Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ice Age Meals Review

Happy Wednesday friends! Life has been really busy for us at the 'ol Stavely homestead which means meal planning and cooking has been somewhat non-existent. I've been busy at the store with engagement season, styled wedding photo shoots and a HUGE bridal event that I have coming up with Tesori. Long story short, cooking has been put on the back burner! Mark and I really don't like to eat out during the week so Ice Age Meals has literally been a lifesaver.  I was skeptical at first when we came across Ice Age Meals... Mark couldn't convince me that a frozen meal could actually be healthy and tasty.  After a month or so of scrolling their website we finally pulled the trigger.

The benefits of these meals are that they are properly portioned with the right amount of fats, carbs and proteins according to the zone diet. Obviously each persons needs differ based on their goals so you may need more or less food depending on what you're trying to accomplish. All of the food they use in the meals are non GMO, gluten and dairy free. While not every ingredient is organic they are all fresh. I love that the owner of Ice Age Meals, Paleo Nick, as he calls himself says that anytime he adds a new meal to the site he cooks the meal up for his family first to taste test.

Photography by Sarah Pape of Pape Weddings 


You order the meals directly from their website and can do packages that they preselect for you or you can build a box. I recommend building a box so you can choose exactly which meals you prefer. The minimum amount of meals you can order at a time is 14. Sounds like a lot of meals but you'll go through them quickly. They ship the meals directly to your door and come packed in dry ice. From the time of ordering the meals they take about 2-3 business days to arrive to your doorstep.

Photography by Sarah Pape of Pape Weddings


Reheat in the microwave for quickest cooking and voila! The tastiest and healthiest meal you've ever had. SERIOUSLY! The first meal I heated up and pulled out of the microwave I was shocked that it looked like real food cooked in my own kitchen which was refreshing. Each meal we've had is a major flavor bomb and much tastier than anything I would prepare. Let's just say Mark didn't marry me for my cooking abilities 😂 I'm not going to lie...the only reason you see us adding avocado in the picture below was for color. The meals really don't need anything added to them.

Photography by Sarah Pape of Pape Weddings

We've tried almost all the meals and so far our top 3 favorites have been the butternut squash lasagna, pastel de papa, and chipotle turkey chili with butternut. My least favorite was the thai meatball curry and it's not that it wasn't edible or "bad" I just didn't enjoy the flavors as much. Mark and I try to hide our favorites at the bottom of the freezer from each other because the obsession is real in our house! 

Special  thanks to Sarah of Pape Weddings for coming to my home and photographing me awkwardly eating. She's seriously the best!  




Be Well,

Lindsey



Click here to visit the Ice Age Meals website.
"Our purpose is simple – we’re preparing food that meets your nutritional goals and tastes great at the same time. The beauty of properly frozen food is convenience – our meals are ready whenever you need them." -Paleo Nick

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Click here to go to the Ice Age Meals website. 

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