Does anyone know of a good, reliable company with good, healthy, not preservative laden frozen, pureed meals?
I posted on this issue last year and got good responses for a mechanically soft diet. Now it’s strictly pureed foods and thickened liquids. Mechanical soft is past tense.
I’ve been pureeing Meals on Wheels although some of them just don’t puree well. So I eat those! (Can’t let good food go to waste!) Some meals by Lean Cuisine and Stouffers puree well. Currently I go to my parent’s every 2 -3 days to puree a batch.
But I’m running out of energy, have my own health problems from years of caregiving, and can’t also take care of 2 houses. My own house is crying for attention. So I need a better arrangement until I can get some things in order here. (Pureeing meals and freezing them at home then taking to my parent’s is not an option until I can get a new frig – another task on a long list of projects.)
So I’m hoping to find some good quality, reasonably priced frozen pureed meals that I can just order and have available for my parent to puree.
What I’ve found so far is a fairly decent variety of foods, one local source and a few online sources, but extremely overpriced – I could probably buy half a cow for the cost of 1 15 oz. can of pureed beef and shipping costs which are even more (close to $16 for 1 15 oz. can).
It’s not realistic for my parent to puree with the mini food processor we have now, so I’m also researching more useable methods of pureeing w/o having to handle a sharp blade (as the current mini processor has). Immersion blenders are what I’m thinking of.
Folks here helped a lot with my last post and I appreciate that. I did check out baby foods but they’re actually too thin a consistency. They’d have to be thickened, which could be done, but there’s only a very limited variety from the large grocery store in the area.
Thanks for any suggestions.