Healthy breakfast ideas are important at any age, but as a senior, it’s even more important to eat healthy. You’re more likely to find yourself battling conditions like heart disease, adult onset diabetes, and macular degeneration. These reasons are precisely why Morningside Ministries is always promoting a healthy life to nourish your body and nourish your soul.
In additional to nutritional value, convenience and price are important factors for eating healthy. Here are some healthy breakfast ideas for seniors to enjoy that won’t break the bank.
Breakfast Ideas for Seniors
Here is a very good idea for if you feel like spending a little time making breakfast.
Spinach Pie is a great option because it includes protein and vegetables to start the day. There are a lot of different recipes out there, and depending on your dietary restrictions you may need to customize or alter them for your needs.
Relax, settle into your home, and take a look at what you’ll need to get this recipe started:
- Olive oil
- Yellow onions
- Cottage cheese
- Ground nutmeg
- Frozen spinach
- Puff pastry or frozen pie crust
If you are fine with all of the items on this list, then here are several links where you can find instructions to make the pie that seems best for you:
- Spinach Pie by Budget Bytes
- Greek Spinach Feta Pie by Fine Cooking
- Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie) From Food.com
- Greek Spinach Pie From Recipe Girl
Oatmeal and fruit
Oatmeal is a straightforward and traditional breakfast. Oatmeal is incredibly filling and full of fiber which promotes a healthy digestive system. Make sure to carefully consider the type of grain used and the quality of any sweeteners you may use.
Delicious options for adding flavor to your oatmeal:
- Fresh fruit- Any berries, kiwi or mangos are all tasty options.
- Raw brown sugar
- Pumpkin spice
- Vanilla Extract
- Organic Local honey (If you don’t over do it, organic local honey is an excellent choice for sweetening oatmeal. Adding small amounts of local honey to your diet can also help build up your tolerance to local allergies.)
- We recommend only eating oatmeal in the most natural form as possible. Instant oatmeal or quick cook won’t have the same benefits as steel-cut oats. Steel-cut oatmeal will take longer to cook but will be worth it!
Yogurt is another excellent idea for a quick and light breakfast. Greek yogurt is full of protein and helps support a healthy digestion. It also helps control blood pressure and increases overall healthy living. Some Greek yogurts are a great source of calcium. Make sure to check the nutritional label on your Greek yogurt to make sure it has the nutritional values you desire.
We hope you enjoy planning (and eating) your next healthy meal! Make sure to join us for the next installment of Healthy Meals For Seniors where we share some great ideas for lunch meals.