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New Meals

We’ve got new meals! We’ve got new items on both the a la carte and the complete meals menus. Let me introduce you!

More meals are available, and even more are on the way. Keep checking our website!


A Look Back at 2017

This past year wasn’t just a year of turmoil and emotion for the country, it marked some big changes for, as well. Our company has reached a lot of goals this year, and we’re looking forward to 2018 for us and our customers.

First, and not least, we launched a completely redesigned website. It’s responsive for all phones and computer devices, and we hope more intuitive for our customers! We welcome feedback, let us know how you like it.

Further enhancements will continue to be put into the website in the coming months.  For example, coming soon is a whole search and filter system. You’ll be able to enter the types of meals you want, such as breakfasts or gluten free or low fat or only beef, and the site will show you all the meals that fit your categories! moved their Corporate office and Customer Service team from Northern California to Kansas! Kit, caboodle and staff, we packed it up and moved it to Lenexa, KS. Our distribution center is way over capacity and since we had a new distribution center in process, we felt it was a great time to consolidate all our operations into a single location.

Recently with all the extreme weather in parts of the US, we ended up with serious issues at one of our main production kitchens that made most of our USDA proteins, we have been scrambling to move production of many of these items to another one of our kitchens.  Hopefully most of the menu items will be relocated by year end and management is aggressively working to add additional items to the menu to ensure a varied number of options for our various sub-menus.

2018 is looking rosy! We hope that you enjoy your holiday season and that you have a healthy 2018.  All the best for the New Year from all of us at!

facebooktwitterpinterest Taking the Stress out of Your Thanksgiving

scared-cartoonThey’re coming.  They wait for no man (or woman, for that matter).  Can you hear them?  They’re like the far off sound of an oncoming locomotive, growing louder with each passing day.  Of course the “they” to which I refer are the holidays, and the first of those holidays is Thanksgiving (and not Halloween, as some members of the retail community would have us believe).  And as always, if you’re hosting the big dinner, stress is on the menu along with turkey, mashed ‘taters and gravy.  Why not take stress off your menu with the help of

If you really dread the grocery shopping, food prep, getting up before the sun to put the bird in the oven, having to leave thrilling family conversations to run back into the kitchen, wesand/or listening to snide remarks about the shortcomings of your cooking skills, then do something about it this year.  And no, I’m not suggesting you go in search of some lame turkey give-away such as the one that took place on that classic 1970s sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati.

In that episode, the radio station’s manager, Arthur Carlson, tossed live, farm raised turkeys from a helicopter above a shopping mall.  However, as we know, and he did not, farm raised turkeys cannot fly (although wild turkeys can) and they fell to the earth like “sacks of wet cement,” to use the words of newscaster, Les Nessman.  (If you’d care to watch this classic episode, simply Google “WKRP Thanksgiving).

See? Even well-intentioned turkey giveaways can go awry.  So why not allow to delete stress from your Thanksgiving menu, or from the menu of a friend or family member?  We will soon offer a variety of Thanksgiving bundles to serve 6, 4, or 2 people.

thanksgiving-holiday-dinnerThese bundles will include delectable, pre-cooked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gravy, and, of course, pumpkin pie.  Or, if you prefer to cook your own bird (that hasn’t hit the parking lot of your local mall from 2,000 feet), simply order the sides and dessert.

Think of it…all you need to do on turkey day is heat up the delicious food that’s been delivered to your door and serve.  No shopping, no prep, and no missing family time…unless you want to- and there will be enough for leftovers. So check our website in the coming days for full details of our Thanksgiving bundles and plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving Day with friends and family.


Eating Well on a Special Diet An Alternative to Meals on Wheels

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Honey Mustard Chicken, one of our meals

Let’s begin this post by stating, unequivocally, that Meals on Wheels is a terrific program that has looked out for the nutritional, safety and companionship needs of seniors for decades. Their tireless volunteers ensure that eligible seniors receive at least one hot, nutritious meal a day delivered to their home or senior center. They also spend time with the seniors they deliver to and provide much needed safety checks. For millions of seniors, Meals on Wheels has been more than just a meal delivery service. However, despite their best efforts, Meals on Wheels does have some limitations and might not be the ideal meal delivery program for everyone.

