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Last Updated : Jan 12,2019



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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Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake
Recipe# 42162
Today

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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, ....
Blackberry Banana Smoothie Recipe, Antioxidant Rich
Recipe# 42443
07 Jan 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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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
18 Mar 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
11 Mar 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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Cabbage Pancakes, Mini Cabbage Pancakes, Quick Pancakes
Recipe# 1712
18 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
An enhanced version of chila, cabbage mini pancake is delicious and wholesome. What is more, it can also be prepared in a jiffy, making it a great start to a busy day. Serve hot and fresh with chutney or ketchup.
Broccoli Soup ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4814
15 Feb 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 ....
Low Calorie Spinach Soup
Recipe# 4057
11 Feb 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 ....
Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs
Recipe# 41175
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A loaf without wheat? Unbelievable but true, and absolutely awesome too. Behold the Almond Bread made with Almond Milk. This recipe is a better option for those that don’t have eggs as in the recipe Almond Flax Bread with Eggs . This ....
Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
29 Mar 19

 
 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
15 Apr 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 ....
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 ....
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
18 Mar 19

 
 
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 ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
09 Mar 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 ....
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 ....
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