Spring is a time for new beginnings. The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer, and that means it’s time to start thinking about Easter. This is the perfect time to plan a special dinner for your aging parent. You can cook your favorite meal and spend some quality time together.
If your parent lives nearby, you can cook the meal together in your kitchen. If they live in a different city or state, you can use Skype or another video chat service to cook with them. You can also ask them to send you recipes or cooking tips.
But also, as your parents age, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that they are getting the proper nutrition. A spring dinner doesn’t have to be complicated. An easy way to do this is by preparing them a healthy dinner. This spring, consider scheduling a dinner specifically tailored to your aging parent’s nutritional needs.
Just follow these tips and your parents will feel loved and appreciated.
Spring Green Frittata
Frittatas are like omelets but cooked in a skillet on the stovetop instead of being folded in half. You can use fresh greens in a frittata, such as kale, chard, or spinach. To make the frittata:
- Start by sautéing some onions and garlic in olive oil until softened.
- Add the greens and cook until wilted.
- Whisk some eggs with salt and pepper, pour the mixture over the greens, and cook until set.
Rhubarb Oat Muffins
Rhubarb oat muffins are a perfect choice. They’re packed with fiber and protein, and the sweetness of the rhubarb will make them a hit with your parents. Plus, they’re easy to make – just mix the ingredients in a bowl, then bake in the oven.
Blackened Chicken Tacos With Pineapple Salsa
Blackened chicken tacos with pineapple salsa are perfect for a spring dinner party. They’re easy to make, and everyone will love them! It’s coated in a spicy seasoning blend and then pan-fried until crispy. The chicken is served on soft tortillas with delicious pineapple salsa. The salsa is made with fresh pineapple, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy! Tacos are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party!
Buttery Lemon Grilled Fish On Grilled Asparagus
Fish is an excellent option for warmer weather because it cooks quickly and doesn’t leave your kitchen feeling like a hot oven. This recipe for buttery lemon grilled fish pairs perfectly with grilled asparagus spears. The fish is marinated in a mixture of melted butter, fresh lemon juice, and garlic, then grilled until golden brown. The asparagus is simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil before grilling. Serve this easy spring dinner with some crusty bread to soak up all of the delicious buttery lemon sauce.
Broccoli And Peppers
Broccoli and peppers are an excellent combination for a spring dinner. Both vegetables are available in various colors, so you can mix and match them to create a beautiful dish. Broccoli is a great fiber and vitamin C source, while peppers are high in antioxidants. Together, they make a healthy and delicious meal. Broccoli and peppers can be roasted or sautéed, so they are perfect for any time of year. Give them a try this spring!