bitter, these veggies are tasty when made with balsamic vinegar or another tangy sauce. Brussel sprouts are great sources of folate, iron, and vitamin K.
 

Pears
Pears offer a unique sweet and juicy taste. They are particularly delicious when they are poached or bake and packed with fiber, copper, and vitamin C. Pears can add an exciting twist to a regular salad, sandwich, or chicken dish.
 

Pumpkins
Pumpkins don’t have to be reserved for Halloween decorations. They offer a sweet taste and one-of-a-kind texture that is perfect for a pie, cake, or pudding. Pumpkins are rich in fiber, vitamin B, and potassium.
 

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are versatile and offer incredible health benefits when they are roasted. They are an excellent source of vitamin A and iron and can complement any fall dish. To make sweet potato fries, seniors can cut up some sweet potatoes, place them in a large bowl with soybean oil, salt, pepper, and paprika and bake them until they are golden brown and tender.
 

Apples, Brussel sprouts, pears, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes are all tasty and nutrient rich foods seniors should incorporate into their fall diet. Seniors in Traverse City, MI can get a balanced diet and proper nutrition easily with Simply To Go meals from Comfort Keepers.

 

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