Healthy Snacks for Older Adults

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Aging well means committing to a positive lifestyle. From exercise and hydration to eating well and managing stress, your choices can influence your health as you grow older. Making smart food choices includes paying attention to not just meals, but also to snacks.

We have some fresh ideas for healthy snacks to try. Each can be prepared quickly and with little fuss.

16 Healthy Snacks for Older Adults

  1. Apple slices topped with natural peanut butter
  2. Hummus with fresh vegetables or baked pita chips
  3. Plain Greek yogurt mixed with cinnamon or fresh fruit
  4. Popcorn without butter
  5. Handful of almonds, walnuts, or pistachios
  6. Red bell pepper and guacamole
  7. Frozen fruit smoothie
  8. Homemade paleo-friendly granola
  9. Celery with peanut butter and raisins
  10. Pears lightly covered with ricotta cheese
  11. Turkey slices rolled up with avocado
  12. Bowl of fresh berries or melon
  13. Sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella
  14. Fruit kabobs served with vanilla-honey dip
  15. Cinnamon-sprinkled grilled peaches
  16. Hard-boiled egg with a piece of whole wheat toast

Another option is to explore and bookmark a few websites that share recipes for healthy snacks.

Recipes for Healthy, Senior-Friendly Treats

Visit these sites for tasty, nutritious treat ideas:

If you are wondering how to incorporate snacks into menu planning, especially if you are a senior, it’s important to understand how nutritional needs change as you grow older.

Senior-Friendly Menu Planning

Another great source to help you learn more about good nutrition is the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors has resources and videos ranging from eating well on a budget to what recommended serving sizes for older adults look like.

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Visit Five Star Senior Living for a Complimentary Meal

Prepared under the direction of celebrity chef Brad Miller, meals and snacks at Five Star Senior Living communities are nutritious and delicious. Our dining services program is a popular part of daily life. We invite you to see for yourself. Call us at (617) 796-8387 to arrange a time to join us for a complimentary meal of your choice!