18 quick, easy and healthy meals for seniors


If you're concerned you or the senior in your life isn't getting enough nutrition, there may be a number of reasons. Perhaps grocery shopping or cooking is too difficult, or meals just aren't as fun to eat alone. Regardless, eating healthy meals is of course incredibly important for the elderly.

Tammera Karr, a board certified holistic nutritionist in Roseburg, Oregon, and Kristi Von Ruden, a registered and licensed dietitian who plans meals for nursing home residents and geriatric outpatients at Northfield Hospital & Clinics in Northfield, Minnesota, came up with 18 easy, tasty and healthy meal ideas for seniors. (See below.)

Before you get cooking, make sure you keep your senior's doctor in the loop, and be sure to check with the medical team about food restrictions  and recommendations before planning menus