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Elder Care Recipes: Simple and Fast "Instant" Lunch

Elder Care in Cypress TX

Elder Care in Cypress TXYou know how important it is for your aging parents, and you, to get high quality nutrition on a daily basis in order to have the fuel that you need to get through all of the challenges that you encounter throughout the day, keep you going through all of the activities that you want to do, and ensure that you stay healthy and strong. Between running errands, taking care of the house, going on outings, doing crafts and other hobbies, volunteering throughout the community, exercising, and spending time with friends and loved ones, however, who has the time in their active, vibrant elder care journey to fit in making a homemade lunch and sitting down to eat it?

Enjoying meals together, and encouraging your parents to eat healthy, satisfying meals is a wonderful way to create lasting relationships, build memories, and support mental and emotional health, but it can be time consuming to always prepare fresh meals. Rather than resorting to fast food or prepackaged items to get a quick lunch when you are busy, turn to your own "instant" lunch options. This recipe lets you devote a little bit of time the day before you know your schedule is packed and then enjoy a delicious, healthy meal in a matter of minutes.

What You Will Need

  • 1/3 of a cup of instant couscous
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of harissa
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of coarsely grated carrot
  • 3 pitted Kalamata olives
  • 6 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 of a cup of canned chickpeas
  • A sharp knife
  • A cutting board
  • A 16 ounce lidded heat safe container
  • A stirring spoon

What to Do

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and then set aside
  • Quarter the tomatoes and then set aside
  • Quarter the olives and then set aside
  • If needed, roughly grate the carrot
  • Roughly chop the cilantro leaves and set aside
  • Pour the couscous into the bottom of the 16 ounce lidded heat safe container
  • Top the couscous with the chickpeas and stir
  • Next add the tomatoes, olives, and carrots and stir
  • Add the cilantro, butter, curry powder and 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt and stir
  • Add the harissa and continue to stir
  • Place the lemon wedge on the top of the mixture and cover
  • Refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to overnight
  • When ready to eat, remove the container from the refrigerator
  • Remove the lid and take out the lemon wedge
  • Set the lemon wedge to the side for use later
  • Boil 1/2 cup of water and add to container, cover
  • Allow the container to sit about 6 minutes, until the couscous absorbs all of the liquid
  • Squeeze the lemon wedge over the couscous
  • Stir once again
  • Serve hot

If you have a loved one who could benefit from elder care in Cypress, TX, contact the caregivers at SYNERGY HomeCare. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (281) 407-1200 for more information.

Chad Jolley

As the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of Houston and as a son trying disparately to find help for his parents, Mr. Jolley has worked within the senior healthcare field for over a decade. Beginning his work overseeing the care of his father who became critically ill following a stroke in 2004, he has continued to develop his expertise by aiding seniors, adult disabled and veterans in their search for truly compassionate and dependable care through SYNERGY HomeCare. Mr. Jolley received his designation as a Certified Senior AdviserĀ in 2007 and continues to use his years of knowledge and experience to help other families find the care and peace of mind they need.

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