Angel Food Ministries Revisited
If you’re not familiar with the organization you may want to start by reading my previous Angel Food Ministries review.
It is almost time to pick up my order again from Angel Food Ministries. I have ordered twice before. I am a careful consumer, very frugal in my spending. With all purchases, I watch for store sales and coupon regularly. The convenience and value of what I get in my Angel order saves both time and money over hopping around from store to store to get the same or similar products. My experiences have been positive to date.
I have ordered the convenience meals twice now. They were unavailable in my last order, on backlog for delivery. This can happen. Temporary supplier shortages are a reality even in big supermarkets. As a mom and pop storekeeper?s daughter I know from fact they do occur so sometimes substitutions are necessary. I told the organizers about my shortages and they made it right immediately. Things can happen.
I currently am counting calories to lose weight. I measure my food and mark calorie, carbohydrate, and protein values along with portion size naturally. Doing this makes me aware of my eating habits and helps me make better choices for myself. With my constant on-the-go lifestyle I am often away from the house at mealtime. The trips to fast food drive-ins have sabotaged my dieting so much that I put in place ways to circumvent my visits.
I now always carry a protein snack in my pocketbook along with a bottle of flavored water. It will get me by until I get home. Once home I grab a frozen dinner?either one I prepared from leftovers or one I bought somewhere. Presently I am using ones from the Ministries. I pop it into the microwave and am good to go a few minutes. I also save money on the over priced often unhealthy convenience foods.
Angel Food Ministries describes its senior/convenience package as follows:
“Ten perfectly seasoned, nutritionally balanced, fully cooked meals?just heat and serve. Each meal has been developed with the dietary needs of senior citizens in mind, and contains 3 oz. of protein, a starch & two vegetables or fruit.”
Now its Senior Meals Direct packaging lists ingredients and gives excellent directions for cooking but does not list any nutritional value. I wrote a comment accordingly to Angel Food Ministries but have not found any response as yet. Therefore, I researched and researched on the internet until I came up with some answers. I would like to share my findings with you.
Senior Meals Direct?s meals are Traditions Meal Solutions? (www.traditionsi.com) self-described quality frozen and shelf stable meals. Go to http://www.traditionsi.com/Meals_NutritionalInfo.aspx. 63 entrees are listed in five different categories, namely beef, poultry, pork, seafood, meatless, and breakfast, by number. EXAMPLE: No. 80 Chicken Breast with Rice and Gravy, Carrots, and Green Peas. Click on the entree. Its nutritional information will appear. The information is complete and thorough.
I’m looking forward to picking up my April order. I plan on this every month. Where else could any shopper find the items in a signature package that includes 1.5 pounds of strip steak, a pound of steak strips, two pounds of chicken breast stir fry, two pounds of breaded chicken fillets, a pound of all-meat hot dogs, frozen foods like pizza, beef patties, blueberry pie, tortillas, french fries, and mixed vegetables, refrigerator foods like eggs and cheese, along with staples like milk, pancake mix, rice, and peaches in the same shopping bag for $30?