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Keep Meals Simple

Who has time to make big fancy meals anymore? Not caregivers! If you are cooking meals for a loved one, follow one rule: Keep it simple! There are many meals today that have minimal ingredients and only take 15 minutes or less. My example below is an Avocado Chicken Salad which can be whipped up in a short time and is delicious! Soups and slow cooker meals are also great alternatives to have leftovers for a few days. 

So try and find other simple meal ideas to keep you from spending too much time in the kitchen and more time caring for your loved one and yourself! Also, if possible, utilize the internet in finding quick and easy meals. Google is everyone’s friend, and now so are other social media sites such as Pinterest which has an “Easy dinner ideas for Caregivers” page.

Avocado Chicken Salad
Ingredients:
2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
1 large avocado, cored & chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
*salt & pepper to taste
Directions: Add ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork until well combined.

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