Busy Day, Easy Meals: Plant-Based Eating Made Easy

This post is sponsored by Splendid Spoon

Hiya Gorgeous!

I’ve been helping folks reach their health goals for close to 20 years now, so I have a front-row seat to the common shenanigans that can make us stumble. Something that trips people up when it comes to consistently eating healthier meals is they just don’t have the time.

I get it! There have been plenty of busy seasons in my life when there aren’t enough hours in the week to make a meal plan, go to the grocery store, wash and prep food, and then cook it on top of everything else I have going on. And there’s a hard limit to the number of times I can eat a salad in a week.

When my day is packed like that, it’s easy to stop making conscious decisions about what I’m eating and instead grab whatever sounds fast and filling.

Perhaps you’ve been there, too? Time gets away from you and somehow it’s suddenly 6 PM, everyone’s hungry, and waiting 75 minutes for the healthy dish you were planning on making just isn’t gonna happen. But just because it’s a busy day doesn’t mean you have to settle for highly processed, high-sodium junk that’s gonna leave you feeling highly bloated. Believe it or not, you can still get healthy food on the table — even on your busiest days! 

​​Having quick and easy options at your fingertips will be your saving grace for days like this, when you’d otherwise get tempted by takeout. 

That’s why I recommend filling your fridge with healthy, delicious options from a meal-delivery service so you have a backup whenever you need it. My favorite is Splendid Spoon.

So what is Splendid Spoon?

This ready-to-eat meal delivery service specializes in shipping food straight to your front door that is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, low in sodium and free of added sugar. They partner with chefs and nutritionists to ensure every meal has the right mix of protein, healthy fats and fiber-rich complex carbs — so you get the nutrition you need without sacrificing flavor.

Unlike a lot of other meal delivery options out there, Splendid Spoon offers a plethora of plant-based options that require little to no preparation. With 50+ options, many of the meals can be easily heated in a microwave or on the stove making them an easy lunch or dinner option. Plus, if you’re not ready to eat everything from your box when it comes in, you can save them for later by freezing them for up to one month.

They have a variety of box sizes available, which makes it easy to find one that fits your needs and budget. One of my favorite things is that you can customize your order to get just breakfast smoothies — or load up on noodles, soups, grain bowls, the works! Plus if you’re gone or find your fridge overflowing with food, you can easily skip a box at any time.

 

What types of foods can I get?

Whether you’ve been vegan for decades or you’re just trying to get more healthy veggies into your diet, there’s an endless list of reasons to pick more plant-based meals:

  • Improves your digestion
  • Boosts your metabolism
  • Increases your energy
  • Rejuvenates your skin and hair
  • Reduces bloating
  • …and so much more!

But just like any other kind of food, if they’re over-processed and crammed with additives, they can easily turn into nothing more than veggie-flavored junk food. One of the reasons I adore Splendid Spoon as an easy alternative is because I know the food I get from them is wholesome — super flavorful but free of added sugar and low in sodium.

Plus they have a huge variety of vibrant, veggie-filled options!

Smoothies

Packed with tons of fresh produce and natural sweetness, Splendid Spoon’s smoothies are a great alternative to picking up a $6 sugar-filled iced coffee. It’s a fantastic way to start your morning with fiber, vitamins and minerals without all the extra prep time. Plus, you don’t have to clean the blender before you leave the house!

Soups & Bowls

When I’m low on time but big on hunger, these bowls hit the spot. They’re actually my favorite product that Splendid Spoon makes! If you want something warm, savory and comforting, I bet you’ll love these as much as I do. They have 40+ options available, so you have a variety to choose from. I keep a handful of these waiting in the fridge for whenever I need a truly satisfying lunch on the go. (After all, no one likes eating the same ol’ boring salad every single day!)

Juice & Wellness Shots

If I’m looking for a quick boost of nutrients, juices are my secret weapon. (I literally wrote a book on it!) With Splendid Spoon, you can choose from a variety of larger 16 ounce green juices or adorable little 3 ounce wellness shots. If you haven’t been a juice fan in the past, I recommend giving these a chance. They add a few special ingredients to help enhance the flavor and remove all the bitterness you may have experienced with other green juices. 

The small-but-mighty wellness shots are tailored for specific needs to give your body a boost in the middle of your day. Just finished a workout? Grab a Recovery Shot. Stomach acting up? Reach for the Digestion Shot. These little problem-solvers pack a big punch and, at 3 ounces, they’re twice the size of most other wellness shots on the market. One pro tip: read the ingredients on the wellness shots. Some of them have a sneaky, spicy kick of pepper that can catch you off guard if you’re not prepared.

Want to give it a try?

I love having a healthy stash of Splendid Spoon in the fridge for those nights when Brian and I just want to enjoy a really nourishing meal with minimal effort. 

And as a new meal delivery convert, I want to encourage you to get the support you deserve to stay on track when you need it, too. That’s why I teamed up with Splendid Spoon to give you an exclusive discount of $50 off your first box!

This applies to any of their meal plans. There are no strings attached or commitments required, so you can try them for a week and pause if you don’t think they’re as scrumptious as I do.

So if you could use a little support (in the form of a fridge-full of healthy smoothies, soups, and bowls), then I hope you’ll give Splendid Spoon a try!

Your Turn: Have you tried a meal delivery service before? If not, what’s stopping you?

Kris Carr

P.S. Do you have a dietary restriction or food allergy to contend with?

No worries, love! Splendid Spoon offers plenty of recipes that are allergen-free and accommodate special dietary needs. Click here to explore all the options now!