The chefs at Senior Living Residences’ communities create delicious and healthful recipes daily as part of our Brain Healthy Cooking Program, our spin on the Mediterranean Diet aimed to boost residents’ brain and cognitive health. They particularly have a lot of fun creating bold and exciting soups and stews for our residents. So in honor of January being national Soup Month, we wanted to share some of our chefs’ favorite brain healthy bisques, soups and stews.
Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Rich without the guilt, this recipe’s thick base comes from a fresh puree of cauliflower and potato. Mix in a flavorful dose of nutmeg, which offers natural organic compounds that have been linked to protecting the brain from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and you have a dish you can feel good about! This dish is great for vegetarians and vegans and can be made gluten-free, just check your stock box.
Portuguese Sausage & Kale Soup
We’ve taken this resident favorite and given it a brain healthy twist by incorporating a robust portion of Mediterranean Diet staples: beans and fresh greens. Packing a wholesome punch, this soup is high in plant-based protein, which offers tons of vitamins and is known to cut risk of certain chronic diseases that are linked to dementia.
If you like this recipe, you may love our LENTIL STEW!
Cinnamon Swirl Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet and savory, this soup has it all, including a tasty dose of cinnamon. Known as “the miracle spice”, many researchers point to the positive effects of cinnamon that include it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties and effectiveness in regulating blood sugar and reducing cholesterol. Because of such positive effects on aging, you can find SLR’s own private label Cinnamon, offered as a sugar substitute on every dining table. OUR SWEET POTATO SOUP RECIPE
If this sounds good you’ll want our RUSTIC WINTER SQUASH SOUP!