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Last Updated : Jan 12,2019



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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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Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
21 Jan 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 ....
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)
Recipe# 39896
14 Jan 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 ....
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 ....
Low Calorie Spinach Soup
Recipe# 4057
07 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
You will thoroughly enjoy this nutrient-dense, easy-to-prepare spinach soup. Cooking it with low-fat milk gives it a lovely emerald green colour, which together with the aroma of sautéed onions and garlic, makes this soup irresistible! This soup is especially recommended for all the weight-conscious ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
25 Dec 18

 
 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 ....
Strawberry and Black Grape Raita
Recipe# 40076
03 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
While raitas are usually made with vegetables, you might perhaps have made some fruity attempts with apples or oranges. But, have you ever thought of making a Strawberry and Black Grape Raita? You must try it to believe how fantastic it is! This unusual combination of fruits transforms into a truly ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
31 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
Oats and Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
Almond Sheera
Recipe# 30848
04 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Almond, an age-old brain food is here to do wonders for your child. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and iron... nutrients that boost brain power. Make it often to keep your kids mentally agile!
Muesli (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4658
11 Sep 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Muesli is a balanced combination of cereals, dry fruits and fresh fruits. It is a complete breakfast by itself as it contains a good dose of protein, calcium, iron, fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. You can mix up all the dry ingredients and stock it in an air-tight container, so you just need to ad ....
Apricot Stew with Vanilla Custard
Recipe# 5597
23 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Warm, smooth, stewed apricots, topped with low-fat chilled custard and garnished with heart-friendly walnuts, this mouth-watering dessert is one of the best treats that a person with hyper cholesterol levels can enjoy. Apricots, with their naturally rich flavour and texture get all the more en ....
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 ....
Rice and Cucumber Pancakes
Recipe# 38998
26 Nov 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These instant pancakes require no advance preparations. Just whip them up in time for a quick breakfast or tuck them into your child’s tiffin box. Besan and potatoes act as binding agents and ensure the pancakes are of the right texture.
Lemon Rice Recipe ( Microwave)
Recipe# 35109
22 Feb 13

 
 
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 ....
Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki
Recipe# 40712
14 Feb 11

 
 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 ....
Veggie Boost Juice
Recipe# 6224
18 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
These refreshing veggies (carrot, spinach, parsley, celery) combine to make a super juice rich in fibre to keep a check on blood sugar. Carrots and spinach have been credited with zinc that aid in increasing the hdl (good cholesterol) cholesterol levels and diminishing the likelihood of blood ....
Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe
Recipe# 42405
15 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Add more punch to the everyday toovar dal by teaming it up with tongue-tickling fenugreek leaves. Methi leaves have a very attractive flavour and aroma – its unique bitterness is actually pleasing to the palate and quite addictive! Here, it perks up the flavour of toovar dal, along with other ev ....
Ragi Upma (  Iron Rich)
Recipe# 39296
18 Oct 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Upma is a great breakfast option when you want to have a healthy yet easy breakfast. Red millet flour, so full of fibre and iron, makes this a super-nutritious dish. So, although the colour of this upma is not so appealing, its nutrient quotient is, making it a must-try. Make sure you serve it ....
Doodhi Theplas
Recipe# 3592
13 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for ....
Carrot and Red Pepper Juice
Recipe# 39020
18 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Drink your vegetables for a change! In addition to tasting great, this melange of carrot, capsicum and tomatoes will do great things for your eyesight. Vitamin c-rich capsicum will also help build immunity and ease stress before you set out for the day.
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji
Recipe# 3568
07 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
20 Aug 11

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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 ....
Chaas, Buttermilk Recipe, Salted Chaas Recipe
Recipe# 542
13 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ummmmm. . . No one can stop with just one glass of this tantalising version of buttermilk. Of the many spices combined thoughtfully in this refreshing drink, cumin seed powder reserves a special place. Serve chilled chaas on hot summer afternoons and watch your family’s energy levels rise inst ....
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