There are so many wonderful things about salads - they're nutritious, colorful and hearty and can be made in so many different ways. As May is National Salad Month, we're bringing you two unique salad recipes that you can serve as entrees or side dishes at your next dinner party.
Black and Yellow Salad
Who says lettuce has to be a main ingredient in salad? This healthy recipe skips the greens but provides plenty of nutrition with corn, beans and spices.
1 can of sweet corn, drained
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of white beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of chopped tomatoes cut in half
2 teaspoons of cumin
Juice from 1 lime
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, tossing thoroughly. Makes a great side dish for a picnic, or try it out as a salsa!
Curried Chicken Salad
Chicken salad is ideal for a healthy sandwich, but you can also place a scoop on top of a delicious salad filled with greens and other vegetables. Here's a recipe for chicken salad that lends a kick with Indian spices! You can cook your own chicken for this recipe, or you can use leftovers from a precooked rotisserie chicken.
1/2 pound of chicken, finely chopped or shredded
2 1/2 tablespoons of low-fat mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons of curry powder
1/4 cup of raisins
2 stalks chopped celery
Stir together all of the ingredients in a bowl. Serve on sesame buns or open-faced on a piece of toasted whole-wheat bread. Alternatively, use an ice cream scoop to serve as a side dish or atop a traditional salad.
At Sunrise, we know that it’s the little things that make all the difference. We decided to treat one of our lucky residents to a suite makeover put together by HGTV interior designer, Emily Henderson. Through conversations with Fran Ferguson, our Suite Style Contest winner and resident of Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C., Emily was able to put her design expertise and vision to work to create a place that Fran truly loves and is proud to live in.
When you order a burger at a restaurant, chances are it's dripping with cheese and loaded with fat. It's also probably the size of your head. The super-sizing trend among American foods isn't doing our health any favors, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate National Burger Month this May. This barbecue favorite can be healthy when it's prepared the right way - with white meat like chicken or turkey instead of beef.
May is recognized as Arthritis Awareness Month, so now is as good a time as any for seniors battling the pain and discomfort caused by the condition to take stock of how well they're managing their symptoms. An estimated 27 million adults 65 and older have osteoarthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and while the condition can certainly make active senior living difficult, caregivers have many options at their disposal when it comes to prevention and treatment.
It’s no secret – seniors can greatly benefit from furry companions. At Sunrise, we understand the wonder of pets and warmly welcome them into our communities. In fact, each Sunrise community has its own set of house pets. Each dog or cat is carefully chosen for our communities based on a calm, friendly demeanor that jives with our senior residents and their relaxed lifestyle. Many of our pets are rescue animals that are eager to befriend so many smiling faces!