Earlier in the week, I wrote a blog post about an amazing meal delivery service the hubs and I were getting ready to try. Guys, it was awesome. I’m happy to share our first official Metabolic Meals review and report nothing but great things. We enjoyed our first delivery so much, we are getting our second shipment tomorrow (and our third is already in the books!). Here’s the scoop.
This post contains affiliate links* This post was updated in October, 2019.
What is Metabolic Meals?
Metabolic Meals takes the work out of healthy eating by delivering delicious, personalized meals made with fresh, gluten-free ingredients. I wrote a quick post about them last week, which breaks down their meal delivery service in greater detail if you’re interested. Meal plans start at $10.65 per meal. If you sign up with my link, you get 2 FREE meals, plus FREE shipping on your first week!
You choose your meal plan
Metabolic Meals offers two meal plans to choose from, either My Choice (you pick your meals) or Chef’s Choice (they pick your meals). With the My Choice option, you can choose 8-28 meals per week, each averaging around $10.65. With Chef’s Choice, you are offered a 3, 5 or 7 day structured menu, curated by chef’s and nutritionists. With the Chef’s choice option, you end up paying around $26.56 per day.
You are never locked into a subscription plan and can skip weeks as needed via their flexible delivery schedule. There is absolutely no cooking or prep required.
Simply re-heat and eat. Every Metabolic meal is free of gluten, wheat, soy, refined sugars, artificial colors, and artificial flavors.
Now, on to our official Metabolic Meals review!
Our first delivery
Last Friday, we got a huge (and heavy) box filled with 10 meals we chose from a menu they provided us. Since I knew I was going to be writing up this Metabolic Meals review, I picked everything apart, from the box packaging (recyclable thankfully, because there was a lot of packaging!) and portion sizes to the convenience and most importantly, flavor.
Since I’m being straight up honest in this post, our first concern was the portions. I received the Fit Portions (smaller portions) and the Hubby got the Performance Portions (larger portions), and, at first look, they seemed really small.
The good news is that the portions were absolutely perfect. When all was said and done, the meals were very filling and didn’t leave us hungry at all. 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!
Here’s what we thought of the meals
All in all, we thought the Metabolic Meals were really awesome and pleasantly surprising! We had never tried meal delivery before and had absolutely no clue what to expect.
We received 10 meals, so it broke out to 5 nights of meal delivery (woot, no cooking for me!). On the other nights, we ordered takeout 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 dish’s side was not the dish’s 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 disagreed. 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 (it’s my ex-boyfriend’s recipe) 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 in my humble opinion.
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 order 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
Will we be doing another Metabolic Meals review?
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