It seems that the older we get, the more we enjoy food! Thinking about it, preparing it, cooking it, smelling it, eating it…it’s all good! Although our diet during menopause should include some particular components, you may be new to empty nest cooking!
Dining in or out, casual or fine, from soup to dessert, delicious and satisfying in the culinary sense, our relationship with food no longer needs to be the ‘grab and go’ from our 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Tastes, smells and textures now seem to have be more divine in every sense of the word. At the same time, our nutritive needs and our and digestive functions are all different now, requiring a bit of a different approach for optimum health. Empty nest cooking for women over fifty should include a variety of healthy and delicious foods.
At FiftyIsTheNewForty.com, we want to provide information on food and recipes for baby boomers to enjoy, provide resources and help to answer the questions you may have about your desire to change the way you cook and eat. We’re off to a good start – check out a few of our cookbook reviews and recipes:
- See our interview with Linda Evans on her new cookbook/memoir, along with one of her favorite recipes to share!
- Southern Living does it again with a great new book of recipes from Marian Cooper Cairns, and her favorite recipe, Shrimp Destin!
- One of our own discoveries – a truly delicious recipe for one of nature’s perfect foods – Sweet and Savory Kale
Maybe you’re looking for new, healthful recipes, or want to learn how to shop for groceries differently. After all, this is one of the benefits of empty nest for many of us who have spent a lot of years surrounded by cookies, nachos, burgers and the seductive convenience of fast food!
Post empty-nest grocery shopping, cooking and eating can be a completely new experience. If you still find yourself tossing 6-packs of Gatorade and Cheese Nips into your grocery cart, now is the time to shake it off and begin your midlife change starting with your pantry! For baby boomer women, nutrition is a huge part of our overall health outlook, during menopause and beyond. A healthy diet for women over 50 can go a long way toward making midlife spectacular!
This new section of our website will be devoted to food, recipes, and empty nest cooking for two. We look forward to continuing our great guest Q & A’s, interviews, and reviews with boomer gals who have insight into the best ideas and recipes for cooking during empty nest and through menopause! Time to treat yourself good from the inside out![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]