Posts by Kim Smith

  • 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 […]

    More Soup for You!

    By Kim Smith
    Published January 13, 2017 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    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 […]

  • Cinco De Mayo festivities can often be packed with gut-busting dishes like cheesy burritos, beefy tacos and sugary margaritas. Senior Living Residences' chefs offer up their favorite brain healthy recipes & tips to cut the guilt out of your south of the border dishes.

    Brain Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

    By Kim Smith
    Published May 5, 2016 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Cinco De Mayo festivities can often be packed with gut-busting dishes like cheesy burritos, beefy tacos and sugary margaritas. Senior Living Residences' chefs offer up their favorite brain healthy recipes & tips to cut the guilt out of your south of the border dishes.

  • We are well aware that Ireland is not a country of the Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean we should try to give a brain-healthy spin to some of our favorite Irish Recipes. Here are some healthful alternatives to Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Irish Soda Loaf.

    Festive Irish Recipes for Brain Health, Sláinte!

    By Kim Smith
    Published March 17, 2016 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    We are well aware that Ireland is not a country of the Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean we should try to give a brain-healthy spin to some of our favorite Irish Recipes. Here are some healthful alternatives to Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Irish Soda Loaf.

  • Who wants to waste calories on something labeled as “healthy” that tastes like cardboard? The truth is, I could give you a list of ingredient substitutes that can make your favorite pies more healthful, but it will still have sugar in it, and it will not be as satisfying as that big hunk of chocolate creme pie you’ve been dreaming of.

    How to make that delectable pie more healthful

    By Kim Smith
    Published March 14, 2016 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Who wants to waste calories on something labeled as “healthy” that tastes like cardboard? The truth is, I could give you a list of ingredient substitutes that can make your favorite pies more healthful, but it will still have sugar in it, and it will not be as satisfying as that big hunk of chocolate creme pie you’ve been dreaming of.

  • What does Tom Brady actually eat? A recently published interview with Tom Brady's personal chef prompts us to explore the fundamentals of Brady’s diet that every senior should incorporate into their own diet to promote brain health

    Tom Brady Eats What? How seniors can benefit from his Mediterranean-style diet

    By Kim Smith
    Published January 28, 2016 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    What does Tom Brady actually eat? A recently published interview with Tom Brady's personal chef prompts us to explore the fundamentals of Brady’s diet that every senior should incorporate into their own diet to promote brain health

  • Whether you need to prepare snacks and appetizers or you're bringing a side dish to a dinner party, we've put together a few of our favorite brain healthy, mediterranean style recipes for your holiday get togethers. Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in brain healthy foods can benefit people at any and every age. It reduces inflammation, regulates blood sugar, promotes heart health and scientists are now finding it may have an effect on delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

    Brain Healthy Mediterranean Recipes for the Holidays

    By Kim Smith
    Published December 8, 2015 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Whether you need to prepare snacks and appetizers or you're bringing a side dish to a dinner party, we've put together a few of our favorite brain healthy, mediterranean style recipes for your holiday get togethers. Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in brain healthy foods can benefit people at any and every age. It reduces inflammation, regulates blood sugar, promotes heart health and scientists are now finding it may have an effect on delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Senior Living Residences’ chefs are constantly raising the culinary bar of our Grab Your Passport program which takes residents on a virtual trip across the globe through arts, education and cuisine. […]

    SLR’s Top Chef Winning Recipes

    By Kim Smith
    Published January 2, 2015 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Senior Living Residences’ chefs are constantly raising the culinary bar of our Grab Your Passport program which takes residents on a virtual trip across the globe through arts, education and cuisine. […]

  • Senior Living Residences' communities are staunch advocates for brain healthy nutrition. Follow these simple guidelines from our Brain Healthy Cooking Program at home to improve your cognitive health!

    Healthy Memory Nutrition Tips

    By Kim Smith
    Published September 22, 2014 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Senior Living Residences' communities are staunch advocates for brain healthy nutrition. Follow these simple guidelines from our Brain Healthy Cooking Program at home to improve your cognitive health!

  • Dark Chocolate’s benefit for the brain is both direct, and indirect through improved heart and blood sugar-related health. Clinical research trials suggest that dark chocolate and pure cocoa are as powerful as tea, red wine and berries in enhancing some aspects of heart health.

    How Much Chocolate a Day will Keep Dementia at Bay?

    By Kim Smith
    Published February 4, 2014 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    Dark Chocolate’s benefit for the brain is both direct, and indirect through improved heart and blood sugar-related health. Clinical research trials suggest that dark chocolate and pure cocoa are as powerful as tea, red wine and berries in enhancing some aspects of heart health.

  • A variety of green leafy and brightly colored vegetables, as well as dried beans and peas and low sodium vegetable juice, are essential to brain and body health.

    Your Mom was Right When She Told You to Eat Your Veggies

    By Kim Smith
    Published October 29, 2013 Brain Healthy Food & Nutrition
    A variety of green leafy and brightly colored vegetables, as well as dried beans and peas and low sodium vegetable juice, are essential to brain and body health.

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