Category Archives: Better With Food

Fun Fall Snacks for Seniors

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Have you felt a little extra chill in the air recently? Well, that’s because September 22 was the official first day of fall!

Fall is not only a beautiful season to enjoy visually, the food it brings is also delicious! From fresh, crisp apples to the sweet taste of cinnamon. With the weather changing, why not change your snacking choices too?

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7 Healthy Spring Snacks

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Spring is a time of transition. Mother Nature starts over with blooming flowers and trees, you change out your wardrobe (goodbye heavy parka and clunky boots, hello lightweight jacket and slip-on shoes), why not switch up your snacking habits, too? Ditch the greasy chips and calorie-laden candy for smart snacking—actually encouraged by nutritionists in order to avoid overeating at meal time. In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, here are some healthy snack ideas:

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National Nutrition Month: How to Recognize and Prevent Senior Malnutrition

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Nutrition has far-reaching effects on our wellbeing, influencing everything from physical health to mood to energy levels and even cognitive function. As we age, nutrition has an even greater impact on our quality of life. Unfortunately, due to the myriad physiologic and lifestyle changes that accompany aging, many seniors don’t maintain a sufficiently healthy diet or consume the quality of nutrition they need to feel their best.

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What’s Cooking: Healthier Gingerbread Cookies

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There’s almost no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by whipping up a few batches of cookies—and if there’s one quintessential holiday cookie, it is undoubtedly the gingerbread man. With whole-wheat flour and no butter, this recipe is a healthier take on the classic holiday treat. Gingerbread cookies are fun to cut out and decorate with family members, and make perfect gifts for friends!

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What’s Cooking: Hot Cinnamon Apple Cider

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When there’s such a bounty of perfectly crisp, sweet apples available from Minnesota’s many apple orchards, it would be a shame to limit yourself to store-bought apple cider rather than making your own. Homemade apple cider is easy to make–most of the process is hands-off while the apples simmer in boiling water–and oh-so delicious to drink. Enjoy it hot with a serving of Harvest Cobbler for an Autumn dessert that will warm your body and soul.

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