Shoalhaven Chef supplies our North Shoalhaven Meals on Wheels services with delicious desserts and soups prepared in line with the National Meal Guidelines for older people.
Operating from our Nowra Bomaderry kitchen, our professional chef Shelly works with volunteers from Monday to Thursday, freshly baking and preparing nutrient-dense desserts and soups.
Studies show that as people age their tastes change, tending towards sweeter foods. Desserts are an ideal way to boost nutrient intake, building stronger bones and supporting better health. Shoalhaven Chef delivers delicious desserts that taste great to tempt decreasing appetites and are a great source of calcium and fibre.
"If you are too tired to eat, try to have a nourishing dessert. Desserts are usually easy and pleasant to eat. A milk base dessert such as custard or yoghurt with some canned fruit or a chopped up banana would be suitable. Dessert can be enjoyed at every meal." – Eating Well, A Nutritional Resource for Older People and their Carers
For those times when you don’t feel like a full meal, tea and toast won’t give you the nutrition boost your body needs. Delicious, nutrient rich soups are just as easy to prepare and contribute to overall better health through better nutrition. The smaller portions can be the ideal size for those with a smaller appetite, or reduced attention due to dementia.
Our current range of soups includes: Roast Pumpkin Soup; Creamy Chicken & Corn Chowder; Creamy Potato, Leek & Bacon Soup; Beef & Barley Soup; Creamy Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese; Minestrone Soup and Roast Tomato Soup with Meatballs.