Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month With Healthy Sandwich Variations

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 21, 2015

Grilled cheese is an amazingly popular lunch choice for many Americans, so it's no surprise that somewhere along the line, April was declared National Grilled Cheese Month. To celebrate this delicious sandwich, include your favorite recipe as part of your senior nutrition plan for the month. If you want to switch up your menu a bit, you can also include one of these amazing grilled cheese variations, each of which has notable healthy ingredients.

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Heart-Healthy Spinach And Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 20, 2015

Do you ever get tired of having plain chicken breasts for dinner? Chicken is a great source of protein and makes an easy entree for seniors living in retirement communities, but it can get bland if you're simply grilling or baking the meat. One way that you can jazz up your go-to meal is by stuffing chicken breasts with a variety of flavorful ingredients. This recipe uses spinach and mushrooms to give the poultry a boost of flavor while still providing a healthy, protein-packed dish. 

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3 Tasty Recipes For Stuffed Peppers

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 16, 2015

If you're looking for ways to fit more vegetables into your diet, why not include a delicious meal of stuffed peppers into your weekly menu? This dish is a favorite of many seniors, as it is quick and easy to make and can be customized to fit individual tastes. Here are three tasty variations of stuffed peppers that make for a great weekday dinner.

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3 Nutritious Low-Carb Lunches For Seniors

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 14, 2015

If you're trying to lose weight or achieve other health benefits, your doctor may recommend that you cut back on carbohydrate consumption. It's tricky to lower your carb intake, especially if you're accustomed to eating bread, pasta and rice with your meals. However, once you find a few low-carb meals to get you started, it's a lot easier to make this lifestyle change. Here are a few low-carb lunches to add to your senior nutrition plan.

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3 Fun Twists On Bruschetta

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 7, 2015

Italian-food lovers are surely fans of the antipasto dish bruschetta. The dish is traditionally made by rubbing garlic on toasted bread, then topping each slice with olive oil, basil and tomatoes. However, many creative chefs have taken these classic flavors and created great new bruschetta-inspired creations. Try one of these unique variations this week as part of your senior nutrition plan.

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Spruce Up Dinner With 3 Baked Pasta Variations

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 24, 2015

There's no denying that baked pasta is a delicious comfort food. If this dish is your go-to meal on weeknights, you might find yourself getting bored with the same old flavors. Here are three variations on classic baked pasta that will help you switch up your routine.

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3 Traditional Irish Dishes For St. Patrick's Day

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 13, 2015

St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, and many people are getting ready to celebrate, whether they're Irish or not. The holiday has become a mainstream observance and a great excuse to get together with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Here are three traditional Irish recipes that you can make for your St. Patty's Day festivities. 

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Delicious Homemade Pizza With Veggie Crust

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 9, 2015

Warm pizza with a delicious, crispy crust is a guilty pleasure for many people. However, it's no secret that delivery pizza is pretty low on nutrients and contains a lot of empty calories. If you're trying to eat healthy, there's a way that you can get the great pizza taste you love while still optimizing nutrient intake - use a veggie crust! There are many different recipes that use vegetables in place of traditional pizza dough, and this one for cauliflower crust may soon be one of your favorites. 

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