Moms Meals provides prepared meals made by their executive chefs. Meals are made to be fresh and not frozen in a USDA certified kitchen. They utilize special packaging to preserve meals so they arrive fresh at the customer's door with no added preservatives. All meals are nutritionally sound, planned by a dietitian, and Diabetic friendly.
After my personal experience tasting the prepared meals from this company, I'm not sure going to the supermarket and loading up on frozen dinners isn't a better option for low-cost senior meals.
The $5.99 price point is about double what you can buy a TV dinner for when they are on sale. If the food quality were better than, or at least equal to Swanson's, Stouffers, or Lean Cuisine, I might say you have something with Moms Meals. I just didn't experience that kind of quality in my order.
The private pay program offers customers a large selection of many different meals. Customers are able to choose from a variety of diet plans like heart friendly, carbohydrate controlled, gluten free, or a vegetarian menu option.
Once they select their menu option, customers must select whether they would like 10, 14 or 21 meals. They may also choose whether they would like to place a single order, or receive their meal orders weekly or bi-weekly. Shipments for those using this program are made to customers living in the continental US.
At $5.99 these meals may not have as much value as frozen TV dinners on sale at the supermarket.
Sadly, the Baked Ziti with Meatballs also earned the honor of being one of the worst I have ever tried. If there was any meat in the meatballs, I couldn't taste it. I am sure you would agree the picture of this meal is far from appetizing. The Stuffed Pepper meal was equally disappointing and flavorless, and the Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce with string beans was severely lacking in the amount of sauce they provided with this very simple meal.
Of the meals that received a "thumbs up," they did so only because of the price of the meal. Had they been $.25 more, I do not think they would have passed the grade. The Tuna Casserole was good, and a pleasure to see on the menu. Not many meal delivery services offer this meal.
If you like Campbell's Chicken and Noodle Soup, you will like the Chicken and Noodles meal. It is basically the same thing without the broth. The Florentine Lasagna with Turkey Sausage may have been the best of the meals I personally purchased and tried from this company. It had it flaws in flavor, sauce, and cheese, but it did pass the value test for a $5.99 meal.
I ordered 10 meals last week, they were delivered in a timely manner, and I have to say they are the absolute worst food I have ever eaten!!!! The vegetables in the pepper rubbed steak dinner were unrecognizable. We have no idea what they were. I wish to cancel my membership immediately, and have no wish to participate in this program. I am sorry this did not work out, it would be quite helpful. I wonder if anyone else feels as I do.
Wish I had read the reviews before I purchased 21 meals. It's back to the grocery store for me. The chicken texture was equal to the meat of laying hens that were butchered for meat because they were too old to lay eggs--very tough and stringy.
As for the alternative, which is meals on wheels or an equivalent, those meals, at least in my area are truly atrocious. as for the 5.99 cost, it does seem on the high side, but in my box which I receive every 2 weeks, I receive 14 meals,3 juice boxes,11 oranges, which are sunkist valencias, 9 slices of individually wrapped wheat bread, several p-nut butteer and margarine packs, and a 14 serving packet of powdered milk. the meals are packaged in a way that they stay fresh for 14 days in fridge.
