Let’s get one thing straight, life as a lawyer is usually a far cry from the grand lifestyle that is shown on TV. More often than not our late nights are spent reading over case materials, leaving us little time (or energy) some nights to unwind and cook a nutritious dinner! I am certain most jobs these days come with similar baggage but if you have a passion for cooking, you will try to find the time wherever possible to do what you love. For those nights though where time slips away, when work or the kids have taken it out of you or when you have just finished your gym workout; sometimes you just need a meal thats is ready to go.
As usual, my food envy is what introduced me to YouFoodz as a colleague of mine brought in a ready-made pesto chicken salad. It looked fresh and vibrant and it caught my eye because I know it is not easy to find a pre-made salad that doesn't have wilted leaves or soggy croutons. She urged me to give it a go so I hopped on their website and was surprised that all of their food is delivered to your door fresh, not frozen in a packet like most other brands! Some meals are ready to eat served cold, others require ‘cooking’, but they suggest heating in a fry pan, oven or sandwich maker; not a microwave (thank god!).
There is a huge selection of nutritious, filling meals or healthy snacks to choose from including even cold pressed juices and protein balls. The pricing is certainly reasonable too when you compare it to cafe prices and the time you save from cooking and cleaning is phenomenal. For breakfast or a snack I highly recommend the 'Raspberry and Coconut Protein Pancakes' or 'Protein Brownies' which were delicious. The 'Pesto and Pumpkin Chicken' was definitely my favourite salad on the menu and the ‘Jamaican Jerk Chicken’ was so flavoursome you will want to order it again and again.
They are all quick and easy meals for lunchtime at work and for the occasional quick dinner at home you can still jazz all the meals up yourself! Add some frozen raspberries and chocolate chips to the pancakes whilst in the fry pan or grate over some fresh lemon zest! You can still get creative and personalise the meals to your favourite flavours because it is real food made from real fresh ingredients. So for those who have a passion for good food but don't seem to have enough hours in their day I strongly suggest you check out the Youfoodz website and just give it a try once, you wont be disappointed.
~ Snobsinthecity xoxo