We all know the importance of eating healthy. Nutrition affects not only our physical appearance, but also our overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy for everyone to eat healthy throughout the week. Packed schedules, odd working shifts and busy lifestyles can make it difficult for many people to be able to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families.
Fortunately, several meal prepping services have popped in Coastal Virginia over the past few years. These companies prep healthy, ready-to-eat meals for customers who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but don’t have the time or the desire to do the meal prep themselves.
For Paolo Vergara, founder and owner of Swol Food, meal prepping began as a way to help out some friends at work who wanted to eat healthier. Word began to spread about the delicious, healthy meals Vergara was prepping, and soon he had enough clients to rent out a kitchen, as well as bring on a business partner and several employees.
“A lot of the people who order from us work in office settings or are single parents or parents who stay home and are busy keeping up with daily tasks,” says Vergara. “Instead of opting for fast food, Swol Food offers them a healthier alternative.”
If you are ready to cut down on the takeout and start eating healthier, check out these local meal prepping companies servicing Coastal Virginia:
Swol Food provides healthier on-the-go food options for the everyday athlete. Each meal comes with roughly 30–40 grams of protein, 25–35 grams of carbs and 8–18 grams of fat. Non-dairy, low-carb and gluten-free options are available. They offer delivery and have multiple pick-up locations in Coastal Virginia.
Real Food Meal Prep is a vegan meal prepping service providing fresh, plant-based meals to Coastal Virginia customers. They offer delivery or pickup at their location in Chesapeake.
Boxed Gourmet focuses on prepping fresh, custom-designed meals to help customers meet their health and fitness goals. Customers receive a personalized meal plan based on their specific macronutrient needs and food preferences. Boxed Gourmet delivers meals to customers in the Southside, Peninsula and Williamsburg.
The goal of Best Meal Prep Ever is to make it easy and affordable for customers to never eat fast food again. They provide a fresh, rotating menu of home cooked meals to customers who want to eat healthy all week long. They offer delivery, or customers can pick up their meals at one of three Juice Bar locations.
Healthy Gourmet Xpress wants to help their customers smash their goals with gourmet meals that are healthy and delicious.
Body BEASTro is meal prep by fitness addicts. Ingredients are locally sourced, and customers can choose between the BEASTro Builder menu, which is low in fat and higher in protein and carbs, and the low-carb, low-fat Lean BEASTro option. Locals can opt for delivery or pickup at the Virginia Beach location.
Paleo-To-Go offers small-batched meals, locally prepared and free of additives, refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, gluten and dairy. Customers can choose to have their meals delivered or to pick them up at one of several Coastal Virginia pickup locations.
A busy lifestyle shouldn’t have to equal an unhealthy lifestyle. Coastal Virginia’s meal prepping services are making it possible for locals to have access to nutritious, tasty meals to help them meet their goals and maintain their health, no matter how hectic things get.