Meal Plan Questions

HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE YOUR MENU?

Our team of Executive Chefs designed a menu rotation for 3 weeks. Once you have completed all three, then the menu starts back from the beginning. Overall, we have approximately 70 different menu items that you would be receiving in our rotation.

DO YOU HAVE GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS?

Unfortunately, we do not have a gluten free menu at this time. However, we are in the process of creating one, which should be available in a couple of months.

DO YOU PROVIDE SNACKS?

We do not provide snacks, since most of our meals are high in fiber and protein, which stabilizes blood sugar and lengthens the time of feeling hungry again. So for the average person, a snack would not be necessary. But if you require extremely high caloric meals for the day, this plan would work if you subsidized with additional snacks of your choice.

WHAT ARE THE CALORIE RANGES OF THE MEAL PLANS?

Our calorie counts for breakfast typically average 395 calories per meal. The lunch average is around 425 calories per meal, since we provide more complex carbs in the afternoon to keep you energized. The average calorie count of our dinners is 350 per meal. These meals are lower since they are designed to be leaner for your last meal of the day. Nutritional information on all meals can be viewed on our website. You’ll be able to view calories by meal as well as a cumulative total number of calories per day for your meal plan.

WHAT KIND OF WHOLE GRAINS ARE SERVED?

We use a variety of whole grains with high nutritional value.  Brown rice, wild rice and whole wheat pasta are some examples.

HOW MANY DAYS DOES THE FOOD LAST?

Our food is made fresh daily and flash frozen to preserve freshness. Frozen foods typically provide more nutrients, since the subsequent flash-freeze locks the vegetables in a relatively nutrient-rich state to prevent nutrient degradation.

CAN I FREEZE MY MEALS?

Our meals are delivered frozen and are meant to be kept in your freezer. Most meals will also last a full week if placed in the refrigerator.

WHAT ORDER SHOULD I EAT MY MEALS IN?

The order in which you consume your meals really doesn’t matter.  We do recommend that you eat a meal every 3-4 hours for best results.  The idea is to never feel too full or hungry.  This is what optimizes your metabolic rate to keep you satisfied throughout the day.

HOW DO I HEAT MY MEALS?

All meals are packaged in microwave safe containers for easy heating.  To warm your meals, open container and place the cover back on the container leaving one corner cracked open for ventilation.  For best results, heat on VEGETABLE mode until desired temperature is reached.  All microwaves vary.  Warming times can range anywhere from 2-4 minutes.  We do not recommend heating our meals on the HIGH setting as it can overcook the food.  Container may be hot.  Carefully remove container from microwave and enjoy.

WHAT ARE THE SODIUM LEVELS LIKE IN YOUR MEALS?

While we make best efforts to stay below the USDA guidelines of 2300mg of sodium per day, we cannot guarantee a minimum sodium content level by meal.  Any meals that contain seasoning or sauces, tend to be higher in sodium.

ARE THE MEALS APPROPRIATE FOR DIABETICS?

Yes, our meals are diabetic friendly, in that they do not cause a spike in blood sugar as compared to other types of meals.  We primarily use complex carbs which are high in fiber, take longer to break down and move slower through your system so sugar levels do not spike as quickly.

WHAT ARE THE CARB COUNTS IN MEALS?

We make best efforts to keep our carb ranges around 30 grams per meal.

WHERE CAN I GET NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT MY MEALS?

We provide detailed nutritional information on our website for your convenience.

HOW MUCH FOOD DO YOUR CONTAINERS HOLD?

The normal portion sizes for breakfasts are 8 oz. with entrees being 12 oz. The larger meal program food portions are 10 oz.-12 oz. for breakfast and 20 oz. for entrees.

HOW DO I AVOID RECEIVING MEALS WITH INGREDIENTS I DON’T CARE FOR?

You can set up to 3 food dislikes in your account.  Just email the ingredients that you would like to avoid, and we will make the proper substitutions.

WHAT DO I DO IF THE MEALS I ORDERED ARE NOT CORRECT?

Please contact Customer Service and we will resolve the situation immediately.

WHAT IS YOUR FOOD ALLERGY POLICY?

Lifestyle Meals cannot accommodate customers with severe or life threatening food allergies.  By signing up for Lifestyle Meals, you agree to our terms and conditions and understand that Lifestyle Meals is not responsible for any food related allergic reactions whether it be mild or severe.  We prepare our food in a facility that handles nuts, gluten, dairy, shellfish and other common food allergens.  If you have a severe food allergy, we cannot serve you.

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