Do you enjoy cooking? Perhaps you have many pleasant memories of working in the kitchen, making your favorite recipes with the flair of Julia Child. Perhaps you used to dread coming home and having to cook after a long day at work. Maybe you are single or living with a spouse and find cooking for one or two difficult. Whatever your thoughts on cooking, let’s talk about the benefits of getting in the kitchen and connecting with our food.
Nutrition is a cornerstone of healthy aging. It’s hard to feel our best when aren’t consuming nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables. Although frozen or prepackaged meals may seem convenient, they are probably not providing you with the vitamins and minerals you need to stay strong.
Need some recipes to get started? A Place for Mom has a list of 20 nutritious recipes for older adults which can be found here. Have fun and here’s to healthy eating!