Metabolic Meals Review

Scott HirschByScott HirschAug. 12, 2019

In a Nutshell

Ten hours a week. That’s how much time Metabolic Meals estimates it will save you on shopping, meal planning, and cooking. The health-conscious meal delivery company offers organic meals made from scratch by world-trained chefs and delivered straight to your door, ready to heat and eat. The menu features American, Mexican, and southwestern-inpsired dishes made with grass-fed beef, heritage meats, and locally sourced ingredients.

pros

  • Meals made from scratch
  • Organic ingredients and grass-fed proteins
  • Mexican and southwestern-inspired dishes

cons

  • Meat-heavy menu not ideal for vegetarians
  • Only 2 meal plans

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Ideal For

  • Busy professionals looking to improve their diet
  • Health-conscious eaters who lack cooking skills
  • Those with food allergies or other dietary restrictions

What’s Unique About Metabolic Meals?

Metabolic Meals is working to remove the stigma from “health food.” Its chefs hail from around the world, having trained in New York, London, San Francisco, and at the Culinary Institute of America, and bring their culinary sensibilities to the table with dishes such as apple cider chicken and grass-fed bison burgers, which are as healthy as they are tasty thanks to the team of nutritionists and food scouts. This chef-nutritionist partnership has yielded a robust menu of entrees that feature organic and gluten-free ingredients sourced from local farmers. Each meal is made from scratch and served ready to heat-and-eat, allowing you easy access to healthy meals that don’t compromise on flavor.  

How It Works

Ordering from Metabolic Meals is simple. First, choose from the My Choice plan or the Chef’s Choice plan. If you choose My Choice, you simply mix and match from a weekly rotating menu of meals. You can choose anywhere from 6-28 meals to be delivered the following week. 

If you choose the Chef’s Choice plan, a weekly box will be created for you based on your preferences. These include:

  • How often you’d like your meals (choose from 3, 5, or 7 days per week)
  • Which meals you’d like each day (choose 2: breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
  • Portions (choose from a weight-loss and maintenance portion, or the increased performance portion) 
  • Snacks or no snacks

When choosing the Chef’s Choice plan, you will also be asked which day you’d like your order delivered.  

After you’ve selected your plan or individual meals, simply go to the checkout and enter your payment and shipping information. You can skip a week or cancel at anytime without penalty, so there’s no commitment. Your meals will be delivered straight to your door in insulated packaging made from recyclable materials. Every dish will include heating directions that are simple and require no additional cooking needed. 

Meal Options

Metabolic Meals’ menu features a robust line-up of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Every entree includes detailed descriptions showing its calorie counts and nutritional information, as well as heating directions and icons that signify gluten-free, paleo, and low-carb dishes. The meals themselves feature Mexican and southwestern-inspired flavors along with American regional specialties and global fusion dishes. 

Favorite Dishes from Metabolic Meals

1. Apple cider chicken 

All-natural chicken marinated all night in apple cider vinegar and cold-pressed olive oil, caramelized on the grill and served with broccoli and toasted sunflower seeds.

Prep & cook time: Reheat in oven at 350 degrees until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, or heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes 

252 calories, 31g of protein, 14g of carbs, 8g of fat

2. Grass-fed bison burger

Juicy bison patty seasoned with garlic powder, paprika, and cumin, topped with a tangy aioli sauce, and served with a Mexican-style side of riced cauliflower, broccoli, organic corn, and pinto beans.  

Prep & cook time: Reheat in oven at 350 degrees until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, or heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes 

386 calories, 33g of protein, 14g of carbs, 22g of fat

3. Huevos rancheros turkey chorizo scrambler

Zesty Mexican-style breakfast of turkey chorizo sauteed with free-range scrambled eggs, accompanied by black beans and topped with pico de gallo and cilantro   

Prep & cook time: Reheat in oven at 350 degrees until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, or heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes 

257 calories, 22g of protein, 4g of carbs, 17g of fat

Pricing

Metabolic Meals offers 2 pricing plans. The Chef’s Choice is a structured meal plan designed by chefs and nutritionists to provide you with a week’s worth of meals. You can choose between 3, 5, or 7 days per week. You’re also given the choice of which meals you prefer (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and the portion sizes on certain dishes. The prices vary depending on how you design your meal plan, but here are a few examples of a Chef’s Choice plan.

Example 1 of chef’s choice meal plan:

  • Lunch and dinner for 5 days a week
  • Weight-loss and maintenance portions (350 cal, 50g of protein per meal)
  • No extra snacks
  • Price: $129.95 + free shipping

Example 2 of chef’s choice meal plan:

  • Breakfast and dinner for 3 days a week
  • Increased performance portions (est. 600 calories, 50 g protein per meal)
  • With snacks
  • Price: $102.95 + free shipping 

Example 3 of chef’s choice meal plan:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 7 days a week
  • Weight loss and maintenance portions (350 cal, 50g of protein per meal)
  • No extra snacks 
  • Price: $209.95 + free shipping

The My Choice plan lets you choose anywhere from 6-28 meals off the rotating menu. You can mix and match between breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks and desserts. Orders of 15 meals or more receive free shipping. Here is a sample of meal prices: 

  • Wild-caught cod and corn cakes with root vegetables: $12.17/meal (fit portion)
  • BBQ grass-fed yak burger with dijon mustard potato salad: $13.17/meal (fit portion)
  • Garden-fresh summer pasta with Italian chicken and sausage: $12.17/meal (fit portion)
  • Grass-fed beef breakfast sausage with sweet potato wedges $10.67/meal (fit portion)
  • Family-style Cassave fudge brownies $18.91 for 4 servings

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Help & Support

You can reach Metabolic Meals by phone or by email. For general questions, email info@mymetabolicmeals.com. For questions regarding billing, delivery, or plan details, email customerservice@mymetabolicmeals.com. During weekday hours you can also call at 855-355-6325 and speak to a customer service representative, who are available Mondays through Fridays from 9am-5pm CT. 

Bottom Line

Metabolic Meals’ major selling point is the quality of the food. While there are many health and diet meal plans out there, Metabolic’s menu sparkles with creativity and culinary influences that are genuinely elevated by their healthy ingredients—see the apple cider chicken with toasted sunflower seeds—rather than bogged down by them. Though most of the meals feature meat and poultry, and won’t be ideal for vegetarian and vegan eaters, they offer a truly culinary spin on healthy food that makes for a well-rounded, well-balanced meal plan for health-conscious customers interested in eating healthy without sacrificing flavor.

Scott HirschByScott HirschNov. 19, 2019
Scott is a content writer who has worked as a special education teacher, lifestyle writer, and researcher. He enjoys literature and travel and believes that a sense of wonder and curiosity is the key to living a fulfilled life.
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