A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy life. Creating nutritious and delicious meals doesn’t have to be a hassle. Check out GoGoGrandparent’s five easy, healthy dinner ideas that come together in a breeze, so you can get all the nutrients you need without any of the headache.
1. Healthy homemade chili
Chili is a fulfilling senior meal that’s chock full of nutrients. It’s one of the best easy dinner ideas because the pot does all the work for you. Even though chili is hearty and satisfying, it’s also easy to chew and digest.
When it comes to ingredients, opt for a type of ground meat that suits your dietary needs. Ground beef or venison are great options if you are low in iron, while ground turkey is a lean alternative for heart concerns. Beans and tomatoes are the foundation of the chili, but you can find alternative chili recipes if you’re not a fan. You can even find non-spicy chili recipes if you’re avoiding spicy food. Try out a few different chili recipes for a variety of easy, healthy dinner ideas.
To make chili, all you need to do is sauté your ground meat. Then add and sauté the garlic, onion, and peppers. Put the remaining ingredients and seasonings into a pot or crock pot, combine with a spatula, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes until thick. (Make sure to stir occasionally.) Finish with sour cream, cheese, carrots, chips, tortilla strips, or any other toppings to add texture to this easy dinner recipe.
Find a chili recipe online that suits your taste buds. We love this recipe on Shockingly Delicious that’s perfect for a senior meal the whole family will love.
2. Fish and veggies
Fish like salmon is full of heart-healthy omegas. Add some delicious roasted veggies for a balanced dinner that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. This is one of our favorite easy, healthy dinner ideas because it comes together quickly, requires little prep and cleanup, and fits just about any dietary plan.
Just put a piece of fresh, marinated salmon on a parchment-lined baking sheet pan. In the same pan, add your choice of veggies, some seasonings, and maybe a dash of lemon. The juices from the different veggies will blend to help infuse the salmon and create a scrumptiously cohesive dish.
Check out this amazing recipe for a one-pan salmon and veggies recipe. You can use any kinds of veggies you like for this easy dinner recipe: bell peppers, sweet potatoes, zucchini, green beans, and any other hearty veggie that roasts well in the oven. Our GoGoGrocery shoppers can help find the freshest veggies at the store that are already pre-chopped if you want to save a step while cooking.
3. Chicken noodle soup
Chicken noodle soup is considered classic comfort food for a reason: it’s healing, protein-packed, and yummy. Soups are always easy dinner ideas because they come together quickly, and you can make extra portions to save for the next few days. All you need is olive oil (a healthy fat), carrots, celery, onions, garlic, chicken broth, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, shredded chicken, and wide noodles of your choice. Check out this quick chicken noodle soup (and other easy dinner recipes) on AverieCooks.
You can make easy dinner recipes even easier by buying precooked chicken from the grocery store. When you order your groceries through GoGo, our shoppers will help you find the perfect premade chicken to add to your chicken noodle soup.
4. Turkey burgers
This is one of the best quick dinner ideas because it comes together in just a few minutes and requires almost no cooking prep. Buy fresh or frozen turkey burgers from the grocery store. You’ll likely have to cook or reheat them, but this should only take a few minutes on the stove. Then, you just assemble your turkey burger with your favorite burger toppings: a whole-grain bun, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, mustard, guacamole, cheese, and more! This is a great way to get some “hidden” veggies in your diet, like adding some lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, or microgreens to your burger. This senior meal is so easy to assemble, and it will feel like an indulgent meal without the guilt.
Let GoGo handle grocery shopping and delivery for you. Our shoppers can find all your favorite burger ingredients and conveniently deliver them right to your door. You don’t have to navigate the store, wait in lines, or carry heavy bags. All you have to do is chomp down on a tasty turkey burger!
5. Order takeout (our favorite easy dinner idea!)
One of the best quick dinner ideas is to not cook at all. However, ordering takeout may not always feel like an option because you don’t know if your favorite local restaurants will be able to meet your dietary needs and preferences. You might also worry about delivery times, the driver finding your house, tipping through an app, or ordering on their website.
GoGoGrandparent helps you order gourmet senior meals and takeout from your favorite restaurants with just a phone call. And on the backend, our GoGoGuardian team is making sure that your dietary preferences are met. We’re also tracking your delivery driver to make sure the food arrives to your door, and you can tip with cash if you’d like. Plus, we can mail or email you menus from local restaurants and save your favorite orders, making senior meal delivery even faster the next time you order! Learn more about ordering meals with GoGo here.
Register with GoGoGrandparent to have your groceries and takeout meals delivered to you today. Which of these easy dinner ideas is your favorite?