Food strategies for seniors in home care.

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The information given here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to act as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or nutritional guidance.

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Soy / Corn / Sulfites / Yeast / Caffeine / Alcohol / Vegetarian / Kosher / Halal

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Cooking Techniques:

Steaming / Boiling / Poaching / Frying / Stewing / Roasting / Braising / Baking

ElderEats covers food restrictions and special diets in detail. These subjects are important, but they are not the whole story in feeding a senior in home care. Meals and snacks are important punctuation points in the senior’s day. Taste matters, texture of the food matters, basic nutrition also matters. Cooking techniques are the answer to all these needs.

Most non-professional cooks rely on only a few techniques, but it always pays to add a few more. The skills we cover in these sections will let you follow a wider range of recipes. They will also give you the ability to cook healthy, satisfying meals without always needing a recipe.

Master these techniques and you will be able to develop flavors and get away from the need to slather food with unhealthy sauces and condiments, or cook with great amounts of salt. You will be better able to reduce fat (an issue for nearly every senior in home care). You will be better able to vary the way the food you serve tastes, feels, and looks.