February 10, 2024

Culinary Creativity & Nutrition at The Fremont Senior Living

Category: Culinary

Author: Terrell Coleman, Culinary Director

When it comes to senior living, there are a few factors to consider always. One of the main considerations should be food and the overall dining experience. With that comes the delicate balance of culinary creativity and nutritional precision, the nuanced dance that unfolds within our dining rooms. At The Fremont Senior Living, we prioritize the vitality, happiness, and longevity of those we serve. Join us where the aroma of carefully prepared dishes mingles with the laughter of shared stories as we explore the significance of nutrition while unveiling some of the secrets behind our thoughtfully curated menus. 

I always exercise caution when using salt in my dishes. I’ve discovered that I can enhance flavor by incorporating fresh basil, rosemary, and a hint of mint instead of relying on salt. One thing I always keep in mind when cooking for my residents is they need nutrient-dense food, which includes fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. 

Health-Conscious Suggestion

If a health-conscious resident asked me to suggest an entrée, I would recommend baked chicken breast with sautéed broccoli in olive oil and a garlic baked potato. Some items on my menu that focus on nutrition include brown rice and sweet potatoes. For residents needing to gain weight, I would suggest oatmeal, cream of wheat, and enhanced mashed potatoes.

I always consider my nutrition when dining out and stick with healthy meals. Healthy snacking is essential as well. A healthy snack option is cashews and pistachios. I love the flavor and the smell. My one guilty pleasure snack is jelly belly candy.

What we’ve uncovered is more than a celebration of diverse flavors and textures. It’s a testament to the commitment to prioritize the nutritional well-being of our residents. The kitchen remains the heart of our senior living experiences, and we hope the flavors shared resonate and linger in your thoughts. The creative spark in our kitchen isn’t just about pushing culinary boundaries. It’s about crafting delicious meals and a source of nourishment for our residents. I hope this inspires continued conversations about the importance of nutrition, creativity in culinary arts, and the everlasting impact they have on the lives of our older adults. 

The Fremont Senior Living in Springfield, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cox Medical Center South with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Bill and Stewart Golf Course, Horton Smith, River Cut Golf Course, Battlefield Mall, Fantastic Caverns, Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, Wonders of Wildlife National Mueum and Aquarum, and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

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