I am a new customer with moms meals i had a very bad experience from the first day. My food took 4 days to deliver as i constently tract the foods where abouts as it traveled to me . My food was left outside in a truck for 18 hours with no refrigerator with ups Next day truck driver took it to tulsa came in late evening . Stayed all night in the post office no refrigerator.I stayed i for 4 days because i didn't want to miss the delivery. i got a call saying food will arrive today at 3:oo . It never came i waited till 10:00 pm that evening and called US and they said sorry your food is i the back of the truck and can't be taken out until all other food in front of it is removed first. UPS said they pay priority 1st class and must be out by 10:00 am and i had to wait until all the boxes were delivered first. So now its 5 days no refrigerator.When the food came it was bad and floating in water. I called moms meals and ask why does our food take 4 days to come.They said it will stay cold for a long time.I asked UPS why do i have to wait so long food perishes and I can get sick from growth of bacteria that sets in while the food is left out for days. They said moms meals can choose to do 2day delivery but refuses to pay the extra money.So they sent me out another box of after i called and spoke to a superviser. They didn't want me to talk to one but i insisted. The superviser said i will send another box out you will recieve it in two days. Well here we go again. The food did not arrive till 4 days later again soaked with water. The chicken tough and chewing. Meat is hard. Lack of seasoning. I ate the food for 2 days got sick with the runs and stmoach pain. I was sick for 2 weeks because bacteria set in the food. WHEN MOMS USES ups IT TAKES LONGER. WELL I CANELLED ALL MY ORDERS FOR A WHILE AND GOT BETTER. NO MORE RUNS. I AM GLUTEN FREE. And on the first order they sent me regular meals not checking my file.They called me the following week and left an message and told me to reorder by tuesday. for following shipment. I'm sure some out there has experienced this one. I had 9 days to order i called the same day back after the message was left and they already put my same order in without asking me . Now i am a new customer and i wanted to see if i liked the food first which i didn't so i wanted to change and try something different. There has been so many problems i had experienced. The food is gross gluten free. AND 2ND SHIPMENT MY FOOD WAS A BLOCK OF ICE. NOW THE CHEESE STICKS, FRUIT, PEANUT BUTTER IS GOOD BUT THE MEALS ARE NOT FIT TO EAT. AND A CHEF COOKS THESE. I THOUGHT I AM GOING TO CHECK THE WEB TO SEE IF OTHER PEOPLE WHO ORDER THIS FOOD HAS COMPLAINTS. OH AS SOON AS I READ THE COMPLAINTS. OTHERS HAVE HAD SOME SAME EXPIERENCE. tHEY SAY THE FOOD IS NOT FROZEN BUT IT IS.
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The goal of this meal service is to provide prepared meals to the elderly, ailing and disabled who have a difficult time preparing meals for themselves. They are especially interested in reaching those who live in more remote locations, so they also can receive fresh prepared meals they simply heat and eat.
They believe this frees other meal services to assist people living in easier to reach areas.
There are two meal programs in which customers can participate. They are the private pay program and state sponsored programs.
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State sponsored programs accept a Medicaid waiver and Title lll C-2. They will work with case managers and help relieve their work load by doing the clients nutritional planning. These freshly prepared meals and services are available in over 30 states.
These prepared meals are packaged to last for as much as two weeks in the refrigerator. This is achieved with the newest USDA technology. The instructions to heat meals in the microwave are conveniently placed on a label on the meal package, making them easy to find. Meals are shipped in Styrofoam coolers and kept cool and fresh with gel packs.
Advantages of Moms Meals Prepared Meals
Meals prepared in a USDA certified kitchen
No preservatives added to meals
All meals are Diabetic
A large selection of as many as 50 meals
Excellent customer service available
Accepts Medicaid waiver and Title lll C-2
State sponsored programs are available in over 30 states
Ships to all 48 states in the continental U.S. for private pay program
Disadvantages of Moms Meals Prepared Meals
Lesser quality food to meet low price point of $5.99 per meal
Website is difficult to use
Nutritional labels and heating instructions are hard to read
No satisfaction guarantee
Refunds are only granted for meals cancelled within the allotted time frame
Our Moms Meals Review found customer testimonials saying they are very satisfied with the fresh ingredients and quality of meals provided to them. Customers know the meals they receive will meet all of their nutritional needs. The ordering of meals for the elderly, ill, and disabled who use state sponsored programs to obtain meals is made simple. The option to order under the private pay program allows for all other customers to receive these delicious and nutritionally sound meals.
Moms Meals Review
My Chef Review. Below you will see some of the products I have tried from this supplier. My review scoring is simple: I give each meal a thumbs up or a thumbs down based on the quality of the meal at the price I paid for it. A thumbs up means I would buy it again at the posted price.
I also take into consideration everything I think would be important to a consumer, including the shipping process, the condition of the goods received, the packaging, and the ease and quality of the reheating process. Below is my Moms Meals review based on the prepared meals I have tried.
Click on each picture to see a close up of the meal.
In fact, if I could have scored a double thumbs down on some of these meals, I would have. The Meatloaf with Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables was certainly a candidate.
I found this meatloaf to be one of the worst I have ever tried. The Beef Stew was nothing more than a pile of frozen vegetables tossed into a tray with some meat, and a very watery gravy that lacked any kind of seasoning.
I found the watery trend to continue with meals like the Three Bean Chili. It was closer to a soup, and again, lacked any flavor or spice you would expect from a chili.
The Pork and Marsala Sauce with Rice had some very tiny pieces of pork, partnered with dry and sticky rice that didn't reheat well in the microwave.