Senior Citizen's Corner
Happy Spring everyone!! I hope you are all staying dry!! April is a great month, the flowers are starting to come up and give us color, the days are getting longer, and the air is warming up! We have some fun activities planned for the month of April. Come join us on Thursday, April 20 from 3-5 p.m. for our game afternoon!! We have a lot of fun and everyone is welcome. Then on Saturday, April 22 from 8-10 a.m. join us for breakfast!! The cost is $6 a plate. You have a choice of Biscuits w/sausage gravy and fruit or pancakes, eggs, bacon, and fruit. There will be milk and juice to drink.
Speaking of breakfast, did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? The term breakfast simply means “breaking the fast”. Breaking the fast is extremely important for jumpstarting your metabolism and giving you and energy boost to get your daily tasks done without crashing mid-morning.
Here are the three key food groups needed to create a healthy breakfast:
• Protein – this includes eggs, lean meats, yogurt, cottage cheese, nuts, and nut butters.
• Fruit or veggie – Fruit is a no brainer but veggies? Yes, sauté your favorite veggies with scrambled eggs.
• Whole grains – Swap out white toast with whole grain toast, have hot oatmeal, buckwheat pancakes or bran cereals.
It doesn’t have to be an elaborate meal. It can be as easy at peanut butter on whole grain toast with a banana on the side. Your body will thank you for “breaking the fast.”