Price: $8 per meal (10-meal minimum)
Prefer an affordable, ready-to-eat option that’s not frozen? Mom’s Meals might be worth a look. This Medicare- and Medicaid-approved provider also sells directly to individuals. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners must be ordered in batches of 10, 14, or 21, but no contract is required. Meals last for up to two weeks in the fridge. Shipping is just under $15 per order.
Sample dishes: Corn chowder and peaches with cherries and a fudge round; Mexican-style beef macaroni and cheese with fiesta blend vegetables, an orange, and oatmeal cream pie; sweet and sour chicken with stir-fry vegetables and white rice, grape juice, and a cookie
Options for special diets: Cancer-support, diabetic, gluten-free, heart-friendly, low-sodium, pureed, renal-friendly, vegetarian
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