About the Meals
Our professional chefs and nutrition team prepare tasty, medically tailored meals from scratch every week. The teams pride themselves in sourcing fresh, high-quality ingredients whenever possible, including vegetables and herbs from our garden and local community farms. The meals incorporate a variety of ingredients and flavors, and many of the recipes are inspired by a wide array of cultural cuisines and traditions.
A Diverse Menu
The menu is different every week, and includes dishes like:
- Herb Baked Chicken with Roasted Garlic Sauce and Rice Pilaf
- Pork Stir Fry with Brown Rice
- Chinese Beef and Vegetable Stew with Rice
- Baked Fish with Herbed White Wine Sauce and Pasta
- Breakfast Taco Bowl with Green Chile Sauce and Roasted Potatoes
- Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Rice
- Baked BBQ Chicken with Barley Pilaf and Texas Style BBQ Sauce
Each week, we provide seven nutritious entrees, and some additional items like bread and fruit. The entrees are delivered frozen so that clients have the flexibility to reheat meals whenever they’d like to enjoy them. Some clients may also qualify for a breakfast bag containing a week’s worth of nutritious breakfast meals prepared in our kitchen.
Our Specialty Diets
We believe that food is medicine, and that medically appropriate meals can lead to better health and well-being. So, we tailor meals to meet specific medical and dietary needs. This includes most food allergies* and religious beliefs.
Our meals are diabetes-friendly with a moderate amount of carbohydrates. We tailor meals according to five main diets:
Designed for people living with end stage renal disease/kidney disease. The meals are low in potassium, phosphorous, and sodium, and they contain no soy or added sugar.
Helpful for people with common allergies or food intolerances. The meals do not include dairy or eggs.
Suitable for people experiencing taste changes, nausea, chemo mouth, or mouth sores. There are no strong flavors or spices (like onion, garlic, ginger, wine, dairy, coconut, cabbage, herbs (dry or fresh), or spices of any kind).
All meals contain protein like tofu, eggs, dairy, beans, and other legumes.
Meals have limited sodium/salt, contain no added sugar, and are lower in saturated fat. This diet is a good option for most people, even if they are not living with a chronic illness. It’s especially helpful for people with heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, malnutrition, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, to name a few.
In addition to the specialty diets above, we can also “add on” any of the following modifications:
- Soft Modifications. Food is fork-tender or cut into bite-sized pieces. Will not include large pieces of protein like a chicken breast.
- Eliminations. Based on medical necessity and/or religious preference, we can eliminate items like gluten, pork, and beef.
- Gastrointestinal, for those with GI problems. No legumes, dark/leafy greens, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, peas, or cabbage. Also appropriate for people on blood-thinning medication.
*Please note that our kitchen is not an allergen-free environment, but we do our best to accommodate dietary needs. Food prepared in our kitchen may come into contact with wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients, milk, eggs, soy, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts, and fish. This is especially important to be aware of if you have a severe or life-threatening food allergy.