To get your parents to eat a healthy breakfast, it may take some creative thinking to start healthy habits.
They’re used to quick breakfasts like a doughnut with a cup of coffee. These are not healthy habits and you will want to change that.
Stock up on frozen fruit. Frozen fruit is one way to kick off your parents’ morning with a serving of fruit that’s high in antioxidants. Here are some of the ways you can turn a serving of frozen fruit into an easy, healthy breakfast.
Crepes don’t have to be unhealthy and loaded with butter. Make a healthier crepe by using a cup of almond flour, a cup of unsweetened oat milk, and ¼ cup of egg whites.
Use a drizzle of walnut oil on the skillet to ensure the crepe doesn’t stick to the pan. Cook it on one side for a minute, flip it, and cook the other side for a minute.
Set the crepe on a plate and top it with thawed blueberries, mango, cherries, and raspberries. Fold it up and top it with some toasted almonds or walnuts.
Place frozen fruit into a blender or smoothie maker and add some nut milk, low-fat milk, unsweetened fruit juice, or unsweetened kefir. Blend that into a smoothie that your parents can drink while they read the newspaper or get ready to start their day.
Many older muffin recipes are full of butter, sugar, and processed flour. Make a healthier fruit muffin by swapping out white flour for almond flour or whole-wheat flour. Use sweeter frozen fruit like blueberries or bananas and skip the sugar. Egg whites can be used in place of whole eggs. Eating these can start healthy habits.
Oats are one of the healthiest breakfast items. Make oatmeal yourself with ease using an overnight oats recipe. Put ½ cup of old-fashioned oats in a jelly jar or small plastic container, add ½ cup of unsweetened apple sauce and ½ cup of unsweetened oat, almond, or cashew milk.
After the oats sit in the refrigerator for the night, top it with frozen blueberries, toasted almonds or walnuts, and chia or flax seeds. Mix up the frozen fruits from one day to the next and make sure you’re serving your parents favorites.
Home Care Can Help To Create Healthy Habits
Is it time to talk about having home care aides helping your parents with meals, snacks, and healthy habits? If your parents struggle to cook healthy meals, you can have home care aides stop by, prepare their favorite recipes, and clean up after they’ve eaten. Call to learn more.
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