E-Z (FROZEN) Meals

Regional Health Services of Howard County
Hospital Dietary Services

What are EZ Meals?

A nutritionally balanced meal prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian. They are packaged in microwavable containers to be stored in your freezer.


Meals are easy to heat in a microwave! Just remove fruit and dessert from container. Place covered container in microwave. Heat meal in the microwave for 3-3.5 minutes.

Who is eligible?

EZ Meals are available to those individuals who need assistance preparing meals or are unable to prepare meals due to health reasons.

How frequent are they available?

Meals are prepared as ordered. One meal is offered per day (you may order up to two), up to seven days a week; with once a week pickup by client, family, or friend.

What about special diets?

Special diets are available at no extra cost. Low sodium, calorie-controlled, diabetic, bland, low fat, low cholesterol, and pureed diets. Just ask!

How much do they cost?

EZ Meals are not government-subsidized. The charge per meal is $5.00. Payment is due at time of pickup or can be billed.

What is in E-Z Meals?

A nutritionally balanced diet that includes meat (or hot dish), potato or bread, vegetable, fruit, and/or dessert.

How do I start?

Just call the Dietary Department at 563-547-6389.


This program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, mental or physical handicap, and political or religious beliefs with regard to patient admissions, services, or employment.