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February 10, 2024

Culinary Delights and Nutritional Wellness at Carriage Court

Category: Culinary

Author: Julia Miller, 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. We are committed to the vitality, happiness, and longevity of those we serve at Carriage Court Senior Living. 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 am always careful with the amount of salt used in my dishes. I’ve found flavor can be added using different spices instead of salt. One thing I always keep in mind when cooking for my residents is everyone has different tastes, and the appearance of the food is also important.

Health-Conscious Suggestion

If a health-conscious resident were to ask me to suggest an entrée, it would be Marzetti. You can use different proteins, spices, and produce to make a healthier version. We always have some items on my menu that focus on nutrition. For residents needing to gain weight, I would suggest high-protein sandwiches.

When dining out, I sometimes consider my nutrition. One of my guilty pleasure meals is pasta in a rich, creamy sauce. Healthy snacking is essential. A healthy snack option is popcorn. You can do so many things or add to change the flavor.

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. 

Carriage Court Senior Living in Hilliard, OH offers 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 Dublin Methodist Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Heritage Golf Club, The Market at Hilliard, Ten Pin Bowling, Crooked Can Brewery & Center Street Market , and the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center.

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