Delectable Nutrition for Elder Care in Sienna Plantation, TX: Tofu Cabbage Wraps

As an elder care provider, you understand the importance of good nutrition for your aging loved one. Making sure that your loved one eats a well-balanced diet filled with all of the nutrients his body needs is one of the most important things you can do to support his health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get good nutrition into a senior. You may find yourself falling into the same old patterns, making the same meals over and over again just because they are what your senior likes. No matter how much she likes them, however, a person can only eat the same meal so many times before never wanting to see it again. Mixing your aging loved one’s diet by introducing new recipes occasionally is a fantastic way to broaden her horizons and make sure she is getting well-rounded, interesting and nutritious meals on a regular basis.

This fast and fresh recipe is a wonderful way to integrate extra protein into your loved one’s diet, and is a cool, refreshing lunch or dinner option for the hot summer weather. It utilizes tofu, making it a much healthier option than meals with meat. Don’t let the tofu intimidate you. It is just they are to carry the flavor of the garlic and soy sauce. Tofu actually has very little flavor of its own, but takes on the flavor of what ever it is being cooked with in that recipe.

Elder Care in Sienna Plantation, TXWhat you will need for your wraps:

  • One pound of extra firm tofu
  • Freshly minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper
  • Six raw cabbage leaves
  • Soy sauce
  • Two avocados

Start by gently pressing the tofu between two dishtowels to remove the excess liquid. Warm the olive oil in a pan and add the garlic. Cook just until a lightly browned before adding the tofu. Cook the tofu on one side for three minutes before flipping onto the other side for another three minutes halfway through the cooking of the second side, add soy sauce to taste and pepper to taste. Continue cooking until browned and warmed through. Scoop the tofu out onto the cabbage leaves and top with wedges of fresh avocado.

This recipe takes advantage of fresh vegetables for texture, flavor and nutrition. The cabbage adds a wonderful crunch, while the avocado gives a creamy fattiness to the meal. These wraps are fantastic served immediately or packed for a picnic or brownbag lunch.

The caregivers at Comfort Keepers are available to talk with you and your family about all of your senior care needs. Comforting Solutions for In-Home Care is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Sienna Plantation, TX and the surrounding areas. Call (832) 361-4323 for more information.

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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