SOFTER FOODS

Award-winning meals for those with chewing or swallowing difficulties

Delicious dishes in a texture that's right for you

At Wiltshire Farm Foods, we believe everyone should look forward to mealtimes regardless of their needs. That’s why we are so proud of our award-winning Softer Foods range that includes meals across three different textures to help those living with chewing or swallowing difficulties eat with ease and confidence.

Following a soft food diet can be challenging; finding foods to eat that are easy to digest is tricky and home blending meals often takes a lot of time and effort. Our meals are the effortless way to enjoy good food and with over 85 options to choose from, we’ve got your breakfast, lunch and dinner covered!
 

Our Softer Foods range is available in three different textures:

Level 4 - Purée Meals

Level 4 - Purée Meals

Main dishes, snacks and desserts in a consistently smooth and safe texture, still thick enough to eat with a fork and created so you can enjoy the distinct flavours of each element. If you have a smaller appetite, we also have our Purée Petite range, the same great meals but in a more manageable portion.

Level 5 - Minced Meals

Level 5 - Minced Meals

Minced ready meals offering tasty, appealing dishes that require little to no chewing but with a more varied texture than our puréed range of dishes. In this range you’ll find comforting dishes such as casseroles and stews served with mashed sides.

Level 6 - Soft & Bite-Sized

Level 6 - Soft & Bite-Sized

Soft & Bite-Sized ready meals featuring soft and manageable pieces of meat, fish and vegetables in rich and delicious sauces. Accompaniments are diced or mashed for ease of enjoyment.

Good food for every meal of the day

We believe that sitting down to good food should be celebrated and that no mealtime should be missed.

Discover our Puréed Sandwiches & Snacks, perfect for that little something in between.

Our service provides a range of benefits:

Safer swallowing:

Our meals are made in line with the latest IDDSI guidance for texture modified meals, ensuring that they meet a safe consistency for those requiring a Softer Foods  diet. Despite best efforts, it can be challenging to achieve the right food consistency at home, therefore our ready prepared meals make for a safer alternative.

Easier to chew:

This range is also ideal for those who would benefit from their foods being a little more tender and easier to chew, perhaps due to dental surgery or dentures.

They're easy and convenient:

Our dishes require no preparation as they come pre-prepared and can be cooked straight from frozen in the oven or microwave, saving you lots of time, effort and washing up.

They're tasty and nutritious:

Our talented chefs work hard with our dietitian Emily and Maia, to ensure the nutritional content of all our dishes are well-balanced, at the same time as being delicious. We design our meals to look as appetising as possible using our special moulds helping you to enjoy mealtimes more.

Flexible Portion Options:

Our Purée Petite meals offer smaller, more manageable portion sizes, for those with swallowing difficulties whose appetite might not be what it once was.

Special Dietary Requirements

There are some tasty vegetarian options in our range and we also cater for gluten free diets too, with many dishes in the range being free from gluten.

To help you find meals that are right for you, we use dietary symbols in our brochures and on our Wiltshire Farm Foods website to indicate which meals are suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets, as shown on the right.

If you have swallowing difficulties and are unsure of which level you need then please seek medical advice, a Speech and Language Therapist will be able to diagnose the appropriate texture level for you. 

Want to find out more? Read some of our articles:

Whether you have noticed any changes in  your swallow or have been diagnosed with dysphagia, difficulties when swallowing can be worrying. Our articles are here to help answer and address some of your questions and concerns.
Foods to Avoid with Dysphagia

Foods to Avoid with Dysphagia

We’d like to put your mind at ease as to what someone living with dysphagia or swallowing difficulties should or shouldn’t be eating.

Signs and Symptoms of Malnutrition

Signs and Symptoms of Malnutrition

This article focuses on the signs and symptoms of malnutrition and what to do to help you or a loved one manage it.

What to Eat with Swallowing Difficulties

What to Eat with Swallowing Difficulties

If you are finding it difficult to swallow food, we suggest the steps you should take and provide guidance on the best foods to eat.

Easy Purée Foods for Adults

Easy Purée Foods for Adults

We wanted to share a few tips to reassure you that adapting to a textured modified diet can be easy and enjoyable with the right information.

IDDSI Food Tests

IDDSI Food Tests

We detail some of the food tests that can be used to test that food is the right texture for different levels of swallowing difficulty.

Living with Dysphagia

Living with Dysphagia

From diagnosis to understanding which foods are safe to eat, we have created a guide to help, share tips and advice on living with dysphagia.

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