Healthy gourmet meals, made for you, and delivered fresh - never frozen - nationwide? To this busy girl, that sounded pretty great.
I love cooking and baking and spending quality time with my kitchen, but sometimes life gets crazy and having a few days, or a week, where the food just magically shows up ready to eat can be a godsend. Enter Healthy Chef Creations!
Healthy Chef Creations' menu is spa-inspired and delivered weekly all across the US in individually packaged meals, snacks, and desserts that are fresh and never frozen.
As long as you transfer them to your fridge immediately, they'll last for a week. It's healthy, it's fresh, and the dishes are even tempting to non-healthnuts.
They offer meal delivery programs and a la carte meals suitable for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and/or people on gluten-free diets. You can customize your meals accordingly! And it's always natural and organic.
I tried two days of vegan meals. There were delicious apple cinnamon muffins with pistachios and grapes for breakfast, tortilla chips and fresh veggies with vegan ranch for snacks, 2 spa juices for a green pick me-up, two sweet mini desserts for when the sweet tooth strikes, and nutritiously balanced lunches and dinners in recyclable, BPA-free plastic TV dinner trays.
|Healthy Chef Creations Spa Juice|
None of the food is labeled with ingredients or nutrition information, which is a bit disappointing for the curious, but the juices tasted good and were light and refreshing.
|Healthy Chef Creations Veggie Platter with Ranch|
The white bean vegetarian chili opened and made a bit of a mess in the box. Bummer!
But once I poured the soup into a bowl and heated it up, it was delicious!
There are plenty of yummy white beans, it's flavorful and hearty, and not at all runny.
I'm always skeptical of vegetarian soups and chili, because I've had too many experiences when they've been runny, bland, or otherwise unsatisfying. But this one made a great lunch on a cold, rainy Saturday, especially with the crunchy tortilla chips!
I liked that they packaged the wrap and the hummus/veggies/oil (in its own container) separately, so the wrap didn't get soggy. I also liked that they chose a whole grain wrap! The veggies were crisp and the hummus was creamy and flavorful. Another yummy lunch!
The brownie looked a little chocolatier than it tasted, but it was still delicious. I liked that it was nicely dense and not too cakey.
I don't normally eat many fake-meat or fake-cheese products, so I was skeptical of this meal at first. But there were lots of almonds (YUM) and chopped apples with raisins, so I knew I'd love at least that.
Overall, I really enjoyed my Healthy Chef Creations experience and would definitely recommend them when you're busy or need a healthy nudge to reset unhealthy habits. I would order again!