What happens when you are on Weight Watchers and you are a food blogger?
You try all kinds of interesting foods. That means you build meal plans, take lots of pictures and check the points on everything. You sample Weight Watchers foods, packaged snacks and frozen meals. When you make something awesome, you run the points on it. Just to see how good or bad it is.
Sometimes it means giving up the cooking for a week entirely to try out a new service.
What if Weight Watchers delivered meals to your door?
Prefab meal options are big in the marketplace these days. This includes box meal services like Plated and Blue Apron, as well as full meal delivery like Freshly. It’s a no brainer for adding diversity to their portfolio of products for sale. After all, people are busier, but want to eat healthier. Staying on program is important.
The problem with most weight loss programs who offer food, is that the food is crap. It’s freeze dried/dehydrated, too much sodium, not enough flavor. There is little variety, and it’s just dull. Sorry Nutrisystems, you know it’s true.
I’m in a test area, on the West Coast. This service is finding it’s legs, and I assume if it’s successful they’ll be rolling it out to the rest of the world.
How this works
Before a giant food box arrives to your house, you have to jump through a few hoops.
- Be in a test area. If you aren’t on the West Coast, you are out of luck for now.
- Buy a Voucher from your meeting room or meeting leader. This cost me $88.
The voucher allows you to sign up on the website, and allows you to pick out the first 12 meals.
- Sign up on the website. You’ll put your information in, and look at the meals that are offered.(More on that soon)
- Pick extra meals. 12 meals is the minimum, but comes with $10 in shipping. If you get to 16 meals, shipping is free!
- Pick a Delivery Date. My choices were Thursday or Saturday. I picked Saturday.
- Weight for food to arrive! You’ll get an email when the meals ship and when they arrive. Shipping takes a couple days, but the magic “vessel” keeps them fresh.
- Eat and Enjoy! This is the easiest part.
Meal Cost and Selections
Weight Watchers and their partner Fresh Realm offer a selection of Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners.
Snacks are $5, Breakfasts are $6, Lunches are $7, Dinners are $8.
These are some of the selections I picked for the first delivery.
Food comes in individual packages, listing what the ingredients are. The packages are microwave safe, but not oven safe. Most of the packages just a single compartment, though a few like the breakfast sandwich and fruit separate the fruit out on it’s own.
Points are listed on the front, along with a bar code you can scan. A full ingredient list is on the back.
A Closer Look:
It’s a New Era of Food Delivery
But it’s not perfect. In my next post, I’ll share what I ordered, what I ate and what I thought of the service.
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