Pete’s Paleo Review

ByElana KutscherOct.22, 2018

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In a Nutshell

Pete’s Paleo delivers 100% paleo meals that are prepared from fresh produce, cooked, and delivered to your doorstep. In other words, you get fully-cooked paleo meals that you can pop into the oven or microwave and enjoy, without the hassle of looking up recipes, shopping, and cooking. Various meal plans are available, including family and vegetarian options, and each week you receive a unique selection of tasty paleo meals.

pros

  • 100% paleo meals
  • Meals are pre-cooked
  • Most deliveries are free

cons

  • Pricey
  • You can’t choose your meals

Pete's Paleo meal kit box

Ideal For

  • People who want to go paleo
  • People who don’t have time to cook
  • People with gluten & dairy sensitivities

What’s Unique About Pete’s Paleo?

Pete’s Paleo meals adhere strictly to paleo principles. This means that all ingredients (poultry, meat, and produce) are organic, pastured, grass-fed, and non-GMO. All meals are also 100% allergen free (gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, nuts).

While you may think that eating paleo meals means you have to compromise on taste, Pete’s Paleo chefs use different spices and cooking methods to create delicious, flavorful food. Produce is seasonal, which means that each 3-month period the veggies in your meals will change; but even with the same selection of veggies, the variety in Pete’s Paleo meals is so large that you can order meals every week for 3 months and only eat the same thing 3 times.

In addition to all the healthy stuff going on, a huge benefit of Pete’s Paleo meals is that they come pre-cooked, which means you can come home from work at 7pm, pop a meal into the oven or microwave and start eating at 7:15pm. No messy food prep, no clean up, just nutritious, tasty food.

How It Works

Pete’s Paleo is pretty simple: Place your order by Monday night and receive your food by Friday. In the interim, farmers deliver their produce to the Pete’s Paleo kitchen the same day that it’s harvested and chefs whip up your meals, which can keep for up to a week in your fridge.

If you’re not sure which meal plan to choose, you can start with the smallest (5 meals, meaning 1 meal per weekday). You can change or cancel your subscription at any time, so you don’t need to worry about long-term payments.

When you get your delivery, you’ll see your meals in bags that are labeled “Meal 1,” Meal 2,” etc. This makes it easy to grab a bag and take it with you to work or heat it up at home.

Meal Options

Weekly menus are posted on the Pete’ Paleo website; at this point, you don’t get to choose what meals you receive, though you can choose whether you want pork included as a protein option or if you prefer a vegetarian plan.

All meals are gluten, soy, dairy, egg, and nut-free, which means they consist of poultry/meat and 2 vegetable side dishes. Each meal comes with 5-5.5 ounces of protein and 8 ounces of veggies. All produce is organic and non-GMO, and meat is grass-fed and pasteurized.

Weekly plan options include: 5 meals, 10 meals, 14 meals, Family plan (5 meals/4 servings), and a vegetarian plan of 10 servings.

Pete’s Paleo also offers keto, AIP Friendly, and Low FODMAP options, but these must be ordered separately from the meal plans and are delivered frozen. Other products that can be ordered separately include Pete’s Paleo bacon and bone broth.

 

Pete's Paleo meals

Pete’s Paleo Weekly Menu Example

Pete’s Paleo meals include fresh, seasonal ingredients, and thus the menus change every week. The weekly menu gets posted on the website and includes a short video of the different meals as well as a list. Here’s a sample video from the second week of Fall 2018.

