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February 9, 2024

Nutrition and Flavor Fusion: Dining Delights at The Township Senior Living

Category: Culinary

Author: Sean Jensen, 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 The Township 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 always exercise caution with the amount of salt I use in my dishes. I’ve found that flavor can be enhanced by building the dish in layers. To develop the best flavors from each ingredient fully. One thing I always keep in mind when cooking for my residents is to try to make everyone happy and satisfied.

Health-Conscious Suggestion

If a health-conscious resident were to ask me to suggest an entrée, it would be vegetarian risotto. Some items on my menu that focus on nutrition include many fruits and vegetables. I would suggest heavy-calorie dishes and milkshakes for residents needing to gain weight.

I always consider my nutrition when dining out because I’m working on healthy habits. Healthy snacking is essential as well. A healthy snack option is an apple with peanut butter. My one guilty pleasure snack is cheese and crackers.

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 Township Senior Living in Battlefield, MO 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 Cox Medical Center South with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Backwoods Golf, Relics Antique Mall, Chesterfield Family Center, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, and Nathanael Green/Close Memorial Park-Botancial Gardens.

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