Aware Senior Care Blog
Living Well at Home isn’t just advice we give to seniors and their loved ones. It’s something we practice on a daily basis. For us, a healthy diet in the office is vital to living and working well.
What does it mean to live well? When we talk to the community, at our “Live Well at Home” seminars for example, our focus is mainly what entails living well at home and what exactly a healthy lifestyle looks like. Balance is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle.
This includes regular exercise, getting enough sleep at night, as well as making sure to eat a proper diet. This advice isn’t just for our community and clients. We love our food here at Aware Senior Care and we take it very seriously! With that thought, we would like to share one way that we practice what we preach to live and eat well while at the office.
A family-owned restaurant that serves traditional Lebanese food in the Mediterranean Diet, which has been shown in studies to decrease the likelihood of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. You can’t go wrong with any of the wraps and platters, but our favorites are the Sassool Platter and the Kale Salad.
In addition to having well planned and balanced meals, snacks also have to be considered as part of living well. Again, balance here is key. The office is stocked with apples, walnuts, almonds, strawberries, and La Croix seltzers…as well as cookies from Harris Teeter.Our office can be fast-paced, so we are passionate about our snacks! So much so, that it was decided a few months ago that we needed to add a critical piece of equipment to our kitchen: a Vitamix!
The Vitamix has been something that we use on almost a daily basis. A Vitamix is a high-performance blender that can make smoothies, soups, flours/dough, desserts, batters, and even baby food (not that we have yet, but you never know).
Everyone in the office enjoys having a smoothie made from fresh fruits and vegetables! Now, if you tried to tell me when I was a kid that I would enjoy drinking vegetables, I would have called your bluff! However, these smoothies are delicious and something we all really look forward to!
Every so often we plan a ‘Fruit Smoothie Friday’, where we all submit ideas for a smoothie for the week and vote on which one we want to make on Friday. In fact we are in the middle of a Fruit Smoothie Friday week right now, and the smoothie that won the most votes to try was: “Rosemary Pineapple Delight.” (recipe below)
Living well and eating healthy is a difficult thing to do in this fast paced world that we live in. Things are geared toward stopping by a fast food place for a quick bite so you can get going. That is why we like to make events out of healthy living. Having others involved makes it easier to stick to a healthy diet, but also more enjoyable! Would you like to join us? Why not start by trying the recipe that won the popular vote this week?
Rosemary Pineapple Delight
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 sprig rosemary
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks