Seniors find it difficult to prepare, cook, heat, and use the stove at some point in their lives. This can make it very difficult for family members to ensure they are getting the appropriate nutrition and calories needed to sustain their diet. Seniors tend to shy away from asking for help, so it’s up to their family members to read cues and signals indicating that they need help with meals.
Some of our favorite easy no bake recipes for seniors
- Chicken caesar salad – get chicken from the grocery store already cooked (rotisserie chicken)
- Strawberry spinach salad
- Kale and cabbage pad thai salad
- Thai veggie wrap
- Vegan chickpea wrap
- Cereal and milk
- Bread with peanut butter/honey or butter
- Cheese sandwich with tomato
If you would like to prepare meals ahead for seniors, they can take these meals out of the fridge and serve them chilled, without having to bake anything or use the stove.
- Pasta salad
- Chicken wrap
- Vietnamese wrap
- Potato salad
Knowing that your aging parents or grandparents have healthy meals to fill their fridge will give you peace of mind when you can’t be with them. Make sure they have a couple of meals at all times so they have some variety to choose from. No one wants to eat the same meal repeatedly day after day. You might find it easier to prepare large meals like these for your family, and the seniors in your life. Try to make it as easy as you can on yourself, as adding cooking for other family members can take a toll. Allocate time to prep, cook, and deliver your meals for yourself each week so you don’t feel pressed for time. The seniors in your life will be so grateful for all of the help they receive from their family.