Friday, February 21, 2014

fED Review ...

Y'all know I'm a girl who loves her food.

Protein. Carbs. Fats.

I don't care what it is as long as it tastes good.

I mean, I might as well have #eatallthethings tattooed on my forehead. That's the kind of love I have for food.

That's me inhaling BBQ roasted turkey breast from fED...
Fortunately for me, I was recently given the opportunity to review a Paleo meal delivery service here in Richmond called fED. And I have to say, I was not disappointed.

As you probably know, Paleo eating consists of eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts, the way humans did before the onset of overly-processed, artificial foods packaged in boxes; food that needed to be hunted or gathered. This food lifestyle avoids eating all grains, processed sugars, dairy and legumes.

Do I eat Paleo all the time? No.

But would I if I had someone to cook and prep all my meals for me? Sure thing! (A girl can dream ...)

And do you know what? fED offers exactly that - tasty, ready-made paleo meals.

fED was founded by a group of athletes at CrossFit RVA while participating in a Performance Nutrition Challenge. Trying to improve body composition, lose fat, increase athletic performance and better overall wellness, they followed a strict Paleo Diet. Eating well and sticking to the program was made easier by planning out their meals for the week and preparing them ahead of time. As a result they benefited from weight loss, reduced body fat and improved athletic fitness and general lifestyle well being.

They soon made healthy, delicious, ready-made meals available to the Richmond CrossFit community by delivering meals directly to the gym.

All of the meals are cooked and packaged by restaurant chefs in Richmond and delivered fresh, not frozen. fED's goal is to support your healthy eating habits by making these meals available to you through a weekly pre-order service and advocating the education of nutritional wellness.

a weeks worth of lunches from fED ...

Such a great idea, right?

The meals were absolutely delicious and uber healthy. With only a handful of ingredients and nothing artificial, fED offers a fantastic alternative to your standard ready-made lunch or dinner. Each meal will run you around $11.50 and side dishes/soups are on the order of $4-6 each. What I love is that this service is an excellent tool for meal planning. Plus, there are no contracts, so if you are traveling or don't like the menu options, you can skip a week. 

Bacon wrapped chicken breast. Delicious.
So, I know you're wondering how it works. It's really quite simple:

1. Sign up for their weekly newsletter HERE

Menus are posted each Sunday evening for the following week. You'll receive and email each Sunday to let you know the new menu is available. You have until Noon on Wednesday of that week to submit your orders for the following week. Space is limited at each drop location so get your orders in early.

2. Select the items you’d like for the week.

There is a minimum of $55 for all orders. (But, you can combine orders with a friend).

3. Check out and pay for your meals.

All orders are personalized and delivered to your selected drop location on Sunday evening and available for pick up during open hours starting Monday.

So what are you waiting for? You know you're hungry!

Disclaimer: I received a week's worth of meals free of charge from fED. However, the opinions stated here are 100% my own.


Haluk Ural said...

Thanks for the write up. Sent some Paleo bars your way today. I'm sure there'll be some more meals coming your way too... Thanks again!

Tara Newman said...

We can go get matching tattoos! I like to #eatallthethings too. I would have had a blast trying out that service. Need to find one of these on Long Island.

Pam said...

I AM behind. Last I remember, you didn't eat meat!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!! I wish i would live a little closer.