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Healthy and Easy Snack Options for Older Adults
Published Oct. 29, 2021

Healthy snacks are a great way to boost your loved one’s calories while increasing their protein and fiber intake. Here is a list of twelve nutritious snacks that require minimal prep time and no cooking or grilling:

  • Apple slices topped with natural peanut butter
  • Hummus with fresh vegetables or baked pita chips
  • Plain Greek yogurt mixed with cinnamon or fresh fruit
  • Handful of almonds, walnuts, or pistachios
  • Frozen fruit smoothie
  • High-fiber cereal with almond milk
  • Pears paired with gouda or another tasty cheese
  • Turkey slices rolled up with avocado
  • Cottage cheese mixed with strawberries or raspberries
  • Second item
  • Fruit kabobs served with vanilla-honey dip
  • Premixed, single-serving protein shakes
  • Trail mix made with nuts, raisins, high-fiber cereal, and chocolate morsels

If your loved one has dexterity challenges or can’t ambulate safely, help them by keeping the cupboard and refrigerator filled with premade snacks. Having prepared snacks at the ready makes it easy for your loved one to grab a snack and enjoy it without having to prepare food and clean up dishes and utensils.