Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for seniors with diabetic conditions or sensitive stomachs. Smile Senior Care is here to help seniors, their families and their home care aides meet the challenge of staying healthy. Many factors can make it difficult for seniors to eat healthy, such as medication and changing nutritional requirements due to aging. Smile Senior Care is passing along 2 wholesome breakfast recipes to get your day started in a healthy fashion.
Banana Split Oatmeal
Yield: 1 serving
- 1⁄3 cup oatmeal, quick-cooking (dry)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cups water (very hot)
- 1⁄2 banana (sliced)
- 1⁄2 cup frozen yogurt, non-fat
In a microwave safe cereal bowl, mix together the oatmeal and salt. Stir in water.
Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave on high power for another minute. Stir again.
Microwave an additional 30-60 seconds on high power until the cereal reaches the desired thickness. Stir again. Top with banana slices and frozen yogurt.
Healthy Breakfast Fritatta
- 1/2 medium onion, minced
- 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 lb ground lamb or turkey
- 1 + 2 TBS chicken broth
- 3 cups rinsed and finely chopped kale (stems removed)
- 5 omega-3 enriched eggs
- salt and black pepper to taste
Mince onion and chop garlic; let them sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting benefits.
Preheat broiler on low. Heat 1 TBS broth in a 9-10 inch stainless steel skillet. Sauté onion over medium heat, for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Add garlic, ground lamb or turkey, and cook for another 3 minutes on medium heat, breaking up clumps. Add kale and 2 TBS broth. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook covered for about 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and mix. Beat eggs, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and pour on top of mixture evenly. Cook on low for another 2 minutes without stirring.Place skillet under broiler in middle of oven, about 7 inches from the heat source so it has time to cook without the top burning. As soon as the eggs are firm, it is done, about 2-3 minutes.
Source: The George Mateljan Foundation