Delicious Breakfast Ideas with Pumpkin

Elderly Care in Huntington NY

Pumpkin is one of the most beloved elements of the autumn season. Everywhere you look you are likely to see something else that is filled with pumpkin. While it might not be the best choice to always reach for the doughnut or coffee that has been flavored with pumpkin pie spice and sugar, adding real pumpkin to your loved one’s diet is a delicious, seasonal way to give them a wide Elderly-Care-in-Huntington-NYrange of nutritional benefits. These can include better sleep, lowered blood pressure, improved digestion, and longer-lasting satisfaction so that they can control their appetite.


Try some of these delicious breakfast ideas that include pumpkin so that your aging parent can get a strong start to their day and still enjoy this seasonal treat:

  • Pumpkin smoothie. A smoothie is always a fantastic choice for a fast, easy, and satisfying breakfast. Blend together pumpkin puree, soft tofu, milk or plant-based milk, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and protein powder for a smooth and silky treat packed with pumpkin flavor.
  • Pumpkin hash. Pumpkin is frequently used in sweet applications, but it can be used in much the same way that you would use any gourd or squash. You can even use it as you would a potato in many situations. Try chopping fresh, peeled pumpkin into cubes and cooking them with potatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic, salt, black pepper, and olive oil for a savory side dish, or top it with a fried egg for a filling meal.
  • Pancakes. Bring your pancake breakfast to another level with the flavor of pumpkin. Replace oil in your favorite pancake recipe with pureed pumpkin and bump up the flavor with pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar rather than white sugar. Serve with butter and maple syrup, or make them totally decadent by sprinkling the top with candied pecans, a bit of cinnamon, and a swirl of whipped cream for a special morning.


If your aging parent is struggling with their nutrition or you are simply look for ways to help them to enjoy a more varied diet, more activity, and a more independent lifestyle, now may be the ideal time for you to consider elderly care for them. An elderly home care services provider can be with your parent on a customized schedule that ensures that they get everything that they need while you remain an active and engaged element of their care routine. When it comes to helping them to get better nutrition, this care provider can be extremely beneficial. They can bring your parent to the grocery store so that they are able to maintain more control over their life, encourage them to choose healthy foods, and then assist with meal preparation. This encourages them to do more of their own cooking and enjoy whole foods rather than always relying on convenience foods, and can help them to know that even if they have food limitations due to their health concerns, they can still enjoy a delicious and satisfying diet.


If you or an aging loved one are considering in-home elderly care in Huntington, NY, please contact the caring staff at Family First Home Companions. Serving all of Long Island. Call today: (631) 319-3961


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