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While eggs were not always classified as a “health food” due to their cholesterol content, however, recent studies are now showing that including eggs in our diet can be very beneficial, even for elderly adults. Eggs are a great source of lean protein as well as several vitamins and minerals that are essential for an elderly adult’s healthy diet. Even though eggs are typically thought of as a breakfast food, they can actually be served at just about any meal of the day. To add some variety to your loved one’s meals and to use the incredibly versatile egg more often in your cooking, read on for some great egg serving ideas:
Add Eggs to a Sandwich
Eggs can add protein, flavor, and substance to a plain sandwich. Simply cook a single egg thoroughly (can be beaten first, or not) and then add it to a sandwich with a slice of ham or turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, and pickles on a whole wheat roll.
Asian-Style Fried Rice
Fried rice dishes often include beaten eggs blended in with the rice and vegetables. If making fried rice with meat, the egg can add extra protein or if no meat is added, it can ensure that there is ample protein in the meal.
Deviled eggs are a great appetizer to bring to parties and potlucks but they can also be enjoyed as part of an at-home meal. Serve them alongside a salad or sandwich to add some filling protein to the meal.
If your loved one enjoys flatbread pizzas with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, arugula, and more, then they may enjoy their flatbread with a fried egg. Adding a fried egg to your flatbread can add a unique flavor and texture to an otherwise plain dish.
Gallo pinto is a traditional Costa Rican dish that is simple and quick to make at home. The base of the dish is cooked rice and black beans that are mixed together with spices and a little oil. Serve the rice and bean mixture with some tortillas, sautéed vegetables and a fried egg on top.
Note: If your elderly loved one has high cholesterol, be sure that they talk to their doctor before including more eggs into their diet. Their doctor may recommend that they limit the number of eggs they eat per week.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Chapel Hill, NC or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at HomeChoice Home Care Services. Call today (919) 847-5622