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Um, this post is super exciting. Earlier in the week I wrote a blog about Metabolic Meals and how my hubby and I have decided to give meal delivery a try. And, guess what healthy peeps? We were NOT disappointed! So much so, that we are getting our second shipment tomorrow (and our third is already in the books!).
I’m going to jump right in and give you guys the skinny on each meal, our thoughts, etc. If you decide you want to give them a try, they are offering kiddoandsoul readers 2 Free Meals and Free Shipping on your first week! If you want to snag that awesome deal, the deets are below 🙂
Oh, and here’s the link to the previous post (in case you’re skipping ahead): Healthy Meal Deliveries With Metabolic Meals. But, if you don’t feel like reading that (how dare you!), I’ll give you the quick overview in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
WHAT IS METABOLIC MEALS?
Metabolic Meals takes the work out of healthy eating by delivering delicious, personalized meals made with fresh, gluten-free ingredients. Meal plans start at $10.65 per meal. Get the subscription BONUS! If you sign up with my link, you get 2 FREE meals, plus FREE shipping on your first week!
OUR FIRST DELIVERY
Last Friday, we got a huge (and heavy) box filled with 10 meals we chose from a menu they provided us. The packaging was kind of intense, if I’m honest. It seemed kinda wasteful as my hubby called out, but they did ship from another state and the meals are fresh made, so I’m happy they took the steps necessary to keep it that way! And, it’s all recyclable so that was a win.
Since I’m being straight up honest in this post, we thought the portions were going to be an issue at first look. I received the Fit Portions and Hubby got the Performance Portions. The difference being the Fit are smaller portions, the Performance are larger portions. Anyway, in the packaging, they looked kind of tiny. Like, we were going to have to eat 5 of them to be satiated. In all honesty, I was most worried about the hubs meals (he’s a ravenous beast of a man), but we decided to give it the ol’ college try and ended up being super happy with the portions. Funny how your cupcake brain tricks your healthy eating brain into thinking you have to eat for a family of 5 to be satisfied. But, more on that below!
SO WHAT DID WE THINK OF THE MEALS?
All in all, they were really awesome and pleasantly surprising actually! We received 10 meals, so it broke out to 5 nights of meal delivery. On the other nights, we gave ourselves a treat (Chinese food, portion controlled-ish) and healthy super bowls from Weggy’s (OMG, I love Wegman’s so very much).
Night 1: Grilled Bison Burger with Caramelized Onions & Pecan Broccoli
I wish I could say that the first meal blew me away, but quite honestly, it was the opposite (for me at least). My hubby loved this dish and felt completely full, despite the portion size looking small. For me, I just felt like it lacked flavor and was super boring. The other thorn in this dishes side was not the dishes fault at all. Our microwave is a beast and I think it totally overcooked the meat. So…it wasn’t awesome in my book. Hubby disagrees. I would not order this particular menu item again – but he would, so I guess that’s a win!
Nutritional Info & Ingredients: (Fit) Calories 271 / Protein 30 g / Carbs 13 g / Fat 11 g (Performance) Calories 482 / Protein 58 g / Carbs 13 g / Fat 22 g. Grass-fed Bison, Grass-fed beef, broccoli, vidalia onions, pecans, olive oil, sherry wine, spices, sea salt & pepper
Night 2: Roasted Chicken with Tunisian Grilled Vegetables
This meal though? This one blew. me. away. The flavors were perfection. The meat was juicy and tender and the veggies were cooked just right. Hubby agreed. We would both order this one again.
Nutritional Info & Ingredients: (Fit) Calories 234 / Protein 26 g / Carbs 10 g / Fat 10 g (Performance) Calories 414 / Protein 50 g / Carbs 13 g / Fat 18 g. All-natural chicken, eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, fresh mint, cilantro, coriander, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, fresh herbs, spices, sea salt & pepper
Night 3: Ancho Turkey Chili
This chili was SO good. I won’t lie. I’m a major chili snob. There is like, one recipe that I like and it’s my ex boyfriend’s from a thousand years ago and my hubby and I make it together and love every single bowl. So, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it. Loved it. Full of good flavor, hearty and filling.
Nutritional Info & Ingredients: (Fit) Calories 335 / Protein 34 g / Carbs 25 g / Fat 11 g (Performance) Calories 537 / Protein 54 g / Carbs 33 g / Fat 21 g. Organic free range turkey, black beans, kidney beans, great northern beans, bell peppers, poblano peppers, onions, tomatoes, housemade chicken bone broth, ancho chili, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, olive oil, spices, sea salt & pepper.
Night 4: Grass Fed Beef Burger, Garlic Aioli & Sweet Potato Home Fries
After the fail on the bison burger, I was pretty nervous about another red meat. But, I put my big girl panties on, had a long chat with my microwave, cooked it a little less than directed and it was near to perfect. The sweet potatoes were probably my fave so far. Loved the aioli. Win.
Nutritional Info & Ingredients: (Fit) Calories 432 / Protein 30 g / Carbs 24 g / Fat 24 g (Performance) Calories 679 / Protein 58 g / Carbs 24 g / Fat 39 g. Grass-fed beef, sweet potatoes, onions, cold-pressed California Avocado Oil, organic cage-free eggs, organic cage-free egg yolks, organic vinegar, organic rosemary extract, garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs, spices, sea salt & pepper
Night 5: Organic Free-Range Turkey Meatloaf & Green Beans & Metabolic Shepherd’s Pie
I was not stoked about this meal. I mean, I picked it off the menu myself and at the time I was thinking it would be the awesomest. But last night I was so not in the mood for meatloaf and I hate green beans, so there’s that. Metabolic Meals for the win on this one because the meatloaf was actually really, really good. I forced myself to eat three green beans out of principal, but the meatloaf was the show stopper.
Nutritional Info & Ingredients: (Fit) Calories 363 / Protein 37 g / Carbs 20 g / Fat 15 g. Organic free-range turkey, green beans, onions, gluten-free oats, garlic, organic ketchup, free-range eggs, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, spices, sea salt & pepper
The gentleman of the house hooked himself up with the Shepherd’s Pie and he had nothing but awesome things to say about it. Full of flavor, hearty and he’d most def do it again.
Nutritional Info & Ingredients: (Performance) Calories 467 / Protein 42 g / Carbs 23 g / Fat 23 g. Grass-fed beef, organic free-range turkey, housemade grass-fed beef bone broth, carrots, onions, garlic, peas, cauliflower, parmesan cheese, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, red wine, gluten-free all purpose flour, herbs, spices, sea salt & pepper