You get off work, hit the gym or studio, and are literally near starvation when you realize you have NO food at home. So, you impulsively swing into the first dinner joint you see and order an item off the menu you would never cook for yourself.
Or maybe you missed meal prep day on Sunday (brunch with friends is more fun), so you end up eating out for lunch and dinner all week. Been there-- way too often.
It’s one thing to have a steady workout regimen, but working out is only one part (in actuality, only 25%) of physical health. Nutrition matters. For health, and when you’re trying to see certain results. An analysis of more than 700 weight loss studies found that people see the biggest changes when they eat smart. So, what do you do if you are too busy to cook (or have no skills in the kitchen), but really want to have a well balanced diet? You may want to consider a meal delivery service, such as the Cincinnati based Iron Office Nutrition.
Iron Office Nutrition is making our lives easier by taking the leg work out of eating healthy. They use fresh, never frozen, mostly local ingredients (nothing bagged, canned, and no preservatives) from Creation Gardens, Findlay Market, and Pics Produce. All meals are made in house at the Findlay Kitchen, a non-profit food business incubator, located in the heart of the historic Findlay Market district. Their on-staff chef team (all with impressive resumes including a sous-chef from Boca) curates seasonal menu items that can be ordered the week prior with the click of a button.
What we love about them is that everything is customizable. You can build your own meals, and they will portion everything out for you. Or, you can order their pre-planned meals which consist of a protein, starch, and vegetable. Each meal clearly states whether it’s gluten-free, vegetarian, or containing spice. If you have an allergy or intolerance, you have the ability to customize or modify each meal accordingly.
I had the opportunity to give them a try last week. I placed my order on their website on Thursday (the day they are due-- what can I say, I'm a natural born procrastinator), and ordered the Sweet Potato and Pulled Pork Hash with Eggs and Tomatillo Salsa (gluten free), the Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Rice and Mango Cabbage Slaw, and their chocolate blueberry protein muffins (gluten free). Tyler threw in their fan-favorite, the Turkey Bolognese with whole wheat pasta and sauteed greens. Not going to lie, I was real skeptical about the idea of reheating eggs. But let me tell you…. the hash was by far my fave. I would literally eat it every day. And the chocolate blueberry protein muffins taste sinful, but are actually packed full of good-for-you ingredients with minimal sugar and no inflammatory gluten.
The meals stay good for up to a week, so a Sunday delivery date means you have 10 meals to eat all week long. If you don’t get through all, they can be frozen and reheated. Brilliant. Looking to feed a family? Iron Office also accommodates family style orders.
They also can do corporate or private party catering, which we utilized for our “Strong Girls Can” event on Sunday. Tyler came prepped with everything to feed a group of 20 ravenous women after an intense sweat sesh with Kelly Amshoff Fitness.
If you are on the go, have a desire to eat healthier, and like the idea of having 10 meals prepped for you at the start of the week by an executive chef, you might want to give Tyler and his team at Iron Office Nutrition a try. They are offering 15% off all CincyStateOfBeing followers with the code State_of_being15.
If you do give them a try, let us know your thoughts!