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Last Updated : Nov 12,2020



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.

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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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Kaddu Palak Ki Roti
Recipe# 4828
16 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hearty rotis that combine whole wheat flour with pumpkin and spinach to supply calcium to your bones in a super-tasty way! The pumpkin and spinach not only boost the calcium content but also the flavour and texture of the roti, giving it a rustic aroma and soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture, whic ....
Parsley Yogurt Spread, Healthy Parsley Yogurt Spread
Recipe# 4693
21 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A light and aromatic spread made of low-fat curds, parsley, garlic and spring onion greens, the Parsley Yoghurt Spread is a protein rich recipe that is good for the heart and for controlling cholesterol. It can be served as an alternative to chutney or as a dip for finger foods. Stock some he ....
Palak, Methi and Corn Subzi
Recipe# 22436
21 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
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Strawberry Yoghurt ( Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 8704
10 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the luring aroma of strawberry, and nobody can pass a dish of this dainty fruit without picking one! Thankfully, this vitamin-packed fruit is as healthy as it is tasty. Here is a lovely Strawberry Yoghurt made with low-fat curds to curb excess fat intake, making this treat acceptabl ....
Baingan Methi ki Subzi
Recipe# 39681
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
Cucumber Melon Juice, How To Make Kharbuja Juice
Recipe# 6209
08 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Palak, Kale and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40527
09 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Kale is considered by experts to be one of the most nutrient-dense ingredients in the world, and fortunately for us, it is tasty too, especially when you choose the mildly-flavoured, small-leaved variety. Here, we have made a mouth-watering Palak, Kale and Apple Juice, which has a very balance ....
Broccoli, Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts Stir Fry
Recipe# 22294
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A snappy stir-fry that you can set on the table in a matter of minutes! Bean sprouts are chock-full of nutrients like fibre, which helps to improve the functioning of insulin, by utilising glucose. Hand-in-hand with colourful and crunchy veggies that are rich in vitamins A and C, they make a tasty a ....
Banana Puree for Babies
Recipe# 40465
05 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Avocado Mash ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 40470
06 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Lettuce and Bean Sprouts Salad in Lemon Dressing
Recipe# 36097
18 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Carrot Coriander Juice
Recipe# 5531
21 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
carrot coriander juice for detox | carrot coriander juice for healthy heart | how to make carrot juice for healthy skin | carrot juice for cancer | with 4 amazing images.
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22173
02 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking preparation of wholesome urad dal, perked up with calcium-rich curds and pungent ginger, garlic pastes. Although it makes use of minimal ingredients, the Khatta Urad Dal has a distinct, tongue-tickling flavour that you are sure to relish. The highlight of this recipe, as t ....
Nachni Methi Muthia
Recipe# 35091
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These super-tasty muthias made of nachni, methi and wheat flour pack a lot of good health and energy into their little forms. They make a very satiating snack, which provides the body with enough fibre, iron and calcium. Serve these Nachni Methi Muthias immediately, or else they will harden as t ....
Melon and Watermelon Smoothie, Melon Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt
Recipe# 35087
20 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
melon and watermelon smoothie recipe | summer melon smoothie | watermelon and melon smoothie | healthy watermelon cantaloupe smoothie is a nourishing drink with myriad health benefits. Learn h ....
Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers
Recipe# 3070
15 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers | Curd Rice for Babies | Curd Rice for Kids | Toddler Curd Rice Recipe | with 16 amazing images. This mildly-flavoured combination of rice with coriander a ....
Low Calorie Apple Crumble
Recipe# 33007
16 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
low calorie apple crumble recipe | low calorie baked apple crisp | Indian style baked apple crumble | easy apple crumble | low calorie apple crumble is a comparat ....
Grated Cauliflower with Peas (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 33777
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cooked with minimal oil, this irresistibly tasty dish easily classifies as healthy too! A combination of low-carb cauliflower and succulent, juicy green peas is perked up with aromatic spices, tangy tomatoes and peppy garam masala to make a mouth-watering subzi that you can enjoy with whole wheat
French Beans Foogath
Recipe# 4364
10 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Variation of the famous south indian ' beans foogath', i've added chana dal to the dish which adds to its existing flavours.
Fruit Sandesh (  Calcium)
Recipe# 4831
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Fruit Sandesh is sure to send perky signals of delight to your brain! A rich sandesh topped with homemade orange sauce and an assortment of fruits, this dessert is a medley of all your favourite things. The presentation is so exciting that everybody, including kids, will surely give it a try – a ....
Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup
Recipe# 7437
24 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
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Makai ni Khichdi (  Corn Recipe)
Recipe# 31007
27 Jul 08

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Need a khichdi in a hurry? Well, this Makai ni Khichdi is perfect for such times. As it is made with crushed sweet corn kernels, cooking time is minimum, but flavour is maximum as it is enhanced thoughtfully with green chillies and a tempering of readily available ingredients. Cooking the corn kerne ....
Lemony Tomato, Orange and Carrot Juice
Recipe# 4686
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Brimming with antioxidants – vitamin A and C, this tangy drink gives you the resistance you need to fight the pollution, stress and infections that you face every day. A glassful of Lemony, Tomato, Orange and Carrot Juice for breakfast is also sure you wake up every cell in your body with its vibran ....
Mini Beetroot Pancake
Recipe# 39444
12 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice and urad dal is a perfect formula, whether in the form of idli, dosa or upma, as the duo gives a perfect combination of energy and protein needed for a busy day. These Mini Beetroot Pancakes are all the more wondrous because they pack in more protein from soya flour, vitamins from beetroot and ....
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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