Healthy Frozen Meals
Spinach Mushroom Lasagna with Green Beans

Several of those limitations include eligibility, lack of availability in certain areas, and limited meal choices. Generally speaking, Meals on Wheels is designed for those seniors who, for various reasons, cannot prepare their own meals and do not have a caretaker to assist them with that task. Due to limited resources, such as money and volunteers, Meals on Wheels must make the above a requirement for eligibility. But at we have no such requirement. You can simply avail yourself of our services because you would like a break from preparing meals, or are tired of the post-meal clean up, or like the convenience of having delicious and nutritious meals delivered to your door. The reasons you choose are your own.

Three Cheese Ravioli & Spinach Alfredo, Cauliflower and Mixed Vegetables - Individual Meal Three Cheese Ravioli & Spinach Alfredo, Cauliflower and Mixed Vegetables
Three Cheese Ravioli & Spinach Alfredo, Cauliflower and Mixed Vegetables

Meals on Wheels is actually comprised of over 5,000 independently run, local programs and in some urban areas, availability can be quite limited due to the limited resources of the program. In some instances, otherwise eligible seniors are placed on a waiting list.

At there are no waiting lists and availability is not limited in any way, shape or form. Your meals will be delivered to your door at your convenience. Meals are delivered frozen. You heat them at your convenience in your microwave, enabling you to eat on your own schedule.

You can also order a la Carte, with fantastic main courses, soups, sides and desserts!
You can also order a la carte, with fantastic main courses, soups, sides and desserts!

In most cases, the meals that are prepared and cooked by Meals on Wheels are done so at a local hospital and for that reason menu choices are limited and the food can be, how shall we say…quite bland. One look at our menu and one quickly realizes that this is no hospital menu.

We offer a myriad of choices based on our customer’s nutritional and/or medical needs. So whether you simply enjoy good food, are on a low-sodium diet or require diabetic-friendly meals, we’ve got you covered with various meals to choose from.

And if you decide to go with our auto-ship meal program, your meals will be delivered automatically when you desire, and selected according to your likes and needs. Don’t like a meal? Let us know and you won’t receive that meal again. Really like chicken? Every meal can feature chicken, if you prefer.

As previously stated, Meals on Wheels provides a very valuable service to seniors across this country and does so in an exemplary manner. But due to limitations beyond their control, the services they offer are limited and may not meet the needs of those who, for whatever reason, enjoy the convenience of home delivered meals, and that’s where comes in. So please visit our home page at or call us at 877-51-MAGIC (877-516-2442) for more information.


Our Dialysis Friendly Meals and the Ease of Ordering

Chicken & Apple Curry With Jasmine Rice & Broccoli
Chicken & Apple Curry With Jasmine Rice & Broccoli- a Dialysis Friendly Meal

Generally speaking, we all should monitor what we put into our bodies, but for dialysis patients, diet is of critical importance as they must limit their intake of sodium, potassium and phosphorus and ensure they consume enough protein.  If you are a dialysis patient, you probably have other things on your mind than tracking how many milligrams of phosphorus you consumed over the past day.

Not to worry, we here at can perform that chore for you while providing you with appetizing dialysis friendly meals at the same time.  And ordering them is as easy as “point and click.”

Our dialysis friendly meals all have reduced amounts of sodium, phosphorus and potassium, and the exact milligram information is provided with each meal.  We provide 40 different entrees to choose from, as well as breakfast and six vegetarian options.  We also offer six different meal packs to choose from.

Shrimp & Vegetable Linguine
Shrimp & Vegetable Linguine

Each meal pack consists of seven different meals to cover your entire week and if you order two or more you can receive a $10 discount.  And, as always, all your meal selections will be delivered, frozen, to your door.  You simply place them in your freezer and then re-heat them in your microwave to enjoy at the time of your choosing.

