Meal Prep for Busy Moms: No Cooking Required
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Finding time to plan, prep, and cook is hard for anyone holding down a hectic schedule, but it’s especially tough on parents. Fortunately, we a have solid solution. In this blog, hear firsthand from five busy moms about how the convenience, nutrition, and variety we offer helps them nail meal prep by:
In a perfect world, we’d all have plenty of time every week to plan recipes, prep ingredients, and cook healthy food the family will love. But it doesn’t usually work that way for busy people. Many working parents don’t have time to prep meals or grocery shop, and that can leave them scrambling to figure out a culinary game plan.
Research shows that only about half of American adults spend any time cooking on a given day, plus about 17% of those adults have irregular work schedules.
The cooking odds are clearly stacked against you, so how can you guarantee your family is getting the nutrition it needs?
That’s where we come in. Our meals are healthy, fully cooked, and designed to save you time. And considering the ever-growing statistics on childhood obesity and diabetes, we’re serious about promoting healthy eating from an early age.
We asked a group of real-life mothers to tell us how deliveries of nutritious, high-quality, ready-to-eat meals save them hours of precious time during the week and make them feel good about what their families are eating.
Although each mom loves us for different reasons, they all said that Metabolic Meals helps them:
Cut Through the Chaos
It’s 5:45 on Tuesday night. The kids are starving, and you just walked in the door. In approximately 15 minutes, a serious meltdown WILL occur if dinner isn’t on the table. Sound familiar? With a fridge full of Metabolic Meals, you’ll never fear another meltdown. Take it from mom Tricia, who loves how our meal delivery service helps to simplify weekday dinners.
Our Sweet and Sour Grass-Fed Beef Meatballs with Vegetable ‘Fried’ Rice
“It’s quick and easy,” Tricia said. “After working all day, helping with homework, and running the kids to activities, it’s easy to pop one in the microwave and have a nice nutritious meal.”
Mom Alice agrees. “I love that it is so simple. It saves a lot less stress around meals.”
Alice relies heavily on the convenience of Metabolic Meals after her husband’s injury in a car accident left the majority of domestic duties to her.
“My husband has a traumatic brain injury and that leaves a lot of the responsibility for errands, taking our son to and from activities, plus work on my shoulders. Having Metabolic Meals has helped me reach for something healthy instead of defaulting to fast food.”
Mom Kim also loves how Metabolic Meals streamlines the process of meal prep. Not only does it take care of her family, it takes care of her, too. She brings meals to the office for a week’s worth of healthy work lunches.
Our 2-pack of 4oz Grilled Chicken Breasts is perfect for on-the-go meals.
“I try to eat clean, but I have no time in the mornings to get everyone ready and make myself a healthy lunch before leaving for work,” she said. “I just bring five meals with me on Monday and choose whatever sounds good each day.”
Like Kim, mom Melissa loves taking Metabolic Meals to the office because “both my husband and I were eating out every weekday for lunch. He was spending $10 or more a day on fast food. Now we’re eating healthier and saving money.”
Eat Cleaner Ingredients
Ever look at a nutrition label and have no idea what you’re reading? Relying too much on processed, out-of-the-box foods means you and your family are probably consuming large amounts of artificial ingredients and high levels of refined sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fats. Luckily, you can offset the ill effects of processed foods with a diet of nutrient-dense whole foods – which is exactly what our team of chefs and nutritionists use to create all of our meals.
Food quality is extremely important to Melissa.
“I worry that my boys get the proper nutrients each day,” she said. “It can be hard to make sure that they are eating enough protein and veggies on a daily basis, especially with a 3-year-old. With Metabolic Meals, I know we are getting quality, healthy meals.”
Everything we make comes with a label detailing ingredients and allergens, so you’ll always know exactly what you’re feeding the fam. We use organically-grown ingredients and grass-fed, free-range proteins along with heart-healthy fats that help support your family’s wellbeing. All of our meals are gluten free, soy free, and contain nothing artificial.
Mom Cindy considers the “healthy and clean, organic and unprocessed ingredients” to be the main advantage of Metabolic Meals, while Tricia chose Metabolic Meals over other meal delivery services specifically because we use ingredients of the highest quality in all of our entrées.
Find Favorites for Everyone
It’s true that the convenience and nutrition offered by our service are fantastic, but let’s face it – if the meals don’t taste good, nothing else matters. Neither you nor your family are going to stick with a healthy meal plan if the food isn’t any good. That’s why we collaborate with a team of classically-trained chefs and professional nutritionists to drive up the delish factor.
We offer something for everyone, from picky kids to diabetic dads. Our ever-rotating menu of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks offers variety other meal services can’t compete with, plus everything is ready to eat in under two minutes.
The variety of meals we offer makes it easy to please everyone.
“I’ve done meal prep kits in the past,” said Tricia. “I loved the recipes, but they weren’t always low carb or low fat. Even if they were quick to cook, it still took time I didn’t have. I chose Metabolic Meals because they offer more options.”
Melissa – and her son – also loves the variety.
“My 3-year-old son eats the meals all the time,” she said. “His favorite is the meatloaf. Bison, yak, and beef, he eats them all. He also loves the Grass-Fed Beef Bolognese and Grass-Fed Bison Meatball Pomodoro.”
Tricia has become a more adventurous eater, discovering new favorite foods thanks to Metabolic Meals.
“I have tried different foods I never thought I’d eat,” said Tricia. “I grew up in a family that only ate corn and carrots as veggies. I’ve been exposed to more. Love Brussels sprouts!”
Kim’s family can’t get enough of the Grain-Free Cassava Fudge Brownies.
“They’re everyone’s favorite,” she said.
And in both Alice’s and Cindy’s houses, pizza reigns supreme. Ours are made with gluten-free crust and all-natural ingredients, so Alice and Cindy can feel good about feeding pizza to their families.
For millions of American households, the struggle of the weeknight meal rush is real – but we can help. Convenience, nutrition, and variety are three of the biggest factors why moms use Metabolic Meals. With our meals delivered straight to your doorstep, planning, prepping, shopping, and cooking can all take a backseat to family time.