May 30, 2017
Many studies have shown that seniors generally don’t eat well and
many different factors are responsible – changing taste buds, medication
side effects, or simply a lack of interest in cooking for just one or two
As older adults have different nutritional requirements, their food
should be a bit different as well, but the equation is quite simple – fewer
calories and more protein, calcium, B vitamins, and other nutrients.
Here is a nutrient-dense recipe for seniors that will be both healthy
Banana Split Oatmeal
Here’s an excellent way to start your day.
The preparation time is about 10 minutes, 1 serving only.
1⁄3 cup oatmeal, quick-cooking (dry)
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
3⁄4 cups water (very hot)
1⁄2 banana (sliced)
1⁄2 cup frozen yogurt (non-fat)
1. Mix together the oatmeal and salt in a microwave safe
cereal bowl, and stir in water.
2. Microwave on high power for 1 minute, then stir again.
3. Repeat the process several times until the cereal
reaches the desired thickness, then stir again.
4. Top with banana slices and frozen yogurt.