Sunday, June 23, 2024

What a difference a meal makes…

By Alison Macaulay, EAT

When life throws you a curveball, we have no choice but to keep calm and carry on. In the case of accident or illness, our colleagues, friends or family usually offer support in one way or another.

People will say “if you need anything – let me know”. But we hardly ever do! Mostly, we just stick one foot in front of the other, we manage and we get through whatever the situation.

A lot of people don’t want to be a bother or inconvenience to others and we don’t want to rely on anyone.

Heather is a fabulous, young 75 year old. She is a busy hairdresser and a successful businesswoman, managing two salons and a barber shop, keeping her on her feet 10 hours a day, six days a week. Heather has more energy than most 20 year olds!

A few years back, life got a little busier when Heather’s husband was seriously ill in hospital. She continued working by day and spent evenings at the hospital, which began to take its toll.

One of Heather’s staff worried that she wasn’t looking after herself. So, concerned for Heather’s general wellbeing, she bought her some EAT meals, got her a menu and said “Eat these!”

Heather did – she enjoyed the meals and felt better and more nourished instantly. Heather had been given the helping hand that she didn’t know she really needed.

The following week, Heather got on the phone and put in her next order. When Heather’s husband came home, she continued to order for the both of them, and she has kept this weekly EAT delivery up to this day.

Heather says: “EAT meals are like home cooked meals, but with a little more polish than what you would cook yourself.

“They have the flavour, the goodness, they are not full of rubbish and there is no waste!

“Cost effective? It’s brilliant. Time effective? It’s out of this world.
“I recommend EAT to a huge number of my customers. They all come back saying ‘this is a life saver’ and they thank me.

“For me, EAT has put our life back on track again. My husband and I don’t have to worry about the shopping or the cooking – we both hate shopping. Instead, we can enjoy more quality time together.”

EAT has been providing nutritious and tasty ready-to-heat-and-eat meals to
customers all over the country, from Northland to Southland, since 2009.

You can order from EAT, either online or via phone, by visiting www.eat.co.nz or calling 0800 328 333.

Weekly changing menu, delivered nationwide. No contracts or subscriptions required.

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