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Mini Mixed Berry Bread Pudding for the Holidays

Mini Mixed Berry Bread Pudding for the Holidays
Ingredients

4 cups cubed whole grain bread
2 cups mixed berries
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ cup milk of choice
½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat 8 souffle cups or ramekins with cooking spray. […]

How Nutritional Needs Change as We Get Older

How Nutritional Needs Change as We Get Older
Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
As we age our nutritional needs change.  We need fewer calories as we reach every new decade. We move around less and have less muscle. Our metabolic rate goes down.

So the challenge while eating less overall is to eat more nutrient-rich […]

Soft Food vs Mechanical Soft Food

Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Soft Food vs Mechanical Soft Food
Today I would like to talk a little about the difference between soft food and mechanical soft food. Soft food diet is one that includes foods that are easy to chew and swallow and excludes foods with a hard texture. Mechanical soft food […]

Just a Few Words on Nutrition

Just a Few Words on Nutrition
Terri Jones
Dietary Manager
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
It is important to eat foods that are nutrient dense. Maintaining nutritional homeostasis may be challenging, especially in the elderly. Immobility, either in bed or in a chair, contributes to negative nitrogen balance. Increased protein demands are associated with the requirements for healing […]