Senior Care Cornelius NC
Now that it is September many people are turning their thoughts to the delicious seasonal foods that this new season as to offer. Eating seasonal foods is a great way to not only enjoy the wonderful flavors of these foods, but also fantastic nutrition. One fall food that can offer your senior parent a wide variety of health benefits is apples. With thousands of varieties available, your parent will be able to find options that they enjoy. These apples offer antioxidants, dietary fiber, and vitamins for improved health and support of ongoing health and wellbeing. While your parent can just pick up an apple and enjoy it on its own, it is fun to find other delicious ways to integrate them into your parent’s diet throughout the fall season.
Try some of these tasty treats that bring the goodness of apples into your parent’s diet:
• Baked apple. Remove the core from an apple and add a small amount of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Bake until the apple is softened and the ingredients in the middle create a sauce. This gives them the delicious flavor of an apple pie but without the fat and calories of a crust.
• Homemade apple sauce. Individual containers of apple sauce have a reputation for being flavorless and watery. This does not have to be the case. Making your own is not only easy, but it lets you create a sauce that is flavorful, beneficial, and the exact texture that your parent enjoys. Experiment with different kinds and combinations of apples, leaving the skin on and taking it off, and how much you mash it. Add cinnamon, cloves, and other spices gradually until it reaches the flavor that they desire.
• Apple crumble. An apple crumble is a simple dessert that lets your parent enjoy the warm flavors of the fall season while also getting good nutrition, including fiber. Combine sliced apples, cornstarch, sugar, and apple pie spices and put them in the bottom of a baker. Top with oats, brown sugar, ground pecans, butter, and salt and bake until the apples are bubbly and the coating is crunchy.
Starting senior care for your elderly loved one is one of the best ways that you can help your aging parent eat a healthier, more beneficial diet throughout their later years. A senior home care services provider can be with your aging parent on a schedule that is right for your senior and for you so that they can give them a personalized approach to care, support, and assistance tailored to their individual needs, challenges, and limitations. This helps your parent to live a lifestyle that is healthy, comfortable, and safe, while also encouraging greater independence, activity, and engagement. When it comes to eating a healthier diet, this can include going shopping with your parents to help them to make good decisions regarding the foods that they should eat, researching recipes that take their favorite flavors and make them better for their body, and even assisting them with meal and snack preparation so that they can enjoy healthy, beneficial foods as often as possible.