Autumn is a beautiful time of year here in Alpharetta. The weather is cool and comfortable, the leaves are changing and fall activities are in full swing. After a sweltering summer, everyone is sure to welcome autumn with open arms. Our kitchens may now be filled with wonderful smells from fall-time meals and downtime is spent with refreshing outdoor activities.
Fall is the season for hearty meals that can provide warmth and comfort. Taking advantage of seasonal specialties like apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and more is a great way to welcome in the fall season. Delicious fruits and vegetables can be used to make simple, healthy and filling soups and can be incorporated into just about every meal.
The meal ideas below can be simple to prepare and make great leftovers for your loved one. Take a look through your old cookbooks or search online for detailed recipes of these easy meals.
Sweet Potato and Vegetable Black Bean Chili
A delicious chili can be prepared easily and can be stored for future meals in either the fridge or the freezer. The warmth of a bowl of chili is much appreciated after a cool afternoon spent outside. For some extra flavor and texture, add some cornbread or tortilla chips on the side.
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Chicken, which is high in protein mixed with vegetables can make a simple but healthy meal. This meal is very easy to prepare. You just lay everything on a baking sheet, season the ingredients, place it in the oven and enjoy!
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup, a cold weather staple, features plenty of protein and vegetables. On a chilly night, this soup classic warms you right up. You may wish to opt for a low-sodium chicken broth for a healthier option.
Cooking in the kitchen can be fun, but getting outside in the cool autumn weather is also important. Planning activities that your senior loved ones can participate in with the whole family will make the season enjoyable for everyone.
Dr. Quaning, a geriatric medicine specialist, states, “I tell my patients who are aging in place to go out and engage with the young folks. You have a lot to teach them about the past and what you’ve experienced in life and they have a lot to teach you about what’s going on in the present.”
Bringing your family to an apple orchard to pick fresh apples can be a fun and safe activity for all ages. Afterward, you and your family can take some of them straight to the kitchen to make any number of delicious seasonal meals or desserts.
Go for a Drive
If you’re local to Georgia, you may be aware of the abundant gorgeous scenery the North Georgia mountains has to offer. A car drive with your loved one is a great and easy way to experience some new, stunning views of vibrant leaves.
Board Games and Puzzles
Not all fall family-friendly activities have to be done outside. In fact, some of the best activities and quality time with family can be done in your family room. Game nights are a great way to get friends and family together.
Another great way to enjoy the season inside together is to do a puzzle. Puzzles and board games also create stimulation for the brain.
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- Post-Op Recovery Care
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