7 Healthy Foods to Eat to Promote Senior Nutrition
7 Healthy Foods to Eat
to Promote Senior Nutrition
Let’s face it, snacking throughout the day can be just as important
for your health as eating the proper meals.
According to a Redbook magazine article, dietician Rachel Beller said
that grazing during the day has a big impact.
If you get too hungry between meals, that can deplete your will
power and make you consume more calories overall.
The trick, Beller said, is to choose nutrient-rich foods and filling
combos of protein and fiber.
Here are some healthy snacks for
seniors and adults, according to
1. Healthy Potato Chip Swaps
Rich in Vitamin A, it’s a kid favorite, but you can also enjoy the recipe:
• Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
• Cut four sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges, place fresh-side down
on a roasting pan, then brush with a mixture of 2 tablespoons olive oil,
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder and 1 teaspoon kosher salt Cook, turning
once, for 20-25 minutes.
• Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2. Spicy Popcorn
• A light, fun snack, add garlic, parmesan and sugar or salt to this
• It’s a solid source of fiber and antioxidants.
3. Do-It-Yourself Kettle Corn
This one can eliminate some of the artificial chemicals from processed
• Toss 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of Stevia with 2 cups of
freshly popped popcorn.
• Then, shake them in a paper bag for even distribution.
• The Stevia can be switched with 1 teaspoon of honey plus 1 teaspoon of
water, microwaved for 20 seconds to thin it out.
4. Healthy Nachos
This tantalizing dish includes only three to four multigrain chips, a few
pinches of cheddar, a zap in the microwave and a dollop of guacamole
or sprinkle of scallions.
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5. Brown Rice Bonanza
• A big batch of brown rice is oh, so good.
• Heat up a small bowl and top it with salsa, hummus or Trader Joe’s
‘Cowboy Caviar,’ a mix of black beans, peppers and roasted corn.
6. Low-carb Turkey Wrap
• A turkey wrap only has 75 calories, so go to town!
• Spread 2 teaspoons of honey mustard on three thin slices of turkey,
top with 1/4 cup sliced apple and wrap in lettuce.
7. Healthy apples
• They’re called cinnamon-spiced baked apples:
• Core a crisp apple and put the wedges in a microwave-safe bowl.
• Sprinkle with a teaspoon of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon and
nutmeg, then toss to cover.
• Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe plate and cook for three to four
minutes on high.
• The apple is less than 90 calories and provides 3 grams of filling fiber;
adding raisins provides more iron, Vitamin C and fiber.
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