Traditions Meal Solutions provides nutritionally complete frozen meals to seniors. Their customers are both seniors living in their home who cannot prepare their own meals, as well as those who live in senior centers with congregate eating centers. Customers will find that a registered dietitian develops all of their recipes and menus, ensuring that all the most standard nutritional needs are met for clients.
Ham and White Beans with
Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables
Steak Fingers with Mixed Greens and Blackeyed Peas
Breaded Chicken Patty with Lima Beans and Vegetables
I was very disappointed with the prepared meals I personally purchased and tried from Traditions Meal Solutions. At $6.99 per meal, I was able to only experience a few passable meals, that I thought was a good value and I would order again. As for the rest of the meals I tried, I found the quality, taste, menu selection, and reheating process all below the standard I have experienced from other prepared meal delivery services.
Nearly all of their meals were in dire need of seasoning. While that might contribute to some flavor enhancement, the excessive amount of water that appeared in most of the trays during reheating would have washed away any added flavor. Not only were these meals disappointing, they did not reheat well in the microwave.
Vegetable Omelet with Turkey Sausage, Asparagus and Apples
Chicken and Dumplings with Peaches and Winter Vegetables
Beef Chili Macaroni with Carrots
and Green Beans
BBQ Beef Brisket with Hash Browns and Mixed Vegetables
BBQ Chicken Breast with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
Char Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Breaded Pork Patty with Spinach
Lasagna with Brussels Sprouts and Squash Medley
Chicken Parmesan with Whipped Potatoes and Vegetables
I found the Ham and White Beans with Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables to be especially unappetizing. The frozen vegetables were standard fare, which can be found any supermarket frozen food aisle. The Ham and White Beans was so watery it was more like a flavorless soup than a gravy.
Excessive water in the trays was a recurring issue with the meals I tried. This ruined the meal, in my opinion.
Advantages of Traditions Meal Solutions
Specialize in nutritious meals for seniors
Meals are frozen
Relatively affordable compared to other prepared meal services
Provide convenient meals for seniors
Disadvantages of Traditions Meal Solutions
Low quality frozen and not fresh meals
Customers have to access a different website for private pay orders
Example of specific meals can only be seen on the private pay webpage
Information about how meals are shipped is not readily available on the website
Our Traditions Meal Solutions Review found testimonials from clients and customers indicating that they find these meals to be high quality. These prepared meals are convenient for both seniors in need of easy meals in their home and facilities in needs of an easy and nutritious solution for dinner. This meal service helps seniors and those supplying seniors take the work out of meal planning.
Traditions Meal Solutions 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 Traditions Meal Solutions review based on the prepared meals I have tried.
Click on each picture to see a close up of the meal.
Meals are no more than 625 calories, and include a protein and vegetable. Items such as bread, dessert and milk should be ordered according to the standards of the client's state.
They market their meals to many different organizations.
A sampling of these organizations is Meals on Wheels, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO), Patient Discharge, Medicaid Waiver Programs, Nursing/Retirement Homes, Faith-Based Organizations, Veteran's Homes, Mental Health Facilities and Special Dietary Needs.
The bread options include white, wheat and 100% whole wheat. Finally, a selection of 14 meals is available as corrections meals.
Traditions Meal Solutions shipping box with the Dinner Pack Option
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Schwan's would be a less expensive option, but they don't have a lot of individually packaged meals.
FreshDirect could be a solution if the person you are shipping to lives in the NYC area.
EasyLife Meals offers Diabetic Meals that fit Senior lifestyles for just $7.99 each, and they are much better.
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There are two different nutrition programs from which to choose. There is the 20 pack option which is recommended for facilities. This option includes 20 of the same meal conveniently in one package. Customers then have the option to add any bread, dessert or milk to the order.
The second option available is the packed meal option, which is recommended for at home customers. This option comes in 2, 5, 7, and 10 day dinner packs. One packed meal includes at least 18 grams of protein, 2 fruit or vegetable servings, a serving of starch, milk, margarine and dessert.
The other food items and meals available for purchase separately include shelf stable meals, bread and meals for correctional facilities. Shelf stable meals can be used when there is an emergency or refrigeration in a facility is broken.
A private pay choice exists for those who desire easy single serving prepared meals. These meals come in packs of 10 and there are four types of these packs.
Customers may choose whether they would like Southern delights, comfort classics, hearty cravings or a mix it up option.
Ordering meals is accomplished by calling customer service or contacting them by email. Once meals are received, they should be kept frozen until they are needed for consumption.
Meals are packaged in black plastic microwave and oven safe trays so they are easy to reheat.
The instructions to heat a meal are conveniently located on the meal package.
There is also a complete list of ingredients located on each package, as well as any allergens that may affect the client.
The Steak Fingers with Mixed Greens and Blackeyed Peas consisted of highly processed meat, which the company called steak. It had more of a texture of plastic than one would expect from a real piece of meat.
Again, there was a significant amount of water that built up in the compartment trays for the Mixed Greens.
The Black Eyed Peas looked as if they were poured from a can, including the fluid they are canned with. This was not a meal I would purchase again for $6.99.
My Breaded Chicken Patty with Lima Beans and Vegetables was nothing more than a processed Chicken Patty you get from low-priced frozen TV dinner, as were the vegetables. In my opinion, certainly not worth $6.99.
I did think the Vegetable Omelet with Turkey Sausage, Asparagus and Apples qualified for a "thumbs up," but not by much. The omelet is processed, but okay. The sausage links were typical frozen-food quality, as was the asparagus. The asparagus did not have any tips in it, just the least desirable ends. The diced apple pieces were good.
The Chicken and Dumplings with Peaches and Winter Vegetables I purchased were hardly eatable in my opinion. I think the picture speaks for itself. I forced myself to taste each meal component, and then threw the rest out.
Beef Chili Macaroni with Carrots and Green Beans is a very simple and economical dish to make. However, this version fell far short of being appetizing or desirable. Again, there is very little seasoning, and certainly not enough to use the "Chili" in the name. It is paired with cheap frozen vegetables.
Finally, my taste buds were rewarded for my great sacrifice with the BBQ Beef Brisket with Hash Browns and Mixed Vegetables. Of course, the mixed vegetables are nothing special, but shredded BBQ Brisket had good flavor, and a decent portion size that could fit on any bun or hard roll. The diced potatoes were good too.
The BBQ Chicken Breast with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli also received a "thumbs up." The chicken breast was flavorful and good enough to be a good value at $6.99. I also thought the Breaded Pork Patty with Spinach and Applesauce also deserved a "thumbs up," as a passable meal.
However, the little hot streak ended with the Lasagna with Brussels Sprouts and Squash Medley. The Italian sauce was once again watery and flavorless, as was the meat. I can't say I have ever had meat that I couldn't taste before. The Squash Medley was a pleasant change of pace, but not enough to say I would buy this meal again for $6.99.
My last meal on this taste-drive was the Chicken Parmesan with Whipped Potatoes and Vegetables. In my opinion, the entree was of the same quality as a $1.99 TV dinner. The mashed potatoes were instant, no surprise there, but as you see in the picture, they reheated with the consistency of mushed potatoes. The meal is finished with more mixed vegetables and far from being worth $6.99.
In summary, I did not feel Traditions Meal Solutions offers a good value at $6.99 per meal. I and can think of many other prepared meal delivery suppliers who offer senior programs, with much better food. I would also venture to say one could save money by purchasing TV dinners at the supermarket and get better quality meals with more variety.