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Heart-Healthy Recipe To Ward Off Heart Disease In Seniors

Senior Care in Monticello FL

When it comes to senior care, maintaining a healthy weight and increasing nutrition is vital to guard your loved one against heart disease. But it becomes more difficult when you are told that theSenior-Care-Monticello-FLfood you have been eating all of your life is now no good for you.

Limiting less nutritious food or foods that are high in cholesterol or saturated fat like meat, dairy products, eggs and butter, is the first step. Gradually incorporating healthier food options that are high in fiber like whole grain breads, fresh fruits, vegetables and oatmeal into your loved one’s diet is the next step.

It may become harder and harder to come up with new healthy recipes that your loved one will actually eat. Let’s take a look at a few heart-healthy recipes to ward off heart disease.

 

Baked Chicken and Wild Rice with Onion and Tarragon

Chicken and rice is a common, but delicious dish. There is no need to remove it from your loved one’s diet. Just give it a healthy twist. It’s easy!

What you will need:

1.     1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

2.     1 1/2 cups chopped celery

3.     1 1/2 cups whole pearl onions

4.     1 teaspoon fresh tarragon

5.     2 cups unsalted chicken broth

6.     1 1/2 cups dry white wine

7.     3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice

8.     3/4 cup uncooked wild rice

Directions

●       Preheat the oven to 300 F.

●       Cut chicken breasts into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces. Combine the chicken, celery, pearl onions and tarragon plus 1 cup of the unsalted chicken broth in a nonstick frying pan. Cook on medium heat until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

●       In a baking dish, combine the wine, remaining 1 cup chicken broth, and rice. Let soak for 30 minutes.

●       Add the cooked chicken and vegetables to the baking dish. Cover and bake for 60 minutes. Check periodically and add more broth if the rice is too dry. Serve immediately.

**Tip: this chicken dish is moist and flavorful thanks to slow cooking in a covered container. The delicate sage and licorice flavor of the tarragon complements the chicken perfectly.**

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Monticello, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.

Source:  Mayo Clinic

Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.