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The 3 Top Meal Prep Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved One February 14, 2018

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The 3 Top Meal Prep Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved One, Wayne, New Jersey

Planning and cooking three meals per day can cause stress for any individual. With age, meal prep may become even more challenging than before. Many seniors have difficulty getting around and using cooking tools like they once did, and they also may feel less hungry than usual. To ensure they receive the nutritional support they need to live healthy, you may want to assist your loved one with weekly meal preparation. There are a few key tips that will help the two of you indulge in delicious, healthy meals, week after week.

How to Assist Your Elderly Loved One With Meal Prep

1. Set Aside At Least One Day a Week

Cooking three times a day can be time consuming. However, you can drastically simplify the preparation process when you set aside one or two days per week to whip up several meals. From three servings of salmon and broccoli to tofu curry, you can quickly put together several varied and delicious dishes. For lunch, you may want to create a few salads, sandwiches, and soups. For breakfast, consider making a batch of mini frittatas in a cupcake baking tin. That way, your loved one can simply heat-and-eat. 

2. Work Together  

meal prepUnderstandably, your loved one may not be able to handle a knife or a hand-held mixer as well as before. Regardless, the two of you can work together and even have some fun in the kitchen. Make the process go faster when you work together to brainstorm meals and throw everything together. Not only will this help your loved one stay healthy, but these cooking sessions can also help the two of you spend quality time together.

3. Use Multi-Purpose Ingredients

Shopping for and preparing an entire week’s worth of meals may feel overwhelming. To simplify the routine and save money, select ingredients that can be used in several dishes throughout the week. For example, add some of that salmon to the breakfast frittatas as well as nightly dinners. Even when utilizing some of the same core ingredients, you can make an array of colorful, original dishes.  


Naturally, you want to help your elderly loved one lead a happy, healthy life. However, you may not be able to assume all of these responsibilities on your own. For the senior care support you need, consult the professionals from Visiting Angels in Wayne, NJ. The caregivers provide meal prep and home care services that help elderly individuals live well. To learn more about the business, visit the website. You can also call a helpful professional at (973) 839-3761.

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