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Last Updated : Jul 27,2019



स्वस्थ वरिष्ठ नागरिक - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Senior Citizen recipes in Hindi)
વરિષ્ઠ નાગરિકો માટે ની રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Senior Citizen recipes in Gujarati)

Healthy Senior Citizen Recipes, Veg Elderly People Recipes

senior citizen recipes. healthy senior citizen recipes. Ageing does manifest with time and we all age gradually over the years. As we pass 60 years, our body undergoes certain changes which includes structural and hormonal both. What more naturally comes with it is also slow metabolism, a drop in appetite, decreased digestive health and oral problems along with a few common health problems like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis (especially in women) by some.

It becomes important for them to concentrate on their health to avoid chronic diseases in near future. Nutrient dense meals which are easy to chew and swallow as well as easy to digest should be the main focus of their diet..

12 ways for Senior Citizens to eat healthy and stay young

1) Pick up fruits and vegetables. Choose from the high fiber and antioxidant rich range like broccoli, carrots, orange, amla, grapefruit and limit the addition of starchy foods such as potato, sweet potato, yam etc. Turn to soups and salads like Broccoli Soup and Chatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad

Chatpata Chawli and Fruit SaladChatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad

2) Stay hydrated by consuming at least 2 litres of water each day. Dehydration causes dizziness, tiredness and constipation.

3) Boost your power with proteins. Dals and pulses cooked with minimal fat and khichdi is one of the healthy vegan pick. Eggs for vegetarians is a good option. Some good dal options are methi toovar dal recipe and palak chana dal recipe

Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy RecipeMethi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe

4) Do not miss out on that crucial calcium consumption daily is a must especially for women with osteoporosis. Include dairy products like curds, paneer, butter milk along with a ragi flour, broccoli and greens. For those who are obese, can try low fat dairy products. Try our high calcium recipes like Date and Apple Shake and Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi.

Date and Apple Shake
Date and Apple Shake

5) Swap refined foods like maida and semolina with healthy whole grains like jowar, oats, quinoa, barley and bajra. 

6) Munch on nuts and oilseeds which are rich in Omega 3 fats such as walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds etc. Try some healthy options like Walnut Sheera, Flaxseeds Dry Chutney or homemade almond butter recipe.

Homemade Almond Butter, for Weight Loss and AthletesHomemade Almond Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes

7) Shun that extra spice from the meal. It can irritate the gut.

8) Fun up your daily meals with fresh herbs like mint leaves, coriander, parsley etc. This will help to make meals pleasing and increase appetite.

9) Dodge out from shopping salty and processed foods such as packaged soups, ready to fry foods such as French fries, tikkis, etc. as they contain high sodium content and can increase risk for hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. 

10) Restrict the consumption of fried foods and sweets to not more than a fortnight in limited quantities.

11) Medications may cause change in taste and can lead to decreased appetite and gastric problems. Therefore they can consume easy to digest foods such as oats porridge, cooked vegetables, rice, dals. Bajra Khichdi, Dahiwali Toovar Dal and Strawberry Yoghurt

Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)

12) Find a fitness friend and exercise daily for at least 45 minutes. Weight training is crucial right through your life as it will strenghten the body and prevent those easy bone breaks which happen later in life. Run,  Brisk walking or yoga can be done. Exercise becomes even more important as with increased age, metabolism slows down and less calories are burnt. 

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Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness
Recipe# 41113
02 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
Broccoli Soup ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4814
29 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli is an all-in-one ingredient, which is a good source of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamins A and C, along with calcium too. The interesting veggie has a unique flavour and texture, which really please the palate. Once you develop a taste for it, you will want to keep having it often i ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)
Recipe# 39896
27 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A treat for the sweet tooth, the Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo is made with a nutritious combination of oats, jaggery and nuts. You will love the intense flavour of jaggery, the mealy mouth-feel of powdered oats and the interludes of crunchy nuts. This delicious tit-bit also scores a 10/10 o ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
24 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
08 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies
Recipe# 3049
16 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies features an ideal combo of a cereal and a pulse, which is suitable for your baby once she has adapted to regular rice and dal mash. This hearty and satiating Green Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies give not just lo ....
Mini Jowar Pancakes
Recipe# 38996
09 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
08 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
03 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Wondering what to make for breakfast today? Go for this healthy, vegan Quinoa Veg Upma. Loaded with the goodness of quinoa and veggies, this upma tastes awesome, is very filling, and nutritious as well. It is quite easy to make too. You just ....
Blackberry Banana Smoothie Recipe, Antioxidant Rich
Recipe# 42443
02 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A lusciously creamy smoothie featuring an attractive blend of blackberries, banana and curd laced with honey, this is an awesome way to harness the benefits of blackberries for your well-being. It has a fancy colour, fruity aroma and fabulous taste, which make it a favourite with everyone. You c ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
28 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
Cucumber and Carrot Curd Rice
Recipe# 22375
03 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a bowlful of cool curd rice on a hot summer’s day? And if you suffer from acidity, then this soothing bowlful is more than tasty – it is nothing short of ambrosia for you! When reinforced with carrots and cucumber, the curd rice gets all the more pleasing for your stomach and tast ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks)
Recipe# 5645
24 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chila is the perfect pair for your evening tea. Easy and quick, it is also healthy. Tasty by itself, this Moong Dal and Paneer Chila requires no accompaniment, which makes it easy to serve as an
Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake
Recipe# 42162
21 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is one of the most popular South Indian snacks. It is a slightly thicker pancake compared to dosas, and is made with a spicy batter of rice and pulses. Here, we have made a modern variant using crushed oats. The Oats Adai is quick and easy to make, ....
Chick Pea and Mint Rice
Recipe# 5586
23 Aug 11

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by Tarla Dalal
An all-rounder that contains ingredients from four cereal groups – cereals, pulses, veggies and oil, the chickpea and mint rice is a satiating one-dish meal. The brown rice and mixed veggies used in this delicious preparation provide not just nutrients but also lots of fibre, to keep cholesterol lev ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Jowar Upma
Recipe# 39749
18 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4623
11 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi
Recipe# 5716
27 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A barfi in one minute, and that too a super-healthy one? Here you go! The Anjeer and Mix Nut Barfi, as the name suggests combines iron-rich and flavourful ingredients like figs, nuts and sesame seeds. A teaspoon of ghee together with saffron and cardamom imparts a rich and magical aroma to this quic ....
Subzi Ka Korma
Recipe# 269
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Subzi ka korma is a mildly-flavoured dry preparation of mixed vegetables. While you can go with any vegetables for this, i have chosen common vegetables so that the korma can comfortably accompany even rich rotis or puris.
Paneer Kheer (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7471
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cardamom-flavoured low-fat Paneer Kheer. By replacing traditional sweeteners with sugar substitute, and by doing away with unhealthy thickeners, we ward off those unnecessary carbohydrates and calories too. So, you can enjoy the rich texture and wonderful flavour o ....
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