Amazing summer recipes for seniors: curated by one of the leading premium retirement homes in Bangalore
April 15, 2022
Categories : Senior Living Tips
Health problems such as dehydration and digestive issues during summers can cause loss of appetite amongst seniors. By including hydrating and delicious summer recipes in their diet, seniors can ensure that their nutritional needs are met. Here are a few amazing summer recipes:
1. Fruit salad:
Fruit salad is easy to make and can be customised to meet individual tastes. A bowl of delicious fruit salad is rich in fibre for a healthy gut, micronutrients that keep your body working at its best, and antioxidants to fight diseases.
For the dressing
- 3 tbsp cup honey
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 to 3 strawberries, chopped
- 1 banana, sliced
- 2 kiwis, sliced
- 2 apples, peeled and chopped
- Half a mango, peeled and chopped
- 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium size onion, chopped
- ½ tsp ginger
- 3 to 4 fresh tomatoes, peeled and crushed
- 1 ½ cups of water or vegetable stock
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 4 medium size potatoes
- 2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
- 3 tbsp olive oil
For the salad
How to make it ?
In a bowl, mix honey, orange juice, and lemon zest. Add fruits to a mixing bowl and add the dressing. Toss the fruits gently to combine. Before serving, sprinkle chia seeds on top.
2. Tomato soup:
It’s a healthy alternative to evening tea. Pair the soup with a crusty roll and enjoy the rich flavours.
How to make it?
Melt butter in a pot and add chopped onion. Add ginger and sauté. Slowly, pour 2 cups of water, crushed tomatoes with their juices, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Blend the soup, and then season to taste. For extra flavour, add basil and oregano.
3. Roasted potatoes:
The goodness of roasted potatoes and aroma of herbs make it a perfect meal.
How to make it?
Skin the potatoes and cut them into pieces. Soak, rinse and pat dry the potatoes. In a mixing bowl, put potatoes with olive oil, garlic, salt, and all the herbs. Gently toss them. Spread the coated potatoes over a greased baking sheet. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes. Place the baking sheet inside the oven and cook for about 30 minutes at 200 degree Celsius.
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