We eat with our eyes
These days Australians are exposed to a plethora of food options, multicultural cuisines, cooking shows, dietary choices, food editorial, celebrity chefs, cookbooks and the like. Dining out has become as routine as eating at home, and some suggest we are now a nation of foodies.
We certainly have broader tastes and food experiences. No longer is it enough for food to be just satisfying and nutritional. It needs to be delicious, and it must also look incredible.
‘We eat with our eyes’ is an adage we at Meals on Wheels have taken on board. We’ve created new and exciting dishes that are a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.
We get it…and you can too!
People’s tastes change, and there is a willingness to try the interesting and innovative. We get it!
That’s why Meals on Wheels today is about food that’s fabulous, exciting and enticing, fresh and flavoursome, and imaginative. Interesting dishes garnered from all corners of the world.
Eating tempting and tasty food is an essential aspect of people staying healthy and independent. There’s a lot of evidence to show that eating well and regularly is a great way to prevent health issues. However, it doesn’t have to be bland and unexciting.
We believe a real meal is something to look forward to, so our delicious meals are delivered to your door with a smile by friendly Meals on Wheels volunteers and include:
Your healthy, flavoursome meal provides what is regarded by nutritional experts as a little over a third (1/3) of your daily nutrition and energy requirements. It’s therefore essential to remember that other meals and snacks are eaten during the day as well.
We appreciate that some people like to use the Meals on Wheels meal as a ‘base’ for their daily requirements. And with meals this good…why wouldn’t you?
We are also able to offer our meals in a variety of formats, and most customers can choose their main meal from two alternatives available daily from our rotating menu.
Scroll through the photographs below to see a sample of some of our delicious dishes
*Menus vary depending on location
Fresh Cooked Meals
Every morning, in our fresh cook kitchens, our volunteers cook meals fresh for you…our customers. They are then delivered hot to you at lunch time by our volunteers.
Our cook chill branches deliver hot, ready-to-eat meals professionally prepared in our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen in Hilton.
Special Diet / Texture Modified
Some people have special dietary needs for their daily meals. Meals on Wheels provide simple solutions to assist these special requirements, based on dietary or medical needs.
Examples of our special meals include; Texture Modified, Pureed, Low Potassium and Gluten-Free meals.
Requests for the exclusion of some foods due to allergies and other issues may also be accommodated, within reason.
Any request for a special meal should be accompanied by written confirmation from a doctor, dietitian, allergist or speech pathologist in the case of Texture Modified meals. For Gluten-Free meals, your self-referral is acceptable.
If you’re ready to arrange meals for yourself or someone else, please click the button below and complete the form to start the process.
If you are a Speech Pathologist, please click here to download the Diet Consistency Recommendations form.
Request further information
If you are not quite ready or require some further information, please complete the enquiry form below and one of our Customer Service Officers will contact you.