Mom’s Meals Review

UPDATED Jul. 2018

It has now been nearly two decades since Mom’s Meals meal delivery service started offering invaluable support to seniors, people recovering from illnesses, and individuals managing chronic diseases. This Iowa-based service delivers freshly made, ready-to-eat, homestyle meals to homes across America and makes independent living easier for individuals who find it difficult to cook on their own.

In 2017, it won the Isadore King Service Award for its exemplary efforts in providing care and comfort to those who need them the most. Read this honest Mom’s Meals review and discover whether this service is a good fit for you or your loved one.

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How Mom’s Meals Works

Mom’s Meals provides its services to case managers, healthcare organizations, caregivers, and self-paying customers who want to live independently. It offers 4 distinct programs, depending on customer type: LTSS/HCBS (Long Term Services and Support/Home and Community-Based Services), Chronic Care, Post-Discharge Care, and Self Pay. In this Mom’s Meals review, we will focus on its Self Pay program, which allows you to order meals for yourself or someone you care about directly, without the mediation of a third-party service or organization.

As a self-pay customer, you can choose from 9 menus designed with different dietary needs in mind. The menus available include General Wellness, Heart-Friendly, Renal-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Cancer Support, Lower Sodium, Gluten-Free, Pureed, and Vegetarian.

You can decide whether you want to receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner or just lunch and dinner. Your deliveries can contain 7, 10, 14 or 21 meals. If you are ordering for the first time, you can opt for the 3-meal trial. The service allows you to choose every meal by yourself or let the chefs pick the meals for you (Chef’s Choice). If you opt for the Chef’s Choice option, you can still exclude the meals you dislike and replace them with those that suit your taste.

Once you choose your meals, you can decide whether you want the meals delivered once or twice per week. You can also choose whether you want to place a one-time order or opt for auto-ship and have the meals sent to you each week automatically. If you opt for auto-ship, you can get the same meals every week or change your meals at any time.

With Mom’s Meals, there are no long-term commitments, so even if you choose to receive automatic shipments, you can cancel whenever you wish. You just need to make sure you cancel before 1 pm the Friday before your next delivery is due.

What Makes Mom’s Meals Different

Mom’s Meals is one of the few meal delivery services that offer meals particularly designed with different health and medical conditions in mind. It is perfect for seniors, as well as individuals who want to recover from an illness or manage a chronic condition in the comfort of their own home. Its meals are made of high-quality ingredients, prepared by chefs in USDA-inspected facilities, and designed with the help of experienced dietitians and in complete accordance with the dietary recommendations for various conditions.

The service is incredibly flexible and allows you to order any way that suits you. You can order for yourself or your loved ones, regardless of whether they live in the same state as you. You can receive orders once or twice a week or order every once in a while. You can decide how much food you need, choose from

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9 different menus, and handpick the meals yourself or let the experts do the choosing for you. Whatever your needs may be, Mom’s Meals will do its best to keep you full and satisfied.

In order to ensure that everyone can get its meals, Mom’s Meals provides communication and services aids for individuals with disabilities, such as sign language interpreters. For customers whose mother tongue is not English, it provides information in other languages, as well as interpreters, all free of charge.

If you want to treat someone to a couple of healthy, wholesome meals, you can purchase a Mom’s Meals gift certificate. The amounts range from $63.88 for 7 meals to $112.81 for 14 meals, plus a $14.95 shipping fee.

Meals And Recipes

Mom's Meals meal options
Diabetes
For Seniors
For Singles
Gluten-Free
Low-Carb
Low-Fat
Vegetarian

Mom’s Meals offer includes over 60 different meals available on its 9 menus. For easier ordering, the meals on each menu are categorized in accordance with the type of meal and main protein source. You can browse breakfasts and view lunches and dinners featuring beef, beef with turkey, fish, pork, poultry or you can opt for vegetarian lunches and dinners.

