In my previous life (that's the term I use to describe my life before children) I never made New Year's Resolutions. If I decided that I was going to change something or work to achieve some new goal in my life I just implemented it that day. But then kids entered my life and my schedule and my time felt like it was no longer my own to manage . I became this zombie like slave to a schedule of newborns with this new post partum body and surge of hormones that I was trying to accept. When I would finally become comfortable in my routine and get my eating and workout groove back on track, those babes showed me who was boss and started needing actual solid foods or started to walk, and my mojo seemed to fall face first off the wagon.
Enter 2018! I actually made a New Year's Resolution. I, along with 45% of the countries population, decided to commit to eating healthy and getting in shape. Since the fact that I made a NY resolution that everyone else made too, I'm using the statistic that only 8% of this 45% will actually live out their goal as my #WatchThisShit motivation. I get competitive trying to beat the odds. Wonder where my daughter gets it from, hmmm?
We are now 25 days into January and I have my workout routine and schedule down. I am not making excuses but I am making the time to handle ME! What I struggle with is super healthy meals and snacks that are as clean as possible with high protein, high fiber, low calories and have the good kinda fats. I have myself covered for dinner because I can plan that well in advance but sometimes I don't have the room left in my mom-brain to meal plan a weeks worth of quality breakfast, lunch and snacks for myself while the kids are in school.
Searching for some local meal delivery options, I found Thistle on Instagram. I have been searching for a pre-made meal delivery service that was mostly plant based and would allow me to detox with food. I am on my 4th day of my first week. To start, I decided to order 4 days worth of juices, snacks and lunch. The nice thing about Thistle is that with a 4 day meal plan, they deliver twice a week between midnight- 5am in the morning. The bag is sealed and on dry ice at my doorstep ready for me when I wake up.
I have been drinking the cold pressed juices as my breakfast while I drive my kids to school in the morning. For lunch, I eat one of their ready made salads and then a snack later in the afternoon a few hours before dinner. This 4 day meal plan costs me roughly $126. So, is clean eating delivery worth the green?
Here is the long and short of it. You can rest assured that you are eating quality and nutritionally well-rounded meals. You will be eating and drinking a rainbow of foods that are packed with nutrients and antioxidants and their meals seem to work with every type of food restriction or allergy group. So the question for me is can I really justify, or even afford, to spend over $500 a month on food for just myself? It's a lot, huh?!
I decided that for now, I am going to proceed with the cold pressed juices and the snacks because breakfast and snacks are where I struggle with eating on the run. Although my salads will not be as nutrient packed as what I was receiving from Thistle, I am more inclined to meal plan salads for the week than I am whip myself up a cold pressed juice or avocado cocoa mousse.
If you're searching for a healthy ready made meal delivery service, I really do encourage you to check them out. Their website is super informative and tells you what to expect as you detox with their food. They offer 2 free meals for every person you refer. If you are interested in trying and live in California or Nevada use code NIKI706 for 20% off.
If you are out of state, there are several food delivery options that are just as clean that can easily be sourced on Instagram. If you need help locating one in your area, shoot us an email.
Take a look at their site and decide for yourself if this service is suitable for your lifestyle and budget needs. Or, if you are just amazing at whipping up clean up eating meals, send us over your recipes so that we can share.
* This is not a sponsored post. I actually ordered a subscription to Thistle and the opinions and comments are my own.