We've added my 82-year-old mother to our household, and are working on developing new cooking and eating habits that involve her in our kitchen life. She is an experienced low-fat eater and a great lover of fruit and vegetables. I think she will be good at helping to keep the fridge stocked with cut-up summer fruit and veg for snacking. She is already great at helping to keep the sink clear of dishes!
The challenge will be adjusting our cooking habits, which are not particularly low-fat or low-salt, to her dietary needs. I made Broccoli-Cheddar Soup last night, with Kraft's new lower-fat 2% white cheddar. It was a success - but really, was that a big fat reduction? The recipe uses butter, half-and-half, and cheese. Perhaps the key will be moderate consumption for things like that - served with a big salad and a piece of whole-grain bread.