Time flies, Thanksgiving is coming in America! As a traditional festival, Thanksgiving carries expectations and gratitude. To chat with friends, spend a relaxing time with families, and have fantastic meals together…that’s what we do during the important holidays. Whether you are with families, friends, or on your own, Thanksgiving dishes should be necessary for the holiday. If you’re not ready to cook for Thanksgiving, don’t worry, this article is going to help.
People all over the world like to have meals with important ones during festivals. It might be a bit challenging for low vision people to cook, but using technical equipment always works. For instance, Zoomax Acesight and Acesight S are perfect when cooking and enjoying the meal with the family. In addition to the classic roasted turkey, there are more delicious dishes that should not be ignored.
Healthy ingredients for the eyes
It’s especially important for low vision people to know these healthy ingredients, so they would know more about how to protect their eyes properly. We could get a lot of information about healthy ingredients for the eyes on the internet. Generally speaking, people who are visually impaired should eat fresh vegetables and fruits. But why some particular vegetables and fruits are good for our eyes? That’s because these specific fruits and vegetables are rich in trace elements that will benefit our eyes. Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega-3, calcium, zinc, and so on, can be the common elements we should know.
Green and yellow vegetables usually carry a lot of vitamin A, like spinach, green pepper, pumpkin, carrot, and mango……
Vitamin C is always found abundantly in some fresh vegetables and different kinds of fruits like lemon, orange, kiwi, tomato……
Walnut, almond, peanut, and other nuts are often rich in Vitamin E. We can get vitamin E by getting into a habit of having nuts every day.
For vision loss seniors, zinc can help them delay age-related vision loss and macular degeneration. It usually exists in beef, corn, fish, asparagus, eggs, and so on.
Calcium plays an important role in protecting the eye tissues. We could find it in common ingredients like milk, beans, fungi, shrimp, and kelp.
After knowing the healthy ingredients, now you are familiar with them and ready to cook Thanksgiving food! This section is going to show you some uncomplicated recipes you can use as a reference, to prepare interesting meals with your loved ones.
Roasted Green Beans
To cook this delicious easy cuisine, all you need is just fresh green beans, olive, salt, and pepper. If you prefer multiple flavors, you could also choose other seasonings. Drizzle some olive oil over the cleaned green beans, season with salt and pepper, and stir well. Then put the beans in an oven heated to 400 degrees F for 15 to 25 minutes to finish!
The way of cooking roasted green beans could be easy for everyone. Visually impaired people who have relatively serious eye conditions can also use low vision aids to finish meals successfully. People with low vision can consider Acesight if they want to choose the right visually impaired aids during cooking. Because this product can make low vision people mobile, flexible, and free their hands. Such an aid is very suitable for the cooking scene. You’ll find it a good helper if you get used to wearing it.
Maple-roasted carrots can be another good choice as an appetizer or side dish, and it’s also simple to cook. You will need some carrots, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, pure maple syrup, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt. In order to make the dish tasty, it would be necessary to prepare these seasonings.
Remember to preheat the oven to 400 degrees F first, cut carrots on a diagonal into 3 or 4 pieces, depending on the size of the carrots. Evenly add unsalted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, red pepper flakes, and salt, and mix them evenly.
Bake carrots for 50 to 60 minutes, and you have to toss them about every 20 minutes. It seems a little bit complicated, but when you have done it, you’ll find it’s worthwhile!
This recipe is good for everyone. People with a little low vision may feel confident at cooking without wearing electronic glasses, but will need a magnifier to read the recipe, then a large-screen electronic video magnifier with standard could be considered. Zoomax SNOW12 is one of the visual aids with 12 inch screen with vivid image quality, which might be a candidate of your options.
Pumpkin and cheese are wonderful materials that would be good for people who have visual impairments. You can find many recipes of pumpkin cheesecake online, but for low vision group, simplicity should be the priority. In this recipe, you just need to combine all the ingredients, bake it for a certain time, you’ll get a perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving meal!
Steam about 300g of pumpkin and take out the flesh, mix it with 2 eggs and 50g of sugar. Add 150g of cream cheese and mix them smoothly with the help of a tool. Then add 30g of low gluten flour and 200ml of milk, and stir well. Pour into the mold and bake in a preheated about 350 degrees F oven for 50-60 minutes. When it cools down to room temperature, put it into a refrigerator for 6 hours. You will have a super delicious pumpkin cheesecake!
A tip for people with low vision is that it is best to reduce the amount of sugar you consume in order to protect your eyes. Again, a friendly reminder: a video magnifier could, which magnifies the word on your recipe, could be really helpful when checking out the quantity of seasonings if the eyesight is being challenged with vision loss.
Activities after Thanksgiving meal
The holiday of Thanksgiving is not only about gastronomy, but also about having a cozy time with families and friends. Days during Thanksgiving Day can be memorable. It’s time to say thanks to the people around you. Words are good expressions to deliver your gratitude and emotions, and home usually is an appropriate place to communicate.
Watching TV shows with family is a perfect idea if we choose to rest indoors during the holidays. People with severe vision loss need to select a suitable wearing visual aid to help them watch from a distance. There are some devices on the market to meet the need. Acesight VR is one of the best low vision glasses designed for watching videos and seeing loved ones.
If going out for the holiday instead of staying at home, Acesight or Acesight S is the best visual aid for walking around and distance viewing. It’s the only electronic glasses that help people be mobile. You can walk relaxingly with your loved ones and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time.
Gifts and festivals are always a perfect match. It doesn’t have to be something expensive, the connotations and meanings of the gifts are much more important. On Thanksgiving Day, you could send a flower, a book, or even write a letter to your loved ones, these will all be significant to them. A well-prepared gift is priceless and it’s a bridge to enhance relationships between people.
If you would like to send a book to family with low vision, it would be great to choose a proper Low Vision Aids for them. The good news is, during the holiday, ZOOMAX USA online store has promotions as well. If you’re interested and looking for more detailed information, please check our official website: https://www.zoomaxusa.com/
Thanking Giving is coming around! Do you like the recipes we suggested? Do you have your favorite food which you would like to share with others? Please @Zoomax USA and share your delicious food and happiness! Wish you a Happy Thanks Giving Day!