Some people think that seniors have all the time in the world after retiring, but they would be wrong. Yes, in retirement, we no longer work at a desk all day, but we pick up many new responsibilities that keep you preoccupied. When you’re always on the go, it’s easy to forget to eat. However, remembering to have your three meals of the day is very important, especially in older age. So, that’s why I have come up with some quick and easy recipes for seniors always on the go.
Having quick and easy recipes on hand for meals throughout the day is a great way to ensure that you won’t be wasting your time in the kitchen, but rather enjoying time with your family and doing other activities. Also, if you still work, easy, no-cook recipes are perfect for lunch ideas at the office.
Below is one quick and easy recipe for each meal of the day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will find the necessary ingredients for each recipe and brief directions on how to prepare the meal.
Breakfast: Egg and Avocado Toast
This is quite possibly one of the quickest breakfast recipes out there. With very little prep work, you are sure to be able to get out the door on time. This recipe does not require many ingredients either. Which is always a plus in my book!
Ingredients: 2 pieces of bread
salt and pepper
One of the things I love about this recipe is that you can always tweak it to better satisfy your taste buds. My taste buds, on the other hand, enjoy it this way.
Start by lightly toasting your bread. I like to use wheat bread for my toast. Then, scoop out the avocado from the peel and mash it up using a fork. Feel free to add seasoning to you avocado. I just use salt and pepper. From there, you’ll want to spread the avocado onto your pieces of toast. Now, you can fry your eggs. My favorite way to eat fried eggs is over medium. I find it to be less messy than over easy with this meal. Put one egg on each of your pieces of toast and you’re done!
Lunch: No-Cook Black Bean Salad
Anytime I find a recipe that doesn’t involve a stove or an oven, I get ecstatic! No-cook meals are great meals to pack for trips. If you plan on taking a road trip, throw a cooler in your trunk with a few ingredients and you’ll be set for when lunch time rolls around.
Ingredients: mixed salad greens
15 oz of black beans
sliced red onion
2 tbs of olive oil
salt and pepper
You may have noticed that I didn’t provide an amount for each ingredient. This is because this recipe, just like the first one, can be completely customized to your liking. That’s one of my favorite things about salads. You put out all the options, and each person gets to make their own personal salad. Instead of trying to please multiple mouths.
Because this meal doesn’t require you to cook anything, this becomes the easiest recipe in this article. Grab a bowl, toss some salad in it, add your favorite toppings, then a little bit of olive oil. That’s it! You’re good to go.
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
Dinner seems to always require a bit more elbow grease than breakfast and lunch. So, don’t be nervous when I say “grilled”. This recipe is a very healthy choice that will have your taste buds screaming for more.
Ingredients: spinach wraps
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 romaine heart
1 tbs of olive oil
salt and pepper
Just like the other recipes, this is a recipe you can put your own twist on. If you want to add tomatoes, add them! If you want to add black olives, add them! There are unlimited options when it comes to ingredients for wraps.
Begin by tearing apart your romaine heart into tiny pieces. Throw it into a bowl so you can add the olive oil and salt and pepper. Lay out your spinach wrap. Put a generous amount of your grilled chicken on it. For the avocado, you can either mash it up, or use avocado slices. Whichever you prefer. Then finish by adding your romaine to the top. Roll the wrap up tightly and there you go. A delicious, healthy meal for dinner.
There You Have It. Three recipes for seniors looking for quicker and easier options. These meals are personally some of my all-time favorites, but I want to learn yours!
Comment below your favorite quick and easy recipes! That way we can have even more yummy meals to choose from.