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eating evolvd: heathy meals delivered (giveaway)

January 18, 2016

I've never been one for new year's resolutions but I did have a few too many Christmas cookies this year, and when January rolled around I was ready to lighten things up. Except the thing is, I hate cooking. I'm terrible at it and I have no time. Soooo.... that makes eating healthy tough. You know?

 

Not anymore.

 

A few weeks ago I found out about a new Ottawa business making wholesome paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals, and they're delivered right to your neighbourhood. Meet Eating Evolvd!

Eating Evolvd is a 100% gluten free meal delivery service with menu choices that include paleo, vegetarian, and whole food meals. You can order anywhere from 3 to 10 chef-prepared fresh meals per week, and they'll be ready for pickup at your local gym, CrossFit, or or yoga facility.

 

What's that? Your gym or studio isn't on the list yet? No problem! You can either choose pick-up at the closest participating location or shoot the Eating Evolvd folks an email to get your favourite fitness studio on board.

 

Their mission is to make healthy eating convenient and delicious for everyone, and this totally takes the guesswork out of cooking nutritious meals. Here's how it works in a nutshell:

Easy, right? I've got a $100 Eating Evolvd gift card to give away so take a peek at this week's menu and start thinking about what to order!

 

Paleo meals

Sweet Heat Fingers and Fries: boneless chicken breast, eggs, butternut squash, bacon, onion, garlic, tomato paste, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar,worcestershire sauce, molassess, cloves, paprika, coconut flour, tapioca starch, chili pepper paste, black pepper, sea salt, honey, garlic powder, extra virgin olive oil.

 

Beef Fajita & Slaw: beef, onions, sweet peppers, cabbage, carrot, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, coconut flour, tapioca starch, eggs, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil.

 

Chicken Poutine: boneless chicken thighs, sweet potato, carrots, curry powder, garlic, onions, cauliflower,  vegetable stock, thyme, chili paste, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, tapioca starch, sea salt, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil.

Gluten-free meals

 

Sweet Heat Fingers and Fries: boneless chicken breast, eggs, butternut squash, bacon, onion, garlic, tomato paste, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar,worcestershire sauce, molassess, cloves, paprika, coconut flour, tapioca starch, chili pepper paste, black pepper, sea salt, honey, garlic powder, extra virgin olive oil.

 

Beef Fajita & Slaw: beef, onions, sweet peppers, cabbage, carrot, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, coconut flour, tapioca starch, eggs, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil.

 

Chicken Poutine: boneless chicken thighs, sweet potato, carrots, curry powder, garlic, onions, cauliflower,  vegetable stock, thyme, chili paste, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, tapioca starch, sea salt, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil.

Vegetarian Meals

 

Broccoli Quinoa Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries: broccoli, chickpeas, quinoa, whole grain dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, olive oil.

 

Vegan Coconut Quinoa Curryquinoa, onions, garlic, carrot, tomato, ginger, curry powder, cayenne pepper, vegetable stock, coconut milk, sea salt, black pepper, cilantro, agave nectar.

 

Vegan Fajita & Mexican Rice: tofu, brown rice, onions, sweet peppers, cabbage, carrot, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, coconut flour, tapioca starch, eggs, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil.

Looks pretty good, eh? This ain't diet food, this is real food.

 

And in case you've been wanting to add more real food to your diet, Eating Evolvd just launched their 2016 Real Food Challenge. This is all about choosing real, wholesome, made from scratch meals, whether you want to loose weight, gain weight, or just eat healthier. You decide what size suits you, pick your meals, and add them to your cart. Then they'll work with you via email to find out what you like, what you don't like, and any allergies, then they'll custom-build your menu. 

 

Each meal plan is designed by a registered dietitian, prepared by a professional culinary team, and contains no refined sugars, preservatives or processed ingredients. 5-day plans that include a total of 10 meals start at just $110, and you can upgrade your plan to include larger portion sizes, daily breakfasts, and plenty of snacks.

I priced out a 5-day plan that included daily breakfast, lunches, and dinners, plus 3 snacks per day (that's 15 snacks in total, these folks don't want you going hungry!), and the total came to $197.50. Are you kidding me?! That's an entire work week of absolutley zero cooking for yours truly, plus healthy, nutritious meals AND heaps of snacks. For under $200.

 

I'm ashamed to say that when I'm busy I often resort to fast food, but can you imagine what a week of take-out would cost me? Don't get me wrong, I love me some delivery every now and then, but it ain't cheap and it sure ain't healthy.  

 

I've now tried several of EatingEvolved's meals: African chicken with spiced green beans; Spicy African chicken, Texas chili with sweet potato, Chicken fajitas and slaw, and Spicy Carribean dream (salad in a jar!). All were delicious and filling, and I'm now thinking seriously about ordering a full meal plan when my busiest stretch at work hits in a few weeks. But enough about me, let's talk about you. And get you some meals!

GIVEAWAY

 

Hungry yet? Good, because I've got a $100 Eating Evolvd gift card to giveaway to one of you lucky readers! Here’s what to do:

 

REQUIRED ENTRIES:

 

1. Like EatingEvolvd on Facebook.

2. Like Amy in 613 on Facebook.

3. Post a blog comment below telling me which menu item you really want to try.

 

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

 

3. Post an Instagram pic of an Eating Evolvd dish you want to try and tag @eatingevolvd and

@amyin613. Double points if you also tag it with #realfood613.

 

4. Tweet an Eating Evolvd dish you want to try and tag @eatingevolvdOTT and@amyin613. Double points if you also tag it with #realfood613.

 

5. Share this link on Facebook and tag the Amy in 613 Facebook page in your post.

 

Contest closes at 12:00 noon on Wednesday  January 20, 2016. 

 

20% OFF FOR AMYIN613 READERS

 

But there's only gonna be one winner, and you knew I wouldn't leave the rest of you hanging, right? When you place an order on EatingEvolvd.com, enter promo code "AMYIN613" at checkout and get 20% off your order! Healthy eats for less, there you go. If you place an order I'd love to see pics; let's compare lunches! Bon appétit.

 

 

UPDATE

 

Congratulations to Jennifer Mulligan, the lucky winner of a $100 Eating Evolvd gift card! Enjoy those broccoli quinoa burgers you were hopeing for, Jennifer.

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