Energizing Summer Recipes To Enjoy At Our Retirement Community In South Carolina
Summer Produce Makes for a Healthy, Happy You!
Summer is here in South Carolina, and with temperatures rising, we’re sharing refreshing and energizing summer recipes you can enjoy with in-season fruits and vegetables. Whether you’re harvesting from our senior community garden, attending the local farmer’s markets, or dining in our Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community restaurant-style dining room, it’s always fun–and healthy–to enjoy the plentiful in-season healthy summer ingredients.
Healthy Summer Ingredients To Use This Season
There are plenty of nutrient-dense summer fruits and vegetables that you can add to your meals. To ensure you’re eating some of these nutritious and delicious in-season ingredients, try slicing these fruits and vegetables and storing them in a container for easy snack access during the day:
Energizing Summer Recipes You Can Try Today!
Eggs are a great source of B2 and protein, so we recommend adding them to your diet. We offer eggs made to order, just the way that you like them, every day in our dining room. Or you can make these healthy Muffin Tin Quiches with Smoked Gouda and Ham at home.
Oatmeal can help improve your cholesterol, which is why we offer it as an option in our Greenville, SC retirement community. To make your serving of oatmeal more exciting, try adding in-season fruit.
Smoothies are a great way to get both the nutrition of vegetables along with the sweetness of fruit! Add spinach, tropical fruit, and yogurt to your smoothie for a cool, energizing, and refreshing breakfast or snack. How does a peach smoothie sound? Try this recipe with apple juice, peaches, banana, yogurt, honey, and flaxseed oil!
Eggplant has potassium and fiber and is low in calories and fat. If you’re looking for a meal full of flavor and filling, try this Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta. The eggplant is chopped and mixed with green olives, garlic, tomatoes, capers, and more to place on top of angel hair pasta.
Salads are a great way to eat more vegetables; you can find plenty of salad offerings in our dining room. One of our favorite salads you can make at home is the greek salad. This greek salad is colorful and takes only 15 minutes to make!
If you love vegetables, we have a great lunch or dinner option for you, the Sauteed Zucchini with Mint, Basil, and Pine Nuts recipe. This recipe takes a total of 30 minutes total to both prep and cook. The mint, basil, capers, and pine nuts bring the dish plenty of flavors, and you can serve it with your favorite bread and even ricotta cheese.
The Veggie-Loaded Stuffed Bell Peppers is a great go-to summer vegetarian meal but will make even meat-eaters happy! The stuffed peppers contain sauteed vegetables, herbs, quinoa, and Monterey jack cheese. This dish packs a lot of vegetables that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Seafood lovers rejoice, because this Basic Seafood Gumbo recipe is anything but basic. This gumbo is made with a variety of shellfish, herbs, okra, and vegetables. Give this recipe some time as it needs to simmer for over an hour, but you can always put your favorite tunes on and open the window for fresh air.
Do you love Italian food? Try this Easy Eggplant Parmesan With Roasted Eggplant! No need to fry or fuss over this recipe because this is baked. This recipe serves four, so you may have leftovers to reheat for another dinner or lunch.
At Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community, we are always making new recipes with fresh, local ingredients to help our 55+ residents beat the heat. Come visit us for a meal and check it out for yourself! To learn more about our Greenville SC senior residency or to schedule a tour, contact our friendly team today.
As we get older, it’s super important to prioritize our health and well-being. A balanced diet plays a crucial role in maintaining good health, and what better way to embrace a healthier lifestyle than by incorporating fresh and nutritious vegetables into our meals? This season offers an abundance of colorful and flavorful veggies that can be the foundation of delicious and wholesome meals.
Keep reading for some delightful veggie-based meal ideas from our community in Lake Charles, LA – which will allow you to enjoy the season’s bountiful harvest and promote a healthier lifestyle:https://ow.ly/uXuz50PPqFQ
We all want to start our days on the right foot, and prioritizing a well-balanced breakfast is a great way to make sure you have energy all day! Our residents have access to healthy breakfasts every day of the week, but for our friends at home, one easy way to add a nutritious punch to your morning meal is by adding spinach to a simple scramble.
It is extremely easy to make for yourself or a loved one if you’re short on time in the morning. Simply heat up a nonstick pan, add your eggs, some spinach, and a little of your favorite seasoning (we love everything bagel seasoning)! Turn the eggs occasionally to cook them through, and you're ready to eat.
If you have more time, you can add cheese or avocados too!