4 Ways to Deliver Healthy Meals to Seniors

pasta-1439100-mMiss the days when you could take Mom or Dad out to a restaurant for a great meal? Now that they’re homebound, those days are over.

Even if they are still mobile –  shopping, cooking and cleaning up are often just too much to manage.

If you had the time, you’d love to shop for fresh, local ingredients and prepare delicious, healthy meals for them.

Heck, you’d love to do that for yourself!

But who has that much free time these days…especially if you’re a caregiver. And few among us can afford to hire our own personal chef.

Enter October Kitchen. Chef Paul Finney, a member of the United States Personal Chef Association, has been preparing and delivering meals to customers in the Greater Hartford area since 2010. The menu selections include entrees like these –

  • Pan Seared Salmon with Tarragon “Butter” and Lemon Pea Risotto
  • Lobster and Shrimp Mac-n-Cheese
  • Smokey Pulled Pork with Sarsaparilla BBQ Sauce
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

The cost is about what you would pay for a meal at a restaurant. Meals can cater to seniors and individuals with special dietary needs, such as reduced sodium, fat or sugar.

If you don’t live in the Greater Hartford area, several chef services deliver meals nationwide.

Home Bistro features a variety of special senior menus including:

  • Senior Diet
  • Weight Loss
  • Low Sodium
  • Diabetic
  • Low Carb
  • Good Health

Magic Kitchen features a broad range of options, including:

  • Senior Special Diet Meals
  • Portion Controlled Meals
  • Low Sodium Meals
  • Diabetic-Friendly Meals
  • Low-Carb Meals
  • Heart-Healthy Meals
  • Renal Diet Meals
  • Dialysis-Friendly Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals

Personal Chef To Go enables you to choose your 5, 8, or 10 meals each week, with an expected arrival of fresh (not frozen) food every Thursday or Friday. Meals can then stay in the refrigerator for 10-12 days. Also, free shipping is offered in the eastern half of the United States.

Maintaining proper nutrition among the elderly is a challenge, as energy, capacity and mobility wane. Great options like these make it easy for you or your elderly loved ones to enjoy chef-prepared nutritious meals at home.

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