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Sunrise Chefs Face Off in Third Annual Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge

We pride ourselves on providing an excellent dining experience and constantly look at ways to offer more variety to our menus. One of our many (and admittedly, favorite) ways to do this is by hosting our annual Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge – a friendly competition among Sunrise chefs to create a meal that is not only nutritionally sound but something residents will love to eat.

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A 2015 Spring-Summer Sunrise Dining Update

March 2015 Dear Residents & Families: It’s time to say goodbye to winter! We are ready for the transition to spring with our Sunrise spring/summer menu, available in communities soon. 

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A Sunrise Recipe: Sepideh’s Strawberry Cream Cake

To say that the strawberry is good for you, hardly does this low-calorie treat any justice! Strawberries can help to lower blood pressure, guard against cancer and protect the heart. They have vitamins, fiber and high levels of antioxidants as well. Therefore, why not include them in a recipe to please your sweet tooth? That’s exactly what dining service coordinator, Sepideh, at Sunrise of Lynn Valley in British Columbia does with her Strawberry Cream Cake recipe!

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A Sunrise Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

A few years back, Jessica Overdorf, concierge at Sunrise of Exton, PA, wanted a “fancier spin on plain old green beans” for a holiday dinner with her family. She has been using this recipe ever since! Though she admits it’s nothing special, it is always a delicious crowd-pleaser! Green beans are low in calories and contain no saturated fat. They are also a very rich source of dietary fiber and vitamin A. Green beans are a great alternative to include in holiday dishes during a season full of sweets and treats!

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Make This At Home: A Senior Eats® Recipe for Thai Curry Pineapple Chicken

Last Tuesday, September 16th, dining services coordinator Brent Hagel of Sunrise of West Hills, CA, competed against 4 other finalists in the 2014 Senior Eats ® Nutritional Challenge. The dish that had him stand out amongst 60 recipes submitted across the U.S. and Canada? Thai Curry Pineapple Chicken!

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Make This At Home: A Senior Eats® Recipe for Sautéed Striped Bass with Quinoa Tomato Salad

Dining services coordinator, Brian Amery, from Sunrise of Wilmington, DE, was one of the lucky five finalists flown to The Fairfax in Fort Belvoir, VA, to compete in this year’s Senior Eats® Nutritional Challenge. Combining fresh seafood and a tangy dressing over quinoa salad, his dish for Sautéed Striped Bass caught the eyes of our corporate Dining team amongst roughly 60 recipes submitted from across the U.S. and Canada.

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