Kitchen Appliances Your Parents Need for Nutritious Meals

Are you worried that your parents aren’t eating well? They may be eating enough, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting the right nutrients. Processed foods are often simple for a senior to prepare, but they’re unhealthy choices.

Traditional cooking methods may be too much for your parents as they age. They don’t need to focus on takeout meals or processed foods. These appliances can help your mom and dad prepare healthy meals every day.

#1 – Food Processor

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When it comes to chopping vegetables, herbs, and fruit prior to cooking them, a food processor turns it into a quick job. There’s no holding a knife. Put the item in the chute, turn on the machine, and it takes care of the rest.

Blades on a food processor grate or slice. There’s also a second attachment that minces and finely chops food items.

#2 – Induction Cooktop

Induction cooktops use less energy. The burners require special pans that help convert electric currents to energy that heats foods. There is no electric coil or flame that adds a burn risk. The pot is the only thing that gets hot with an induction cooktop.

You can purchase a full range with an induction cooktop or a portable single burner that can be used and stored as needed. Single burners are handy as you can set them up on a lower table if your parent is in a wheelchair and can’t reach the height of a counter.

#3- Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are great for cooking nutritious meals without needing to stand and stir items. After breakfast, your mom or dad puts the ingredients in the pot, puts on the lid, and turns the heat to low.

The foods slowly cook all day with your parents only needing to stir the ingredients every couple of hours. Some even have built-in stirring systems.

#4 – Smart Refrigerator

Is a smart fridge going to help your parent cook meals? No, but it will help them keep the right foods in stock. With a smart fridge, an inventory of the refrigerator’s contents updated each time with an RFID or UPC code is removed.

If an item is used up, it goes onto a shopping list. The shopping list is voice activated. Your parent could take out the last apple and tell the refrigerator to add apples to the shopping list at the same time. Internal cameras make it easy to see exactly what your parents are eating each day through the app.

You Could Always Hire Senior Care Services for Peace of Mind

If you’re still not convinced your parent can cook quick, nutritious meals, there’s another option. Hire a senior care agency to send caregivers to cook your parents’ meals. They’ll work with your family to create nutritious menu plans that meet your mom and dad’s needs and preferences. Call a senior care agency to arrange meal preparation services.

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care in West Palm Beach,FL, please call the caring staff at Activa Home Health Care at (561) 819-4112.Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.

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