Those of you who have read my book Hungry For Health, Starved For Time, follow my Harmonious Health Facebook Page or my Instagram know how much I value home cooking. I agree with Michael Pollan who notes in his book "Cooked", that " it's the collapse of home cooking that led directly to the obesity epidemic." My book shares examples of why it is worth investing a little time in the kitchen, and my Health Coaching Programs all focus on simple recipes that will nourish us and make the cooking process more enjoyable.
That said, I of course understand the busy person's struggle to always eat a healthy home cooked meal. I have been researching a lot of different options to see if I could come up with suggestions for my clients who are in a pinch now and then and need to eat an already prepared meal. I had not been pleased with many of the options I came across from these meal delivery companies until now! I am pleased to introduce ICON Meals to all of you.
ICON Meals understands the importance of good health and their chefs use the best ingredients that I have ever seen from any of these type of companies. Their meats are grass fed, antibiotic and preservative free and their produce is organic. Their meals are all freshly prepared and they source and use local ingredients and have a new menu weekly. ICON has great options for breakfast, lunch or dinner, that can all be delivered anywhere in the U. S. at just $7 a meal with no minimum order.
I learned about ICON Meals when I spoke here in Dallas at a local American Diabetes Association Event and met their Director of Retail Operations Patricia Cox. Patricia and I hit it off and she graciously invited me to visit ICON Meals headquarters and storefront located here in Frisco Texas. Patricia and Matthew Knudson, Director of Sales at ICON gave me a tour of the facility and the kitchen and I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility and their entire operation.
They were kind enough to send me home with some delicious meal samples. Here are some my family and I loved trying:
BBQ BRISKET WITH BAKED POTATO AND GREEN BEANS
CHICKEN AND RICE
CHICKEN AND VEGGIES
SOUTHWEST CHICKEN TACOS (MY DAUGHTERS FAVORITE)
ICON Meals also sent me home with their Protein Power Popcorn and their Protein Cookies. My daughter loved the chocolate chip cookie, and I liked the fact that she was getting some protein in her snack. They also offer Protein Pancakes for breakfast, Protein Pizza and even Protein Cake Balls for dessert.
With a menu that changes every week, you can place an order for delivery and either pick up your meals if you are local and prefer, or have your meals delivered. The great thing about ICON is there is no minimum order for delivery and you do not have to commit every week to deliveries (which I love so you can still do some good 'ol HOME COOKING). Asian Beef and Broccoli, Chipotle Lime Chicken, Chicken Fajita Bowl, Chicken Stir Fry and Glazed Turkey Meatballs are just some of the items you can find on their rotating menu. Meals are very reasonably priced as I mentioned above at $7 per meal, and you can also create your own custom meals with sides like Cilantro Lime Brown Rice, Sweet Potato Mash, Quinoa and delicious veggies!
If you are interested in checking out ICON Meals, here is the link. and if you use the code TRYICON you can receive 10% off your first purchase.
You deserve better than drive-thru dinners on the nights you can not cook, ICON Meals offers simple, convenient fresh and affordable meals for the athlete, busy professional and busy family. With summer coming to an end, and lots of you with kids returning back to school, ICON Meals may be a good solution on those late nights when you have soccer practices and ballet carpools. If you give them a try Email Suzy and share your thoughts with me.