Do you ever walk in the door at 7:00 pm starving after a long day of work and wish you had your mom’s healthy home cooking waiting for you? I do. Almost every night. I typically finish up my work day around 6:30 and by that point I am ravenous. My dinners are light due to my own lack of motivation to cook. I will have a sweet potato with fruit, left overs from lunch or some oatmeal. I cook for clients and usually prepare a decent lunch so I just want to eat and curl up with my iPad when I get home.
So for a week I decided to try My Power Supply. I first saw the company logo on a small refrigerator in an office building gym I use with one of my clients. I opened it up to see several packaged meals with various names printed on the labels. The literature attached to the fridge read GLUTEN FREE-DAIRY FREE. I was instantly interested. I grabbed a brochure and went home to do some research.
MPS is a meal delivery service that provides healthy flavorful dishes made with whole foods by local chefs in the Washington DC Metro and in LA. You can pay to have the food delivered directly to your door or chose one of the MANY pick up locations near your home or work for free delivery. I picked up my meals from Beloved Yoga about a mile from my house.
When you make an account you can chose meals centered around animal protein, vegetables or a mix of the two. I chose mixitarian (their term) meals but then went in and customized to my meals to mostly vegetarian dishes after reading some of the selections.
Next you chose the size of your meals. I chose the boost which are the lowest in calories and portions. I was afraid I would be unsatisfied but I was not at all!
You can chose to receive 3-5 days worth of meals. I did three days, which consisted of three lunches and three dinners. If you want to receive only lunch dishes or only dinner dishes, you can choose that option.
Below you can see what I received for the week.
As for cost, I found MPS to be a good bang for your buck. With the new customer discount I spent $48 on 6 meals. That is about what I would spend at the grocery store for the whole week (about 10 meals). However, I did get variety and the ease of just opening a container.
The meals I ordered cost $9/meal without the discount. Not bad right? I think if you are notorious for eating out at lunch during the workday or eating crap when you get home after a long day, this is well worth the money. I do think that if you are completely capable and motivated to prep your own meals, it is not worth the money. It is all about priorities. I know the week I used MPS I loved just coming home and eating my little contained meal. I liked not having to think. That being said, I prefer preparing my own meals when I have the time. I know what I like and what my body responds well to.
I started taking photos of my food because I thought I would share them with my readers. I used just an iphone and they all look terrible. So keep in mind that these all looked much more appetizing in person. Here are two of my vegetarian dishes I enjoyed. The Sweet Potato Pancake with Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad and the Lemony Quionoa with Butternnut Squash, Pecans & Sauteed Spinach.
My favorite Meal was the Moroccan Tempeh Salad with Beets, Butternut Squash, Pistachios and Greens but of course I was busy that day and forgot to snap a photo.
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