Do you ever have one of those days where you come home from work starving, yet have zero energy to cook a wholesome meal? Yeah, me too. And while convenience foods are, well, convenient, they often have preservatives, questionable ingredients, and high sodium levels. Going out to eat is an option, but is gets expensive fast. So what’s a hungry vegan to do? Try Greenlite Meals, of course!
Greenlite Meals is a California-based online marketplace offering up a diverse selection of healthy plant-based meals delivered straight to your home or office. All meals are created with carefully selected ingredients and no preservatives so you can eat healthier and feel better without taking too much time out of your already busy day. Allergy-friendly options are plentiful and there are even drinks and desserts. Meals arrive frozen in environmentally-friendly packaging and are labeled with easy preparation instructions. Most of the preparation instructions require a microwave, which I do not own. So I made my meals in a saucepan on the stove when applicable.
I was sent the Kick Starter which included the following mix of meals and snacks:
- Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal
- Magic Maca Cereal
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Pumpkin Curry Stew with Quinoa
- Tempeh with Citrus Quinoa & Beets
- Falafel Plate with Sweet Potatoes
- Meatless Meatballs with Marinara and Peas & Carrots
- Fruit n’ Nut Balls
- Banana Yogurt
- Carrot & Coconut Scramble
- Fruit Bar
- Maple Nut Granola
- Trail Mix
- Chia Pudding
I absolutely love quinoa so the first meal I tried was the Tempeh with Citrus Quinoa & Beets. This beautiful entree is comprised of fluffy, citrus-spiced quinoa, braised tempeh, beets, and green beans. I actually ate this meal cold, salad-style and enjoyed every last bite. The flavors were fresh and light, but it was also quite filling.
The following day I made the Falafel Plate with Sweet Potatoes–a mix of chickpeas, sweet potatoes, red peppers, onions, black beans, cilantro, and spices. I wouldn’t normally think to pair black beans with falafel, but it was quite a nice combo! I could see myself tucking this entire meal into a pita for an on-the-go lunch.
Considering I have a massive sweet tooth, it only made sense to sample some of the desserts. These Fruit n’ Nut Balls are made with a handful of simple ingredients: dates, almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, mango, and shredded coconut. I had one before a long bike ride and felt energized the entire time. I love bite-sized treats!
I think my favorite meal was the Pumpkin Curry Stew with Quinoa. Sweet potatoes, chickpeas, pumpkin puree, zucchini, squash, red onions, coconut milk, curry paste, and spices complement each other for an authentic and hearty dish. I admittedly ate this outside on a warm, sunny day but think it would be ideal as comfort food in colder months too.
A few of my other favorites included the Maple Nut Granola, Trail Mix, and Carrot & Coconut Scramble. Overall, Greenlite Meals are fresh-tasting, vibrant, and delicious. The ease of preparation makes busy days feel more relaxed and there’s no need to worry about artificial ingredients or preservatives–everything is made with whole foods!
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