Mercy Launches Healthy Variety Frozen Meals
Jun 20, 2018 10:09AM
● By Alyssa McGinnis
Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City announces the launch of Healthy Variety, a line of frozen meals developed by Mercy dietitians and hand-crafted in the Mercy-Sioux City kitchen.
The meals are heart healthy, low in sodium, and diabetic friendly. They offer an easy meal solution for anyone with congestive heart failure, diabetes, or heart disease; those following a weight reduction plan; or anyone who simply wants a convenient and healthy option.
One of the goals of Healthy Variety is to reduce readmission to the hospital. "Patients with congestive heart failure, for example, need to follow a low-sodium diet, and having too much salt could cause them to be re-admitted," explains Mercy Clinical Dietitian Coordinator Stephanie Small. "Most frozen meals at the grocery store are loaded with salt. Healthy Variety meals offer an easy, well-balanced, and accurate option."
"We carefully tailored the sodium, carbohydrate and saturated fat content to ensure the meal is appropriate for a variety of dietary needs and is balanced for good nutrition," Small says. "Our meals stand alone in being dietitian developed and approved."
Healthy Variety meals are just $4.75 – $5.50 and are available for purchase in the Mercy – Sioux City cafeteria. Varieties include: beef stroganoff, cheese ravioli, chicken breast deluxe, cilantro lime chicken, citrus peppercorn tilapia, French toast, meatloaf, penne pasta, roast beef, roast pork shoulder, roast turkey, and salmon bruschetta.
Additional sales locations include Mercy – Dubuque, Mercy Family Pharmacy – Elm Street in Dubuque, and Mercy – Clinton. For more information, visit mercyhealthyvariety.com.