It’s pretty hard to find the time to make healthy meals that are nutritionally balanced with a nearly 2 year old toddler. When you think of typical healthy foods, you often think of chicken, rice and broccoli or salad. The reality is that, recently, I have been feeling a bit uninspired with my meal planning.
Here, at Fabulousmummy HQ, we had the opportunity to try out some of the delicious meals from Prepboxx. I had noticed them on Instagram a few weeks ago and approached Jemma from Prepboxx to see if she would like to work together.
I love discovering new local businesses, because when I first became a mum, I was googling and reading up on where to go and what products or services have worked well for other mums. It’s always a very humbling experience for me to pay it forward.
Jemma kindly dropped a selection of Prepboxx meals off for us to try. We had 6 lunch boxes containing:
Spicy bbq sauce
Tomato basil chicken
Mediterranean tomato sauce
Salt and pepper chicken
Sweet chilli sauce
Also, she included some piri piri, spicy tomato and cashew sauces for us. After we put the little one to bed and cracked a box open each for our dinner ( or tea, as it’s lovingly called in the North!). I have never tasted chicken like this before. It was succulent, tasty and full of flavour. Not at all what I expected.
Prepboxx are owners Jemma and her brother Anthony. They prepare their meals using fresh ingredients without oils or salt. You can choose your box size, base, protein, side and then the sauce, and they also cater for dietary needs. Our boxes had gluten free and regular options. I don’t eat gluten, so I had the rice and sweet potato dish. Mark eats regular food and had the rice and noodle boxes.
Jemma and Anthony run Prepboxx in St.Helens, where you can eat your food in, or you can order the boxes online and they deliver them UK wide free of charge. You can have a nosey at their website. for further information.
Meals start at £60 for 12 meals up to £160 for 40 meals (£4-£5 per box) You can freeze them to preserve freshness.
Overall, we were so pleased with the size and the flavour of the meals. I wish I had known about healthier food options back when I was a brand new mummy. It would have saved us a lot of stressing about cooking, planning and shopping.
I genuinely feel that having a couple of these in your freezer works well even in families who, like us, love cooking. Because, when you are strapped for time, or you have come home late from work, you can zap the meal quickly in the microwave, knowing that you’re eating good nutritious food and you can focus on having down time with the family, rather than worrying about what to have for dinner.
Prepboxx bridges the gap between cooking and takeaways nicely. The boxes are handy for work lunches or if you are training and wanting to eat healthily.
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