Soups are a miracle food -- they warm you up on cold days and make a filling and satisfying meal, all while being pretty low-calorie. They feel like a good healthy option, but I'll admit I've fallen victim to the less-than-healthy options from my corner lunch spot. Who doesn't love a rich tomato cheddar or creamy asparagus? But the reality is that between all the heavy cream and salt, those are as bad for you as a slice of pizza. I recently started seeing a lot of gorgeous, colorful soups on Instagram and I went on a scrolling spree because I knew I had to get them. When I learned that they were packed full of superfoods and nutrients, plus GMO-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan for optimal wellness, I couldn't wait to try them. In addition, I also discovered that Splendid Spoon has smoothies too. I was hooked.
Splendid Spoon is a service that makes ready-to-eat, nutrient-dense, plant-based smoothies and soups. They want people to eat great, save time, and feel amazing. They send soups and smoothies to your house or work, no cooking required. You can sign up for meal plans based on weekly or monthly needs. Mix and match, pick your favorites — the plans include 40+ chef & dietitian designed meals with the freshest whole ingredients, and nothing else. I selected a weekly plan that had a variety of soups and smoothies so I could try everything. I'm busy and one of those people who eats everything at my desk, so I had it sent to my office.
While I try to eat a healthy breakfast, I often find myself eating a protein bar because it's 10 AM and I'm starving. For my first day, I grabbed a Raspberry Cacao smoothie for breakfast. It was chocolatey with a hint of rose water and tasted amazing! The smoothie had 155 calories per serving and is packed with nutrients, so it gave me energy without weighing me down. For lunch, I tried the Carrot Lentil Curry and it tasted like I was being treated at a fancy restaurant. Lunchtime was what really impressed me most. Not only was my soup delicious—smoky, spicy, and filling without being heavy — but also chock-full of fresh herbs and contained way less sodium than canned soup. I didn't have the bloated feeling I'd become used to and I was excited to try more flavors heading into the week.
Since I work long hours and don't leave the office for meals unless I absolutely have to, not having to chase down my lunch saved me time. I love seeing the breakdown of ingredients with less sodium and sugar than my usual go-to's. Splendid Spoon's meals are all made with wholesome, healthy ingredients like their Chickpea Harissa Tahini, which is seasoned with paprika, garlic, ginger, and coriander. The weekly delivery I ordered came with one smoothie, one hearty stew, and one sippable reset soup, like a Carrot Tumeric Elixir, for each day of the week. I like to save up my cleanses and do a one-day cleanse every other week, to keep myself flushing out toxins and feeling light and energized.
By the time the first week had passed, I could tell my body was thanking me for taking such good care of it. I noticed that most of my soups only had about 400 calories each, but kept me satisfied until evening, so it wasn't surprising when I discovered I'd lost 2 lbs without making any other changes. Plus, I was saving money — Splendid Spoon's meals are only $9 each, which is huge savings compared to my $15 Thai delivery habit. The best part is I don't have to spend hours prepping in order to make changes, since Splendid Spoon delivers everything I need, ready to go. After week one, I went ahead and got monthly deliveries, and haven't looked back. With so many meals to choose from each week, I can customize my orders, and I feel better about my eating habits. I now feel more nourished, less bloated, and I'm loving all these new meal options.
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