Life Care Center of Old Hickory Village in Old Hickory, Tennessee, recently started a fun nutrition spotlight titled Wellness Wednesday.
Dylan Caulder, registered dietitian, oversees the event, which kicked off on Nov. 8, 2017.
“Once a month, I will be cooking and providing samples of a healthy recipe to staff and family,” said Caulder. “Each month I am going to focus on a unique ingredient that associates have likely never tried before. I’m going to select ingredients and recipes that fit with the season as well.”
The first Wellness Wednesday centered on quinoa, a gluten-free pseudo-grain (it is actually a seed but can be eaten as a grain). Caulder provided an information sheet about quinoa, as well as the recipe for kale and cranberry quinoa salad.
“It was very successful,” Caulder said about the kickoff.
Kale and Cranberry Quinoa Salad
To make the dressing
Shake all ingredients together in a bowl or mason jar. Store in fridge for 30 minutes before using. Can be used for up to a week.