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    8 Recipes from our Senior Living Chefs
    Marissa Salvesen

    By: Marissa Salvesen on April 19th, 2016

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    8 Recipes from our Senior Living Chefs

    Aging & Caregiving

    This past March, our UMH senior living communities celebrated Nutrition Month with a month-long event focused on healthy choices and eating right. Our Dining Services teams and our UMH Senior Care Dietitian, Tina Miller, RD, rolled out “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” a nutrition education and information campaign, which is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    The importance of making informed food choices was shared not only with our residents, but also with our staff. Several of our chefs helped to create unique, new, healthy lunch options for our staff, which were offered on Mondays during the month of March and later prepared for our residents that same week. The new and adapted recipes were distributed on recipe cards for staff, residents, family members, or volunteers to try out at home.

    We thought you might enjoy some of these recipes yourself! Feel free to check them out and download or print them for your weekly meal plans or introduce one to your aging loved one. Some of our favorites were the Spicy Chicken Quinoa Soup and the Chopped Mexican Salad!

    Many thanks to our chefs for these tasty options!

    For more information about March’s Nutrition Month, visit: http://www.eatright.org/resources/national-nutrition- month

    Download all the recipe cards here!


    Recipe #1: Roasted Veggie Wrap with Pesto and Hummus


    Recipe #2: Easy Tuscan Bean Soup


    Recipe #3: Healthier Chicken Salad


    Recipe #4: Garden Minstrone


    Recipe #5: Spicy Chicken Quinoa Soup


    Recipe #6: Creamless Creamy Sweet Potato Soup


    Recipe #7: Chopped Mexican Salad


    Recipe #8: Chicken, Mushroom and Roasted Pepper Sandwich



    About Marissa Salvesen

    My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

    Our Blog is a 2016 Platinum Generations Award Winner! The Generations Award is an annual international competition for excellence in senior marketing recognizing professionals who have communicated to the 50+ Mature Markets.