Thoughts on places you go to make dinners -- can you fix healthy food?
I am trying to help my MIL eat more meals at home, and less food out or otherwise pre-prepared (reduce the bad carbs and manufactured food-like products), but she is not a big fan of cooking. I have been thinking of trying one of the places where you go and put meals together and freeze. The IL (between the two of them) need gluten-free / diabetic friendly / not too spicy food. Can this be done? Do you really know what is going into the meals? Any rec's on specific places would be great (we are in the Phoenix area).
A personal chef will interview your IL and find out exactly what their diet needs are. The chef plans the menu, shops, cooks, cleans up, packages the food, and leaves a menu with heating instructions. You can insure your ILs are getting what they need.
there's a place here in LA [in the valley] that's gluten-free, and their website says they ship, but i have no idea how far. might be worth a call...?
personally i much prefer the idea of having someone come to the house. it's easier on you, and probably the safest bet for ensuring that the food is prepared to your exact dietary specifications while still being still relatively tasty.
I have never used them, but I know several of the places in the Bay Area here will do gluten free, but you have to work closely with them. One here at least used to have a woman with celiac kids working there, so it was the go to one for gluten-free food - maybe there will be better luck.
I looked into this for my parents. They seemed light on the veggies to me, but I am a veggie lover.
Yes, I'm a veggie lover myself, and trying to figure out how to help them eat more vegetables when they don't consider chopping a quart of veggies therapy!
I know they have tryed the personal chef route before, but maybe that would be good to try again (maybe with a bit of couching from me).
From what I've heard from friends who have used these services, spicy probably won't be a problem. Here is a link to some nutritional info at one company:
Have you considered having a personal chef go to their home? Many specialize in dietary concerns & they can prepare weeks worth of meals that freeze.