Seasonal Recipes to Enjoy at Retirement Living Communities in Oregon
Create Colorful Meals With Fresh Produce
Whether you’re planning on hosting a meal with your closest friends or looking for inspiration for tonight’s dinner, we’re sharing fresh, seasonal recipes to keep your meals exciting and flavorful. The warmer months are the perfect time to liven up your eating routine, as vegetables flourish during the season.
Nutrient-dense recipes are essential for seniors, as it promotes a healthy immune system, proper kidney and liver function, cognitive ability, and bone health. So, if you’re feeling discouraged and need recipe ideas, we share nutritious recipes below.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Roast for 10 minutes or to desired doneness. (If your asparagus is thick, it may take longer or require a higher temperature.)
While asparagus is roasting, combine walnuts, parsley, lemon zest, garlic, salt and black pepper to taste in a small bowl.
When asparagus is ready, immediately drizzle with lemon juice and top with goat cheese. Place back in the oven for 1-2 minutes for the goat cheese to warm.
Transfer to a serving platter and top with Walnut Lemon Gremolata. Serve immediately.
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the honey, mustard, garlic, lemon zest, and juice in a small bowl. Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs and season.
Put the chicken, skin-side up, on a large baking tray, then dot the new potatoes in between them. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast in the oven for 35 mins until the chicken skin caramelizes and charred in places.
Add the spinach and peas to the roasting tray. Return to the oven for 2-3 mins until the spinach has begun to wilt, and the peas are hot and covered in the mustardy sauce.
Preheat broiler. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook turkey, crumbling meat, until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Add chili and salt; heat through. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, tomato, and green onions.
Meanwhile, cut peppers lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. Baking pan, cut side down; brush with oil. Broil 4 in. from heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes.
With tongs, turn peppers. Fill with turkey mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Broil until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes longer.
Eat With Us At Summerfield Estates or Garden Way Retirement Communities
We would love to help you host a gathering in either of our Oregon retirement apartments and communities–you can even share recipes out of this list that you’d like to have at our dining experience, or bring them into one of our private rooms to host your guests!
Protecting your skin throughout all of the seasons of the year is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of health. Using sunscreen is extremely important when it is hot and sunny outside, but it is also important to moisturize your skin too!
Moisture helps your skin repair itself. This comes in handy if your skin is damaged by something more serious, like the sun or an infection. A good amount of moisture in your skin also help reduce the likeliness of minor skin problems like tightness and itchiness.
Make sure you are using both sunscreen and moisturizer this summer!
Sleep is an important--and often ignored--part of health. That's why we encourage our residents to have good sleep hygiene, which involves creating a good environment for restful, restorative sleep.
Try these tips for better sleep: - Keep your sleeping environment dark and free from noises - Stop using electronic devices at least 1 hour before bed, as the blue light emitted from screens can disrupt sleep - Keep your room between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit, which is proven to be the ideal sleep temperature