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Meal Package Services Make Eating Fast and Easy for Active Seniors
Seniors who live in the Westminster Village retirement community are so very lucky to have many different dining options. From dining rooms to the Village Pub, they have access to a healthy, delicious, and quick meal with little effort. Not many have it so good!
Do you remember the Jetsons? They were a fictional cartoon family that lived in the year 2062. They could push a button on a computer and a complete finished meal would be delivered to their table. Future science fiction stuff, right?
Do you think the day will ever arrive when getting a meal on the table is that easy? A new service has stormed the country that makes it easier. Meal package services provide all the ingredients and instructions, all the recipient has to do is cook it!
For those retirees who enjoy the thrill of a new culinary experience, this kind of a complete meal service delivered right to the door of your home or apartment could very well enhance your retirement lifestyle.
Yes, there’s been a meal delivery system called Meals on Wheels for a long time, but it’s only for a select number of people. Only those who are designated as shut-ins can receive the service. And, then there are meals that are delivered to those who want to lose weight. But, now anyone can access gourmet or fresh food, prepared and delivered to your door.
Seniors who are active and on-the-go don’t want to spend lots of time shopping for groceries or preparing meals. Meal packages are one more way that seniors who don’t have the dining options like those at Westminster Village can free up this time.
Meal packages may require a monthly subscription. Some may offer recipes and ingredients that you prepare yourself. Others are already cooked, then flash frozen and you simply warm them up. Meal plans include gourmet food, comfort food, and special diet food. You can enjoy appetizers, main and side dishes and desserts.
While you shouldn’t consider this list as a recommendation, the following services are just a few of the examples available to customers.
- Home bistro delivers their combos, individual entrees and super bowls nationwide. The food is cooked and delivered right to your door. The menu includes food like grilled chicken breast with sweet and spicy veggies, lemon-caper salmon, and Chianti braised short ribs and vegetables. The meals are flash frozen to preserve flavor.
- Family Chef also delivers flash frozen prepared meals. They include packages for those who want to lose weight and have diabetes. They also list family meals and individual gourmet meals.
- Magic Kitchens specialize in family meals for special diets like gluten free, dairy free and portion-controlled needs. Their side dishes include things like cheesy noodles, carrots, Brussels sprouts with bacon.
- Hello Fresh sends recipes and the fresh ingredients so you can cook your own food each day. Again, the meals are delivered directly to your door.
These are only a small number of the plans that are available to people who are on the go and don’t want to spend a lot of time on meal planning, shopping and cooking. You can choose foods at many different pricing levels and you can partake of different kinds of foods. You can select the time of day when the package is delivered. You don’t even have to be at home to receive it.
So, if you want to try new food, have more time to participate in events and make domestic life a little easier, consider a meal package.