About a year ago, I decided it was about time that I changed my diet to include a wider variety of fruits and vegetables.
I've always eaten pretty well, but I'd gotten into that inevitable take-out/ fast food/ frozen meal rut that happens when you get your first office job. I also take a multivitamin, but there's nothing quite like eating fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. I started going to the local farmers market at the weekends to stock up on fresh produce and followed a bunch of health bloggers for recipe inspo.
But, I constantly ended up either not having enough time in the morning to get up and make a smoothie, meaning most of what I bought would go bad before I had a chance to use it. Or I'd meal prep a giant pot of soup on a Sunday and be forced to eat the same thing for a week straight. So boring!
A couple of months back, a girl on one of my zoom calls was drinking a delicious looking smoothie and I noticed that it was from Splendid Spoon. A quick search on my phone led me to their site, and it looked like the perfect solution to my problem!
Splendid Spoon is a vegan subscription service that delivers ready-to-eat plant-based soups, smoothies, and noodles right to your door. They have a ton of different flavors and recipes, and you can totally customize your plan to suit your taste. Everything arrives ready to heat up or drink and is pre-portioned, so you don't ever have to worry about over-indulging.
When I tallied up how much I'd been spending on fresh produce, I was shocked at how expensive healthy eating can be! I was determined to get a huge variety of fruit and veggies, but I was spending a lot of money and most of what I was buying was going to waste. Splendid Spoon sounded like a great way to get the variety I craved, but with no waste or effort on my end.
I signed up for the breakfast, lunch, dinner + reset option, which gave me 5 soup & grain bowls, 5 noodles, 5 light soups, and 5 smoothies a week. Sounds like a lot, right? Well, I was relieved that I'd be set for all of my meals for the week.
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I woke on Monday morning late, as usual, and grabbed the Power Greens Smoothie for breakfast. It's packed with kale, which gave me the boost of iron I needed, and the banana made sure it was nice and sweet. I was surprised that it kept me feeling full until lunchtime. I had a crazy day at work that day, so it was really convenient to have soup in the fridge ready to eat.
Indian food is my absolute fave, so the Cauliflower Tikka gave me all of the flavors I love, but without the guilt. It feels like everybody is obsessed with cauliflower these days, and I can see why! It filled me up without being too heavy, and the cashews added a satisfying texture and made the soup feel more like a meal.
I finally finished my day and I was hungry (I'm a big dinner type of person). Thankfully, the noodle bowls are so hearty it was the perfect end of my day. I dug into the Creamy Butternut Squash noodles - delicious. It's made with turmeric and broccoli which I learned, from Splendid Spoon, helps with digestion and inflammation. I never knew noodles could be such a healthy option and taste so fantastic.
Splendid Spoon's weekly subscription saves me time and money. I was spending well over $100 on fresh produce every week and at least another $100 on take-out. This plan only costs $185 and is health-oriented so I don't have to worry about what I'm eating. Plus, with their exclusive special offer, I got $20 OFF each of my first three boxes!
I love having such a variety of flavors now, guaranteeing I never get bored. No more meal prepping for the week means that I have my Sundays back! It's reassuring to know that I'm eating a well-balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner that tastes so amazing. I can't believe how successful my diet is now. I've even lost a couple of pounds without trying!
I always thought that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables would cost me valuable time and money, but Splendid Spoon has made it so easy to eat well. Fast food - but healthy!