Healthy Eating Made Simple with Tasty Meals from Power Supply DC
Eating healthy is important, but not always the most convenient when juggling a demanding job, long commute times and a packed social calendar. After getting home from a stressful day of work, running errands and waiting on the metro, the last thing most of us feel like doing is spending an extra 30-45 minutes cooking a well balanced, healthy meal for ourselves. Meal prep is a good way to prepare for these situations, but even that requires a good chunk of your Sunday night being taken up by grocery shopping, cooking, and organizing meals for an entire week.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could have pre-made (but not frozen & processed,) healthy meals waiting for you at home or work that required no more effort than 90 seconds in the microwave to prepare? Let us introduce you to the solution to your problems: Power Supply DC!
Power Supply is essentially the city-dwelling, healthy food lover’s dream. They connect local, DC chefs with healthy-minded people who don’t have the time to prepare their own meals but still want to eat healthy. The chefs used by Power Supply are required to meet certain standards including using local produce when possible, antibiotic and hormone free meat, and organic ingredients when possible while always emphasizing quality and taste.
Users can log onto the Power Supply website and browse all the meals offered and decide which ones they’d like to try that week. The meals fall into three main categories (though you’re totally welcome to mix and match, if you’d like): Paleo (mostly protein veggies and healthy fats with minimal carbs,) Vegetarian (veggies, eggs, nuts, seeds, still a high protein content with minimal soy,) and Mixitarian (a meat & veggie combo with easy to digest complex carbs such as quinoa and brown rice.) All Power Supply meals are gluten and dairy free, use natural oils, and can be customized for certain food preferences (low sugar, no fruit, etc.)
So how do these yummy meals relate to your workout routine at VIDA? Power Supply currently has meal pick-up refrigerators in the lobbies at Verizon and Metropole, with more coming soon to other VIDA locations. Once you pick your meals online you’ll select your pick-up location and your meals will be delivered every Monday and Thursday, depending on how many you order per week. Payment is made online so no transaction is required with the front desk upon pick-up. Simply grab them out of the fridge after your workout and you’re good to go!
The benefits of using Power Supply’s meal delivery service are immeasurable. From the words of our own Registered Dietitian Cat Taylor (a regular Power Supply customer,) having these meals handy can help individuals stick to regulated, healthy eating patterns that they may not be able to on their own.
“So many of my clients would eat healthfully if they had someone cooking for them. Power Supply is the next best thing!” says Cat.
Not only are the meals packaged in just the right portion sizes for a balanced lunch or dinner, but you can use your individual meal code on the front of the packaging to look up a full list of micro and macro nutrients for your meal on the Power Supply website. You’ll know exactly how many grams of protein, fat and carbs you’re putting in your body without the danger of over-eating.
“Portion control is one of the biggest challenges I see in my clientele. You can end up eating what was supposed to be six days of food in three days and not even realizing it. Portioned and packaged meals cut down on this problem,” says Cat.
Since Power Supply meals are fresh and never frozen, they’re meant to be eaten in about four days. They offer three different sizes to choose from that range from 250-850 calories per meal, depending on what your activity level and caloric needs are.
Being able to grab your meals ready-to-eat on your way out of the gym simplifies healthy eating ten-fold. Can’t find a pick-up location that works for you? Sign up for home delivery for an additional premium and have your meals for the week delivered right to your door!
Unlike the processed, frozen meals you’ll find in the grocery store’s freezer, Power Supply meals are actually delicious. There’s so much variety on the menu that you’ll never get bored eating the same thing over and over again. Visit mypowersupply.com to start browsing and trying new yummy foods this week!