This 2019, it appears that there’s a trend when it comes to healthy eating habits. As one might notice, there are now so many available healthy meal delivery services to choose from. It doesn’t matter if you’re just changing your eating habits or looking to shed some pounds, they all offer tasty and healthy meals that fit into your diet. Whether you’re cutting back on the calories or sticking to the keto or pescatarian diet, there will be a meal provider that goes right up your alley.
Some people might be thinking that all of this is plain silly. Contrary to what they believe, these services work well for those with a busy lifestyle or for those who simply don’t know how to cook complicated dishes. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why individuals order from these meal providers.
They save a lot of time
People leave their houses early and come home late. A day’s work is already very demanding. Arriving home to lots of chores and no food can make one even more tired than they already are. Between trying to get adequate sleep, commute to and from work, and completing your daily workload, there’s almost no time for recreational activities, much less go grocery shopping and cooking your meals.
There’s no doubt that meal delivery services save you a lot of time. What would have taken you 1 hour to prepare is now down to 3 minutes in the microwave. It’s very efficient and it immediately frees up your day, allowing you to accomplish more.
They’re way healthier than fast food
Some people just don’t have enough time to prepare their food. Because of this, they buy take-out meals from fast-food chains. They’re quick to eat, dispose, and forget about. What consumers don’t realize is how many of these they actually have in a week. When you’re short for ideas of what to eat, it’s very easy to rely on fast food.
The meal deliveries can be a good alternative to that. The good thing about signing up for these is that you get much healthier food (which keeps you full longer) for more or less the same amount that you spend eating out.
They’re extremely convenient
The meal delivery services post their menu for the following week ahead of time, allowing you to choose between many different providers. It’s also easy to order because it can be done by visiting their website or contacting the company number. Even the payments are hassle-free with wire transfers via banking applications or online wallets like Paymaya or Paypal. Every step of the way is brimming with convenience, a perfect fit for this fast-paced age.
There’s a lot of popular meal providers out there and here are a few of them to get you started:
Dear Diet Delivery PH
Dear Diet Delivery PH (or Dear Diet) was established in 2015. People often say that eating healthy food is expensive, and they wanted to combat that very notion. They focus on providing delicious and nutritious food that is easy on the wallet. To liven things up, sometimes they have themes for the week’s menu such as All-Filipino, American-Filipino, Japanese-Filipino, or even Japanese-Italian cuisine!
They offer four menus: Balanced, Balanced-Pescatarian, Keto, and Keto Pescatarian, which are all available for 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2000 calories. Some parts of Metro Manila are considered for free delivery.
They also accept used and cleaned plastic containers at the end of the week where they return it to the manufacturers to make plastic chairs. A con of meal delivery services is using way too much plastic, and Dear Diet appears to be one of the few (if not the only) meal provider that has an environmental-friendly initiative to combat this.
V Kitchen Manila
V Kitchen prides itself on being 100% vegan and gluten-free. They use organic ingredients, completely avoiding MSG, refined sugar, and preservatives. The owners know that vegan food has a bad reputation for tasting awful, and they want to prove that wrong. Aside from providing lots of health benefits, a vegan diet also helps the Earth.
They ask for the physical activity, goals, and meal concerns of the individual when ordering so that they can customize the diet depending on the goal, may it be weight loss, muscle gain, and/or fat loss. They serve rice only once a day, but there is an option to upgrade to Organi Quinoa or Cauliflower Rice. Pasta is served only once a week.
Right from the info sheet that they require before ordering, it’s very evident how committed they are to providing the best vegan meals for their customers. They want people to know it’s possible to improve one’s eating habits while simultaneously saving the Earth.
Although a lot of meal providers are recently established, Diet Diva Foods Phils. Inc. (or Diet Diva) has been serving budget-friendly healthy meals to Filipinos since 2012. It has been featured in many publications and media outlets as one of the best local diet delivery services.
They have four meal plans: Diet Diva Signature Meal Plan (portion-controlled), GLOW (gluten-free, low-carb, and low-sugar), Lean Machine (high-protein), and Diet Diva Mama (for moms and moms-to-be). They base their diets on the fact that 1200 calories are the recommended minimum daily calorie intake for a healthy weight loss. They do have 1500 and 2000 calorie meals, depending on the chosen meal plan.
The Diet Diva team has a Nutritionist-Dietitian that prepares the meal plans of the organization, committing to their goal of helping their customers lose weight in a healthy way.
The rise of meal plan providers in the Philippines is a good indication that more people are doing their best to commit to healthier lifestyles. Before trying anything, remember to check it out properly and see what will work best for you. Meal delivery services do accommodate special arrangements for allergies and other medical conditions, so don’t worry. Enjoy eating healthy and delicious quality food!