At Tribute Senior Living, we understand that diet is one of the most important factors in optimum health and revitalization. We designed our MARK V menu with this specifically in mind. The quality of the fuel you put in your body is key to making your engine run at its best. Imagine the possibility of being able to cut back on your medications because your body is getting what it needs nutritionally! It is possible to enjoy organic, fresh, and natural meals (even desserts!) that are delicious and reinvigorate the mind and body when dining at Tribute.
The Mediterranean diet is inspired by the eating habits of Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain. The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, and fruits and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products, moderate consumption of wine, and low consumption of non-fish meat products.
Artisan is a term used to describe food produced through non-industrialized methods, often handed down through generations. It is focused on providing farm-to-table food with locally sourced products. Artisanal food encompasses breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, beverages, oils, and vinegars that are made by hand using traditional methods.
When we buy directly from the farm or from nearby farmers’ markets, we receive higher-quality food with a lower environmental impact. Local food has a higher nutritional value, supports the local economy, is full of flavor, and is usually humanely grown or raised.
The Keto diet has gotten a lot of attention lately, primarily as a weight loss tool. What is lesser known is potentially significant benefits in boosting performance in our brains. Our Medical Director is a big proponent of The Keto diet for anyone having memory issues as it has shown promising results in early clinical testing. It also has been shown to greatly reduce inflammation which can reduce chronic pain. The challenge with the Keto diet is in the preparation – so the beauty of Tribute Senior Living is that we do all of the hard work for you!
A well-planned vegetarian diet is a healthy way to meet nutritional needs and help reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses. Vegetarian diets may vary from one person to the next, but typically they will consist of fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds, and nuts. Tribute offers multiple options for those who choose a vegetarian lifestyle, as the majority of our menu is comprised of delicious, fresh vegetable options.
Culinary Director Dennis Briggs
Desiring to offer cuisine and a dining experience that is nutritious is one thing, but developing and consistently delivering one that is also delicious is the challenge! Dennis has done just that. Along with his culinary team, Dennis masterfully combines all the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, beginning with nutritious food choices, while tantalizing your palette with meals that will have you asking for the recipe!