There once was a day in which people actually cooked for themselves. Unless its for special occasions, that day has come and gone.
Whether it's eating out with friends, picking up some Chipotle on the way home, or pizza delivery, it seems like no one cooks on weeknights anymore -- and it's pretty hard to maintain a special diet without doing so.
If you haven't heard or done so yourself, a number of people have turned to meal delivery services. Easy enough for most people, but vegans, not so much.
Now DeliverLean has teamed up with SexyFitVeganTM Ella Magers to offer daily delivered vegan meals.
Starting this month, the program provides customers with portioned, calorie-controlled vegan meals that are dropped off to customers' homes or offices, as required. The meals combine plant-based proteins with fruits, veggies, and complex carbs that have been designed by DeliverLean's executive chefs.
DeliverLean Executive Chefs James Donato and Andrew Whiteman created the plan with Magers, a vegan, personal trainer, and founder of sexyfitvegan.com. With meal combinations ranging between 900-1400 calories per day -- 300-400 per meal -- the dishes were designed to be environmentally conscious and mostly organic, avoiding the
"The great part about the SexyFitVegan™ DeliverLean plan is that it creates a smooth transition for people wanting to start in the direction of enjoying the vast health benefits of going vegan without being overwhelmed by the process," says Magers.
Available in two, four, and eight week increments, the plans include breakfast, lunch, and dinner with cold-pressed organic juice options from OnJuice™.
Breakfast item options range from cultured coconut parfait with pineapple, walnuts, hemp seeds to tofu scramble, southwest style with black beans, peppers, onions and sliced tomato and open-face sandwich on Ezekiel bread with tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato and low fat veganaise.
Options like Thai lettuce wraps with peanut dipping sauce; greens, portabella mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, pine nuts and balsamic salad; or a veggie burger salad featuring a sun burger, greens, tomato, cucumber, and avocado with an olive oil and herb vinaigrette are available for lunch.
Dinner can include dishes such as roasted whole peppers stuffed with beans, quinoa and mushrooms; raw nori roll with seaweed salad; and curried green lentils with roasted root vegetables.
Depending on the package orders, meals are priced at $9.95 to $11.95. To encourage sign-up, the program is offering a four week plan at $7.95 per meal with two days free or a two week plan at $8.95 per meal with one day free.
Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.