We have also streamlined our ordering process to make it as quick and easy as possible.  The process goes something like this:

  1. From our homepage at, click on “dialysis friendly meals” to bringup our menu page.
  2. Click on the meals or meal packages you desire to add them to your cart.
  3. Once you’ve selected your meals, click “checkout.”
  4. Then, add any gift certificate or promo codes you might have.
  5. Next, input your 5-digit zip code to calculate your shipping costs.
  6. On the next screen, simply choose from your delivery date options.  Of course, the sooner you’d like your meals, the more FedEx will charge.
  7. Chicken Marsala With Rice & Peas & Carrots
    Chicken Marsala With Rice & Peas & Carrots – another dialysis meal from

    Almost done…now, add your shipping address and payment info, click “submit order,” and expect your delicious, dialysis friendly meals to be delivered on the day you selected.

And if you ever get “lost” just click our “how to start” button from our home page and we’ll walk you through the ordering process from the beginning.  Finally, if you’re internet averse, simply call us at 877-51-MAGIC (877-516-2442) and we’ll discuss your meal options with you and answer any questions you might have.
Bon appetit!


About our President

lakeI recently got together with our busy president, Michelle Tayler, and asked her a few questions.

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: I grew up in Michigan living on a lake.  I enjoyed boating, water skiing and fishing in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter.

Q: What got you interested in food?

A: I enjoy cooking and I enjoy a variety of types of foods.  I like the creativity of cooking and the feeling of preparing meals for family and friends.  In high school, I worked weekends in a pizza restaurant and pizza is still one of my favorite meals.

Q: What led to the company?

A: My career prior to was in high tech in business to business sales.  My partner and I wanted to start a company that was directly involved with people and making a difference in their lives.  We wanted to start a company that you feel good to be a part of.  Originally we thought people were busy and overall getting older, and the idea was to ease the burden of meal preparation, but then we got so many requests for special diets.  The special diets portion of our company has grown much more than we originally anticipated.

Q: Where do you see the company going?

A: As the country ages and the need for special diets increases, I see an increased demand for our special diet meals delivered to the home.  Providing the proper nutrition to people experiencing diabetes, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease can keep these people in their homes and healthier longer.

Our Thanksgiving Dinner, Available for Delivery
Our Thanksgiving Dinner, Available for Delivery

Q: Do you have a culinary memory to share?

A: When I grew up we never had a traditional thanksgiving meal, we had a themed meal which changed every year.  The most memorable thanksgiving meal was turtle soup…which was not a popular dish with the children at the dinner table!  I really enjoy a traditional thanksgiving meal these days and we make a good one with apple & sage stuffing and a delicious cranberry orange relish.

Q: What’s your most popular product?

A: On the HomeStyle menu, the chicken pot pie is the most popular item.  It comes in both an individual and family size.  On the special diet menu, the low sodium meals are very popular.  

Q: What led you to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist?

A: The numerous requests we receive for special diets led me to return to school and become a registered dietitian.  I wanted to understand the science behind the medical diets that people are being prescribed by their doctors to better serve our customers.


The Science of Delicious

chef-ovalWhile preparing delectable and nutritious meals can be more art than science, there is no doubt that here at, we use copious amounts of both as we create edible and scientific works of art. The process begins and ends with you, our valued customers, in mind, as we strive to create both appetizing and convenient meals that are delivered to your doorstep for you to enjoy whenever you desire. And here’s that process in its entirety.

After our chefs, who work out of four separate kitchens, have created their wholesome masterpieces on paper, they then select the freshest and tastiest ingredients, such as Valoroso pear tomatoes from Italy, Japanese panko, homemade pesto and hormone free chicken. They then work their “magic” on these ingredients and transform them into the savory entrees, side dishes and desserts that will soon arrive at your home and more than please your palate.

Chicken-ana-LuisaOur chefs pride themselves in being able to create a variety of dishes that meet whatever requirements you might have, from satisfying comfort food, like our deep dish chicken pot pie and magic meatloaf to diabetic-friendly meals such as our Chicken Ana Luisa or Lemon Rosemary Pork. Our chefs also utilize their culinary and scientific knowledge to create dialysis and heart-friendly, low sodium and carb, renal diet and gluten free meals.

