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Fruits and vegetables are two of the most important food groups for improving overall health, especially for adults over the age of 65. Strawberries offer a unique set of benefits for people, as they are perfect ingredients for a range of smoothies and desserts, but they can also be savored on their own.
Baklava is traditionally made in Middle Eastern countries and is a very popular dessert in countries such as Greece, Turkey and Iran. Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at Sunrise of Richmond Hill, OH, Sona shared her family’s special recipe for this sweet treat with residents part of the community baking club. While many baklava recipes may be overly complicated, Sona’s family has simplified it, which makes it the perfect recipe for even less experienced bakers!
If asked to name a healthy alcoholic beverage, most people would probably say red wine, which is known for its antioxidants and procyanidins. While these compounds have been proven to keep wine-drinkers in good health, new research has suggested that red vino isn't the only beneficial libation. Scientists recently discovered a compound in hops that has positive effects on brain cells, suggesting that beer may also be a good drink of choice for health-driven individuals.
A late and much-loved resident of Sunrise of Beaconsfield, QC, brought this recipe to the chef and it was requested often when her family visited during Sunday socials. Now the chef makes it for residents to enjoy often, especially as an afternoon treat during the summer! To lighten this recipe up a bit, try substituting non-fat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt for half of the butter the recipe calls for. This simple change will cut out roughly 50 grams of fat per loaf!
The dining services coordinator at Sunrise of Gurnee, IL, was experimenting with banana pudding and French toast, which led to this delicious fusion of the two. As you can imagine, it’s now a huge hit among residents at this community!
Bananas are one of the greatest “brain foods.” They boost brain function by aiding in the transmission of electrochemical impulses. They also regulate blood pressure, promote muscle growth and are virtually a complete B vitamin.
Our Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights, MD, community shares this recipe which goes back over six years to a time when the dining services coordinator got creative with the leftover apricot preserves he had on hand from an event. He turned it into a delicious dessert that is still served at the community today! Enjoy this recipe for these tasty Apricot Crumb Bars.
Valentine's Day is a big holiday for candy, and it might be hard to get in the spirit this year if you're trying to limit your sugar intake. The good news, seasonal snacks don't have to be unhealthy. Here are three delicious Valentine's Day treats that you can make at home and share with your loved ones. The snacks are so flavorful that some might say they're better than candy!
December isn't just for candy canes and eggnog. The winter month is also National Exotic Fruit Month, making it the perfect time to get creative with your diet. Lots of tropical fruits like mangoes, papayas and carambola taste great and come packed with vitamins and nutrients. Here are a few of the benefits of trying new produce and three recipes to get you started.