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February 12, 2019

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas for Seniors

The classic saying goes, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” It’s well known for good reason. A proper first meal can help start your day in a positive direction. More importantly, as we get older, it’s imperative to eat a well-rounded diet. Here are 7 easy breakfast ideas for seniors that are fast, tasty, and easy!

If you’re providing these meals as a senior caregiver, be sure to check food restrictions and recommendations with your senior’s medical team before serving.

Oatmeal and berries

Oatmeal and Fresh Fruit

Cook up some oatmeal using quick oats and water. For a creamier consistency, make the oatmeal with milk. Top with fresh seasonal berries (or defrosted frozen berries) and a slight drizzle of honey for sweetness.

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Toast a couple of slices of your favorite bread (sourdough and whole wheat work well). Spread fresh avocado on the toast, top with a fried egg and a sprinkle of salt.

Eggs and toast

Eggs and Toast

Eggs and toast are a breakfast classic both for its simplicity and customizability. Cook a couple of eggs in your preferred way, scrambled, over easy, or poached; it’s up to you! Pair your eggs with a slice or two of toasted and buttered bread for an easy and filling meal.

PBJ Waffle

PB&J Waffle Twist

Try this new twist on breakfast waffles! Heat up a frozen waffle then spread your favorite butter (peanut, sunflower, almond, etc) on top. Spoon a teaspoon of your favorite jelly or jam on top and add a handful of fresh fruit like cut bananas, raspberries, or strawberries for a refreshing burst of flavor.

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

Mix your favorite plain or vanilla yogurt with toppings like granola, dried fruit, berries, and honey.

Hummus ToastHummus Toast

For a more savory breakfast, spread hummus on a slice of toast, top with a slice of tomato and sprinkle on some chopped green onions or fresh basil.

Breakfast burrito

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast burritos are another classic breakfast meal. Fill a flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, cooked crumbled breakfast sausage, and your favorite salsa. Add cheese and avocado for an even tastier burrito!

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas for Seniors