Here’s the same menu in list form:

1. Roasted Pork Butt with Rutabaga Mash and Sautéed kale
2. Grass Fed Burger with Sautéed Spinach and Acorn Squash
3. Southwest Chicken Chili with Acorn Squash and Broccoli
4. Mint Ground Lamb with Sweet Potato and Sautéed Kale
5. Seared Steak with Fall Veg and Sautéed Peppers
6. Cajun Short Rib with Spinach and Roasted Butternut
7. Chicken Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash and Collards
8. Rosemary Pork Butt with Sautéed Greens and Beets
9, Roasted Duck with Roasted Eggplant and Sautéed Cabbage
10. Herb Turkey Breast with Roasted Cauliflower and Parsnips

Pete's Paleo meal options

Pricing

Pete’s Paleo is pricey, there’s no getting around it. But that’s the price you pay — literally — for eating truly healthy, fresh, and pre-cooked meals. There are different meal plans available to suit the number of people you’re ordering for as well as your dietary preferences (choice of extra side and/or protein, and vegetarian). You can also choose whether you want pork included in your meal plans (and there’s no price difference).

Pete’s Paleo Meals Pricing

Meal plansPrice per weekPrice per meal
5 meals$123$25
10 meals$189$18.9
14 meals$249$17.8
Family plan: 5 meals/4 servings$ 324$16.2
Vegetarian plan: 10 meals$129$12.9

Extra Side per Meal

Pete’s Paleo weekly meal plans can also come with an extra side of veggies. To receive that, you would have to pay $154.64 for a weekly plan of 5 meals ($31.64 extra and $20.9 per meal), $252.28 for a 10 meal plan ($63.28 extra and $25.22 per meal), and $337.59 for a 14 meal plan ($88.59 extra and $24.11 per meal).

Extra Protein per Meal

If you’re all set with your veggie intake, but would love to consume more protein, Pete’s Paleo has got you covered with an extra protein option. To receive that, you would have to pay $162.55 for a weekly plan of 5 meals ($39.55 extra and $32.51 per meal), $268.10 for a 10 meal plan ($79.1 extra and $26.81 per meal), and $359.74 for a 14 meal plan ($110.74 extra and $25.7 per meal).

Extra Side and Protein per Meal

If neither of these options cut it, and you’d like an extra side and protein per meal, that too is a possibility. To receive that, you would have to pay $194.19 for a weekly plan of 5 meals ($71.19 extra and $38.83 per meal), $331.38 for a 10 meal plan ($142.38 extra and $33.13 per meal), and $448.33 for a 14 meal plan ($199.33 extra and $32.02 per meal).

Pete’s Paleo Lite

Pete’s Paleo Lite offers the same healthy meals as the standard plan, but with slightly smaller portions. You can place a one-time order or sign up for a weekly subscription; each order comes with 7 meals that consist of 3.5 ounces of protein and 5 ounces of vegetables. The cost for 7 meals is $99 ($14.15 a meal).

Eat What You Love

Pete’s Paleo Eat What You Love option allows customers to pick and choose a minimum of 5 meals, which are delivered frozen and can be heated up at will. Shipping is free and prices vary according to each dish.

Pete’s Paleo Bacon

You can place a one-time order or sign up for a weekly subscription, both of which offer 4-10 lb of Pete’s Paleo bacon. Pete’s Paleo bacon is made from pastured pigs from quality ranches, is cured, not brined, and contains no sugars or sweeteners.

WeightPrice
4 lb$47.56
5 lb$ 59.45
6 lb$ 71.34
7 lb$ 83.23
8 lb$ 95.12
9 lb$ 107.01
10 lb$ 118.90

Help & Support

Customer support is available by email or phone Monday-Friday. There is also a comprehensive FAQ page that includes information about meals, delivery, shipping, and more.

Pete’s Paleo - It’s What’s for Dinner

Pete’s Paleo offers 100% paleo meals delivered right to your doorstep. You aren’t required to cook anything yourself — all you have to do is pop your food into the oven or microwave and enjoy. All food (poultry, meat, and produce) is organic, pastured, grass-fed, and non-GMO, as well as gluten, soy, dairy, and nut-free. Various plans are available, ranging from 5-14 meals a week, plus Family and Vegetarian plan options. Despite adhering strictly to paleo principles, Pete’s Paleo meals are creative and delicious, so you don’t have to compromise on taste in order to eat healthy every week.