Though one of the great benefits of living in Grand Villa is the delicious meals and social interaction available in the dining room each day, there are times when seniors may want to relax in their rooms or enjoy the independence of preparing dinner themselves.
Whether seniors consider cooking to be a serious hobby or a casual past time, fixing tasty meals in their apartments is simple to accomplish with the right recipes, some basic ingredients and a microwave.
Simple to store until needed and often already precut, frozen foods in particular are a practical addition to a cook's inventory.
As National Frozen Foods Awareness Month, March is a great time to explore new recipes starring this extensive group of food items. To help you get started, here are six frozen foods that you can give a try today.
High amounts of vitamins C and K, iron, magnesium and calcium make spinach a terrific ingredient for seniors to add to their diet. Once thawed, this superfood can be added to breakfast omelets and evening meals alike with very little preparation time required.
Broccoli and cheese is a classic comfort food combination that has been used in soups, sides and casseroles for years. Cooking this nutrient-rich veggie in the microwave quickly steams the florets which often lets you skip defrosting steps in recipes and simplifies the work. This makes it easy to enjoy this superfood whenever a craving strikes.
High in fiber and protein, peas help fill you up and reduce hunger between meals. Delicious during winter weather in hot soups and casseroles, frozen peas work just as easily in salads at summer potlucks and 4th of July picnics.
Cauliflower contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals, and it's easy to steam in the microwave which makes it a handy ingredient in casseroles and soups. Cauliflower is a good choice for seniors trying to lose weight due to its low calorie amount and filling fiber content.
Packed with antioxidants, blueberries have been among the most-discussed superfoods since the term was first coined. Low in calories and high in nutrients, these popular fruits have proven to be more than just hype and are an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
A favorite of many individuals, peaches are high in antioxidants that help strengthen the immune system and are a great source of vitamins and minerals. Bags of frozen peaches ensure the sweet fruit can be enjoyed out of its peak season and let seniors skip the hassle of removing its fuzzy skin.