Winter Warmers: Easy Meals for The Elderly To Reheat And Eat
Winter is often a time of comfort food, but more often than not, some of the dishes we love to enjoy in the cooler seasons tend to take a little bit to put together. Whether it’s a peppery chilli or a slow-cooked curry, or something creamy like a taste-filled lasagne, these meals may not be easy to make if you (or someone you know) live with joint pain, mobility issues, or other health issues than can make it hard to work in the kitchen for extended periods.
This is why we’ve picked the best easy meals for elderly to reheat this winter, all available at Top Nosh Meals (TNM). Or, you can try and make these meals for yourself in bulk, allowing you to freeze and later reheat when needed.
1. Beef Goulash (Beef Goulash)
Delighting taste buds for generations, goulash is a soup or stew of meat that’s the perfect companion during chilly winter days, offering a comforting warmth that lingers on your palate. Seasoned with the vibrant touch of paprika and an array of aromatic spices, it is the national dish of Hungary and is both nourishing and effortlessly easy to reheat, making it an ideal choice for any occasion.
2. Roasted Vegetable Pasta
(Roasted Vegetable Pasta)
Few things hit those wintery hunger pangs like a delicious pasta. Ours is made with penne pasta accompanied by chunks of roasted vegetables including pumpkin, carrot, capsicum and zucchini, all steaming in a herby tomato sauce. Topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, it’s one of many easy meals for elderly to reheat during a cold evening.
3. Italian Meatloaf (Italian Meatloaf)
Another offering from Italy, meatloaf is traditionally made using ground meat that has been combined with other tasty ingredients including select herbs and spices and formed into the shape of a loaf, then baked or smoked. At TNM, we make our Italian Meatloaf with a rich Sugo sauce and is topped with Parmesan cheese, served with classic winter veggies including mashed potato, carrots and beans.
4. Green Chicken Curry (Green Chicken Curry)
Nothing will warm you up in the same way as a spicy curry! Whilst green curries tend to be on the spicier end, our Thai green curry is actually quite mild, sweet and fragrant with authentic flavours of coriander, Kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and coconut milk. Served with rice and green beans, it’s one of our favourite easy meals for elderly to reheat.
5. Chicken And Veg Soup (Chicken And Veg Soup)
You can’t really talk about winter meals and not include at least one soup! Chicken and vegetable soup is a healthy classic. It’s also a signature of ours, hearty and nutritious and packed with barley, vegetables and steamed chicken stripped off the bone. Simple, warming and filling, soups are always great to make in large batches before freezing individual portions, and they’ll last in the freezer for a very long time.
6. Beef Lasagne (Beef Lasagne)
How could you say no to a steaming hot lasagna with lashings of creamy Bechamel sauce? That’s just how we make our beef lasagne. We use an original recipe with a dash of nutmeg and plenty of that creamy Bechamel sauce – just like it was back in the 80s. You’ll love the tastes our team of kitchen professionals blend into this creamy traditional lasagne dish – plus, it’s one of the best easy meals for elderly to reheat.
7. Corned Beef (Corned Beef)
A classic, warming dish, our corned beef recipe is booked using a traditional crock pot method for that melt-in-the-mouth experience. Served with a side of winter vegetables, it’s an old-fashioned meal that’s remained popular for a reason!
8. Roast Chicken Dinner (Roast Chicken Dinner)
Another classic meal on the list for easy meals for elderly to reheat, roast chicken is also a delight in the cold of winter. Ours includes a delicious cut of boneless chicken thigh (with skin on for juicy tenderness) and is served with sage stuffing and fresh, locally prepared vegetables.
9. Roast Lamb (Roast Lamb)
Prefer lamb over chicken? We’ve also got you covered with a classic roast lamb recipe. We choose tender, thick cuts of lamb and slowly roast them overnight. They’re then sliced and served with freshly steamed broccoli, freshly roasted pumpkin, minted gravy and freshly roasted chat potatoes.
10. Cottage Pie (Cottage Pie)
An absolute winner when it comes to easy meals for seniors to reheat. An all-time favourite among the TNM crew, our cottage pie is available throughout winter and is made with traditional beef mince and vegetables topped with mashed potato and a sprinkling of cheese.