I’ve always wanted to try a meal service. Not one of those that you have to prepare the food but one that the meals come already prepared! Model Meals is a new meal service that operates in Southern California and the Bay Area. While some of their meals are already prepared, some need some cooking and all need warming up. I had the chance to try out a new service and here are my honest thoughts on Model Meals!
I ordered my meals on a Saturday afternoon before noon. On Sunday I was given a 4pm to 9pm window for delivery. At about 7 I started to wonder about the delivery and then I received a text message from customer service letting me know that the meals were on their way. Nice!
The meals are each individually packaged and stored in a box with foil packaging. It’s a lot of packaging but thankfully, all of the packaging is recyclable! I really appreciate this as we try to have minimal waste in our home.
To start, I tried the veggie and mushroom frittata. I don’t use a microwave so I used our toaster oven to heat it up. It was pretty good, flavorful and my eggs were firm, just the way I prefer a frittata. I paired my frittata with a small cup of blackberries and I was content until lunch time so I would say that even both slices of the frittata are filling. I think one downside is that the meals are pre-seasoned. I personally could have used a tad less salt but overall I thought it was a great and healthy protein based breakfast to start the day with!
Hands down, my favorite meal was the tuna cakes with cabbage slaw. The directions are pretty simple, heat up some ghee and warm the cakes 2-3 minutes on each side. I had ghee on hand which I used but I think a tiny bit of butter or olive oil will work as well if you aren’t following the Whole 30.
People, listen to me when I say these tuna cakes are DELICIOUS.
They are loaded with tuna meat and have a ton of flavor. The lemon sauce and cabbage slaw taste fresh and are a perfect compliment to the cakes. I could have probably eaten 5 more of those tuna cakes which probably defeats the purpose but whatever.
P took the pulled pork meal to work and microwaved the pork separately from the rest of the meal. He thought it was a mix of regular pulled pork and BBQ pulled pork and liked that the meal was saturated with the sauce. He’s not a huge fan of cabbage so he skipped the slaw but again it ended up being a great protein to keep him filled until dinner.
Overall I wouldn’t hesitate to order from Model Meals again! Admittedly I don’t think I will ever try the Whole 30 diet itself, but I still felt like I could benefit from protein-rich flavorful meals through Model Meals. If you’d like to try them out head over here to get a $25 credit to try out some meals!
This is a sponsored post. I was compensated with free meals to try this service out but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.