Monday, September 27, 2021

Nutra By Pantai @ Pantai Hospital Penang.

Working hard to achieve the healthy and fit body goals before the year end festive season? While its important to increase physical workouts, changing the daily food routine would be a great help too. Healthy foods often give people the impression that they are bland, dry and boring but the team at Pantai Hospital Penang has put in great effort to make things interesting. "Nutra By Pantai" is a new division of service established by the hospital which aims to provide a continuity of care to patients after hospitalization and to take care the wellbeing of the community by offering them suitable healthy food options. All meal recipes are carefully screened through and prepared by a team of experts and are prepared from fresh ingredients with stringent quality control measures to ensure food safety.  Amongst the 4 major services provided by "Nutra By Pantai" are Therapeutic Meals, Get Fit Meals, Healthy Snacks and Bakery. 

Disclaimer: while the below food was shot on-site, I have personally paid and joined their Get Fit Program and genuinely thought their food was good and worth-trying.

[Post-Surgery Meal] Stuffed Cabbage with Fish and Chicken Meat Ball Soup

[Post-Surgery Meal] Portuguese Style Fish Stew and Mashed Chickpea

[Healthy-Balanced Meal] Honey Grilled Chicken with Green Apple Salad

[Healthy-Balanced Meal] Tom Yam Fish

[Diabetic-Friendly Meal] Chicken Tangine

[Diabetic-Friendly Meal] Teo Chew Style Steamed Fish

[Heart-Healthy Meal] Pan Fried Salmon Quinoa Bowl

[Heart-Healthy Meal] Thai Basil Minced Chicken

All Therapeutic Meals are customized meals by Dietitians to meet your dietary needs of the medical conditions to support the recovery journey while the Get Fit Meals are designed with lower calories  but high dietary fiber to aid in weight management. The meals are further divided into 4 different groups: Heart-Healthy Meals (for those with heart diseases/ mild stroke/ hypertension etc), Diabetic-Friendly Meals (uncontrolled blood sugar/ diabetes mellitus etc), Healthy-Balanced Meals (looking for healthy meals) and Post-Surgery Meals (post-surgery patients who need speedy wound recovery). 

How To Order:

Register an account via Pantai Hospital Penang App and hop over to "Nutra By Pantai" and choose the meal as well as effective date. Basic information like address will be required and you will be prompted to check out for payment. The delivery fee will be automatically calculated based on the delivery address.

Personal Experience:

I was one of the participants for their "Get Fit Challenge" and have enjoyed their Healthy-Balanced Meals for 20 days. While not all meals were amazing, most were beyond satisfactory. The dishes were carefully cooked with less oil, less sugar and less salt but did not compromise much on the taste. The portion was just right for me and there was a mix of variety on Western twist as well as local flavors.  Those considering for a diet change but loss of direction should definitely consider this as an option. 

Actual presentation for the food delivery

Additional Information:
Service Charge: Included in the price
Address: 82, Jalan Tengah, Bayan Baru, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang. 
Business Hours (for the hospital): 8:30 am to 5 pm on weekdays, 8:30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.  
Contact Number: 604- 643 3888 (or Whatsapp 019-759 8938)

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