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Senior Citizen Easy to Chew recipes


Last Updated : Apr 28,2018



Easy to chew or soft foods can be a boon for the elderly who have difficulty chewing due to loss of teeth. It is important that they continue to consume nutritious and balanced meals to remain active and healthy. The best soft foods are those that are soft and moist in their natural form, they can also be mashed, puréed or moisture can be added to make food easier to chew.

Here are a few guidelines that we have kept in mind while selecting recipes in this section :

· Choose fruits that are naturally soft such as banana, all types of berries such as strawberry, raspberry, chickoo, pear that can be chewed without any problem. Banana, muskmelon, watermelon, strawberries can be added to milkshakes and smoothies. Try Strawberry Yoghurt which can be had for breakfast.
· Choose soft and moist foods. You can chop, mash, mince, grind or purée foods to give it an easy-to-chew texture. Curd Rice and Bajra Khichdi are great if your looking for good rice options that are nutritious and can be eaten without much hassle.
Include soups and broths that contain vegetables such as spinach, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and carrots. For nourishing soups choices, try Quick Vegetable Broth and Green Peas
Cereals such as oats, rice, jowar, ragi, can be consumed in the form of porridge or khichdi Jowar and Vegetable Porridge is sure to keep you full for a long time. Remember to add chopped and boiled veggies in your porridge to make it nutritious and fiber rich.


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Recipe# 32893
17 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
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Recipe# 4617
02 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick Vegetable Broth provides lots of energy and nutrients while also being very soothing and pleasant, so much so that it sends a warm feeling through you, relaxing your nerves as you take every spoonful. This tasty, colourful and easy-to-cook soup is a low-cal treat brimming with the goodness of ....
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Recipe# 22222
01 Nov 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted besan has a rich and appetising aroma, a property that is usually used well in the realm of sweets. However, we have innovatively used roasted besan along with taste givers like ginger-green chilli paste, as the stuffing for whole wheat parathas. This simple yet tasty Besan Paratha is al ....
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Recipe# 40712
26 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody yearns for a treat once in a while! Here is a perfectly enjoyable snack, made keeping diabetic norms in mind. These scrumptious Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikkis are made with fibre and iron-rich moong sprouts bound together by oats flour, which contains betaglucan, a unique type of so ....
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Recipe# 4634
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy and satiating option, the Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup is a wholesome and tasteful soup that retains the natural flavours of the veggies to the hilt. It makes use of fibre-rich ingredients like green peas, cauliflower, cabbage and carrots. Avoid straining to retain the fibre con ....
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Recipe# 3565
26 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
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Recipe# 22448
11 Nov 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique tikki made with crunchy peanuts and vibrant spinach held together by whole wheat flour and besan. This tasty snack is loaded with vitamin B3, which is required for producing and utilising energy from the food that you eat. With just a dash of lemon juice and green chillies to ....
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Recipe# 33282
16 May 10

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by Tarla Dalal
If somebody asks you to make Khandvi, they are probably testing your cooking skills! This delectable Gujarati snack, made of a besan and curd batter, is one of the tastiest foods you can sink your teeth into. Appearing like tightly-rolled up sheets, neatly cut and tempered attractively, the visual a ....
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Recipe# 5292
05 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Serve this flavourful dal with steaming hot rice for a wholesome and zero cholesterol meal.
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Recipe# 35084
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But I’m sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
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Recipe# 3544
26 Nov 12

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by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you sat ....
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Recipe# 2934
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
These quick and easy to make dhoklas are best enjoyed as a breakfast dish or even a late afternoon snack. Black-eyed beans, also called cow peas or chawli beans are extremely rich in iron and folic acid. Both these nutrients are required in abundance, especially during the first trimester.
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Recipe# 22168
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
In this sumptuous recipe, low-fat curds provides a tangy twist to toovar dal without adding much to the calorie count. To get the best texture and flavour, make sure you add the curds after lowering the flame so that it does not curdle. Apart from being low in fat, the other good news is that the Da ....
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Recipe# 35109
10 May 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lemon Rice is an all-time favourite rice preparation in South India, where it is made on a regular basis for lunch or dinner, offered as prasad to devotees at temples, served as part of a wedding spread, and carried frequently in the dabba to work or school. With a holistic flavour that combin ....
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