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Fight Heart Disease with these Best Foods For Heart Health

Aug 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Nutrition

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Nutrition is always an important part of daily life, but it can be even more important for seniors. What you eat can have a big impact on your overall well-being, and your health. Healthy eating habits can help improve everything from your energy levels, to mood, impact your immune system as well, and affect both your brain health and heart health. Learning what foods are best for you as you age can help you maintain as much youthful vim and vigor as possible, so you can get the most out of your golden years.

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Bon Appetit Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

Aug 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Bon Appetit, Recipes

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Delicious, nutritious, and full of flavor! 

Fruit smoothies are a great way to add some vitamins and fiber to your diet. 
By blending up multiple fruits and vegetables, you can get your daily intake of fruit and veg all in one easy, delicious meal or snack! Add in some yogurt for protein and probiotics, and you have one yummy treat that's packed full of nutrients. 

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Bon Appetit Tiger Shrimp

Jul 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Enjoy a yummy treat with a little heat. 

Shrimp is a great healthy choice for dinner. This delicious seafood is low in calories and high in protein. It is also a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and vitamin B12  which both help with brain health and have been known to be mood boosters. Omega-3 is also a great way to protect against heart disease, so this meal is not only delicious but nutritious as well! 

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Bon Appetit Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Jul 19, 2022 9:49:38 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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More often than not, the vegetables or side dishes of a meal can feel like an afterthought compared to the main dish, but no more! This bacon-wrapped green bean recipe will take your veggies to the next level. It is a side dish that will wow - and we bet it will soon become a new favorite. 

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Bon Appetit Pork Medallions

Jul 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Elegant enough for a dinner party, easy enough for every night of the week.

Pork is an excellent choice for a dinner meal. It is hearty, filling, and delicious, and also had a number of vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and strong. Pork is a good source of zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and iron. 

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Brain Healthy Foods: how your diet can impact your mind

Jul 11, 2022 9:00:47 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, health

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Have you ever heard the term “brain foods?” Certain foods can help promote brain health, boost memory, and are great for overall brain function. Ensuring your brain has all the nutrients and energy it needs to function at optimal levels will help boost your mind health and keep your brain strong.

There are a number of ‘brain foods’ known for helping to keep your mind running smoothly, boost memory, and prevent strokes. These foods are naturally packed with nutrients that promote strong mental health, healthy brain cells, and increased cognitive function in a number of ways. Choosing a diet that focuses on brain health is especially important in older adults who are more prone to develop memory conditions or overall deterioration. There are many simple ways to choose foods that make up a good mind diet and help your overall wellbeing.

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Bon Appetit Saffron Seafood Risotto

Jun 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Bon Appetit, Recipes

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Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish, originally from the Lombardy area of Italy. It is made of short grain rice  that is cooked slowly with broth or stock in a way that creates a creamy, silky and decadent dish.

Risotto is a great example of an elevated simple dish. It uses simple ingredients (rice, butter and stock), a careful technique and lots of love to create something truly delicious. You can top your risotto with just about anything, from parmesan cheese, to fresh green peas, bacon, or -as in this case - delicious seafood. 

 This recipe takes risotto to the next level with fresh shrimp, scallops, calms and a pop of saffron. It is a luxurious dish that’s sure to impress. It's perfect for a romantic date, a special meal, or a dinner party with friends.

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Bon Appetit Duchess Potatoes

Jun 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Bon Appetit, Recipes

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Duchess Potatoes are a classic French dish made with piped mashed potatoes resembling a meringue. These tasty mounds of soft, buttery spuds with crisp golden crusts are extra delish with butter or gravy. They are the perfect side dish alongside anything from a delicious seared steak or roast beef to chicken, fish or veggies. Make them for dinner, or prepare ahead of time if you are having guests.

This recipe from Chef Roger Reinisch at Tampa Gardens Senior Living is the perfect addition to your next meal.

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