If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed a lot of my stories have shown my breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon snacks at work. (In case you missed it, you can see the stories on Instagram below my profile in my highlights.)
Like most people, I find it pretty difficult to prep healthy (and tasty) meals for weekday breakfast and lunch. I prefer a hot meal, which means I tend to just eat reheated leftovers for lunch (when there are leftovers, that is!) So I was quite interested in trying out some of the offerings from Snap Kitchen’s Low Carb Meal Plan.
Snap Kitchen was founded in 2010 in Austin, Tx and provides healthy, handmade meals for busy people. It was established on the principle that real food should be convenient and delicious. Snap Kitchen now spans two states with on demand delivery and 35+ shops located throughout Austin, Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia. Plus, they give back to their local communities by donating all non-purchased food to local charities.
The Meal Plans are weekly subscriptions of healthy food that can be picked up at your local Snap Kitchen, or delivered to your house. The plans are 3, 5, or 7 day subscriptions where you can choose which meals you’d like. Options include high protein, low carb, balance, whole30, paleo, and build your own.
To set up a subscription, visit snapkitchen.com and click on “meal plans” in the upper right corner.
Scroll down to “choose a plan” and choose whichever plan you’d like to try by clicking “order now” on the respective plan.
Then set up your plan options: calorie goal, how many days a week you’d like food for, and which meals you’d like to subscribe to. Click “next” when finished.
The next page lets you customize your order. Don’t like the option provided? Click “edit” and click “change or add items.”
Scroll through dietician recommended items and choose whichever sounds good to you.
You can review each day of your plan for the week ahead and edit as you see fit. When finished, checkout, choose to pickup or have delivered along with date.
The food comes nicely packaged and ready for your week ahead.
Pretty simple, right? So, how does it actually taste?
I’ve been pleasantly surprised with both the variety and the quality of the food. Some I naturally liked better than others, but the proportions great and the variety kept me interested. When something in my order wasn’t available, I received a text before delivery with options for substitution.
The first week, I ordered breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. The second week, I decided to just do lunch and afternoon snack. I appreciate that I can change what I get each week if I want, as I decide what makes the most sense for me.
Some of my favorites so far include: the chai cashew shake, the bbq chicken plate, the naked beef, and the almond crusted chicken nuggets.
Naturally, at home prep and meal planning is the most affordable option for tasty and healthy weekday lunches. However, I know that this is something I can’t consistently commit to doing, so I love Snap Kitchen as an option.
I haven’t done whole30 myself, but I can imagine this being a huge time saver and help to stay on track. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of what you can and cannot eat over those 30 days!
If you live in or near Austin, Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia, definitely check out Snap Kitchen. If you’re curious, but don’t want to commit to a plan, you can also drop in to your local store and take home some options to try.
Check out my Instagram highlights to see my real-time opinions on my Snap Kitchen meals!