Eggs have gotten a bad reputation over the years, but they’re reclaiming their spot on the healthy foods list. For this year’s World Egg Day, which falls on October 12, it might be time to find some different ways to explore all that eggs have to offer.
Hard-boiled, Fried, or Scrambled Eggs.
Some of the easiest ways to prepare eggs are also some of the ways you might think of first. Hard-boiled, soft-boiled, fried, or scrambled eggs are all tasty and can offer a little bit of variety depending on what else you serve with them. Some people find these simplest of formats boring, though, so there are other ideas you can lean on.
Quiche, Frittatas, and Omelets.
As a main dish, you can dress eggs up by putting them into a quiche, an omelet, or a frittata. The eggs serve as a base for what can be a full meal. Adding vegetables, cheese, and meats like bacon bumps up the nutritional value of the meal even more. You can experiment with different additions to create different styles and flavors, too, which can hopefully help to keep the meal from feeling boring.
Add Eggs to Salads and Sandwiches.
If your senior wants to stick with her usual foods and yet get the benefit of adding the nutritional value of eggs, sandwiches and salads are a great place to experiment. Hard-boiled eggs are common in these dishes, but you can branch out a bit and try adding fried or poached eggs in their place. Your elderly family member might just find her new favorite meal with that one switch.
To really branch out, your senior might enjoy trying baked eggs. Eggs can be baked in muffin tins or small ramekins, but there are other ways to bake them, too. Try baking an egg in the hollowed-out center of an avocado half. That’s a great way to get plenty of protein and the healthy fats from an avocado.
Eating eggs a little more often can be an easy way to give your senior lots of nutrients and protein without overloading her on calories. It’s always a good idea to talk to your senior’s doctor about her nutritional needs before adding more eggs or any other foods to her diet. If cooking is too much for her, senior care providers can help her to eat lots of healthy meals full of eggs and other good food choices.
If you or someone you know needs senior care in Blaine, MN, contact Prairie River Home Care. We provide quality and affordable home care services for many fragile or senior members in the communities we serve. Call us at (888) 660-5772 for more information.
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