I’ve mentioned it many times, but one of the main secrets to success is Planning! And the key is to use your free time to do so. Yesterday, I took the time to sit down and plan out what I would cook for dinner Monday through Thursday night and what I would want for lunch to take to work. I knew that I would have a very busy week with no time to head to the supermarket and I didn’t want to be left ordering in takeout or getting expensive lunches from midtown.
My solution: Fresh Direct. I usually love going to the supermarket, choosing my produce, and looking for new products, but sometimes the convenience factor wins! And in NYC we are lucky to have an amazing food delivery service (they are not paying me to write this).
What’s great about Fresh Direct is not only the high quality of the products, but they have the nutrition facts for everything they sell! And you can even sort by various nutrition parameters. For example if you’re looking at bread – you can sort by fiber and it will arrange all the breads starting with the highest fiber content.
I also think Fresh Direct’s 4 minutes meals are fabulous. These are fresh (not frozen) meals that come in a special microwave container that you literally cook in your microwave (ie the chicken is raw). There are so many options including ones under 500 calories and meals from Eating Well magazine. Many of my clients love these meals – and find it’s nice to have a hot lunch during the day that’s portion controlled, nutritious and meets the standards of their on-site RD.
Have you ever used Fresh Direct? If you live outside of NYC do you have on-line supermarkets?