In today’s busy world it can be hard to find the time to
plan and prepare healthy meals for many adults. For older adults trying to
maintain their independence at home, healthy meals can be a challenge for
different reasons. Most Americans want to improve their health, but these
challenges can be a road block for many of us. In between errands, work, kids,
or medical conditions the desire of take-out meals, drive thru’s, frozen meals,
or shakes can increase as we seek ease without sacrificing flavor.
It may sound like a dream to have healthy meals delivered to
your door that are nutritionally balanced, chef-prepared and require no
prepping or grocery shopping. Home-delivered meals have increased in popularity
with some major differences between them. Some are meal kits that deliver
ingredients and a recipe, but still require you to prepare the meal. Others are
frozen, freeze-dried, or refrigerated requiring a heat-and-serve preparation.
The benefits of home-delivered meals can be life-changing
for some people and can help many people reach their individual health goals
while navigating a hectic world.
Benefits of home-delivered meals include:
convenience - Most home delivered meals require no meal planning, grocery
shopping and minimal cooking and clean up. Meals are easy to transport with you
to work or to a family member’s
Independence -Research shows that over 90% of elderly home-delivered meal customers are able to
continue to live in their own homes. Being able to maintain independence can
lives in different ways including mentally, psychologically, and physically.
nutrition -Whether due to a demanding schedule or an elderly person living on their
own, meals often can be skipped leading to decreased nutrition. Home-delivered
meals increase the likelihood that regular meals are consumed. Another common
habit is ordering restaurant foods or running through a drive thru, which can
be high in sodium, fat, and carbohydrates
and low in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Home-delivered meals, like Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating,
are planned according to nutrition guidelines set out by different healthcare
health -No matter what your goals are, following a healthy diet can improve
your health in a variety of ways. Seattle Sutton’s home-delivered meals are
low-sodium, low in fat, high in fiber, and include fresh fruits and vegetables.