7 amazing benefits of Lite n’ Easy for seniors
The secret to ageing well is eating well
Lite n’ Easy dietitian Ashleigh Jones shares why Lite n’ Easy meals are perfect for older Australians.
1. No more cooking for one
Eating a nutritious meal is often a struggle for seniors, especially for those that live alone. There can be a lack of motivation when it comes to cooking and preparing meals for one. Some seniors might also not have the necessary cooking skills. While others may not have the mobility to shop and prepare their own meals. Lite n’ Easy provides an affordable, high-quality meal solution designed to promote healthy eating, well-being and a better quality of life for all seniors.
2. Plenty of protein
As we age, we lose muscle mass. Protein is a critical nutrient as you age as it helps to preserve muscle mass and reduce your risks of infections. Unfortunately, protein is a nutrient that is often lacking amongst the senior population. Having good muscle mass maintains mobility and helps to prevent falls, so it’s important for seniors to aim for 25-30 grams of protein at most meals. Lite n’ Easy meals contain good amounts of protein in our breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Start the day with a breakfast containing egg, yoghurt, cheese or ham and include protein at lunch such as tinned fish, cold meat or eggs. Add protein-rich snacks such as cheese and biscuits, yoghurt or milo with milk to your diet, which can help to meet your recommended protein targets.
3. Balanced diet
As individuals age, they can become increasingly frail and are more at risk of malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies. Sadly, undernutrition and malnutrition are increasingly common in the elderly. This can result in increased infection, falls and hospitalisation. At Lite n’ Easy, every mouthful is as delicious as it is healthy and we take into account the pleasures of eating good food, including flavour and smell. We use the best quality ingredients, with correct servings of protein and fibre, with appropriate levels of sodium and saturated fats. All meals are modelled on the Australian Dietary Guidelines to ensure our meal plans meet the recommended nutrient levels.
Meals can be ordered on a regular or ad hoc basis with no lock-in contracts or commitments. Lite n’ Easy meals are home delivered so they can be enjoyed at a time that suits, which means no early evening dining room schedules to adhere to. The meals are conveniently packed for easy microwave heating with both chilled and frozen options available.
5. Peace of mind
Lite n’ Easy meals provide peace of mind to friends, family and caregivers. They can relax knowing that their loved one is receiving nutritious and balanced meals without having to shop, cook and clean for themselves. Having ready meals in the fridge and freezer is a great way for caregivers to encourage healthy eating and is a practical and safe solution.
6. Full of variety
Meals come in a variety of sizes to suit individual appetites which can vary day to day. For example; a small meal or a soup could be chosen for lunch, or a dinner meal could be eaten at lunchtime with the smaller meal in the evening. There are a variety of meal types and cuisines to choose from to suit all tastes.
7. Stay at home longer
The number of Australians over 65 years of age is expected to increase by up to 30% by 2027. Lite n’ Easy is equipped to deliver delicious, nutritious meals to customers under the Aged Care Home Care Package program. These meals can be part of a total meal solution or used to supplement other meals of choice. The high quality and affordability can make them very attractive to Home Care Package clients. Lite n’ Easy can offer the option of a split payment method to approved Home Care Package providers.
Why Lite n’ Easy?
Lite n’ Easy offers affordable, high quality meal solutions designed to promote well-being and a better quality of life for older Australians. Give us a call on 13 15 12 for more information or order online now. There’s also a range of other flexible options available, meaning you can choose any combination of our meals to suit your lifestyle needs and budget. Give us a call on 13 15 12 or order online now.
Ashleigh Jones is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with extensive dietetics experience working across hospitals, corporate health, private practice and the food industry. A published researcher, she has collaborated actively across several disciplines including genetics, multiple sclerosis and sports nutrition.