Posts tagged ‘vegetarian meal delivery’

May 5, 2015

Supa Kitchen Vegetarian Meal Delivery in Broward

by jem614

I have been getting a little pudgier than usual in the last few months.  I have fallen way off the deep end, even though I promised myself this year would be a healthier year.

Thank God for meal delivery because it really helps you to re-evaluate your portion sizes (it’s already done for you) and takes a lot of the guess work out of the whole meal prep ordeal.  I ordered for the second time from Supa Kitchen (and she was nice enough to include dinners as an added bonus this time!  One of the perks of blogging y’all) because I need to get back on track.  I was 10 lbs away from my absolute best weight in 15 years and then gained 8 more lbs!  How did I do that?  Why do we allow the self-sabotaging to even begin?

On my front door at 6:30am last Monday morning, was a meal bag with the next 3 days of meals.  Thursday morning, again, she delivered Thursday/Friday so everything was so fresh.  No frozen meals!!

Here is the breakdown by day:

Day 1: Lunch- Pita Pizza with Mushroom and spinach- I did get a little hungry after this one though it was probably close to 250-300 calories.  No more 600 calorie lunches for me!

Dinner- Cheesy Rice and “beans” (green beans) oh my goodness it was delicious!  Have to get that rice recipe.

Day 2: Lunch- Bean Burrito- a healthy take on the classic bean burrito.  No oozy gooey cheese here but fresh and clean and tasty. Making better choices for snacks today, feeling fairly good about myself!

Dinner- Eggplant Parmesan- dreaming about making my own meals next week.  Not sure I will be as happy with the taste as I am on these meals.  I think Kelsey should be teaching classes on how to prepare your food for the week.  I’m a total idiot when it comes to portion sizes and buying ahead.

Day 3: Lunch- Meatless Meatball stuffed zucchini- I loved this one!  Two zucchini boats with “meat” balls and a little cheese.  Every single meal leaves me feeling like I am healthy.  Lots of veggies and grains.

Dinner- Pesto Brown Rice- I have to admit, I had to add something to this meal because I felt like I needed a little more protein.  Still very tasty.

Day 4: Lunch- Apple Walnut and Cranberry salad with crumbled cheese.  Nice portioned salad and adding in a few garbanzo beans made it perfect!  It came with a raspberry dressing.

Dinner- Quinoa and Bean Chili with Pita chips- very tasty and filling.  I’ve made Quinoa chili before and it’s such a great healthy treat for winter or summer!

Day 5: Lunch- Meatless Tacos- I’ve been waiting all week for this one!! I could eat ten of these tacos and not blink (which is why I need to order meal services).  In fact, the portion was one tortilla and tons of “meat” so I used the extra “meat” and stuffed it into another tortilla I had at home because it was too good to pass up!

Dinner- Orange Glazed Chick Peas with Sesame Grilled Zucchini over Brown Rice.

I felt cleaner and healthier after the week was over.  I made better choices with my snacks once my body adjusted to eating a little better.  I could totally get used to eating this way on a regular basis, armed with some healthy snacks, this is perfect for the person who has no time to make their meals or isn’t the best at figuring out portion sizes!

Her new menus for next week are out already and you have to order by Saturday to get delivery the next week.  For more info, go to https://www.facebook.com/SUPAKitchenHollywood and get on her email list.

Thanks Kelsey!

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February 12, 2015

Hello Fresh Meal #1 “Caramelized Shallot Risotto”

by jem614

I just received the Hello Fresh box yesterday and busted it open to make dinner last night. Ermergerd!!  I had to stop myself from eating the entire meal. I felt like the best chef in the world, I wanted to invite people over so I could force feed them my dinner.  I never knew you could eat two whole shallots in one serving and not be overwhelmed by the onion-y taste.  This was also the first time I baked them first before adding them to my meal.

The Hello Fresh box was on special for dirt cheap on Groupon a couple of weeks ago plus I had a 20% discount so I paid almost nothing for three whole meals for 2 people.  I would have paid much more at the grocery store.  It was worth every penny… and then some.  I can’t wait to make meal #2 and #3.

Meal delivery services are so much fun, if they are good, they can turn you into an expert chef in one meal.  I love that every single step is laid out for you and all you need to supply is the salt, pepper & oil (*butter as well this time).  Hello Fresh is definitely going to be ordered again in my home.

For more information on the Risotto, please go here:  https://www.hellofresh.com/recipe/week/current/

August 11, 2014

Blue Apron Summer Saute- “Delivery”

by jem614

My Blue Apron dinner was the Summer Saute found here: http://www.blueapron.com/recipes/matt-s-summer-saute-with-fregola-sarda-buffalo-mozzarella.

