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Signature Recipes to Enjoy this Father's Day

June 18, 2021

In celebration of Father's Day, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with your family! The delicious recipes include a Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken, Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad, Chopped Salad with Steak, Chicken and White Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette and a Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Salad. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.

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Our Signature Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken

Our Signature Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad

Our Signature Chopped Salad with Steak

Our Signature Chicken and White Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Our Signature Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Salad


Preparing for the 2021 Hurricane Season

May 21, 2021

This year, the hurricane season begins June 1 and will last through November 30. Be sure to check your emergency kit for anything you need this season, including water and non perishable food. Starting May 28 and continuing through June 6, you can buy items tax free in Florida.

Read our Hurricane Preparedness Guide below for more info and an emergency supply kit checklist.

2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide


Signature Recipes To Enjoy With Family this Mother's Day

May 7, 2021

In celebration of Mother's Day, the Westminster Dining Services team brings you five of their Signature Recipes to enjoy with your family! The delicious recipes include an asparagus and zucchini frittata, avocado panzanella with sunny egg, cinnamon roll casserole, fresh fruit salad and hashbrown casserole. You can download the entire recipe book by clicking on the cover image or each individual recipe below.

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Our Signature Asparagus and Zucchini Frittata

Our Signature Avocado Panzanella with Sunny Egg

Our Signature Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Our Signature Fresh Fruit Salad

Our Signature Hashbrown Casserole


Apply Mindful Eating to Your St. Petersburg Independent Living

March 31, 2021

Tired of diets that emphasize rules of eating and outcomes rather than the process? Mindful eating isn’t about carbohydrates, fat, counting calories, or anything else of the sort. This approach to food is more process-oriented and requires being present with each bite. By utilizing all your senses to acknowledge how your body responds without judgment, you gain a better awareness of the positive, nurturing opportunities made possible with food.

When you practice being in the moment, you are much likelier to be in tune with your body’s cues. For example, eating while distracted or for unhealthy reasons can lead to overeating because you may miss the signals from your body that you have eaten too much. An easy way to tell if you normally eat distracted is to try recalling your last meal. If you struggle to remember details such as taste, texture, and aroma, you may be distracted while you eat.

Sit down at a proper table while you eat, turn off any distraction, and most importantly, don’t fixate on your portion sizes or how many calories are in your food. By doing this, you are removing yourself from “mindless” eating and demonstrating more awareness and consciousness about the reasons you eat.

Eating mindfully begins with your first thought about food and ends when the final bite is swallowed. It requires a commitment to change your attitude regarding food and fosters trust in your own decisions. Now that you better understand mindful eating, let’s discuss a few ways to try practicing it at your next mealtime:

  • Don’t judge yourself or the food. The first hurdle is typically setting aside past experiences and enjoying the “here and now.” Being aware of judgments is a critical element of mindfulness.
  • Demonstrate patience by being present moment by moment. Rather than rushing through a meal to get on to your next chore, take more bites and slow down. This way, the experience of eating is allowed to unfold in a more mindful way.
  • Approach this process as if it is your first time eating. When eating, check out your food, give it a taste, smell, or touch. This enables you to eat with a fresh perspective.
  • Respect yourself and your experiences with food. No one will have the exact same experience with food so notice and appreciate how you react to different foods.
  • Remember that mindful eating does not revolve around number-based outcomes, such as weight loss or calorie counting. There is no measurable outcome and no effort required to make something happen other than simply living in the moment.
  • Leave your preconceived notions of diets and healthy eating at the door when stepping into mindful eating. By letting go of what we have attached to, we can experience the here and now of food without judgment.

Bring this fresh outlook on eating with you when indulging in Westminster Suncoast’s exquisite dining! Between resort-style dining and casual grab-and-go fare, there is something delicious to look forward to every day. Our healthful and nutritious selections are guided by the philosophy of our My W Life wellness programs and are sure to keep you looking forward to more – especially after adopting the fresh mindset of mindful eating. For more information pertaining to our amenities and independent living facilities in St. Petersburg, FL, give us a call today!


Join Us In Our Last Shared Prayer Today at 2 p.m.

March 30, 2021

Join Us In A Shared Prayer

Join us today, as we share in our weekly prayer for the last time. We have been lifted by our faith during the last year and we continue to look forward and inward with His guidance. Join us today, March 30, at 2 p.m., for a shared prayer, provided by Rev. William “Bill” Hull, resident at Westminster Shores.

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