Companion Care at Home: With the holidays coming up, October is designated National Cookbook Month to promote holiday sales for cookbooks.

The range of new cookbooks also makes it easier for family caregivers or companion care at home services to find new recipes for holiday gatherings.

When you have parents requiring special diets, it can be hard to cook meals that suit everyone. Your dad needs low-fat meals without added sugar, and your mom needs low-sodium ones. These five books make it easier than ever.


500 15-Minute Low Sodium Recipes by Dick Logue

Time is limited, so why not make it easier with quick, nutritious recipes to match your mom’s needs for low-salt meals and snacks. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. Whether your mom is craving a baked apple for dessert or a turkey stew made from Thanksgiving leftovers, there are plenty of recipes she’ll love.


The Complete Diabetic Cookbook by Emilie Evans

With 600 recipes for people with diabetes, this cookbook has plenty of recipes for a parent who needs sugar-free, low-fat meals. It includes breakfast recipes like vegetable omelets and hearty dinners like meat kebabs with polenta. The cookbook also includes shopping lists to make it easy to plan meals for the week.


The Complete Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

There are more than 500 recipes that pair with the highly recommended Mediterranean Diet. With popular dishes like spaghetti with clam sauce to shrimp scampi, this cookbook has dozens of healthy meals, snacks, and desserts.


The DASH Diet Cookbook for Beginners by Elisabeth Garcia

Many doctors recommend the DASH Diet because of the focus on reducing sugars and sodium to help lower blood pressure. Focus turns to the things your parents need most, like grains, vegetables, and fish. This cookbook is especially helpful as it has a 21-day meal plan laid out to make meal preparation and grocery shopping easier than ever.

The New American Heart Association Cookbook

Use recipes that are created specifically for heart health. The American Heart Association’s cookbook has more than 800 recipes that lower the intake of saturated fat, sugar, and sodium. It’s a great book for covering multiple dietary restrictions at once and if you rely on a slow cooker when making meals.

Consider adding companion care at home services to your parents’ weekly routine. You can provide the bulk of their care and still have time for yourself when you have elder care aides helping out. Call an elder care expert to schedule services.


If you or an aging loved-one is considering Companion Care at Home in Fairhaven, MA, please contact the caring staff at Cranberry Home Care today. 508-946-2200