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Foil packet meals

Leepa | Oct 5, 2012 08:54 PM

CHers, I'm looking for some simple ideas for foil packet (or hobo or pouch) meals for my mom. She's 93 and has had a mild stroke. We have caretakers for her round the clock and they prepare meals for her, but they are sorely lacking. Mom has always been a good cook - simple but very tasty foods is what she's used to. On my visit to her last weekend the first thing she said to me was that these people can't cook. Also, they really have no idea what she should be eating - which is good variety of vegetables, fruit, and protein. Low fat and low sodium, etc. I'm getting together a notebook of diet guidelines, cooking tips, simple healthy recipes and so forth that they can keep and refer to as they plan her meals.

One of the things that I think those who aren't very good cooks can make for her are simple pouch meals in foil packets. I'm thinking chicken and fish. I'd love to hear any ideas CHers may have for tried and true combinations. A little background is that she lives in a very small Southern town. Basics are readily available but more esoteric ingredients aren't.

Thanks in advance!

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