No matter what menu you choose from, either our home-style or special dietary, we offer you a variety of yummy options to select from, whether it’s a meal bundle or you decide to mix and match your entrees, sides and desserts in order to create your perfect meal, our chefs and support team will ensure that your choices will more than exceed your expectations.

After the meals are cooked in our kitchens, they are immediately flash frozen to lock in freshness and nutrition, carefully packed and then shipped to their destination…your kitchen table. Once they arrive, all you need to do is reheat, serve and then rave about how delicious they are. Or, simply unpack them and place them in your freezer to be raved about later, at your leisure.

moneybackFinally, we have such faith in the quality of both our ingredients and chefs, that we will replace any dish that does not meet your expectations in terms of taste and/or quality, or we will provide you with a full refund; your choice. However, since we began operations back in 2005, we have rarely had to provide replacement meals or monetary refunds.

So there you have it, the art AND science behind how we design, prepare, create and deliver such enticing entrees, succulent sides and delightful desserts. So, if you haven’t already, why not give us a try, and if you already have why not expand your horizons and try different dishes? After all, the only thing you have to lose is your appetite.

Steve, blogger


Did you Know we Have Gluten-Free Meals?

gluten-free1Some people aren’t aware of the extent of our menu for people on special diets. but it’s true we do have  gluten-free meals for purchase. The benefits of gluten free living are many. Of course, for some it is a necessity. For those with Celiac disease, gluten is the enemy, and even a hint of an ingredient with gluten can make them very sick. Also for those with IBS, gluten is something to avoid.

But what about people without those afflictions? Many people in the US and Canada are going gluten free because it makes them feel better overall. I personally know a man in his fifties who tried it for a few weeks and felt less…shall we say, flatulent. Others with types of auto-immune disease are trying it as well, in hopes of relief from their symptoms.

Many people across the country are using gluten-free diets as a weight-loss plan. Why not? It eliminates pasta, bread and pastries. If you’re eating a lot of those, cutting them out will definitely cut the calories down. But as warns, “Gluten-free products can be high in calories, fat, and carbohydrates, and some people who go gluten-free actually gain weight. That said, so long as you continue to eat a balanced diet, cutting gluten probably won’t cause any harm.”

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Chicken ana Luisa, a gluten free meal

Whatever your reason for going on a gluten-free diet, we have you covered with gluten free meals which taste delicious, and will make your day so much easier with less meal prep.

For those with Celiac Disease, you should know that:

  • Our products have not been individually lab tested but we have offered this list of items to our customers for several years with no reported problems.
  • We use the following criteria to determine if our products should be listed as gluten-free: list.




Health at your Doorstep

Mailman delivering a parcelEating healthy is smart, but not always simple. is dedicated to shouldering the burden of planning and preparing healthy, tasty meals. These high-quality meals are cooked fresh and delivered right to your doorstep.

Home-cooked meals are being hijacked by fast food restaurants and heavily processed foods. For many, hectic school or work schedules leave little time for cooking, learning to cook, or learning to cook healthy.

Take your typical college student who is prone to what is commonly known as the “freshman 15”. One study, published in Nutrition Journal, found that 1 in 4 freshmen gain 5% or more of their body weight. College weight gain is a real phenomenon. The transition to college life brings new challenges, such as finding time for exercise, eating breakfast, and avoiding unhealthy snacks, fast food, or high-calorie drinks. Campuses can be an unhealthy food trap, with options that are often costly or far from nutritious. A student with food allergies has even less options available.

College students are time-limited and stressed. The last thing they want to do after a day of course work, studying, taking exams, and writing essays is take the time to plan and cook a healthy meal.

