Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but lunch is important in its own right. Having a hearty lunch can prevent fatigue and also stop you from snacking which is an unhealthy habit. Lunch is also a perfect opportunity to get a midday break and load up on fuel to power you through the rest of the day. Nutrition is especially important for aging adults. Eating meals that are full of beneficial nutrients can reduce the risks of developing health conditions and also help older adults age gracefully. Here are some delicious yet nutritional lunch ideas to prepare.
Wholemeal wraps are a versatile lunch option with the ability to contain many proteins and vegetables. Protein is a crucial nutrient as it helps the body to maintain muscle tissue. Keeping a healthy muscle mass can protect older adults from injuries sustained during a fall. Wholemeal also contains fibers to promote solon health and prevent constipation. Line a wholemeal tortilla with turkey and a vegetable mix and top it with a flavorful dressing before wrapping it into a tight roll.
Roasted Vegetable Salad
Instead of a boring iceberg lettuce salad, why not try a roasted vegetable salad. Root vegetables like parsnips, carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes sweeten when roasted. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which strengthens the body’s immune system. Toss the vegetables in a tablespoon of olive oil can help with absorbing fat-soluble nutrients.
Salmon is a rich source of vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin B12 is crucial in reducing blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, while omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation and promote the growth of healthier hair and skin. Slather the salmon steaks in extra-virgin olive oil and season it with dry herbs like fresh basil or thyme. Wrap it in aluminum foil before placing it in the oven on low heat. The fish is ready when it is flaky but still moist. Serve it with a side of healthy greens.
This Italian classic has all sorts of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients due to its long list of vegetable and bean ingredients. Tomatoes, carrots, spinach, lentils, onions, and eggplants are some of the many vegetables that you can add to a minestrone soup. This variety is rich in fiber which helps with digestion and keeping the intestines healthy. Caramelize the onions and garlic and pour in the broth before adding veggies like carrots and zucchini which cooks quicker. Finally, add some beans or carbohydrates like pasta to make the soup more filling.
Sensations Dining at Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City
With Sensations Dining at Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City, our residents are always served delicious and nutritional meals three times a day. The freshest ingredients are used to ensure that our food is delectable and enjoyable for our residents. We also offer a wide range of menu items, from local favorites to international cuisines for our residents to select according to their preference. Our professional chefs will cook dishes to meet all the nutritional needs of our residents to help them maintain their health and wellbeing. Be treated to our restaurant-style 5-star dining options when you join our senior living community at Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City.