How it works
Our meals help people to eat for health, whether they need specialist nutrition or simply want to maintain good health and wellbeing. We source high quality ingredients from all over NZ to use in our delicious homestyle recipes, for example, our pork is from Canterbury and our pumpkin is from Gisborne.
Our Chefs create recipes to match seasonal ingredients, full of delicious flavours and then we use science to add extra energy, natural plant-based protein, and fibre to make sure there is more nutrition in every mouthful. We use special technology to blend the food and reduce particle size to pass through a fine mesh to ensure a consistent texture every time, guaranteed safe to eat for those with swallowing difficulties.
To enjoy our purees simply choose your favourite meat option, add a serve of vegetable and a carbohydrate to create a full, balanced meal. Our delicious desserts are a great way to finish off a meal, or have as a sweet protein snack!
Why fortified purees?
We serve over 1.5 million meals a year and we understand how challenging it can be to get the right nutrition and right texture for those that require pureed food, particularly the elderly.
As we age our bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health and other essential physiological functions. Even healthy seniors need more protein than when they were younger to help preserve muscle mass. We add extra protein, fibre and energy to all our products to support healthy ageing. For example our Creamy Broccoli has 2.6 times more protein than regular cooked broccoli and 5 times the amount of energy!
We boost our range with with pea and rice proteins, which are super high in protein and contain all nine of the essential amino acids. Top benefits of pea protein:
- Easily digested
- As protein rich as whey
- Lactose free
- High in branch chain amino acids BCAA
- Enhances protein without compromising taste or texture
How to store & prepare your food
You can heat the puree either in a microwave or a pot on the stove. If using a microwave, simply take the refrigerated pottle, open the lid halfway, then heat in microwave for 30sec, stir then heat for a further 20sec or until nice and hot. If preferred, you can heat on the stove – simply empty the contents of your puree pottle into a pot and heat on a medium to high temperature, stirring regularly, until nice & hot.
For storage you can keep the product frozen for up to one year, or if storing in the fridge use within 4 weeks (the products have a 30 day refrigerated shelf life). Once opened, consume within 3 days.
You can also try our purees as bases for delicious & healthy soups or smoothies.
After weight loss surgery
Our products are also recommended by Bariatric Dietitians for supporting people when recovering from weight loss surgery. After gastric surgery people will need to make changes to their diets, particularly the texture of the foods, to allow the body to heal. Pure Foods are easy to swallow soft food that is protein dense, which means they are ideal to support healthy recovery post surgery, to maximise healing and minimise any complications.
Consistent Safe Texture
Our Pure Foods are pureed using unique technology that ensures our food is the exact right texture every time. IDDSI compliant and Speech Language Therapist approved, our foods are safe for people with dysphagia and other eating difficulties.
Our Passionate Experts
Our team of in-house dietitians, consultant speech language therapist and registered nutritionist work alongside our chefs to ensure that our delicious meals also meet the nutritional standards for protein, energy and fibre recommended by the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
Our in-house dietitians regularly contribute to New Zealand and Australian Dietitian Groups and lead the Special Interest in Nutrition and Gerontology Group.