Peaches are a common summer fruit that can be easily incorporated into a number of delicious and nutritious recipes. Each peach offers a variety of much needed daily nutrients for seniors. One large peach contains 19 percent vitamin C, 11 percent vitamin A, 10 percent fiber and 10 percent potassium. Following are five healthy recipes Plano elder care providers can prepare for the seniors they care for.
1. Peach Salsa
1 cup of chopped tomato
1 cup of chopped peaches
1 cup of chopped cucumber
½ cup chopped red onions
3 to 4 diced jalapeno peppers
½ cup of chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons of lime juice
3 tablespoons of orange marmalade – microwaved for 10 to 15 seconds
Combine all of the vegetables. Add the lime juice to the marmalade and blend. Pour the liquid over the veggies and toss well. Serve with corn chips.
2. Peach Crostini
12 slices of baguettes, French or Italian bread
3 to 4 chopped peaches
1 cup of blue cheese
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Brush each bread slice with olive oil and toast. Combine the peaches and vinegar. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet. Top each slice with the peaches. Top the peaches with the crumbled cheese. Broil the crostini on low until slightly golden brown.
3. Peach Soup
1 ½ cups of coconut water
1 teaspoon of freshly shredded ginger
2/3 cup of honey
1 ½ cups of white wine
1 cinnamon stick crushed
Combine the coconut water, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and wine in a bowl and refrigerate for three to eight hours. Slice the peaches and puree 10 of them in a food processor. Strain the refrigerated liquid and add to the peach puree. Garnish each bowl with the remaining peach slices.
4. Peach Iced Tea
6 medium to large peaches – sliced
2 cups of sugar
1 vanilla bean – split
4 tea bags
7 cups of water
Bring three cups of water and the sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Add the peaches along with the vanilla bean and simmer for up to 40 minutes. Remove the vanilla bean and puree the mixture until smooth. Steep the tea bags in the remaining hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine the tea and the peach puree and refrigerate until it’s refreshingly cold.
5. Peach Smoothies
2 cups of milk
2 cups of sliced peaches
¼ cup of concentrated orange juice
2 tablespoons of sugar
5 ice cubes
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and liquefy until smooth. For best results, blend the ice first or at the bottom of the blender. This will prevent large chunks of ice from chunking up the smoothie. Serve in chilled glasses once the mixture is uniform color and consistency.
There are numerous fruits and vegetables you can prepare to benefit your loved one’s health. To learn more about senior nutritious, contact Home Care Assistance at (214) 586-0120 today. In addition to helping seniors maintain healthy diet and other lifestyle habits, we provide comprehensive stroke, dementia, and Alzheimer’s home care in Plano, TX that promotes overall wellbeing for seniors with cognitive disorders. Don’t forget to schedule a no-obligation consultation when you call.