By Anna Hazard
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With the bountiful supply of in-season produce and the rising temperatures that make indoor cooking far less attractive, meal plans for this time of year tend to focus on inexpensive & easily obtained vegetables, fruits, and herbs that can be prepared without cooking and served while chilled. In season proteins include a bevy of seafood that provides senior-friendly nutrients & beneficial fats without the drawbacks of high calories & saturated fats that are present in other types of meat.
Remember that some recipes may need to be tweaked to best fit the needs of a certain senior (corn-on-the-cob is a well known summer treat, but those fresh kernels can still be enjoyed by those without strong teeth or jaw power) and that certain styles of food (such as raw seafood with its potential for food poisoning complications) should be avoided for overall senior health.
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