How We're Approaching Meal Plans
We’re switching things up in the meal plan world! Our meal plans curated and tested by our in-house nutritionist Gabby, are broken down to fit specific dietary needs, lifestyles (looking at you busy parents!), goals, seasons, and more.
Choose a meal plan that works for you, and go have fun in the kitchen!
DISCLAIMER: These meal plans provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment.
Whole30 Meal Plans
The Whole30 diet eliminates grains, legumes, dairy, added sugar, alcohol, and processed foods from your diet. While following the Whole30 diet, you’ll focus on whole foods, such as vegetables, fruit in moderation, protein, and healthy fats. There are a tremendous amount of benefits to eating Whole30-compliant meals and snacks. Limiting the intake of these foods may help with reducing risk of disease, unhealthy eating habits, digestion issues, and low energy. It may also help you narrow down any allergy or intolerance you have that causes unpleasant side effects like bloating. If you choose to follow a Whole30 diet from start to finish, my number one tip for you would be to be sure you plan ahead and meal prep as it is very easy to fall off track with quick snacks or eating out.
The Gut and Skin Reset Meal Plan
The state of your gut affects so many aspects of your health including your mental health, immune system, risk of chronic disease and skin health. You may have heard of the term “gut microbiome.” This is where about 500 different microorganisms live in your large intestine. It is key to have a healthy balance of the “good” microorganisms. There are many ways to heal and balance your gut including a healthy diet low in processed, sugary and fatty foods. For the connection between your gut and skin health, adding certain dietary components, while limiting others, can help reduce acne, fine lines, discoloration and dullness.
We have a meal plan for you including all the components needed to “reset” your gut to promote healthy digestion, detoxification and glowing skin. This week’s meal plan includes highly alkaline foods, antioxidants, zinc and healthy fats. Outside of diet, for a healthy gut, be sure to be consuming plenty of water, getting a good night’s sleep, eat slow and work on lowering your stress levels. Be sure to read the “to reduce waste and save time” tips for each dinner!
Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan
The Mediterranean diet became trendy in the 1960’s when people started connecting a lower incidence of heart disease in those who lived Mediterranean countries, such as Greece and Italy. Many studies have now shown that the Mediterranean diet can cause weight loss and help prevent chronic disease. There is no one way to follow the Mediterranean diet since there are so many countries around the Mediterranean sea. Although they all focus on a plant-based eating approach rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood, nuts and legumes, and olive oil.
Along with moderate portions of dairy products and limited intake of red meat and refined products. Indulge in these Mediterranean-inspired dishes that are bursting with color, packed with flavorful spices and heart-healthy nutrients. Those who follow the Mediterranean diet also believe in moderate intake of red wine. So, cheers!
Plant Based Meal Plan
There are a variety of benefits from eating a more plant-based diet. A balanced plant-based diet is high in fruits, vegetables, beans and lentils, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. “Plant-based” can mean a number of things; vegan, vegetarian, simply incorporating more plants into your diet, and so on. To us, it means we love plants and their incredible benefits so we’re going to find fun recipes to incorporate more when we can!
This week’s meal plan includes all vegan and/or vegetarian recipes with vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and more providing you with a variety of flavors, cuisines, and nutrients. Be sure to read the “to reduce waste and save time” tips for each dinner!
Pregnancy and Postpartum Meal Plans
Pregnancy nutrition can be extremely overwhelming. Our registered dietitian and mamas with first hand experience, are here to bring you some ease, guidance, and support. First, know that it is not the best idea to dramatically change your diet once you get pregnant. Make some small changes that allow you to consume the nourishment and energy that you and the little one(s) need.
Of course, always consult with your doctor with any major dietary changes and any concerns you may have! Also, depending where you are in your pregnancy, don’t beat yourself up if you’re not crushing all the vegetables!
Low Carb Meal Plan
There are plentiful benefits to a low-carb diet, if you do it the right way. On one hand, eating a lot of carbohydrates can cause things like weight gain, decreased energy and spikes in blood sugar. Although on the other hand, eating a diet high in saturated fat increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Apart from weight loss, a low-carb lifestyle has been used for decades for managing diabetes and epilepsy. It’s currently being studied for its potential to protect your brain from memory problems, like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To ensure you meet your nutrient needs while following a Keto lifestyle, be sure to consume a wide variety of meals and consult with a Registered Dietitian.
These meals are the perfect examples of healthy, low-carb, nutrient-dense dinners as they all contain less than 20g of carbs, are high in healthy fats & protein and contain less than 10g of saturated fat per serving. Swapping out white rice and pasta and using cauliflower in two of the recipes means roughly 40 grams less carbs per serving. Your heart, mind, tummy will all ADORE this meal plan.
Weeks of Easy 30 Minute Meals
Some weeks you just don’t have enough time, or motivation, to cook dinner. Some people enjoy cooking all the time, while others find it a hassle. Believe it or not, we get it and we experience the same kind of weeks. That’s why we planned a week of meals for you that each take less than a Friends episode to put together. We included dramatic looking dishes that are actually so easy to make with a variety of flavors, nutrients and protein sources.