Every year we promise ourselves that the next year, we will be eating healthier and that we will try to eradicate the old bad habits.
Adult people, especially those who spend the rest of their lives in the Nursing Home have only one wish: to spend the remaining of their lives living a high-quality life.
How can we help them to achieve that wish?
We start with food.
And not just any food – instead we start with healthy foods and foods that suit the age of those people.
First, advise yourself with a nutritionist to get a better picture of what to change in the menu to have in it healthier food for adults.
Second, try to find some nursing home menus that are dietitian approved with good examples of food that is both nutritious, healthy and tasty.
We will give you some ideas on how to quickly prepare your Nursing home menus this year, but in the same time to keep the food delicious.
Here are 21 ideas for your Nursing Home menus:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start with it.
Make a monthly menu with a different breakfast.
Here are some examples of healthy breakfasts like a start for your Nursing Home menu ideas:
You can add fruit (raspberry, banana or mixed red fruit)
Oatmeal contains high levels of linoleic acid and together with soluble (dietary) fibers help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood.
Oatmeal is excellent for the heart and the entire circulatory system because of the good healthy fats it contains.
It is also good for digestion. The recommended daily dose is about 40 grams.
2. Eggs on different preparation (scrambled, boiled, omelet, etc.)
Everyone knows the benefits of their consumption. Because of the richness of vitamins, they are recommended to eat frequently, but still to a certain extent. Omega 3 masses are great fighters against triglycerides. You can combine them with any vegetables or add seeds, in any case, you will not make a mistake if you add them as an idea for breakfast in the menu.
3. Pancakes (made with oat flour, banana, milk, and egg)
Pancakes are the sweet pleasure for everyone, from the smallest to the oldest. No one loves pancakes. If you make pancakes, it is good to use oat flour or integrally as this delicious breakfast to be healthy.
4. Spinach Pie
Put spinach at the top of the shopping list, because it is superfood with rich content of vitamins and minerals.
Spinach can always be used, not just as breakfast. It’s a great addition to meat, but it’s even better when prepared as a salad.
You can combine spinach with cheese, or seeds.
Spinach Pie is an excellent addition to any nursing home menu.
5. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl recipe filled with kale, bacon, and eggs.
Quinoa is an excellent choice for breakfast because it’s gluten-free, but also because of all the benefits we get from consuming this magical food. It contains high levels of protein and even nine essential amino acids.
In combination with Kale, you will receive a good bomb for which the body will be very grateful.
6. Blueberry Muffins
Recent research has shown that blueberry is excellent in dealing with forgetting and supporting brain cells.
Usually, older people have a memory problem, so with frequent berry consumption, it can be improved.
Whether you choose the Blueberry as an accessory to the mafias or you will serve it fresh, the benefits will always be there.
7. Fresh fruit
Fresh fruit is still a good choice for a healthy breakfast. There are many ways to serve breakfast fruits. You can serve it as a fruit salad, or as a supplement with a prepared breakfast. In any case, the fruit is a must for every person.
Of all the examples I have listed, everyone is healthy full of health benefits for people who live in your Nursing home.
Nursing Home Menu Ideas for Lunch
For lunch use vegetables such as kale, carrot, and spinach combined with protein.
Turn on the soup as a regular meal on your menu. Do not use instant soups; freshly cooked soups are always smoother and healthier.
1. Cauliflower soup and roast chicken
Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and several vitamins B, and is low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, and almost no fat. The cauliflower soup together with the chicken dish will make an incredibly healthy combination of vitamins and proteins that are good for human health.
2. Creamy pumpkin soup and beef
The pumpkin soup is caloric, but rich in Dietary Fiber and very many beta carotene. The pumpkin contains vitamin A, and a vitamin C. You can combine the pumpkin soup with any meat as a meal in your menu. It is, and older people will adore it.
3. Broccoli broth and meatballs in sauce
Not everyone wants to eat broccoli, but made in a soup is very tasty, and at the same time good for health. Because the cream is creamy, you can add a slice of cheddar cheese for a stronger taste.
Meatballs can be made from any meat, and the recipe can always be varied. In any case, when supplied with sauce, it is still delicious. Use fragrant spices that will add an extra flavor to your food.
4. Roasted potatoes with vegetables
There is no failure with baked potatoes with vegetables. In baking, you can always add different vegetables, but always add carrots, garlic, and spices. On the potatoes, you can add sauce.
5. Bean soup with vegetable salad
Beans are rich in proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. You can prepare the bean as a soup or as an additive in the salad. In any case, it is tasty and healthy.
6. Roast lamb with potatoes
Undoubtedly the most common meal, whether roasted or not. Rich in high-quality protein and many vitamins and minerals, lamb, can be an excellent component of a healthy diet. Combine it with potatoes, in the baking of potatoes they will receive from the sauce that releases the place and will be incredibly tasty.
7. Lentil burger
Great vegetarian dish. Easy to consume, easy for digestion, easy to prepare.
You can fill the burger with vegetables like tomato, lettuce, onions. You can always add tofu. If you introduce this kind of burger into your menu, people who live in your nursing home will be very grateful.
Nursing Home Menus and Ideas for Dinner
Dinner can be said to be the most important meal of the day. Let the menu for dinner be varied. Let it have meat, but let it not be high caloric. Always include vegetarian meals on your list.
Here are some ideas for a weekly menu in your nursing home:
1. Salmon prepared with vegetables
Salmon is always a good idea for dinner. Combined with herbs is excellent for digestion, but also with a lot of nutritional value.
Buy fresh salmon, so you get all the good from it.
2. Pasta/ Noodles
Once a week prepare a paste in your menu. The paste can also be vegetarian, with seafood, various sauces, and cheeses. Recipes for paste are always light and fast, so you will not lose much time in preparation. Noodles come as a healthier option in contrast to the paste. You can also prepare them in different variations.
3. Grilled Chicken breasts and rice with vegetables
Chicken breasts without skin are a very healthy dish. A wealth of proteins that are needed for older people in your nursing home. If you prepare them for dinner, combine them with roasted vegetables, and if you prepare them for lunch, serve them together with soup or fresh salad. Chicken breasts without skin are excellent for any sandwich or taco.
The popular pizza that Antonio loved to make. Keep it in your menu, although not very healthy. However exceptions can sometimes be made, but a healthy pizza can be made if you make it with mushrooms and vegetables.
Lasagna may not be the healthiest meal, but it’s tasty, and no one wants lasagna.
The advantage of lasagna as a meal is that it can be prepared in several different ways and even a vegetarian variant of lasagna.
6. Stuffed Peppers
In some countries, stuffed peppers are part of traditional cuisine, and are consumed frequently.
Peppers, like lasagna, can be filled with other ingredients, except for meat.
Excellent replacement as a vegetarian serving are stuffed peppers with cottage cheese and eggs. No doubt this type of meal will be one of your people’s favorites.
7. Turkey burger
As an evening meal, you can choose to add in your menu turkey burger. The turkey meat is one of the healthier meat types and is an excellent choice as an evening meal. In the burger you can add a fresh salad, so with this, the meal will get the meaning of a great healthy dinner at the end of the day.