March is National Nutrition Month. The theme for 20-16 is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right" which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives. This is especially important for seniors. First & Main is a newer Assisted Living & Memory Care Community in Metro Health Village and we were joined by Food & Beverage Director Rick Hall, and Community Relations Director Teri Beatty. You may learn more about First & Main at . And for the recipes prepared on My West Michigan, check these out:

Watermelon-Cranberry Agua Fresca - Serves 6

2 ½ pound seedless watermelon rind removed

1 cup fruit-sweetened cranberry Juice

¼ cup fresh lime juice

6 lime slices for garnish


Place melon in a blender or food processor

Process until smooth

Strain through fine mesh sieve

Pour juice into a pitcher

Add cranberry and lime juice, Stir

Refrigerate until chilled

Pour in chilled Glass

Garnish with lime slice




Pan Seared Salmon with Fresh Pineapple Salsa - Serves 6

1 cup fresh Diced pineapple

2 Tablespoons Diced Red onion

2 Tablespoon Chopped Cilantro

1/8 teaspoon Ground Red Pepper

1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar

4- 6 ounce Fresh Salmon Fillets ½ inch thick

½ teaspoon Salt / Preparation

Combine first 5 ingredients in a Bowl set aside

Can be made 1 Day Ahead

Heat a nonstick pan coated with cooking Spray

Over medium-high heat

Sprinkle fish with salt

Cook 4 minutes on each side until it flakes with a fork

Top with Salsa

Serve with a ½ cup whole grain rice

Nutritional Information per serving

294calories/41% from fat

Fat 13.2g/monosaturatedfat5.7g/saturated fat3.1g

Polyunsaturated fat3.2g/protein36.4gcarbs5/6g