15 Healthy Diet Recipes For Senior Citizens


Many studies have shown that seniors generally don’t eat well and many different factors are responsible – changing taste buds, medication side effects, or simply a lack of interest in cooking for just one or two people.

As older adults have different nutritional requirements, their food should be a bit different as well, but the equation is quite simple – fewer calories and more protein, calcium, B vitamins, and other nutrients.

We’ve assembled 15 nutrient-dense recipes for seniors that will be both healthy and delicious. From breakfasts and salads, to soups, vegetarian meals and main dishes. Bon appétit.

1. Banana Split Oatmeal

Here’s an excellent way to start your day. The preparation time is about 10 minutes, 1 serving only.


  • 1⁄3 cup oatmeal, quick-cooking (dry)
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cups water (very hot)
  • 1⁄2 banana (sliced)
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen yogurt (non-fat)


  1. Mix together the oatmeal and salt in a microwave safe cereal bowl, and stir in water.
  2.  Microwave on high power for 1 minute, then stir again.
  3. Repeat the process several times until the cereal reaches the desired thickness, then stir again.
  4. Top with banana slices and frozen yogurt.

This breakfast isn’t only for seniors. Kids will also go crazy for Banana Split Oatmeal, but for them you can throw in some dark chocolate and some fresh or thawed frozen berries.

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