Beans for Breakfast – 02.13.22

There is reliable research that suggests that older adults need slightly more protein than younger adults do. A somewhat higher protein intake, especially when combined with resistance training can build muscle in older adults. This increased muscle can help to offset the muscle loss that is a part of the aging process. Muscle loss can increase the risk of falls and keep older people from doing the tasks they’d like to do.

Protein for Older Adults
February 03, 2022 The VRG Blog Editor – https://www.vrg.org/blog/2022/02/03/protein-for-older-adults/

I’ve lost those extra stubborn muffin top pounds. A dental procedure has limited my diet to soft foods. Peanut butter and soft whole wheat bread has been my savior the past few days. Cooked smashed beans too.

Breakfast today was cold cereal soaked in soy milk for about 10 minutes. Soggy cereal never tasted better.

I might make some Vegetarian Badass Black Eyed Peas – 2022 to have for the next few days. Filling, nutritious and smashable.

While no one ever said “I love going to the dentist” the silver lining is I’m back in my skinny jeans.

Applesauce anyone?

5 Replies to “Beans for Breakfast – 02.13.22”

  1. Congratulations! And hooray to the dentist. When I had my wisdom teeth out, I made little balls with mashed sweet potatoes and squished some ground beef into each ball. Kind of like meatballs with mostly mashed sweet potatoes and just a bit of meat.

      1. It worked great. When I was lazy I would use instant mashed potatoes but it tasted so much better to cook sweet potatoes and mash them up with some milk and seasoning.

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