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Senior Care Recipes: Delicious and Versatile Flatbread

Senior Care in Zebulon, NC – Try this Tasty and Different Recipe for Something New in the Your Family Caregiver Meal Plan

Senior Care in Zebulon, NC Giving your elderly parents high-quality nutrition is one of the most important elements of your senior care plan. Eating the same foods over and over, however, can get tedious and leave your parents less motivated to eat at meals, leading them to eat more processed snacks and sweets that offer less nutrition and higher calories. Integrating a few new recipes can be a great way to keep their appetites strong and balance their nutrition so your aging parents get what they need when they eat and rely less on treats.

Try this quick and delicious recipe for a versatile flatbread you can use for a wide variety of meals and healthy snacks. This recipe is simple enough that your parents can make it with you or their referred caregiver any time they are craving the delicate, savory flavor.

What You’ll Need

  • 3 cups of flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Rolling pin
  • Frying pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Fork

What to Do

  • Combine all of the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl
  • Add the oil and water and mix thoroughly with the rubber spatula
  • If the dough seems dry and crumbly, add water one tablespoon at a time, mixing thoroughly until it comes together into a tight, well-combined dough
  • Dumb the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead until the dough is a smooth, elastic ball
  • Divide the dough into 16 even pieces and roll them into balls
  • Cover the dough balls with a towel and allow them to rest for 15 minutes
  • Flour the surface and the rolling pin
  • Roll each of the balls out into a thin circle approximately 6 inches in diameter. You can also make them smaller for thicker, chewier flatbread
  • Heat the frying pan on high until the surface is extremely hot, then turn the heat down to medium high and spray lightly with oil
  • Place one of the dough circles into the pan and do not move it
  • Watch the surface of the dough. When you see a series of large bubbles forming on the surface, flip the dough. The finished side should be hardened and have light brown markings
  • Allow the other side of the bread cook for another 30 seconds until it is similarly colored
  • Repeat the cooking process with all of the dough
  • If the bread is blackening when cooking, turn down the heat slightly. Wipe any loose flour out of the pan if it builds up
  • This simple bread is delectable served with many recipes. Try some of these:
  • Use olive oil rather than vegetable oil and add 2 teaspoons of Italian seasonings. Instead of cooking the dough in a frying pan, top with sauce, cheese, and toppings and bake at 425 degrees until browned and bubbling for a thin crust pizza
  • Cut into strips and serve with hummus
  • Use as tortillas for tacos
  • Top with falafel and tzatziki

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If you or an aging loved one are considering non-medical in-home care in Raleigh, NC, call Griswold Home Care and speak to one of our caring staff members today. Call (919) 229-8944