As we mentioned previously in this Mom’s Meals review, the menus at your disposal include General Wellness, Heart-Friendly, Renal-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Cancer Support, Lower Sodium, Gluten-Free, Pureed, and Vegetarian.

The General Wellness menu includes all 60+ meals on offer. All meals on the menu are nutritionally balanced and dietitian-designed. Each meal is labeled in accordance with the special diets for which it is suitable.

The Heart-Friendly menu features meals that are particularly suitable for seniors and individuals who are looking to enhance heart health through diet. The meals on this menu are low in both sodium and fat.

The Renal-Friendly menu is a perfect choice for individuals on dialysis. The meals on this menu are created in accordance with the dietary recommendations for most kidney disease patients.

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The Diabetic-Friendly menu includes meals designed to help you keep your blood sugar levels in check. The meals are low in carbs and free from added sugar. The Cancer Support menu features high-protein, high-calorie meals. The meals are designed to prevent weight loss in cancer patients.

The Lower Sodium menu features meals similar to those available on the Heart-Friendly menu. The meals are low in sodium and saturated fat and designed to support heart health and lower blood pressure.

The Gluten-Free menu is not only suitable for individuals with mild gluten allergies, like most gluten-free menus on the market, but also for people with celiac disease. The Pureed menu is designed for individuals who have trouble swallowing (people suffering from dysphagia).

Finally, the Vegetarian menu exclusively includes meat-free dishes. The meals on this menu are not entirely plant-based and do include dairy and eggs.

The meals you receive from Mom’s Meals are made fresh and delivered refrigerated, not frozen, in order to ensure better flavor. After you receive your delivery, you can keep the meals in the fridge for up to 14 days or put them in the freezer in case you want to enjoy them at a later time – just be sure to thaw the frozen meals overnight before reheating them. The meals can be reheated and ready to eat in just 2 minutes or less.

Pricing

Meals offered by Mom’s Meals are generally rather affordable. They normally cost $6.99 per serving, no matter which menu you choose, unless you opt for pureed meals, which cost $7.99 per serving.

All deliveries come with a $14.95 shipping fee. If you opt for the 3-day trial, the shipping costs are somewhat lower and amount to $12.95 per delivery. If you want to save cash on your meals, you can opt for auto-shipments and receive a 10% discount on all your orders.

Mom's Meals Pricing
MealPrice per meal
Individual meals$6.99
Pureed$7.99

Delivery Areas

Mom’s Meals delivers throughout the contiguous United States. Like many other meal delivery services, it does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii as of yet. The meals are delivered in custom-designed coolers that keep the meals fresh and at the right temperature throughout transit. The service does not offer refunds for meals that have already been delivered.

Pros
  • Fresh, high-quality, wholesome meals
  • 9 menus for special dietary requirements
  • Commitment-free ordering
  • Great flexibility
  • Affordable prices
  • 10% discount on recurring orders
  • Available throughout the contiguous US

Cons

  • Shipping is not free
  • No refunds for delivered meals

Sample Dishes

With Mom’s Meals, you get delicious meals prepared by pro chefs at affordable prices. To find out what kinds of delights you will receive in your delivery, we have chosen a couple of sample dishes that accurately represents its offer and can help you decide if it is the right service for you.

Bottom Line

Mom’s Meals is a meal delivery service that invests great efforts into making homestyle meals available to individuals with various special dietary requirements who cannot cook themselves. It is senior-friendly, diabetic-friendly, renal-friendly, suitable for cancer patients and individuals with dysphagia, and it offers gluten-free, vegetarian, low-sodium, and heart-healthy meals. All of its meals are fresh and ready to eat in no more than 2 minutes. It is flexible, budget-friendly, and offers a nice discount on recurring orders. Finally, it delivers across the contiguous US and takes great care to make its meals available to anyone who may need them, regardless of potential disabilities and language barriers. It is a meal delivery service that truly cares.


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