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Cool Healthy Snacks For Seniors To Enjoy When It’s Hot

Home care can help prepare cool, refreshing snacks that are better suited for the hot weather for aging seniors.
Home care can help prepare cool, refreshing snacks that are better suited for the hot weather for aging seniors.

It’s very common for seniors to not want to eat much when the weather is hot. But it’s important for seniors to eat regularly so that they don’t become malnourished. Seniors living at home who don’t eat regular meals can very quickly become malnourished.

Refreshing light snacks are a fun way to get your senior mom or dad to eat more when it’s hot. Seniors may prefer light snacks to three regular meals throughout the day if the weather is really warm.

You can prepare some snacks ahead of time for your mom or dad to eat throughout the day, or you can get home care providers for them. Seniors who live at home really should have home care services. That way, there is someone with them all day to help with things like making meals and snacks, cleaning up the house, and doing other chores.

Here’s some inspiration for tasty, healthy, and refreshing snacks for seniors that are perfect for the hot weather that home care providers can help prepare:


Greek Yogurt with Berries

Greek yogurt is rich in protein and probiotics, and when topped with fresh berries, it provides antioxidants and vitamins. It’s also very easy for seniors to eat. If you want to mix things up, you can spoon Greek yogurt and berries into popsicle makers and freeze them to make fruit and frozen yogurt bars.


Fruit Salad

A mix of hydrating fruits like strawberries, oranges, and grapes makes for a refreshing and nutrient-packed snack. You can also cube melons like cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon to make a delicious cold fruit salad that can be enjoyed any time of the day. The sweetness of the fruit is perfect if your mom or dad is craving sweets.


Veggie Sticks with Hummus

Sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, and celery served with hummus offer a crunchy and protein-rich snack. Pre-sliced veggie trays from the grocery store are a fast and easy way to make sure that your senior parent has plenty of sliced veggies to snack on throughout the day.


Cottage Cheese with Pineapple

Cottage cheese is high in protein and calcium; adding pineapple provides a sweet and hydrating twist. If your senior parent prefers a sweet snack, you can also serve cottage cheese with berries or a little jam.


Frozen Grapes

Frozen grapes aren’t actually frozen. You can put them in the refrigerator instead to ensure they aren’t too hard or cold for your mom or dad to enjoy.  Cold grapes are a delicious, cool snack, and since grapes are mostly water, they are very hydrating.

Cold grapes are the perfect snack for seniors who don’t like drinking water because they are very hydrating. Just make sure your senior parent doesn’t eat too many if they are watching their sugar.


Apple Slices with Nut Butter

Apple slices paired with almond or peanut butter provide a balance of fiber, healthy fats, and protein. Home care services can make sure the apples are sliced into very thin pieces or small cubes to make sure that your senior parent can eat them easily.


Chilled Edamame

Lightly salted, chilled edamame is a protein-rich, refreshing snack that’s easy to eat. Edamame is a popular snack, and ready-to-eat edamame is available in every grocery store. Just pop it in the fridge until snack time.


Cheese and Tomatoes

Slice some beefsteak tomatoes into thin slices and top them with some cold mozzarella cheese slices, some spinach, and dill for a delicious cool snack that won’t leave your senior parent hungry.



If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care in Brookhaven, MS, please contact the At Home Care staff Today! (800) 218-3509

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Jeanette Felton, RN BSN
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