Silver Cuisine by BistroMD Reviews

Silver Cuisine by BistroMD is a one-stop-shop for older adults (above 50 years) to get a healthy and doctor-designed meal delivered at their doorstep.

It was started back in 2005 by Dr. Cederquist and her husband to provide premade meals to people. That was when the couple observed the need for high-nutrition meals for seniors.


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Dr. Cederquist, being board-certified in bariatric medicine, knows the body’s internal mechanism to breakdown food. Thus, he started designing recipes to suit the dietary needs of older adults.

This entire concept has been appreciated a lot, not only by the elderly but also by their children and caretakers who are often confused with what meal options would suit their loved ones.


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Their plan has over 150 food items that are tasty and healthy at the same time. They ensure to provide specialized meal options to suit people’s dietary restrictions and needs.

Their primary focus is on making food, which is:

  • Heart-healthy
  • Low sodium
  • Gluten-free
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • No trans-fats

 Pros:

  • Doctor-designed meals at one’s doorstep.
  • 150+ meal options
  • Order anytime
  • Personalized meals to suit the customer’s needs.
  • User-friendly website

 Cons:

  • You can’t return your meals.
  • Shipping can be expensive for specific areas.
  • Sometimes, shipping may not be available.

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How Does It Work?

Isn’t it amazing that you can now get a high-nutrition meal delivered to your doorstep with just a few clicks?

That vast menu has over 150 food items out of which you can choose the one which suits your needs the best.

Here are some easy steps to be followed:

  1. All you need to do is, visit Silver Cuisine’s website and click on “All Meals.”
  2. Browse the menu items.
  3. You can filter the results according to your requirement if you want. The filters include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and specialty diets.
  4. Select the meal of your choice.
  5. As soon as you place your order, the company will ship it to your address at the specified time.

And if you aren’t very tech-savvy, you can dial 844-404-FOOD(3663) to get the meal of your choice.


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Meal Categories and Health Benefits

Silver Cuisine offers several predefined categories for the available meals. You can always look for filters to get the meal that suits your dietary plan.

Some of the meal categories are as follows:

Diabetic

Studies suggest that over 34.2 million Americans have diabetes[1].

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It is essential to have premade meals that are diabetes-friendly to cater to those who are struggling with their blood sugar levels every day.

Thus, Silver Cuisine has various meal options under the ketogenic diet for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity. There are modified options for people with type 1 diabetes as well.

Low-Sodium and Heart Healthy

Meals under this category contain less than 600 milligrams of sodium, and other sodium contain ingredients.

Silver Cuisine offers meals with recommended levels of sodium, cholesterol and contains no trans fats.


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Gluten-Free

Some people might be gluten intolerant and might have specific immune-mediated conditions. Such people ought to have gluten-free diets to maintain proper health.

Silver Cuisine has 90+ gluten-free meal options.

Vegetarian

Silver Cuisine offers a variety of meals, which includes pure-veg meals, eggs, and seafood.

The vegetarian meal options are purely plant-based food, such as salads. Nothing could be better for your cardiovascular health than these meals.


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Menopause-Friendly

Women go through menopause between the age of 45 to 50 years.

 

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Their body reacts differently than usual when going through menopause and thus has unique needs.

Silver Cuisine has specialized meals that offer high-protein diets with low carbs, which primarily help deal with the hormonal imbalance.

Dairy-Free

Did you know that nearly 75% of the world is lactose intolerant[2]!

Silver Cuisine can cater well to the people who are not allowed to consume dairy products or are lactose intolerant.

 

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However, one must consult his/her doctor before eliminating dairy products’ consumption as some people, despite being lactose intolerant, can consume some hard cheese and yogurt.

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Mediterranean

The Mediterranean meal category offered by Silver Cuisine has high proportions of legumes, fruits, whole grains, dairy, vegetables, and fish.

The goal is to limit sugar, red meats, white rice, pasta, and potatoes to suit people having health conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes.

Also, even, if in general, a person consumes such a diet, he/she tends to have fewer chances of developing such conditions.


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Low Carbs

This category includes meals that contain less than 25g of net carbs. These low carb meals are very similar to the ones meant for diabetic people.

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Apart from these special meals, Silver Cuisine also offers a wide variety of food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

One can even order snacks like almond puffs, pretzels, mango jerky, and many more for in-between meal cravings.

Silver Cuisine Pricing

Silver Cuisine has aimed to serve older adults with food rich in nutrition. Seniors who can’t cook for themselves or have limited mobility options can enjoy quick food services at their convenience.

Thus, Silver Cuisine makes sure that these services are made available at subsidized and affordable prices.

 

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Breakfast meals have various tasty items such as mushrooms, omelets, bagel sandwiches, which start around $6.49.

Even the higher-priced items are quite reasonable, having a price of around $9.89.

Likewise, you can expect to have your quality lunch and dinner between ten and eleven dollars. However, the seafood dishes may cost you a few more dollars.

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Packaging and Delivery

Except for Alaska and Hawaii, you can get Silver Cuisine’s food delivery services anywhere in the United States.

Some protocols are followed, including frozen food services only from Monday through Wednesday.


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On average, BistroMD processes any order in two business days, and it takes around 3 to 5 days to get the same delivered.

Silver Cuisine works ethically. Thus the packaging will be recyclable. BistroMD uses 100% recycled paper for all its packaging. They ensure to deliver frozen food in insulated coolers packed with dry ice.

The company also claims that the food will remain fresh for a longer time if stored in the freezer.

 

References:

[1] National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020 | CDC

[2] The acceptability of milk and milk products in populations with a high prevalence of lactose intolerance – PubMed (nih.gov)

About Ritesh Saxena

Ritesh is an engineer and an PGDM from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has worked at senior positions in corporate strategy, planning and data analytics. Ritesh’s tryst with help and wellness started 9 years ago, when his mother developed a severe calcium deficiency and had to be confined to move with the support of a walker. What was once a difficult experience, soon became a healthy obsession. Reading about the latest health products, gadgets and proper diet and exercise for the elderly became a hobby. Ritesh brings his enthusiasm for adaptive equipment, health and fitness to this blog.