Guess what? Some weeks this is REAL LIFE MEAL PREP and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
While it's very true that a lot of times what we actually need to be doing is saying "HELL NO" to things so that we can "YES" to other more important things (including downtime - and this is a whole other issue because of our culture of "busy-ness") it is ALSO perfectly OK to have fresh and healthy meals delivered to your door if that's what you need to live your healthiest life. You do you.
This past week, more than a couple of my clients have expressed guilt about relying on or even thinking about using a service like this. I say screw that because we the last thing that we as women need, is another goddamned thing to feel guilty about - especially if it helps us nourish our bodies so that we can take care of what we need to take care of. I look at a service like this as a form of self-care. Sometimes self-care looks like a massage, a long soak in the tub with a book, a night off from parenting...and other times it looks like a paper bag full of healthy and delicious fully cooked, prepared and ready to eat meals to get you through your damned week delivered to your house!! Can I get an AMEN?
Would I rather see my clients eat this way instead of ordering pizza or take-out a couple of times a week because they have overloaded schedules. I would also rather they didn't sacrifice their own mental health (thinking they have to do everything) at the expense of their physical health. It is not a competition to see who can make the most healthy and delicious and organic meals for their families while working full-time, being a good mom and volunteering. There is no prize for that except for stress, resentment or some sort of stress-induced disease.
Finding what works for you is important, and if this helps you out, even if for a short period of time, then here is your permission to do so - if you needed it.
If you're in Calgary, below is a list of some places I'd recommend for healthy and prepared meals delivered to your home:
Lean on Meals https://leanonmeals.ca/ (referral code: http://leanonmeals.refr.cc/stacyy for $20 off)
Fit Kitchen! https://fitkitchen.ca/ (More options and I know the owner personally - he's a great guy)
NutriMeals https://nutrimeals.ca/ (Haven't tried it myself yet, but know someone who does and loves it)
And, here is a list of some of the meal-delivery kit services out there, which can also be helpful and great to get kids cooking with you!
Better Prep https://www.betterprep.net/ (I went to school with the proprietor)
Chef's Plate https://www.chefsplate.com/
Hello Fresh https://www.hellofresh.ca/
Let me know if you try any of these!
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