Ground Turkey with Creamy Noodles

Others may have the time, but lack the strength or ability to cook healthy meals at home. Do you have a senior loved one or friend? Shopping, cooking, and cleaning alone is often out of the question. Eating healthy is a challenge and a concern that robs family members of peace of mind. Countless studies show that eating healthy makes a drastic and immediate difference in the strength, energy, and quality of life for seniors. A diet tailored to the nutritional needs of seniors is important for optimal mental and physical health.

Our meal programs offer fresh-tasting, nutritionally complete meals that cater to the needs and preferences of all our clients. It’s the closest thing to having a personal diet chef planning and preparing meals to your like.

In a perfect world, well-balanced, perfectly portioned dishes would be planned, prepared, and ready to eat when we need them. Such meals help maintain healthy weights, keep blood sugar and energy levels stable, and supply all necessary nutrient requirements. But do you have to wait for a perfect world?

Though we can’t promise a perfect world, we can promise an easier one. How can meal programs make your life easier?

  • Portabella Shiitake Ravioli
    Portabella Shiitake Ravioli

    No stress. Healthy meals at your doorstep with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We promise to replace (or refund) anything you try and don’t like at no cost to you. Isn’t that a breath of fresh air?

  • Taste verdict? See our testimonials to hear what others have to say about our delectable dishes. They don’t taste like bland, boring diet food. We offer a variety of meals for a variety of palates. You can cherry-pick your meals or have us pick them based on your personal taste preferences and dietary needs.
  • Cost-effective. Our meals are healthy for you and your wallet. We even take care of delivery costs for regular orders placed every 30 days or less and at $125 or more.
  • That’s right. No strings attached. No contracts to sign. Going out of town? Are meals piling up in your fridge? Not a problem. Just ask us to start and stop sending when you want.

Read more on our meal plans page >>.

Roxana, blogger


Staff Product Picks

Chicken ParmigianaWhat dishes at do the staff love best? Here are our picks for 2014!

Greg, CEO: My picks are the Chicken Parmigiana and the Mama’s Beef Lasagna. What can I say, I like Italian!

Crab-stuffed-SoleMichelle,  President:

Crab Stuffed Sole: This brand new low carb entree is deliciously light and flavorful.  The lemon butter sauce is smooth and creamy….a perfect complement to the crab stuffed mild white fish.  I love it paired with the creamy spinach.

Chicken Parmigiana: This dish is perfect every time I have it.  It pairs beautifully with a salad or pasta.  Perfect for a quiet dinner at home or for entertaining, it makes for a deliciously simple satisfying meal.


ShortRibs_BeerWineMelody, Website Manager: My favorite two dishes… it’s so hard to pick! Chicken Pot Pie is one. I’ve always liked it, and this is the best one I’ve ever had. The pastry is flaky and delicious, and there’s something…thyme? in the gravy that just makes it perfect.

The other would have to be Seared Beef Short Ribs in Red Wine Sauce. I’m a sucker for braised beef, and this is so perfectly tender, then it has the rich sauce.. Lovely. I can’t believe I didn’t pick a dessert! (My favorite dessert is the Panna Cotta- I had to say it!!)

Beef WellingtonAndy, Warehouse Manager:  I would have to say my favorite food that I have tried is the Filet of Beef En Croûte Wellington . It is full of flavor and is so tender, I can cut it with a fork.

My second favorite would have to be the Gourmet Cupcakes-Strawberry, Black Tie and White Tie. I love how moist they are. The only time my kids are still it seems is when they tried these cupcakes. Now I get asked on a regular basis when more cupcakes are coming home.

chocolate-ganache-cakeErika, Customer Service extraordinaire:  If I must pick two of my favorite dishes I have to include dessert. I just love that flavorful taste that the chocolate ganache cake gives my taste buds, it is so smooth and just the right amount of chocolate and sweetness!!!

As for my main course tough choice again, but I’m going to have to go with the short ribs in red wine sauce paired with some creamy spinach. Yum! So tender, flavorful and DELICIOUS!!!! As for the creamy spinach my first time trying it and I have to say I never knew spinach could taste that good.


If you want to give meals as gifts this year,  a great idea is to give a gift certificate, so the person can pick their own meals!!