We all search for fast (yet healthy) meal solutions; here are some Indianapolis options that may help you to meet your dietary goals.
Healthy meals can take a long time to cook from scratch, and while I do enjoy cooking there just isn’t a lot of time for it. Luckily, there are healthy meals in the Indianapolis area, so fast food can be avoided.
Downtown, a new coffeeshop with Grab-N-Go healthy meals, called Artie’s On Central opened in 2017. These images are from their Facebook page:
The owner of this restaurant started with a fresh meal delivery service, and it is called Artie’s Paleo On The Go. We have enjoyed these meals since early 2014.
They offer a rotating menu each week, and you order online for the next week’s delivery date. The meals are dropped off mostly at local Cross-Fit gyms (you can pick the most convenient one), placed into the refrigerator there, and then you pick them up at your convenience.
Artie’s website lists 45 pickup locations as of today, and even though you may not be a member of the cross-fit gym, you are welcome to enter to get your healthy meals! I’ve never had a problem with our food disappearing or being stolen from a Cross-Fit gym. This map, from the Artie’s Paleo On The Go website, shows locations where fresh meals are delivered. The website hints of direct-to-your-home delivery coming in the future, as well!
[Edit 2021-04: service has been renamed as Fork & Function]
Reaching out online for distant, specialty meal prep services, we have three more tried-and-true favorites.
First, there is Ketoned Bodies in Hoboken, NJ. Their special niche is Ketogenic meals. Order from their website, and meals are frozen and shipped on dry ice to your door. Their website explains that they only use the highest quality ingredients like 100% Grass-Fed Beef and 100% Pastured Poultry and Pork… never using Grains, Glutens, Soy, GMO’s, Preservatives, and Canola or Vegetable Oils. As well, they only cook with stainless steel cookware! Their logo is copied here:
(The following are healthy meal kits with pre-measured raw ingredients. Healthy home cooking made quick and easy! The concept is the same as Home Chef™ and Blue Apron™)
Second, Sun Basket is out of California. This is a meal kit delivery service that sends pre-measured Non-GMO & Organic ingredients for the meals you choose, so that you may easily cook them in your kitchen. . Organic and sustainable ingredients & delicious recipes are delivered weekly, chilled on dry ice. All Sun Basket meals have nutrient-dense recipes featuring organic and sustainable produce, hormone and antibiotic-free meats, and sustainably sourced seafood.
Sun Basket is the first meal kit service to obtain the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check certification. Lean & Clean (AHA Healthy Heart), Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, & Mediterranean, all with larger Family-size ordering options. Choose any recipes you like each week, regardless of your selected/preferred diet. Meals are ready in about 30-45 minutes, no grocery shopping required! You can skip weeks, too, no problem.
Pre-made (“heat & eat”) entrees can be ordered instead of a meal kit, making things even faster to get food on the table whether at home or work.
Third, Green Chef has meal kits delivered to your door and specializes in KETO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Carnivore, Paleo, and Omnivore meal plans with subscriptions available every 1, 2, or 4 weeks.
Reliable online sources for clean meats shipped on dry ice to your home.
US Wellness Meats for 100% Grass-Fed Beef. As well, their sugar-free breakfast sausage made from pasture-raised Heritage Pork that experience a free-foraging life, supplemented with only Non-GMO feed. Whole 30-approved items can be found grouped together on this page and AIP-friendly listings are found here.
Indiana’s own Seven Sons Farms also provide 100% Grass-Fed Beef, and Non-GMO free-ranged pork & chicken products; they have a storefront too.
Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics offers real, wild-caught Alaskan Salmon, other ocean catch, canned & pouched tuna/salmon/shrimp/crab, and best of all, frozen organic wild Blueberries!
We’d like to hear from you. What sources of pre-made, healthy meals in the central Indiana area would you recommend to other readers? How about meal delivery services? Share your experience in the comments section!
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