Home Care Assistance health recipe in Carmel, IN

Crustless Spinach Pie

It’s a brand new year and you, like everyone else, you make resolutions to be healthy. If you’re short on ideas that are good for you and taste good, we’re sharing an easy take on a crowd favorite – pie! Read more

Healthy recipes for seniors in Carmel, IN

Healthy Living: Harvest Rice

As a part of our commitment to promote healthy living for seniors, as well as support our Indianapolis community, Employee Care Manager Pam Berg returned to PrimeLife Enrichment center for her monthly cooking class.

PrimeLife is a United Way agency, serving Hamilton County residents age 50 and up.  The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to providing services and programs that promote independence, optimal wellness and socialization.

According to Pam, “I’m very diligent about incorporating the healthiest ingredients into our classes. I look for products that are organic, low sodium, and minus MSG or preservatives.” Pam took over the kitchen this month to create a savory yet healthy side dish, perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday: Harvest Rice. Read more

White cake on an outdoor table in Carmel, IN

Hummingbird Cake

This classic Southern dessert is a feast for the eyes as well as the sweet tooth! Like dolled-up banana bread, dressed to the nines for its debutant debut, the Hummingbird Cake is sweet and makes a great impression. If you are in need of a healthier variation for this recipe, substitute canola/vegetable oil with 6 tablespoons vegetable oil and 6 tablespoons applesauce. You can also replace the cream cheese used in the icing with fat-free or reduced-fat cream cheese. Read more

Turkey chili in a white bowl in Carmel, IN

Turkey and White Bean Chili

A hearty bowl of chili warms the belly and nourishes the soul. This easy recipe is a healthier option than traditional chili, with less sodium and calories. This yummy meal is even better when served with corn bread and a small salad. Read more

Oven baked crispy chicken on a black plate in Carmel, IN

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken

All of the crispy goodness of fried chicken, without all of the grease and guilt! This healthy twist on a familiar favorite is easy and scrumptious. The breading keeps the chicken tender and juicy, and adds a great crunch to every bite. Variations on this recipe are boundless. Read more

Zucchini whole wheat muffin in a white wrapper in Carmel, IN

Zucchini Multi-Grain Flax Muffins

These zucchini muffins are nutritious and delicious! They can be made in a large batch and then frozen and thawed whenever you’d like a healthy snack or addition to your breakfast plate. Read more

Eggs and grapes on a brown plate in Carmel, IN

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to this traditionally high-calorie breakfast, look no further! This is a healthy, updated version made lighter by removing several of the egg yolks, using nonfat milk and reduced fat cheese. Read more

Berry smoothies in glasses next to whole strawberries and blueberries in Carmle, IN

Quick & Easy Smoothies for Seniors

Blueberry banana smoothie & mixed berry almond smoothie recipes. Easy, delicious, and healthy — have a nutritious, cold snack to refresh and reenergize your body and mind! Feel free to improvise with different fruits and juices and experiment with your own version of this treat.

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Herb mesa quesedillas on a white and blue plate in Carmel, IN

Tortilla Veggie Pizza

This is the perfect meal for the creative cook. Personalize this crispy, delicious pizza with your favorite toppings and cheeses. This particular recipe uses sautéed zucchini and yellow squash, and goat cheese. Other yummy options include peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, scallions, corn, or shredded carrots. This recipe will make enough to serve 3-4 people. Read more