Heart-Friendly Treats that are Healthy & Tasty
It is important to take care of what and how much you eat, particularly as you get older. With age, the ability to digest food declines, potentially leading to several problems. Although healthy food is typically associated with bland and unappetizing options, there are tasty choices that can be healthy as well.
The experts from our independent living facility have suggested a few heart-friendly snacks that taste delicious:
- For The Traditionalists
Nobody can resist a perfectly-baked chocolate chip cookie. To have your share of these cookies and not worry about your health, all you need to do is replace the flour and butter with oats, oatmeal, and some walnuts.
- For Those Who Enjoy Get-Togethers
If you wish to have something that looks fancy and tastes delicious without risking your health, you can try a low-fat cheesecake made from Neufchatel cheese, fat-free cream cheese, and reduced-fat sour cream. It tastes every bit as delicious as it looks and is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth while considering your health.
- For The Health Conscious
If you are very conscious about your health and strictly adhere to a diet with a specific amount of nutrients to be consumed every day, then walnut whole-wheat pancakes, made of whole-wheat flour, walnuts, unsweetened apple sauce, and topped with a pumpkin yogurt sauce, are just what you need. Each serving of this delicious, sweet, and satisfying meal contains less than 150 calories, making you feel happy about your healthy choice of food.
- For those Seeking Gluten-Free Options
For all those who are looking to have a unique, filling, and healthy snack, a purple sunshine smoothie, that includes grape juice, baby spinach, raspberries, and blueberries, is a must-have. It is easy to make and offers a refreshing taste while adding proteins and fiber to your diet.
- For Those Who are Time-Pressed
If you don’t have time to prepare something elaborate, make this quick and heart-friendly dessert called berry easy, with just five easily-available ingredients including plain low-fat yogurt, some blackberries, grated ginger, honey, and orange zest. It takes only five minutes to prepare this sweet treat that tastes delicious and is easy on your heart as well.
We Care About Your Health
Our independent living facility is not just a place for you to stay, but indeed a comfortable home. Our dining room is a space where you can socialize and interact with others and enjoy their company.
We make sure that we:
- Serve delicious, nutritious, freshly cooked meals
- Prepare interesting food selections
- Consider any special dietary instructions
- Deliver meals to your room when required
We will ensure that you are comfortable and have everything that you may need. Our friendly and efficient staff are available for assistance 24/7. In addition to ensuring you have healthy meals every day, we also encourage regular exercise and walks and arrange fun trips and events.