About Your Food (old)
About Your Food
Let’s talk about the word “healthy” for a minute. We believe that words have meaning. But unfortunately, “healthy” has been so over-used that it’s come to mean very little. So we are going to define what we mean when we say “healthy,” and commit to serving you healthy meals.
Are sustainable for you (and for the environment, as best we can)
Are made from real ingredients, cooked in your community
Are influenced by the Zone Diet and clean eating principles
We don't believe in fad diets. Eating our meals isn’t a “challenge,” because when a diet is really difficult, you aren’t likely to stick to it, especially when life gets crazy. With our meals, you’ll be fueled for your day and you’ll have enough variety and taste to keep you happy. Now you won’t lose 30 pounds a week, but you will function as a normal person, going from lunch to dinner without feeling sluggish, or wanting to hurt everyone around you because you’re so hungry.
Our meals are also sustainable for the environment. Our chefs use seasonal vegetables whenever possible, and we encourage and highlight the use of organic, local, and humanely-sourced produce. We like the environment and want to do our part.
Real ingredients, locally cooked:
When we cook for ourselves, we shop the perimeter of the grocery store, filling our cart with fruits, veggies, meats, dairy and whole grains. We avoid preservatives and processed foods.
So when we started working with our chefs, we asked them to do the same thing. They fill their meals with real foods, and cook from scratch. You can be sure of this because we are transparent about their ingredients. We are posting the ingredients for each meal, and we are working on nutrition facts as well.
Oh man, this is the hard one. But we think of our dietary principles in two ways: portion control and nutrition breakdown.
If you’re familiar with the Zone Diet, we can say this pretty simply. Our meals aim to be 4 Block Meals. If your “zone” is higher than 4, supplement the meals with healthy snacks, a protein shake, whatever. If your zone is below 4, leave a little on your plate.
If you have no idea what that meant, don’t worry. Our meals aim to have about 28g of protein, 36g of carbohydrates, and 12g of fat. Now meals will vary- salads are lower carb than a spaghetti squash and bison meatball dish, but that’s what we’re aiming for.
But it’s not just about the breakdown of carbs, proteins, and fats. Our meals are made fresh, as in, the carrot was turned into a salad that day, so the nutrients make it to you. Finally, we aim to use foods with a low-glycemic index, meaning foods that are often called slower-acting, “good carbs” as opposed to the carbs that shoot up your blood sugar level.
One final note…we eat these meals. Every week. So rest assured that we really care about nutrition. We’re constantly working with our chefs to improve the nutrition of our meals, and if you ever have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please reach out.