Most people know that in order to eat healthy it’s generally a good idea to cook the bulk of your meals at home. The problem is that planning, shopping and preparing is time-consuming and, let’s face it, not fun for everyone. That’s why meal delivery services are becoming popular these days, specially those targeted to the fitness crowd.
Eat Me Primal started their operations recently, offering delicious paleo/primal meals cooked with top quality sustainable ingredients. The meals are ordered by an online form and (at this stage) picked up from Primal NRG Fitness gym in St Peters. Because the whole point is saving time while nourishing your body with healthy food, you order multiple meals at a time. And here’s the best part: the more you order, the less you pay per meal. Half of the meals are ready for you to pick up on Mondays, half on Thursdays. That way you have fairly fresh food all week long.
These are the mouth-watering dishes that are currently offered:
- Grilled garlic and black pepper rump steak, pumpkin and broccoli
- Slow cooked balsamic beef short ribs with sautéed purple cabbage, onion and green apple
- Slow cooked lamb and pumpkin curry with “cauliflower rice”
- Bacon wrapped chicken thighs with sweet potato, broccoli and green beans
- Indian spiced lamb meatballs with baked sweet potato, sautéed kale and tomato based sauce
Go ahead and check out their Facebook page to see photos of the meals, as well as the complete ingredients lists.
Owners Ray and Lucy held a few taste tests recently. I was invited to one of them, with mixed paleo and non-paleo attendance. We all absolutely loved the food and we all pretty much agreed in our favourites, which are included in the current menu.
My favourites were the balsamic ribs and the lamb & pumpkin curry, followed closely by the bacon-wrapped chicken thighs. Not only the main protein sources were delicious, but the sides were also very tasty and perfectly cooked (i.e. not raw, not mushy).
Lamb & pumpkin curry
Bacon-wrapped chicken thighs
I’ll leave you with the photos of the meals that are not (yet?) in the menu, to whet your appetite:
Spiced pork loin
We were treated to the perfect dessert to match the wonderful flavours we had enjoyed: paleo banana bread served with grass-fed butter and 85% dark chocolate.