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Last Updated : Feb 18,2020



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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Cabbage Foogath
Recipe# 32849
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a dry vegetable dish made with cabbage. Other vegetables like beans, cluster beans, sabre beans, carrots etc can also be prepared in a similar way. One such dry curry is always served along with a traditional south indian lunch.
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
Today

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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 ....
Carrot Soup, Gajar Soup Recipe
Recipe# 1340
06 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This mildly-flavoured zero oil Carrot Soup is an ideal start to a light dinner. Carrots have a large amount of vitamin A, an excellent antioxidant that cleanses your body of free-radicals. Prepared with low-fat milk, this soup features surprisingl ....
Mini Nachni Pancake
Recipe# 38989
10 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition! Loaded with iron and calcium, these toothsome pancakes will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however tha ....
Ragi and Coriander Uttapa
Recipe# 4823
28 Jan 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Calcium and protein rich ragi along with vitamin and iron rich coriander combine tastefully in this healthy snack. While coriander itself has an irresistible flavour and aroma, this is further enhanced by the addition of chillies, onions, tangy curds and a traditional tempering too. These no-fuss, ....
Doodhi Theplas
Recipe# 3592
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
doodhi thepla recipe | Gujarati lauki thepla | healthy doodhi thepla | bottle gourd thepla | with amazing 19 amazing pictures. Gujaratis love thepla and it is an ....
Flaxseeds Dry Chutney, South Indian Flax Seeds Podi
Recipe# 41761
20 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dry chutney powder, usually made with dals and red chillies, just got healthier in this all-new avtar. The traditional South Indian recipe has been tweaked to incorporate flax seeds instead of dals. Some cumin seeds have also been added to the formula to ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
quinoa upma recipe | vegetable quinoa upma | veg Indian upma | how to make quinoa upma | with 26 amazing images. Quinoa upma recipe is a truly healthy recipe made ....
Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs
Recipe# 41175
11 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
homemade almond bread without eggs | keto almond bread | eggless almond bread | low carb almond bread| with 20 amazing images. A loaf without wheat? Unbelievable but true, and absolutely aw ....
Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki
Recipe# 40712
05 Jan 20

 
 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 ....
Banana Apple Smoothie
Recipe# 39023
02 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ensure your fruit intake for the day through this healthy mix of banana, apple and curds. The mild flavours of apple and banana complement each other, and give your day a gentle but filling start. You can also try other smoothies for
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
Recipe# 32986
26 Dec 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This unusual soup has been prepared from masoor dal, which is known for being rich in protein and zinc. Tomatoes give it a lovely red tinge whereas onions and garlic impart an enticing aroma. I’ve blended this soup to give it a nice creamy texture without actually adding cream! It’s a great soup, wh ....
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness
Recipe# 41113
Today

 
 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 ....
Cucumber and Carrot Curd Rice
Recipe# 22375
16 Dec 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 ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
27 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
halim ladoo recipe | alive laddu | alive che ladoo | Maharashtrian halim ladoo | with amazing 17 images. halim ladoo is a traditional
Corn Palak Pulao
Recipe# 5710
19 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious and healthy, this is a dish that will win many a young heart with its mouthwatering combination of ingredients and attractive appearance! Tried and tested, the combination of corn and spinach works in almost any recipe thanks to their complementary colours, textures and flavours. This iron ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Chilla
Recipe# 5645
15 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
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Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)
Recipe# 39896
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe | healthy oats laddu | Oats dry fruits ladoo | how to make oats laddu | with 20 amazing images Oats and mixed nuts laddo is a tre ....
Papaya Pear and Yoghurt Smoothie
Recipe# 41601
24 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A mellow combination of fruits makes this a pleasant and soothing smoothie that will rejuvenate you on even the worst of days. Both pear and papaya are easily available fruits, so you can make this any time. Curd gives the smoothie a nice tang, while papaya gives it a vibrant colour and volume. ....
Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach
Recipe# 781
06 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Shorbas or Indian soups are characterised by their tongue-tickling flavours and rich mouth-feel too. This Strength Shorba, for instance, is a dal based delight that has a luscious texture owing to the dal and spinach being blended with onions, tomatoes, etc. A dash ....
Calcium Booster, Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice
Recipe# 6229
26 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bones form the framework your body rests on… and this drink will make sure they remain healthy and strong forever! This Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice is not only rich in calcium but also provides a treasure trove of other nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid. Carrots make sweet ju ....
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 ....
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 ....
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
30 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
low fat carrot halwa recipe | healthy gajar ka halwa | low fat Indian carrot pudding | with 14 amazing images. low fat carrot halwa recipe is a healthy gajar ka halwa
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 on 10 Sep 19 12:18 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Suhas, glad you liked the recipe suggestions and article for senior citizens.
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14 Sep 19 12:07 PM