Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Systems...

Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Systems

I've been looking into some of these Meal Delivery systems lately...and found this helpful guide for some of the safest for Gluten-Free meals. I'm currently using Home Chef and ordering only their Gluten-Free options.  I love it!  Once a week I have meals & recipes delivered right to my door.  Everything is portioned and prepped to make my cooking so simple. And I'm free to alter the final meal according to my own tastes. I find it's a bit more expensive than I would normally spend shopping but then I'm not throwing away food anymore either. If you decide to try HomeChef you can try this link. It should give you a $30.00 credit off your first order.

Now, my next challenge is to see if I can get these delivered to my vacation rental next time I travel! I can certainly see it as a possibility. And the more I've looked I've discovered that most states have personal chef's meals available for delivery too.  Next year I'm heading for Georgia!  Time to start my research.

Gluten isn’t the only ingredient missing from Freshly’s meals. The Tempe, Arizona, company, which launched in February, favors high-quality proteins, healthy fats and low-glycemic carbohydrates over processed ingredients, sugars and artificial sweeteners.

On the menu: Freshly offers 27 menu items, with options for all three meals. Dishes range from a Garden Omelet to the Paleo Quinoa Porridge, Chimichurri Salmon, Cod Romesco, and Baked Penne Marinara.

What it costs: Freshly’s meals start at $10.75. Total weekly cost ranges from $69 to $229, depending on the number of meals and deliveries. Shipping is free.

How it works: Freshly currently delivers to 22 states. Customers order online or by phone. Food is cooked and shipped on the same day and arrives in a refrigerated box via overnight or two-day shipping.

Gluten-free specifics: Freshly’s entire menu is gluten free, and all meals are cooked in a 100 percent gluten-free facility. The company is pursuing gluten-free certifications.

Los Angeles-based Fresh n’ Lean, which has delivered gluten-free meals since 2010, uses organic, plant-based ingredients to create meals that are low in fat, salt, sugar and calories.

On the menu: Fresh n’ Lean’s menu changes weekly and includes options for all three meals. Recent offerings include Mixed Berry Chia Pudding, Summer Squash Forbidden Rice and Cauliflower Spinach Stew.

What it costs: Meals, which start at $9.33, are available a la carte or as part of a plan, with daily rates that range from $14.99 for one meal to $27.99 for three. Shipping is free, and meals for additional people in a customer’s household are offered at a discounted rate.

How it works: Weekly delivery is available nationwide. Customers place their orders online, and meals are shipped fresh in specially designed coolers.

Gluten-free specifics: All Fresh n’ Lean meals are 100 percent gluten free, and are prepared in a gluten-free facility.

The Largo, Florida based Paleo on the Go emphasizes meats, seafood, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits. Paleo on the Go offers chef-prepared frozen meals that are gluten, grain and dairy free.

On the menu: Options for all three meals include Breakfast Egg Muffin with Bacon, Herb Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash Lasagna with Beef and Hearty Beef Stew.

What it costs: Meal plans, which include 14 complete meals, one soup, two bone broths, two paleo desserts and two bonus items, start at $245. Quantity discounts and a la carte items are available. Individual entrees start at about $10. Shipping starts at $19.99 and is free for orders of $333 or more in the contiguous United States only.

How it works: Delivery is available nationwide. Customers order online or by phone. Vacuum-sealed frozen meals are shipped with dry ice in thick coolers with an outer box.

Gluten-free specifics: All food is chef prepared at our dedicated gluten-free kitchen.

22 Days Nutrition delivers 100 percent plant-based, organic meals that are also free of gluten, dairy, soy and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Expect a variety of beans, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and delectable herbs and spices,” the company says on its website,

On the menu: 22 Days offers a rotating menu. Daily options might include Hearty Granola for breakfast, and Shiitake Mushroom Yellow Curry and Lebanese Lentils with Spiced Cabbage for lunch or dinner.

What it costs: Prices start at $9.50 to $12.50 per meal, depending on the plan selected. Weekly shipping costs $20, but if you sign up for a 22-day plan, you only pay for the first two deliveries and the third is free.

How it works: Delivery is available anywhere in the continental United States. Customers order online or by phone. Meals are shipped overnight and delivered fresh in an insulated cooler on Fridays.

Gluten-free specifics: All meals are 100 percent gluten-free. They prepare and deliver 100% plant-based meals with clean, wholesome ingredients…100% Organic, Non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free ingredients that nourish the body, mind and soul.