The food at my mother's Senior Living Complex is so very mediocre. I understand their constraints - budget, trying to please everyone, nutritional needs/restrictions, etc.
They say are very open to suggestions and recipes, however.
I have had a few ideas, such as whole grain and vegetable salads. I want to convince then to stop buying preportioned solution-injected proteins; they are expensive, you are paying for water and therefore less protein, and it is difficult to control the sodium content. The baked goods are so light and white and sweet that they might as well be made from cotton candy. Challenges are ahead here.
There is pretty good variety, but all of the food is very old-fashioned; I say, this group of people might be elderly, but they are educated and financially successful individuals who can therefore appreciate a few more modern dishes. We should give them credit for this, not dumb down everything just because they're old!
Anyway, any menu or recipe ideas out there? Our efforts here might help others who make food for seniors, as well...