Saturday, July 8, 2017

Gluten-Free Meal Delivery

Gluten-Free Meal Delivery

I’ve enjoyed using the Home Chef meal delivery system for many months now.  Once a week I had meals & recipes delivered right to my door.  I enjoyed the meals, and felt safe enough choosing only their ‘Gluten-Free’ options, even though they didn’t have a GF dedicated facility.  The meats all came pre-packaged straight from the processing plant…the fruits and veggies where whole and easily washed.  The only things questionable were the spices and sauces and those were always marked ‘Gluten-Free’ and I never had any issues with any meal I prepared.

That is until they changed their format.  Now they only do ‘Wheat Free’ options.  And I’m noticing my meal choices getting slimmer and slimmer.  Why is it so difficult to prepare decent, real food recipes without the gluten?  I’ve been doing it for 30 years; I simply want someone else to do it now.  So it’s back to the drawing board for me as I search for a new, Gluten-Free safe, meal delivery system.

I follow a modified Paleo eating plan.  I’m primarily Vegetarian but I do enjoy lots of seafood with the occasional chicken and very rarely pork or beef.  Apparently they now call this Pegan, or Paleo Vegetarian, where meat is only about 25% or less of the entire eating plan. So I found these two delivery plans that seem to work well for me.

Phone:  855-447-2536, Email: 

I love this one because I can order what I want, when I want, and it all goes directly into the freezer so that I can use it whenever I want.  This Florida based company, 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.  Delivery is available nationwide and you can order online or by phone.  And if you live within driving distance you can pick-up your order and save on the shipping costs…which is exactly what I do.  They do have monthly meal plans available, but I prefer to use them to order from their extensive line of individual meals, snacks & even desserts!

So what are you getting?  All food is chef prepared in a dedicated Gluten-Free kitchen using high quality, healthy ingredients. They don’t necessarily allow ingredient substitutions or alterations to their preset meal plans.  But they do offer plenty of other options that can be purchased separately. Paleo on the Go meals are packaged and stored frozen.  They then get shipped to all 50 states with dry ice in thick coolers with an outer box.

What’s on the menu?  Tons of options!  There are a variety of Meal Plans ranging from Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo Meal Deals, Strict 30 Meals as well as Sugar Detox Meals. Meal plans, which include 14 complete meals, one soup, two bone broths, two paleo desserts and two bonus items, start at $299 for the month. Individual entrees start at about $5.00
and portion sizes vary from 1 to 4 servings.  There are always plenty of items on sale each month too. Shipping starts at $19.99 in the contiguous United States only. They also offer a rewards program where customers get 2 rewards points per dollar spent. The rewards points can then be used to purchase FREE food of your choice.

Keep in mind while shopping that things can get pretty pricey.  But it’s not unusual for customers to shop for monthly supplies rather than weekly delivery.  And with so many options available it can be hard to say no.  Meals can be stored frozen for up to 1 year and up to 5 days in the fridge.

Phone:  (888) 420-4080, Email:

This is a new-to-me company I’ve decided to try…so I’ll keep you updated.  Fresh n’ Lean is a Los Angeles-based company that prepares and delivers organic, Gluten-Free, fresh, and ready to eat meals directly to your door.  Prepared in a GF dedicated facility, meals never contain GMOs, Artificial Ingredients/Flavors, Preservatives, MSG, or Dairy.  

$27.99/Day:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner w/Free Shipping
this is the plan I’ve decided to try out first…mainly because you get the best price break with the 3-meal a day option.  I’m a little leery of the fact that you can’t create an account online to keep track of your orders. I’m also not too tickled with the fact that you can’t pick and choose anything.  What they send is what you get.  But I’m going to stay open minded and give it a try.

What I did do was call the company and ‘pause’ my account immediately after my first order.  The phone call was easy, they answered immediately and I had no trouble pausing my account.  Customer Service also answered all of my questions very politely and I wasn’t rushed through anything.  So Customer Service wins plus points right away.

So what are you getting?  Quality is farm to table, fresh, organic and all-natural ingredients. Meals come fresh and prepared so no more grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking, or clean-up.  Cost is about $9.00 per person, per meal with  no waste, tax, tips or shipping charges. They use all recyclable material packaging and 100% plant-based meal plans that are filling and nutrient-rich.

What’s on the menu?  Once you’ve chosen your Meal Plan (Healthy, Diet, Gluten Free, Plant-Based, Senior, Organic, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Gourmet, Fitness, Low Fat, Low Calorie) you then choose how many meals you want per day.  After that everything else is chosen for you.  Fresh n’ Lean’s menu changes weekly and includes options for all three meals. 

So the cheapest option (the one I’m getting) begins with the Standard Plant-based meal Plan, 3 meals, 5 days a week for $139.95 per week.  Or you could go with the most expensive option ION Performance Paleo, 3 meals, 5 days a week $194.85 per week

Just be careful because the fewer meals you get the higher the price is per meal. And to ‘cancel’ your account you’ll need to make that phone call…they don’t accept any cancellations any other way.  All Fresh n’ Lean meals are 100% Gluten-Free, and are prepared in a Gluten-Free facility.

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