apetito further extends its range of ready made meal options

The new additions include a selection of main meals, plant-based options, side dishes and mouth watering desserts.

A leading care home meal provider has unveiled a selection of brand-new meals that further complement its already extensive range..In order to mark the beginning of the spring season, apetito has introduced such additions as a vibrant and aromatic orange and ginger chicken dish that features a sweet yet spiced flavour, alongside a traditional Hunters Chicken, which includes smoked bacon pieces in a rich barbeque tomato sauce with mozzarella cheese. Both new meals cater for those requiring a gluten-free diet.

Further, the company has also added two new vegan options to its menu in response to the growing demand for vegetarian and plant-based diets. The new vegan sausages offer a versatile plant-based alternative that is a suitable addition to any meal, from breakfast through to dinner. Additionally, the tempeh, sweet potato and spinach hotpot, topped with crispy sautéed potatoes, provides 15g of protein per portion, thus meeting the BDA criteria for energy dense meals and supporting individuals living with or at risk of malnutrition.

To perfectly complement these new main meals and elevate the dining experience, there are some new versatile side dishes, including wholegrain rice and carrot tips.

Alongside this selection, apetito has also expanded on its delicious dessert offering with a new dairy-free summer fruits sponge. Packed with apple, blackcurrant, and raspberry pieces and topped with a scrumptious vanilla-flavoured sponge, it's a delightful treat for those with a sweet tooth. Plus, it's coded as a 'Healthy Choice,' meaning that residents can indulge guilt-free!

For those requiring a texture-modified diet, two new meals have been introduced to apetito’s award-winning specialist nutrition range. The IDDSI Level 4 purée beef hotpot presents a dual-layer format, showcasing the latest shaping innovation from the ready meal provider. This gluten-free dish features puréed beef topped with sautéed potatoes, accompanied by savoy cabbage, and with over 500 calories and 20g of protein per serving, it's a nutritious energy dense option for residents living with dysphagia.

A gluten-free Level 5 Shepherd’s Pie has also been added to the range. Tasty and traditional, this recipe consists of minced mutton, carrots, onion and garlic, with hints of rosemary. It’s also omits any of the 14 major allergens, providing increased choice for a wide range of dietary needs.

Richard Woodward, General Manager of Care Homes for apetito comments: “We’re pleased to be introducing even more choice to our range as we head into the spring and summer months. Our new meals really elevate our current offering and provide some delicious and exciting new flavours for residents to try.

“Our new additions to the menu consider the increasingly diverse dietary needs of residents and the importance of providing a wide selection of options for them to choose from to ensure that there is something for everyone.”

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