apetito introduces new spring & summer meals

Leading care homes meal provider apetito has unveiled a selection of brand-new nutritious meals for residents to enjoy, building on its already extensive range.

New additions include the vibrant and aromatic Orange & Ginger Chicken, which boasts 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.

This season, apetito has added two new vegan options to its menu in response to the growing demand for vegetarian and plant-based diets. Its new Vegan Sausages offer a versatile plant-based alternative suitable for any meal, from breakfast through to dinner. Additionally, the Tempeh, Sweet Potato & Spinach Hotpot, topped with crispy sautéed potatoes, provides 15g of protein per portion, meeting the BDA criteria for Energy Dense meals and supporting individuals living with or at risk of malnutrition.

New versatile side dish choices Wholegrain Rice and Carrot Tips perfectly compliment these new main meals.

Alongside this selection, apetito has also expanded on its 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 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 is 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 is made without all the 14 major allergens, providing increased choice for a wide range of dietary needs.

Richard Woodward, general manager of care homes for apetito, said: “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 having a wide selection of options for them to choose from – making sure there is something for everyone!”


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