MikeInSLC saidAny recommendations? And i mean more than the lean cuisines and smart ones.
Not sure if this is what you mean, but you may find such meals in your area through a Google search. To my experience many are pricey, though.
I learned of them when I went to live with my father during his last six weeks at home, dying of both heart disease & cancer, unable to adequately care for myself, or go out much to eat. He wasn't eligible for any county senior citizen home programs, like "Meals On Wheels" or similar, because his income was too high, and he certainly wouldn't put up with MY cooking. (Nor would I -- LOL!) And he wasn't about to have a cook come in twice a day, liked his privacy too much.
But I found one of these services and contracted for it. Now mind you, this was NOT hospital food, not just for the sick & elderly, not just special meals for those with unique diets, although obviously shut-ins & disabled were a big part of their business.
No, they had a wide range of ordinary selections, which they claimed were balanced and developed by nutritionists to be healthy. So here's what the deal was:
Each day in the late morning a delivery van would pull up to the house, and drop off 2 plain cardboard boxes, each about the size of a small cake box. Inside was lunch, usually still warm, ready to eat on covered paper plates, and dinner, which I'd refrigerate. I'd place the lunch items onto proper plates and set the table, and usually enhance them a little bit with the things & condiments we had, and make a nice presentation. I'd repeat it for dinner, rewarming things as needed.
My father was delighted, said it was very good, and I was so happy, because he was a very demanding eater. I tried some myself, and it really was good.
Every few days there'd be menus placed in the box for him to make his next series of selections, sorta like choosing your meals in the hospital. And he picked fish, and chicken, shrimp, meatloaf, mashed & baked potatoes, all kinds of vegetables, pies for desert, he just had a blast, more like being at a restaurant than at home. His menu wasn't restricted at that point (no longer any use), more important he just eat a lot to keep his energy up and avoid losing weight, although we did ask for low-salt choices, which they offered.
So not sure this info will be any good to you in Salt Lake, and it was a monthly contract as I recall. But maybe helpful for others here, and their family members.