By Be Well Health Coach Jackie Damboragian
In an ideal world, we’d all cook our food from scratch. But the reality is, for most of us, that doesn’t happen everyday. When we’re working with patients in the office, we hear a lot of them say that the fast paced NYC lifestyle impacts their time and bandwidth to not cook any of their meals at all. The problem with this is that most restaurants use poor quality oils, such as soybean and canola oils, and use low quality ingredients, such as non-organic meats and farm raised fish. If you’re just transitioning to a cleaner diet or on the Be Well Cleanse, using a food delivery service can be quite helpful, especially for those with a busy schedule. Even if it’s to fill some gaps (just knowing your lunch will always be healthy), the option can be valuable when you’re trying to eat well and there aren’t many other options around. Below you’ll find some of our national and local faves.
National Meal Delivery
Pete’s Paleo: High-quality meal delivery that focuses on protein, veggies and healthy fats. You can choose from as little as five meals a week up to the family plan. They have a vegetarian option too.
Premade Paleo: Offers a wide variety of meal and snack delivery, all made from high-quality ingredients. Delivers in a BPA free flash frozen package.
Green Chef: Certified organic, Green Chef is the high quality version of Blue Apron. With customizable meals options such as vegetarian, omnivore, carnivore, pescetarian, gluten-free, and paleo, this is a great option for anyone wanting to prep less but also be able to assemble and cook meals at home.
Local Delivery in NYC
Food Matters NYC: Chef Tricia Williams, who created all the recipes for Dr.Lipman’s new book, 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat , is our go-to recommendation for our NYC clients. Her food is high quality, sourced from organic, fresh and locally grown food and is gluten free.
Provenance Meals: All of the meals are also gluten, dairy and sugar free. You can place an a la carte order or choose one of their pre-bundled options. They source from local vendors and use organic ingredients.
Again, the meal delivery services can be a great option for Be Well Cleansers. Check out the 2016 Spring Cleanse Workshop starting May 9th for extra support in reaching your goals and eating clean as your embark on the Cleanse journey.