As a Paleo practitioner for three-ish years, I've come across countless rounds of people who have told me they were going to give the Paleo lifestyle a try, only to throw in the towel a few days in because they couldn't keep up in the kitchen. And also because, like Lindsay Lohan, they just couldn't turn down an opportunity to get white girl drunk. Either way, they probably would have been a lot more likely to stick with their newfound healthy lifestyle if they had a live-in chef...or maybe just Custom Fit Meals.
Custom Fit Meals is a meal-order delivery service specializing in Paleo, Primal, and otherwise "clean" eating ready-to-eat meals. I've told you about another similar meal-order business before here, but this one is a bit different because you actually get to choose the meals you want as opposed to just getting whatever is provided from a pre-determined menu. Not only that, but they only use grass-fed beef, free-range poultry, pastured pork, and organic local produce! PLUS, they have breakfast!! I'm sure a lot of you are all like "breakfast is the easiest to take care of, lazy!" but SCREW YOU! I wanted to be able to order my breakfast just as I would my lunch or dinner, and with CFM I can, so suck it!
But none of that matters if the food isn't good, so I took one for the team and tried a few dishes for you. I've created a completely arbitrary rating system for basically no other purpose than to use my face as scale, so make of it what you will!
First up, breakfast.
This is Bacon, Eggs, and sweet muffins:
I'll say this--their presentation isn't necessarily gorgeous, but they do what they can I guess. Presentation aside though, this was DELICIOUS! The sweet muffins were more like sausage cups filled with sweet potato mash, which was great, just not what I expected. The eggs were fluffy and not the least bit overcooked or rubbery, which I was initially worried about. And even though they were covered in bell peppers (one of the only foods I truly hate), I still thought this was an excellent breakfast.
The Breakfast Bowl
Another breakfast, this time, plated on a dish which made for a much prettier meal:
Again, every bite of this was fantastic--the eggs perfectly cooked, the sausage excellently seasoned and a delicious gravy, which there sadly wasn't enough of IMO since it pretty much got absorbed by the sausage after I microwaved it. The thing that really impressed me about this (and every other meal I ate) was how well seasoned, without being salty, everything was.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Let's turn our attention to the lunches/dinners.
Chicken Pot Pie
Mango Chicken Salad On-the-Go
Spaghetti Bolognesethis is one of my all-time favorite recipes. But I do love a good bolognese and was eager to see how CFM's would be. Not even the spaghetti squash could slow me down eating this. Another perfectly seasoned dish and hearty portion to boot! Generally, I finish a meal with several good bites left and hand it to Kyle to eat my "trash," but there was nary a morsel left when I was finished, it was that good.
Buffalo Chicken Salad On-the-Go
Another iPhone shot of my half-eaten meal, another cold lunch. This time, it was a buffalo chicken salad served over a carrot and jicama slaw. The spicy/sweet combination was delish. I was also impressed with how well the slaw held up--it wasn't watery at all!
This was by far the tastiest meal-order system I've ever tried, and given the--what I think is reasonable price because I shop almost exclusively at Whole Foods--price ($100 for 10 meals), it's a total no-brainer! The only thing you have to worry about is whether they deliver to your 'hood, which you can check here (make sure you're not using Google Chrome. I know...the one downside of the whole thing).
When I randomly met their VP of sales Scott in my apartment building, I immediately told him I had a blog with legions of fans (so I may have embellished...) and told him that if he wanted to give me some meals I'd try them and review them for all of you. He was generous enough to oblige and y'all get to be on the receiving end of my good fortune, because not only were ALL the meals entirely delicious--literally don't have a single complaint about any of the meals that I tried--he has also graciously extended a 10% discount on everyone's first week of orders! Use the code "CupcakesOMG" at check out. Then come back here and tell me what you ordered!!