The Daily Diet of a Senior at a La Mesa Retirement Community
The Waterford Terrace Dining Experience
If you’re thinking about moving into an independent living community, you may be wondering– “What’s the food like?” We can tell you! The dining program at Waterford Terrace is just one of the wonderful aspects of being a resident of this Southern California retirement community. The food is professionally prepared by a chef and is available at any hour of the day so that residents have complete flexibility over their eating schedules. Here is an example of a yummy and nutritious day of eating at Waterford Terrace!
Here are some examples of breakfast meals that are commonly offered at Waterford Terrace that will start any residents’ day off right.
Breakfast meats like turkey sausage, a healthier alternative to sausage
Berries– Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and more.
Healthy cereals (grain-based, complex carbs)
Toast (wheat, rye, sourdough, etc.)
There are a million ways a senior can combine these healthier options to create the perfect breakfast! Getting some protein, carbs and natural sugars is a great balance to start your day with the nutrients that your body requires.
Our staff likes to provide lunch options that combine multiple food groups to be both delicious and nutritious. Seniors at Waterford Terrace can access these meals whenever they typically eat lunch because of the 24/7 dining option. Whether you are an early 11 a.m. lunch eater or more of a late 3 p.m. meal person, our residents will always have access to a healthy lunch.
Turkey club sandwich with a side salad
Cobb salad, with a large variety of toppings to customize it
A burrito bowl with your choice of protein, fresh vegetables, and chips
These meals all combine protein sources with fresh vegetables to keep you full and energized for your day. If a resident of Waterford Terrace has any dietary restrictions, the chef can prepare a special meal to suit allergies or restrictions like gluten-free, low sodium, lactose intolerance, and more.
Finally, the evening meal can be anything from pasta made with delicious sauces to juicy salmon fillets, all for the enjoyment of our residents. Here are some examples of what a nutritious dinner at Waterford Terrace might look like:
Fresh fish (salmon, Mahi Mahi, etc.) tacos with pico de gallo, brown rice, and black beans
Vegetarian lasagna with steamed vegetables
Seasoned grilled chicken breast with sauteed vegetables and a dinner roll
All of these examples demonstrate how a balanced meal can be both tasty and healthy for aging seniors. Eating at Waterford Terrace should be fun, and residents look forward to dinner time because of the consistent quality and variety of the food that we offer!
Of course, sometimes three meals just isn’t enough! Snacking, when approached correctly, is actually a healthy eating habit to keep one’s energy replenished throughout the day. Here are some examples of good snacks to munch on throughout the day:
Nuts (cashews, almonds, pecans, etc.)
Hummus and veggies
Is your mouth watering yet? The team at Waterford Terrace is ready to have you here! Start eating nutritious and delicious meals prepared fresh daily by our resident chef, and we promise your body will thank you!
To learn more about residency or to schedule a tour of Waterford Terrace, contact our friendly team today.
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