February 10, 2024

Unlocking Culinary Creativity: Nourishing Lives at The Summit Senior Living

Category: Culinary

Author: Earvin Johnson, 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. At The Summit at Chenal Valley Senior Living, we prioritize the vitality, happiness, and longevity of those we serve. 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. 

If a health-conscious resident asked me to suggest an entrée, I would recommend herb-crusted salmon accompanied by a beet salad. One thing I always keep in mind when cooking for my residents is their salt intake.

Health-Conscious Suggestion

If a health-conscious resident were to ask me for a suggestion for an entrée, I would recommend herb-crusted salmon served with a beet salad. Some items on my menu that focus on nutrition include sweet potatoes, beets, and spinach. I would suggest omelets, burgers, and all my lunch and dinner specials for residents needing to gain weight.

When dining out, I don’t always consider my nutrition. I need to do better with my health and start eating healthier. My guilty pleasure meal is hashbrowns from Waffle House made with everything. Healthy snacking is essential. A healthy snack option is cheese and nuts. They both pack a lot of protein.

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 Summit Senior Living in Little Rock, AR 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 St. Vincent’s Infirmiry with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Chenal Country Club, The Promenade Outlets, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and Big Damn Bridge.

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