What I love about Blue Apron is that they give you the recipes on their site for free- even if you don’t buy the delivered ingredients from them.  However, who wouldn’t love to just open a box and have all the ingredients right there for them to use along with the recipe to make it delicious?  These are tested recipes that are delicious, wholesome and they have a great vegetarian selection!

It took me about 20-30 minutes tops to cook dinner last night and it honestly tasted absolutely delicious.  I’ve never had the fregola before- it’s a cross between pasta and Israeli couscous.  The mozzarella and basil on top were the perfect combination to finish this dinner.

As with the Plated meals, these boxes for delivery aren’t cheap.   However, if you’re looking to feed a large group of people or a very intimate gathering and want to impress them, you cannot go wrong with these meals.

For more information on ordering your next meal, go to the link above or http://www.blueapron.com.  Now, go eat!!

 

August 11, 2014

A Vegetarian Review of Blue Apron Meal Delivery

by ashley

Blue Apron is letting our first 50 readers get 30% off their first Blue Apron order – visit https://www.blueapron.com/vegontherun for all the details!

With so Blue Apron Upcoming Menu View Onlinemany meal delivery services on the market today, it’s been hard to sift through them all to see which are really worth the price. It’s true, $60 for three meals for two isn’t cheap, but if you calculate it in comparison with ordering take out on busy evenings, this becomes much cheaper. Blue Apron is the first meal delivery service I’ve tried where you cook your own meals. I like the idea since I do love to cook, yet still giving me three nights off from meal planning. All of the meals are listed as two portions unless you purchase a larger package, however I’ve found that some of the meals do give me enough to feed three. Blue Apron will hold your credit card information on file and you choose which weeks you would like to receive the delivery. You enter into the site, go to the Delivery Schedule section and can choose to skip one or all of the upcoming deliveries. You have until one week prior to finalize your selections. This gives you enough time to review the upcoming menu and decide if you’d like it to be delivered. I’ve been a member of Blue Apron for a few months before I took the leap, as I just wasn’t sure if I’d like the concept. They did not ever charge me anything for any of my skipped weeks.Skip Meals on Blue Apron

There are not many ways that you can customize the menu, you choose if you are vegetarian (at this time there is no vegan option) or if you eat meat, pork or seafood. However you can review the menu before ordering for that week, so you are able to skip that delivery if there are ingredients you do not like or have allergies to. Jessica and I shared this delivery, she prepared the Summer Saute, while I prepared the Potato Rosti and the Quinoa Tabbouleh & Fairy Tale Eggplants. All the ingredients were easy to split between us, so this is an option to split with a friend or family member. The box arrives via courier with ice packs to maintain freshness. You will need to refrigerate the ingredients as soon as possible, but it does stay fresh for a few hours after delivery.

Blue Apron IngredientsAll of the ingredients will be labeled with what they are (i.e. carrot, eggplant, basil, spice mix) and some will be inside paper bags with the recipe label (i.e. summer saute). You will also receive three recipe cards that have pictures and legible, easy to follow, step-by-step directions on how to prepare each meal. You simply read the card, choose the ingredients needed for that recipe and follow the detailed instructions. The two meals I prepared, the Potato Rosti and the Quinoa Tabbouleh & Fairy Tale Eggplants, took less than 45 minutes each to prepare, and that was with photos and notes in between to make this review. I can easily say that each could take only 20-30 minutes from start to finish if I hadn’t stopped in between.

Blue Apron IngredientsThis is a great option on hectic nights, as usually it takes just as long to decide on a restaurant, order and pick up a take-out meal. The meals were very healthy, delicious and even my meat loving fiancé loved them, he especially liked the Potato Rosti. The Quinoa Tabbouleh & Fairy Tale Eggplants was only enough for two servings, however the Potato Rosti would have been enough for three to have a nice meal. Overall I think this is a great option for those hectic weeks where I know I’ll be tempted to order take-out or delivery. I loved that the ingredients are fresh, whole ingredients, which is a much healthier alternative to many hectic mid-week meals as well. With each meal averaging about 500 calories, I could definitely see this as an accompaniment to a weight loss plan. Thanks Blue Apron for letting us try out your service and I look forward to ordering again in the future!

Blue Apron Quinoa Eggplant Vegetarian

Blue Apron Potato Rosti Vegetarian

April 29, 2013

ECO Healthy Meals in South Florida

by ashley

www.EcoHealthyMeals.com

Delicious, healthy and one of the most affordable vegetarian meal delivery services in South Florida. They serve a wide area, from Broward to Miami-Dade. Jessica and I have ordered their service (Jess is getting lunch and dinner, me just lunch), and will both be posting a full review very soon!

In the meantime, check out their website at http://www.ecohealthymeals.com/

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