Apetito has created a range of winter-warmer food dishes that will keep elderly residents’ energy levels high as the temperature drops.
A touch of spice has been added to a Moroccan bean casserole and a cauliflower, spinach & lentil curry, along with soups such as curried parsnip, tomato, chicken broth and pepper & red lentil. Each is available in multi and twin portions and has been developed by apetito’s team of chefs in partnership with its in-house nutritionist, Kelly Fortune.
“To help boost residents’ energy intakes in the colder months, our new dishes include soups that deliver over 3g protein and 100 calories per portion, while the new vegetarian choices inject some spice and flavour to the popular casserole recipes enjoyed at this time of year,” said Fortune.
“During the Winter months when bugs are rife, ensuring residents have plenty of opportunities to eat immune-boosting fruit and vegetables is especially important,” she added.
In other apetito news, the company has revealed that it has raised more than £2,300 so far for this year for its chosen charities the Alzheimer’s Society and local group Alzheimer’s Support.
In its most recent fundraiser, an apetito team successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge, scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
“Together with being able to raise so much for a cause that’s very close to our hearts as a company, our Three Peaks Challenge has been a very emotional – and rewarding – experience,” said Cathy Griffiths, senior development technologist.