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Healthy Soups for the Elderly: Help Boost Your Immune System this Winter




Soups are comforting and delicious, and we especially love healthy soups that are filled with vitamins and nutrients to help promote a strong immune system. While we should all make conscious food decisions that are beneficial for our bodies, it is especially important for seniors to consume foods filled with antioxidants to help boost their body's immunity against fighting colds, the flu, and coronavirus.


Finding a caretaker that is fully versed in the patient's dietary restrictions and food preferences is very important, and a huge priority for families seeking care. At Abbey Road Home Care, we know that bonding over healthy meals is a great way to establish a caring and responsible patient-aide relationship.


During these cold winter months, below are some of our favorite healthy soup recipes! Stock your pantry with recipe items that are easy for an aide to prepare. And did we mention that you can find all of these ingredients at Trader Joe's?!


Organic Butternut Squash & Garbanzo Bean Soup

(Recipe from Trader Joe's)


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package TJ's Low Sodium Organic Butternut Squash Soup

  • 1 tablespoon TJ's Olive Oil

  • 1/2 TJ's Yellow Onion, diced

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons TJ's Cumin

  • 1 can TJ's Organic Garbanzo Beans, partially drained

  • TJ's Sea Salt


Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

(Recipe from Trader Joe's)


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package TJ's Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken or Balsamic Chicken

  • 2 tubs TJ's Mediterranean Style Orzo Pasta Salad

  • 2 packages TJ's Organic Chicken Stock

  • 1 TJ's Lemon, sliced into wedges


Sweet Potato Soup

(Recipe from Trader Joe's)


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil

  • ½ Jumbo Yellow Onion, diced

  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • ½ cup TJ's Israeli Couscous

  • ½ bag TJ's Organic Tuscan Kale

  • 6 cups TJ's Low Sodium Vegetable Broth

  • 2-3 teaspoons TJ's Taco Seasoning

  • TJ's Salt & Pepper, to taste


Simply delicious!

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