Healthy, quick and easy weeknight meals


Did You Know? The most common reasons for malnutrition are inadequate food intake, medication and illnesses that cause nutrient loss (National Library of Medicine).

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Easy weeknight meals for older adults

As you age, it is important to keep a consistent healthy diet. Unhealthy eating can lead to illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Consider these quick and easy meals that are high in protein, vitamins and nutrients for your weekend nights.

Salmon and vegetablesSalmon and vegetables
Salmon is a low-calorie food that is high in protein. Add ingredients for the salad such as tomatoes, peppers and zucchini to make this meal rich in nutrients. You can also add a starch like potatoes for a heartier meal.


Stuffed peppers

Stuffed peppers
Bell peppers are great vegetables that are high in flavor and low in calories. This popular dish can be made in a variety of fillings and sauces. Most recipes call for tomato sauce, rice, beef or other meat and cheese to melt on top. 

Vegetable stir-fryVegetable stir-fry

This easy meal takes about 20 minutes to make and is perfect for a lazy weekend night. Use mixed vegetables such as peppers, broccoli and onions, or just use whatever is in your fridge. Don't forget the protein!

Simple soupSimple soup

Soup is an easy go-to for a quick meal. This meal is also great for older adults who have dental problems or trouble chewing. Soup can be bought at a store in a can, or you can make your own with multiple ingredients such as beans, tomatoes, onions and chicken.



Class of the week

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers® helps family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions develop the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others. With the support of peers, you'll learn to improve self-care behaviors and emotional management, including reducing guilt, anger and depression. You'll increase self-confidence in coping with the demands of being a caregiver and your use of local community resources.

February 21 - March 27
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Class Leaders: Amy Brown and Louise Addington

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