We had been renovating our home for a couple of weeks (10 weeks with 8 weeks in a tent in our backyard). Part of every kitchen remodel is the inability to cook and having to eat take out – which we blogged about in July. Eating out is rough, the inability to control the salt, the hidden sugar in the gravy, broth etc is something that we did not expect.
i have been subscribing to CHEF BY REQUEST Paleo meals – which is a ready to eat home delivery server and I have to say, loving the meals and loving the service. Price feels a little high and yet at the end of the day, it is way cheaper than eating take out only.
What to expect for delivery: If I have meal for Tuesday, the package will be on my doorstep by 6-7pm. Everything is well packaged and insulated
The food: They ALL TASTE AMAZING. You can choose different types of meals to meet your needs. We choose the paleo section and gave them our special considerations. It was really cool to actually see these considerations taken seriously. Ok, not only do the food taste amazing, the variety is amazing too!
A couple of sample menus that I love:
Breakfast – Peanut Butter French Toast Turkey Sausage & Fresh Fruit (Paleo)
Lunch – Fajita Shrimp Salad Chili Lime Dressing (Paleo)
Dinner – Rosemary Sauterne Roasted Pork (Paleo)
Snack – Broccoli & Turkey Salad (Paleo) & Curried Tuna Spread Vegetables (Paleo)
The Price: The price is dependent on what you are ordering for. Meaning, if it is 1 meal or 2 meals a day with snacks etc. For me, it is something that is well worth the money since it cost me significant to eat near the eateries at work with lesser quality and options than what Chef by request provides. In addition, since I am always running meetings to meetings, this is a great way to ensure that I always have food when I am ready for it.
All in all, I am very pleased with this service and looking forward to sampling more of the meals while my renovation is going on. I believe following the meal plans will also greatly control my weight / muscle gain as well!