5 easy and delicious recipes for the elderly

This article will explore some recipes especially suited to elderly people with diet and appetite in mind.

Oatmeal with Fruit

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup honey(more to taste)
  • 1/4 milk
  • fresh peach slices or
  • sliced strawberries

Bring water and salt to boil. Add oats, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute over medium heat.

Remove from heat. Add milk and honey. Next add peach slices or strawberry slices. Serves 2.

Scrambled Eggs with Ham

Delicious Recipes for the Elderly

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 4 Tblsp shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp oil or cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Whisk eggs in bowl till frothy, add diced ham and seasoning. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Then add egg mixture, stirring to prevent sticking. Just before removing from the pan, sprinkle cheese on top. Serves 2.

Egg Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup salad dressing
  • 3 Tblsp pickle relish
  • 3 Tblsp milk
  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 6 lettuce leaves

Combine all ingredients except tomatoes and lettuce. Cut each tomato into sixths, cutting through to within 1/2 inch of bottom. Spread out sections slightly. Place tomato on lettuce leaf; top with egg salad mixture. Serves 3-6.

Tuna Macaroni Salad

  • 10 oz can White Tuna
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tblsp chopped onion
  • 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup salad dressing
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 hard-boiled egg coarsely chopped

Mix all ingredients and chill for 1/2 an hour. Serves 4-6.

Hearty Potato Soup

  • 6 medium-large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half

Peel and dice potatoes and put in medium sauce pan with onions. Then add chicken broth to cover. Bring to a boil and then simmer over medium heat until fork pierces potatoes easily. (15-20 min) Mash potatoes and add the half and half. Stir well and add the ham and shredded cheese, stir occasionally until the cheese melts, add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 3-4.

Baked Cod

  • 2 lbs cod fillets
  • 4-6 oz melted butter
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • dash paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese

Rinse and dry fish according to directions. Place in shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, paprika, salt, and pepper. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes until slightly browned and fish are flaky. Serve with melted butter as dipping sauce. Serves 4-5.