Healthy Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors After Stroke or Heart Attack

Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors Recovering from Heart Attack or Stroke

By Will Reid, 9:00 am on

Cincinnati, OH, caregivers who are planning on serving Thanksgiving meals to seniors recovering from a recent heart attack or a stroke often need to alter the dinner menu to accommodate the individual’s health. Fortunately, there are several different recipes that are nutritious and healthy to eat without compromising on the flavor.

 

For a starter plate, Cincinnati post-stroke caregivers should consider serving potato gratin with herbs, which is creamy but doesn’t contain any fattening cream. The thyme and rosemary complement the potato with reduced sodium chicken broth that can be added on top. Roasted carrot and red quinoa salad will also prove to be a hit when you season it with cardamom, coriander, and cumin that punches up the flavor and makes for a colorful and festive side on the dinner table that also provides essential nutrients for seniors with cardiovascular disease. You can also add candied pecans, sweet potatoes, and apples to enjoy a guilt-free starter that will please your loved one’s sweet tooth before dinner.

 

Skip the buttery boxed potatoes on Thanksgiving and opt for making mashed winter squash with Indian spices instead. This is a delicious and nutritious side that is a healthy alternative to traditional sweet potato casserole. You can make the squash smooth or chunky to suit whatever texture your loved one prefers. This heart-healthy alternative pairs perfectly with lean, white herb-roasted turkey breast.

 

For dessert, yogurt and apricot pie with a crunchy granola crust will make an impression and will lower blood pressure in the process. A healthy alternative to apple pie is stewed apples with chai-spiced cashew cream, which is quick and easy to make after a long day in the kitchen. Those who are in the mood for pumpkin pie can serve creamy millet with pumpkin and sage, which is gluten-free and contains natural ingredients.

 

Contact Cincinnati, OH, Home Care Assistance at 513.891.2273 today to learn more about heart-healthy meal alternatives for your loved one this Thanksgiving. Our trusted in-home caregivers work tirelessly to help your loved one maintain a nutritious diet, exercise regularly and recover efficiently after stroke or heart attack. Call today to have us customize a care plan for your loved one.