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5 Nutritious Peach Recipes for Seniors

Peaches are among the favorites of many summer fruits. At a mere 68 calories for one large peach, each fruit provides 19 percent of vitamin C, 11 percent of vitamin A, two percent of iron and 10 percent of potassium. The versatile fruit can also be incorporated into a number of recipes prepared by Temple, TX, senior care providers.

1. Peach, Tomato, Basil Salad

1 chopped peach
1 chopped tomato
½ cup chopped onions
1 can of drained cannellini beans
½ teaspoon of basil
Feta cheese for topping

Combine all of the ingredients in a sizeable bowl and serve to your senior loved one for a refreshing and complete summer lunch.

2. Gorgonzola Peach Pizza

1 whole-wheat pizza crust
1 chopped peach
4 ounces of shredded Gorgonzola cheese
Balsamic vinegar

Top the crust with the peaches and cheese and let it sit in the oven until the cheese melts. Drizzle vinegar over the top to enhance the overall flavor. Enjoy this dish hot or cold.

3. Grilled Cheese and Peach Sandwich

2 peaches cut into ½ slices
4 slices of bread
4 ounces of desired cheese
1 teaspoon of honey
1 handful of cilantro washed and chopped
Butter or margarine
A splash of olive oil

Over medium heat, spread the olive oil in a skillet. Add the peaches and grill until slightly browned. Combine the cheese, cilantro and honey in a bowl. Lightly butter one side of all the bread slices. Place all four slices in the skillet. Divide the cheese mixture in half and spread on two slices of the bread. Cook for three to five minutes until the bread is toasted and golden. Divide the peaches in half and place on top of the melted cheese. Place the other two bread slices on top of the peaches.

4. Grilled Peaches and Cream

Instead of a calorie-laden peach cobbler, try grilled peaches in a bowl topped with whipped cream. Simply halve a large peach, sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top, and grill them until the juices caramelize. Finally, place them in a serving bowl and top the grilled fruit with a soft vanilla ice cream or even a fluffy whipped cream.

5. Peach Margaritas

If your loved one is interested in a refreshing summer cocktail, combine pureed peaches with a splash of OJ, the juice of one lime and an ounce of skinny tequila. Kick the drink up a notch by adding a hint of juice from spicy peppers, provided that your loved one can stand the spice.

You can further your loved one’s health by preparing delicious and nutritious meals each day. If for any reason you are unable to take care of your loved one, turn to Home Care Assistance and ask about our comprehensive respite home care in Temple. We will help your loved one prepare delicious and healthy meals while you are away. Additionally, we will assist your loved one with other aspects of daily life including exercise, housekeeping, medication reminders, and more. Contact us at 254-856-0600 today to set up a complimentary consultation and meet with a friendly caregiver.