Maintaining a healthy diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is the key to longevity so it’s important to pay attention to nutrition during retirement. Instead of keeping a freezer full of frozen foods, tv dinners, and heat and eat convenience foods, try keeping a fridge full of delicious, all natural, wholesome foods. You’ll feel great and have lots of energy. Always talk to your doctor first about nutrition routines and any additional Medicare supplement plans you should look into at


Veggies are a staple to have stocked in the fridge, particularly leafy green ones. You can make delicious homemade salads, cut up rigid ones to make for great dipping tools, and throw together plenty of varieties of quick and easy stir fries with lots of various other veggies. Canned veggies are also great for storing them long term when you’re not sure if you’ll be able to cook them fast or often enough to use before they go bad in the fridge. Olives right out of the can are a perfect snack.


Natural, healthy meats and fish are also crucial to a well balanced diet. There are tons of simple and quick recipes to make just by cooking them in the oven with minimal prep work beforehand, or cutting up to make in a stir fry on the stove top as well. Keep cans of tuna in the cabinet for quick, ready to eat healthy fish.


Nuts and seeds are great to have on hand as well. Almonds, cashews, and peanuts are all healthy, natural, ready to eat snacks that also have a pretty long shelf life. Don’t make them your entire meal, but they’re great in moderation.


Fruits are nature’s dessert. Although they’re relatively high in sugar for natural foods, eaten in moderation they are nutritious and have many health benefits. Berries tend to be the least sugar intensive. Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fat and can be eaten alone or as a topping on a meal. If you’re adventurous, mash a few avocados up with some seasoning and spices and make a perfect homemade Guacamole for the family, which is also a great dip for your veggies.


Beans are great because they are high in fiber and keep you feeling full longer between meals. They’re also very easy to make just by heating up on the stove tossed with a little olive oil, also extremely healthy. Don’t forget the eggs. One of the quickest things to fry up on the stove or stuff with plenty of veggies to make a delicious omelet.