Easy recipes for the elderly

Kentish Homecare Meal Ideas For The Elderley

Are you struggling for meal ideas? Kentish Homecare have selected our two of our best recipes for the elderly.  They are quick to prepare, with minimal chopping and don’t use too many ingredients.  The elderly might struggle to eat well because of limitations caused by medicines or because they are struggling to follow complicated recipes.
Follow our easy and quick recipes and start eating well again.

Chilli
This chilli requires little chopping, and you can even get on with other tasks while the chilli simmers.  This recipe serves two people but is great for cooking in larger quantities, by doubling or tripling the recipe and freezing for future meals.
Serves: 2
Cooking time: Around 45 minutes
Ingredients:
•    1 onion, cubed or chopped into strips
•    2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
•    1 x 250g mince
•    1 x 400g can of kidney beans
•    1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes
•    ½ x teaspoon of chilli powered
•    ½ x teaspoon of cumin
•    ¼ bunch coriander leaves

Recipe:
1.    Add the chopped onions and garlic to the frying pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft.
2.     Add the mince, break up larger chunks and fry until cooked, before adding the spices and stirring through.
3.    Add the kidney beans and chopped tomatoes, along with half a can of water and simmer for around half an hour.
4.    Serve topped with coriander, with rice or a jacket potato.

Easy pesto pasta
This simple pesto pasta is not only very tasty but is quick and easy to make and can feature a range of different ingredients.  The recipe below suggests using tomatoes and chicken breast, but you could also use mushrooms, chorizo, bacon lardons, peppers or anything else that takes your fancy.
Serves: 2
Cooking time: Around 20 minutes

Ingredients:
•    1 onion, cut into slices
•    1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
•    150g cherry tomatoes
•    1 chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces.
•    100g pesto
•    150g pasta
•    Grated cheddar cheese (optional)

Recipe:
1.    Fry the onion until soft.
2.    Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
3.    Add the garlic and chicken to the onion pan.  Once the chicken is almost cooked through, add the cherry tomatoes and fry until they begin to soften and the chicken is completely cooked.
4.    Add the pesto and cooked pasta to the chicken and stir well.
5.    Serve topped with grated cheese.

We hope these recipes have given you some inspiration for your meals.  They are quick and easy recipes that should feature in everyone’s recipe book.

Food preparation can be time-consuming, especially as we get older and you might want to consider homecare assistance.  Home care meal preparation in Kent is offered by Kentish Home Care, and we can assist you according to your needs.  Whether you need help with just one meal or all, we are on hand to help you.  We can prepare meals of your choice, or you can choose from our selection, and we can even prepare a variety to stock up your freezer.  We work according to your dietary requirements, working with a dietician or your doctor, making sure you are eating the recommended foods and receiving the right nutrition.  We have your best interests at heart and want to assist you in any way we can.

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