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The Best Way to Introduce Your Parents to Top Chef Meals

Helping Seniors enjoy Home delivered Meals

We have so many happy, repeat customers here at Top Chef Meals (and we're so thankful for you all!), but for every success, there are just as many “picky” parents who have rejected the switch to home delivered meals. Are our parents REALLY that picky or is it something else? While it's true that our sense of taste and smell change as we age, making us like or dislike things differently than we once did, it doesn't make us quite THAT picky. Through follow ups we have conducted with these "picky" parents, what we've discovered is that the real culprit is not the food but the presentation and lack of knowledge on how to successfully heat the meals properly.

Who's That Chef?

So you've chosen Top Chef Meals to provide excellent, nutritious, delicious, chef-prepared meals for you and your family. Awesome! You won't regret it (trust us). You still might be a bit nervous though so let us introduce you to some of our team and show you where we make your meals. It always helps to put a face to a name and to see what's going on behind the scenes (we think so anyway!).

Paleo? No Problem!

By now, even if you aren't ON this diet, you've heard of the Paleo diet. Right? The word “diet” here is actually misleading because eating Paleo is a lifestyle, something designed to make you look and feel your best. What exactly IS the Paleo diet? The paleo diet is a focus on eating natural, real food that is widely available with little or no processing. In other words, the paleo diet focuses on eating the way nature intended us to eat. That doesn't sound so bad, does it?

Diabetic Superfoods

If you have diabetes, you know how important how much and what type of carbohydrate foods you eat are for managing it. You know the balance between how much insulin is in your body and the carbohydrate you eat makes a difference in your blood glucose levels. But do you know what the power foods are for helping manage your diabetes? There's a wide variety but here's a few to try on for size.

Prepared Meal Service Qs & As

Even though prepared meal services are on the rise, some people are wary of giving in and trying the delivery experience. Why so distrustful? What is it about prepared meal services that makes people take a step back? Let's take a look, and see if we can clear up some misconceptions.

On Quality: Q:“You're shipping my meals, so what if something shows up broken or ripped and I can't use it? What then?”

Seniors and Appetite

It can be difficult for many people to see their aging family members and loved ones change over time. Seeing those changes and facing them begins with knowing what to look for and asking the right questions. One of the bigger challenges we face as we age is changes to our appetite. Loss of appetite in seniors isn't an uncommon thing.

But, as you know, eating well is vital for everyone at all ages. Your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look and feel. Eating well gives you the nutrients needed to keep your muscles, bones, organs, and other parts of your body healthy. Eating well helps keep up your energy level, too.

Why Are We Addicted to Salt?

Salt – it makes your food so much more flavorful, but we also know that it's not necessarily good for us. In small pinches, salt is important for the body, because it is an electrolyte that helps balance fluids in the body. The problem is that salt also has a major impact on our heart and kidneys. Too much sodium makes it harder for the kidneys to eliminate the excess sodium, which may lead to an increase in blood volume. This can contribute to raising blood pressure to a dangerous degree.

How Meal Delivery is Cheaper Than Grocery Shopping

Life is busy, too busy sometimes. Busy enough that you don't have time to cook but more than that busy enough that you don't really even have time to go to the grocery store. Think about it – maybe you're a single parent whose just gone back to work after a long maternity leave, or a household with multiple kids with multiple activities that require you to chauffeur them around town on an increasingly hectic schedule or maybe you're a bit older and getting out just isn't as easy as it once used to be. What can you do? Sure, you could order take-out all the time but 1) that gets expensive and 2) (more important) it's terrible for your long-term health. OR you could try a meal delivery service that makes fresh, healthy meals with local ingredients. But wait?

Reheating Seafood? Really?

Have you ever heard this before? “The only thing worse than eggs when reheated? Fish. Just don't do it.” Guess what? Not true. It is true that fish is never going to be better than it was when you first cooked it. It is also true that it is very easy to ruin fish while reheating it. BUT not only is reheating frozen seafood perfectly safe but it can taste absolutely delicious (depending on who's prepared it), and it's simple to do.

First and foremost, there's our preferred method – the microwave oven! Faster heating time, no mess and no fuss.

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We ship via FedEx to all of the lower 48 states of the US.

Your first shipment to any areas that are served by 3 day or less are shipped free as long as you FIRST create an account and order at least $75 after any discounts. Shipping costs for these zones after the first order are as follows:

Orders less that $110 at $19.95 per box.
Order at least $110 worth and receive 50% off shipping ($9.95) per box up to 21 meals. More than 21 meals require a 2nd shipping box.
Order exactly 21 meals (no other items allowed) and receive FREE Shipping

Western states shipping costs for zone 4, and 3 day select air service shipments can be found HERE.

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