Healthy Snacks for Back-to-School

Great Care Home Health knows the importance of teaching kids at a young age to eat healthy. And with students already heading back to class, there’s no better time than now to treat the kids and grandkids to healthy snacks after school. Trail Mix 2.0 You’re never too young to practice heart-healthy lifestyles — such as […]

Holiday Dishes to Boost Your Memory

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there are four food types that boost memory: Vegetables, berries, omega-3 fatty acids, and walnuts. And since it’s the holidays, elder care services provider Great Care thought it would be the perfect time to share healthy recipes to nurture brain health. “The best menu for boosting memory and […]

Celebrate Autumn with Healthy Comfort Food

Sure, pumpkin spice is nice for fall-themed food and drink, but at Great Care we also think a healthy variety of comfort fruits and veggies is the way to go this autumn. Especially since these nutritious and delicious autumn produce favorites are in this harvest season: Apples Beets Brussels sprouts and cabbage Cranberries Persimmons Pomegranates […]

January is National Sunday Supper Month

Great Care has fond memories of supper with the family on Sundays, a time to regroup and revisit with loved ones. Luckily there’s a National Sunday Supper Day, observed annually on the second Sunday in January, to bring back the traditions of Sunday supper. “These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs and homework,” says […]

Honey Makes for Sweet and Healthy Recipes

Honey does a world of good, and Great Care is happy to share highlights of this truly all-natural food. Each September, the National Honey Board recognizes the importance of honey bees and the benefits of honey through National Honey Month. “Why September?” asks the National Honey Board. “Simply, it is the month when the majority of honey […]

Defeat Diabetes with Healthy Veggie Recipes

Spring means Defeat Diabetes Month, and Great Care loves that the Defeat Diabetes Foundation offers free tools, nutrition tips, healthy recipes and more to help improve well being in April. From Try a New Veggie Friday and Visit a Farmer’s Market to Family Fitness Tips and Meatless Mondays, the Foundation’s April calendar is chock-full of valuable info […]

Great Pumpkin Recipes for Seniors

Whether decorated for the holidays or baked in a scrumptious pie, pumpkin is a favorite during fall. Great Care loves that the orange-hued squash is a superfood that’s perfect as a key ingredient in healthy fall recipes. Mashed, raw pumpkin can be used in a variety of healthy recipes, as it is high in fiber […]

Apples, Autumn Pair Up for Healthy Senior Recipes

Autumn and apples go together like Thanksgiving and pie, and this year Great Care‘s apple lovers are in luck. The U.S. Apple Association (USApple), which represents the American apple industry from growers to juice makers, forecasts a stronger-than-average harvest this season. “Apple season begins in August and continues into the early months of 2017, and […]

Senior Recipes: August is National Peach Month

Every summer, Great Care loves to celebrate the peach. The furry fruit is a perfect pairing with light, heart-healthy summer dishes, with only 34 calories in a medium-sized peach. Peaches are high in Vitamin C and low in cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat. They are a great source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, niacin and […]