This Houston company has managed to make meals healthy, delicious, and easy
Was one of your New Year's resolutions to eat healthier? Despite best intentions, following through on that vow is not always as easy as you'd like — unless someone else is doing the cooking.
Enter Epicurean Group, which prepares fresh and great-tasting meals that manage to hit all the major health-conscious must-haves. Even better, they deliver. That means suddenly your refrigerator is stocked with a sensible yet tasty menu for the upcoming work week, and you didn't have to lift a teaspoon.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and à la carte options are all available, and the menus change weekly. Think apricot pork tender, beef bourguignon, shepherd's pie, fig preserve and prosciutto pizza, to name a few.
With over 20 years in the local food business, founder and owner Patti Ramsey has built her career providing fine foods for discerning tastes. So whether you're drawn to traditional comfort food or exotic delicacies, the end result will surely be delicious.
But back to that whole healthy thing. Each week’s menu is low to moderate in sodium, typically under 30 percent fat, high in fiber, and seasoned to perfection. The food contains three to five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, and is clean, local, and unprocessed (no additives, preservatives, or HFCS). There are vegetarian, heart conscious, diabetic friendly, and gluten-free options.
To make life even easier, Weight Watchers points are already calculated for you, and meals are designated at two different portion sizes: 1,200 and 1,800, which keep you on those calorie targets with three meals a day.
Browse the available meals at Epicurean Group's website, then make sure to have your orders in by 10 am Friday morning. That next Monday morning, either swing by Epicurean Group's office in River Oaks off Memorial or await delivery to your door. Then enjoy, knowing that you're doing your schedule and your waistline a favor.