The other day FitChef got in touch and said they wanted to send me a snack and I was all ‘Hey, sure! Whatevs!’ I mean, you can never have too much biltong and nuts in your life, right. But then they dropped off a huge box full of frozen meals, smoothies and more and oh boy was I glad. Their food is seriously delicious and fabulously good for you too. In fact, I don’t think my bod has seen this much yummy veg in such a short space of time since… gosh, maybe forever?
Anyway, let’s step back a bit. If you didn’t know, FitChef is currently South Africa’s leading ‘healthy and convenient food company’. They create a huuuuge array of healthy meals to fit just about every eating plan – from low carb or low cal to vegan, vegetarian and sports performance. Ordering up your meals is as simple as selecting which ones you want online and then you can collect them from their offices or have them delivered to your door. They also have a nice selection of ‘programmes’ to help make things easier. For example, they’ve got a 21-day weight loss/detox plan consisting of a meal plan plus 54 meals, 44 smoothies and a bunch of healthy snacks.
On the subject of smoothies, I really, really enjoyed their GAP variant, a surprisingly sweet (yet sugar-free) mix of grape, apple, beetroot, banana and pear (pictured up top).
As far as the meals go, I got to try several and there wasn’t a single one I didn’t enjoy. The standout, however, was the lentil and tomato bredie with sweet potato mash.
They also do a non-veggie version made with boerewors and that was epic too. Another winner? Ostrich potjie with mixed veg.
Despite looking squishy and unexciting in their little bakkies when frozen, each dish was brimming with flavour and varied ingredients. It wasn’t just a case of giving you a meat and a single veg – there was almost always an extra green thrown into the mix. Also, it was clear that each dish had been tried and tested for deliciousness for making it’s way onto the FitChef menu.
Speaking of delish, you have no idea how good FitChef’s famous beetroot brownies are!
If you’re a busy person who don’t has time to cook, can’t cook or simply want all the ‘thinking’ and prep work removed from the challenge that is eating healthfully, pay a visit to FitChef’s site. Their meals aren’t cheap (you’ll find all the pricing there) but they’re not outrageous considering what you’re getting. Many grocery chains, for example, have loads of ready-made-meals you can freeze, but unlike FitChef, most of them contain added sugars, gluten flours and preservatives.
Thanks again, FitChef! You’ve got a new fan.