Providing our clients with tasty nutritious meals and snacks by cooking at home is a key element of the excellent homecare service that we aim to provide.
It’s important to be aware that while our senses of taste and smell diminish with age, we retain the ability to distinguish sweet tastes the longest. This is the reason why a lot of older people can consume more sugar and refined carbs than is healthy. At any age, the key to healthy eating is to focus on the whole, minimally processed food that your body needs as you age—food that is as close to its natural form as possible.
It has been proven that as we age, eating well can improve mental acuteness, energy levels, and resistance to illness. A healthy diet can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Of course healthy eating doesn’t have to be about dieting and sacrifice.
There are lots of great sources of recipes on the internet which are suitable when cooking at home for older people, here are a few:
- Bord Bia recipe page: Bord Bia is the Irish state board responsible for the marketing of Irish food and livestock and the production, marketing and consumption of horticultural products. They have a great recipe page, describing dozens of tasty dishes, which can be found here: Bord Bia Recipes.
- Donal Skehan: The TV chef and personality has his own website which contains a page on his top 10 traditional Irish recipes. Some are more “traditional” than others but it’s worth checking out here: Donal’s 10 Traditional Recipes
- BBC Good Food website: On this page of the BBC good food website you’ll find 10 truly popular Irish dishes, along with a recipe for each one for cooking at home, click here: BBC good food Irish Dishes.