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Last Updated : May 09,2021



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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Banana Apple Smoothie
Recipe# 39023
12 May 21

 
 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
Chaas, Buttermilk Recipe, Salted Chaas Recipe
Recipe# 542
27 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
chaas recipe | plain Indian buttermilk recipe | plain chaas recipe | with 12 amazing images. The most popular Indian drink, chaas recipe or plain chaas recipe whi ....
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
Recipe# 40984
03 May 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indian almond milk recipe | unsweetened vanilla almond milk | instant almond milk | almond milk without soaking | with 7 amazing images. Indian almond milk recipe ....
Cabbage Pulao
Recipe# 5585
26 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty rice delicacy, which we put together especially for those who love south Indian food. The Cabbage Pulao is tempered with the traditional South Indian combination of mustard seeds and urad dal, along wi ....
Onion Tomato Koshimbir
Recipe# 40185
29 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
onion tomato koshimbir recipe | healthy onion tomato salad | kanda tomato koshimbir | Maharashtrian tomato koshimbir | With 14 amazing images. onion tomato koshimbir
Healthy Indian Tomato Soup
Recipe# 4616
07 Sep 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Indian tomato soup recipe | healthy tomato soup | veg tomato soup without maida | with 14 amazing images The healthy Indian tomato soup is a perfect
Honey Lemon Water for Weight Loss
Recipe# 41707
24 Mar 21

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by Tarla Dalal
honey lemon water | lemon honey water | madh ka paani | indian honey lemon water | with 9 amazing images. Honey Lemon Water is a soothing herbal concoction that h ....
How To Make Homemade Skimmed Milk
Recipe# 42374
19 Apr 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
how to make skimmed milk recipe | how to make skim milk from whole milk | homemade skimmed milk | how to make low fat milk at home | with 11 amazing images. how is skim ....
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe
Recipe# 32893
16 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
curd rice recipe | South Indian curd rice | dahi chawal | thayir sadam | with 20 amazing images. Just like khichdi is to Gujarati, rajma chawal is to Punjabi, the curd rice is to South-Indi ....
Calcium Booster, Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice
Recipe# 6229
30 Mar 21

 
 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 juic ....
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33249
30 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
masoor dal with spinach recipe | protein rich dal | dal palak | with 18 amazing images. masoor dal recipe is a versatile Indian food which can find a place in every household. Learn how to ....
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
Recipe# 32986
23 Mar 21

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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 ....
Fresh Herbal Tea, Tulsi, Mint and Ginger Drink for The Common Cold
Recipe# 4215
11 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
homemade herbal tea recipe | fresh herbal tea | ginger tulsi tea for cold | how to make kadha at home | immune boosting tea | with 17 amazing images.
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
23 Mar 21

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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 Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
19 Mar 21

 
 
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 ....
Spinach Dosa
Recipe# 41017
29 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
spinach dosa recipe | palak dosa | keerai dosai | spinach dosa for pregnancy and kids | with step by step images. spinach dosa is a unique snack idea to make up f ....
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
10 Mar 21

 
 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
Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe
Recipe# 40781
08 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
pitla recipe | Maharashtrian pitla | besan pitla | Maharashtrian pitla with chawal bhakri | with amazing 15 pictures Pitla is a very famous
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
07 Jan 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
whole nachni dosa recipe| ragi dosa made with whole nachni | no fermented nachni dosa | easy nachni dosa healthy Indian snack | with 14 amazing images. whole nachni dos ....
Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup
Recipe# 39373
27 Feb 21

 
 
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 ....
Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup
Recipe# 7437
22 Feb 21

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by Tarla Dalal
oats roasted capsicum soup recipe | roasted bell pepper soup | Indian style red capsicum soup | healthy red capsicum soup | oats roasted capsicum soup is a lip-sm ....
Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle
Recipe# 3394
16 Feb 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
fresh turmeric and ginger pickle recipe | kachi haldi ka achar | haldi adrak ka achar | Indian style ginger turmeric pickle | with 11 amazing images. fresh turmeric and ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
10 Feb 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22173
02 Feb 21

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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 ....
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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