A growing trend in Las Vegas, health-conscious meal preparation and delivery services offer programs tailored to your diet and delivered to your doorstep. This type of service isn’t new, but here’s the twist: The food is actually delicious. And flavorful recipes (think grilled filet mignon) attract the most discriminating foodies, while respecting their dietary goals.
“This service seemed like a no-brainer: Healthy and delicious food delivered to my door every morning? Sold!” says Rachel Wenman, a Fixt Foods customer. Wenman’s day job as senior brand marketing manager for 9Group keeps her busy, sometimes with minimal time to choose something nutritious for lunch. She says she decided to try Las Vegas-based Fixt Food because she is always on the go and rarely has time to cook. Wenman used the healthful meal-delivery service as an alternative to relying on restaurants, where there is less control over portion size, fat and calories. “I lost weight immediately, and it took away all the stress about eating right,” she says.
If you have a hectic schedule, but don’t want to order pizza or greasy Chinese food (again), consider prepared meal deliveries from one of these Las Vegas-based services.
Fixt Food offers healthful gourmet meals that cater to your diet, and the meals rotate daily. You choose the number of meals delivered, the total calories and the number of days. You can even choose your own entrées. Some of the menu items include grilled vegetable and goat cheese omelets, grilled filet mignon with asparagus, pepper salmon, Thai beef salad and chicken paprikaish. “One of my favorite meals was their gluten-free protein-filled pancakes with berries for breakfast,” says Wenman, who found it difficult to find gluten-free, low-calorie meals. Daily meal delivery starts at $27.30 for two meals, 900-8790, FixtFood.com.
Delivering citywide, Fresh+Life Cuisine offers tasty meals like herb-roasted chicken, brown rice and squash. Other items include hearty salads, turkey sandwiches and baked goods. If ordering from Fresh+Life Cuisine, make sure you get some of chef Courtney Rogers’ fresh-squeezed juices, such as cucumber and parsley, carrot with kale and aloe, and carrot with cabbage juice. Meal prices start at $10, 624-6134.
The Skinny Healthy Chef
It was only a matter of time before healthy food went mobile in food-truck form. The Skinny Healthy Chef delivers tempting creations, including a wild-caught salmon burger and grilled chicken sandwich, to your neighborhood. The lime-green truck can often be seen at corporate centers, sporting events and other businesses. You can also have the truck cater your next healthy special event. Individual meal prices vary, 756-1056, SkinnyHealthyChef.com.
Greens & Proteins
For those looking to lose weight, Greens & Proteins offers a no-fuss meal program based on 500 calories per day spread over two cooked, packaged and ready-to-go meals per day, plus fruit, which you can buy on your own or from Greens & Proteins for an additional $2.50 per serving. Each meal includes a 4-ounce serving of protein and two cups of vegetables per meal. When you fill out your weekly form, you can choose from entrée options such as Angus burger, shrimp or tilapia with vegetables, including spinach, cabbage and asparagus. Each meal costs $10, so two meals per day plus tax will run you about $155 per week. While there’s no delivery service available, you can pick up your orders on Mondays and Thursdays, and have them ready to go for the rest of the week. 9809 W. Flamingo Rd., 541-6400; 8975 S. Eastern Ave., 541-7800, GreensandProteins.com.