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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Enjoy our senior citizen recipes. healthy senior citizen recipes and other senior citizen articles below.

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Cucumber Cooler , Muskmelon and Cucumber Juice
Recipe# 36832
18 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
You simply must try this unusual combination! Add ripe melon for maximum sweetness. Cucumber also has a strong diuretic action and thus helps to remove toxins from the body which otherwise accumulate in our body and cause skin problems like pimples and other bodily functions. Being full of wate ....
Apple Magic, Lemony Apple Juice
Recipe# 6213
17 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Moong Dal Sultani
Recipe# 22167
15 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Even commonly consumed dals rock when combined intelligently with the right ingredients! Garlic and tomatoes add tang and taste to this versatile dal, which goes well with rice as well as with phulkas. Folic acid content of moong dal is an added benefit to this dal. Serve with
Paneer, Vermicelli and Mushroom Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 4630
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A leaf off Oriental cuisine, the Paneer, Vermicelli and Mushroom Vegetable Broth is a tangy, awakening soup that will awaken you with its myriad flavours. Paneer is a star ingredient of this broth, as it provides ample calcium for healthy bones and teeth.
Mango and Pineapple Smoothie
Recipe# 690
05 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This easy smoothie can be prepared instantly by combining mango and pineapple with bananas. We advice using readymade juices for this smoothie, as you can rest assured it will not end up sour or watery. If you prefer to use fresh fruits, you will have to vary the quantity of sugar accordingly. Don’t ....
Spinach and Chick Pea Soup
Recipe# 39143
25 Jun 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need for a full-fledged day! Iron-rich spinach and chick pea come together in a flavoursome soup cooked in vegetable stock. A thoughtful addition of herbs and spices along with lemon juice ensures added aroma as well as full nutrient absorption, as iron needs to be complemented with vi ....
Sprouted Masala Matki
Recipe# 5701
20 Oct 20

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Chola Dal Pudla
Recipe# 569
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Gujarati dish, Chola Dal Pudla is a scrumptious pancake made of a batter of soaked and ground chola dal fortified with chopped fenugreek leaves and other common flavour enhancing ingredients. You will find these succulent, crisp pancakes to be filling and tasty, even better than the qu ....
Banana Oats Smoothie ( Burgers and Smoothie Recipe)
Recipe# 36265
07 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The banana oats smoothie, as you might have figured out already, is an intelligent choice for breakfast! the use of bananas, oats, flax seeds, curds and honey (instead of sugar) marks up the nutrition quotient of this recipe remarkably.
Spinach Dosa
Recipe# 41017
20 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Masala Cauliflower with Green Peas
Recipe# 6424
18 Nov 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here goes, another example to show that healthy foods can be very tasty too. This fabulous recipe makes use of cauliflower and green peas, along with other complementary veggies like onions and a coconut-based masala. Cooked with little oil, this tempting, aromatic subzi makes for guilt-free eating!
Vegetables in Tomato Gravy
Recipe# 1483
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
The highlight of this recipe, as the name suggests, is the abundant use of tomatoes. Moreover, a varied bunch of veggies are used – ranging from ladies finger and drumsticks to french beans and potatoes. You can try other combinations depending on what vegetables you have in stock. The gram flour pl ....
Methi Palak Dhoklas ( Pregnancy Recipe )
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.
Tendli Aur Matki Subzi
Recipe# 6422
17 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry
Recipe# 40968
28 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chila
Recipe# 2870
16 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Chock-full of nutrients and abundant in flavour too, the Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chila is a wonderful snack to have any time of the day, whether for breakfast, supper or as a tea-time treat for a sudden guest. Ready in minutes, this flavourful chila features an exciting stuffing of mint-tinged ....
Palak Pulao, Palak Rice, Spinach Rice
Recipe# 40890
26 May 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Simple elegance, that describes the Palak Pulao best of all. Easy and tasty, this Spinach Rice is loaded with spinach and moong dal, and derives its flavour from ingredients like onions, green chillies and tomatoes. You will be surprised to note that this Palak Rice does not use any spices, bu ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
03 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
Turai Onion Vegetable
Recipe# 3500
12 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai, a vegetable that is low in calories and carbohydrate, is combined with onion and flavoured with ginger and garlic to make a simple dish ideal for those of us who like simple flavours. Though the recipe says to use peeled turai feel free to use them unpeeled to take advantage of the fibre cont ....
Smoked Brinjal and Pumpkin Dip with Cucumber Strips
Recipe# 40915
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted and peeled brinjals along with red pumpkin, spices and lemon juice makes a creamy and tangy dip that is ideal to have with cucumber strips. This dip has a rich flavour and a really enticing mouth-feel that linger in your memory for a long time. Not only that, this zero-oil Smoked Brinj ....
Chawli and Beetroot Soup
Recipe# 40897
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This unusual soup, which combines chawli and beetroot, is an interesting way to include nutrient-rich chawli in your diet. Its flavour is beautifully balanced by sweet beetroot, making it very appealing. A unique garnish of finely chopped onions and tomatoes imparts an interesting mouth-feel to ....
Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33048
11 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup
Recipe# 39373
25 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tired of making run-of-the-mill soups with dal and vegetables? Here is an off-beat option prepared with Iron rich wholemasoor and chawli. Chawli is an extremely healthy iron rich green leafy vegetable but most people wonder how to prepare it such that it appeals to the whole family. This is a good w ....
Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice
Recipe# 40845
04 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Juices are a good way of keeping up your veggie consumption even on busy days. You can quickly prepare a glassful of Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice and slurp it up in a jiffy, or even carry it along in a leak-proof container to relish on-the-go. This lovely juice helps you top up on fibre, t ....
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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