As we age nutrition become more critical to keep us healthy, active and help us achieve a quality of life.
Unfortunately, this is also the time we struggle to cook for ourselves, are eating alone, have decreased appetite or lose interest in preparing meals.
Here are a few easy suggestions to throw together to ensure you get a healthy nutritious meal that won’t take too long or break the bank.
- BBQ chicken with cooked frozen vegetables or roast vegetables (pre-cut vegetables can be purchased from the vegetable section in the grocery store)
- Honey soy chicken stir-fry – Fry up some BBQ chicken or chicken pieces with frozen Asian vegetables and add ½ cup soy sauce plus 1-2 tbsp honey and stir through until cooked. Serve on brown rice (microwavable pouch can be purchased from the grocery store)
- Fish or salmon (frozen portions available) served with a simple side salad.
- Chicken and salad wraps
- Salmon or chicken foil parcels – combine salmon or chicken pieces with olive oil, garlic and lemon juice and place in the centre of a foil square. Add vegetables such as diced sweet potato, pumpkin, zucchini and capsicum. Fold foil over contents and cook in 180°C oven for 20-30 minutes
- Scrambled eggs – 2 eggs scrambled and cooked with mushrooms. Serve on a piece of wholegrain toast with ¼ avocado on top
- Beef rissoles (can be purchased from grocery store or butcher) served with potato or sweet potato mash (mash can be bought pre-made from grocery store) and frozen peas
- 2 x boiled eggs and avocado on wholegrain toast
- Tuna, tomato and cottage cheese on wholegrain crackers
- Baked eggs (see recipe)