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Healthy Eating Made Easier –and More Enjoyable

In addition to making meal time easier, MagicKitchen.com supports a healthy lifestyle by providing a wide selection of delicious, wholesome meals. The menu of low sodium, diabetic, senior and portion control meals that we offer through our MK Meal Menu is particularly healthy. This summer, we’ve improved the quality and variety of these lines to offer health-conscious customers even more options to choose from. Our tempting lineup of new dishes includes a Grilled Rosemary Chicken dinner, Chili Con Carne, Pot Roast, Roast Pork, Basil Beef Stir Fry, Seared Flank Steak and Orange Glazed Pork Chops.

Last spring, we introduced a new extension to our MK Meals product line: Dialysis and Renal Meals. We designed the meals for customers who are on dialysis or in stages 3 or 4 of renal failure to keep them well fed during a challenging stage in their lives. We rolled out our initial menus in our summer catalog; among the options, you found Chicken In Wine Sauce, Grilled Salmon, Braised Short Rib, Baked Tilapia, Stuffed Peppers, Shrimp in Garlic Sauce and Baked Tilapia a la Mushrooms. .

This summer, we added Mango Ginger Mahi, Baked Cod with Lemon Caper Sauce, Crab Cakes, Shrimp Enchilada, Citrus Salmon, Chicken & Apple Curry, and Pepper Steak. For people hampered by special diets, taking care of yourself never tasted so good!

New Breakfast Bundle

With much encouragement from customers, we put together a bundle consisting solely of breakfasts. You will find Buttermilk Pancakes & Sausages, Egg Patties & Turkey Sausage, Western Omelet, fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes and Sausage again, Cheddar Cheese Omelet, Whole Wheat French Toast with Sausage, and a second course of Egg Patties & Turkey Sausage.

Ashley, MagicKitchen.com writer


If you are starting Dialysis

My dad needed to start dialysis a number of years ago. My mother struggled to make him meals that were interesting and flavorful, while still following the restrictions of a dialysis diet. Here is a video explaining those restrictions:

Understandably my dad, who was a real meat and potatoes kind of guy, balked at his sudden diet of lean meats and no potatoes. He said if he had one more piece of baked fish he was going to explode. My mom was at her wits’ end. I wish so much that we had had the choices offered by MagicKitchen.com’s new complete meals options.

My dad is since deceased, and my mom no longer has to cook for his needs. But she herself is tired of cooking for herself and eats lightly. These meals are really good and provide all the ingredients for a healthy diet, while being portioned for a realistic diet (not the massive portions that you get in restaurants).

Here are some pictures of the meals.

Tilapia with Lemon Pilaf and Grilled Peppers & Onions
Tilapia with Lemon Pilaf-My mom never cooked fish like this! Sorry, mom.

Shrimp in Garlic Sauce over Vermicelli-Mom loves shrimp, she adores this.

Chile Colorado
Chile Colorado with Mexican Rice. My dad loved Mexican food, he would have gone crazy for this.

Stuffed Bell Pepper with Spanish Rice
Stuffed Bell Pepper with Spanish Rice-Yummy and filling, right, dad?

Turkey Breast with Cranberry Pilaf
Turkey Breast with Cranberry Pilaf - a little turkey dinner, mom thinks this is perfect.

Chicken Stir Fry
A quick stir-fry of tender white chicken meat, a delicious sauce, and vegetable fried rice. Just the kind of light meal my mom likes now.

Not to be maudlin, but seeing these meals available makes me wish my dad were still around to enjoy them. Good meals, Bon Appetit!

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger