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Do you struggle with figuring out what to eat for the week? If so, you’re in luck. Today I am reviewing Prep Dish Paleo & Gluten Free Meal Plans by fellow Registered Dietitian Allison Stevens. I’ve also included a recipe and video of her tasty Cilantro-Pesto Crusted Salmon with roasted mushrooms and zucchini meal.
Happy Sunday! Whoa! The last 2 weeks have been non-stop GO GO GO. I got back from Las Vegas on a red-eye early Saturday morning (12:30am) and it was back to the work grind Saturday morning.
Unfortunately for me, I was suffering from severe lack of food in my refrigerator (because we threw out and gave away everything perishable) and had to grab something to eat on my way to work at the local grocery store. Normally I meal prep on Sunday to get me through the week, but I wasn’t home on Sunday—I was somewhere out west.
Literally the vacation was a complete blur. It was a blast but I realized a few things. First off, Dramamine is my best friend. I usually only get car sick when I am riding in the back seat of a car, but the constant curves and hills made me nauseous the entire car ride without it.
Do you ever get car-sick? Do you have any holistic remedies I should try? I’ve taken ginger before on cruise ships, but only in conjunction with the patches you place behind your ears. Honestly I didn’t even think of taking ginger until writing this post right now.
The second thing I learned was that it sounds really cool to stay at a different place for only a night so you can hit up multiple states and cities on a cross-country road trip, but it is EXHAUSTING! Like towards the middle of the trip I was so cranky I didn’t even want to leave to airbnb or condo.
Third thing I learned, we were completely un-prepared for our adventure. Sure we bought hiking boots and water proof jackets and backpacks, but when we got to the lodge at Mt Hood, it was 37 degrees. When we left Portland that day it was in the 80’s. So needless to say my workout leggings and I did not go hiking.
We were able to cancel our second day at Mt Hood and opted for a day at Bend, OR at the suggestion of many locals. Boy was I happy we did. This ended up being one of my favorite places we visited besides Portland, OR and Healdsburg, CA. It was a cute little down-town area that had something like 19 brewers and 2 cideries ←I didn’t even know there was such a thing!
I absolutely loved the North West!! Seattle, Astoria, Portland, Bend, Seaside, Cannon Beach (we went to where The Goonies were filmed), the Redwoods. Everything was beautiful and the weather was amazing! I definitely had a lot of good hair days with the lack of humidity up there.
While in the North West we definitely hit some of the major touristy attractions too such as the Space Needle, Pike’s Market (not what I was expecting BTW), Crater Lake, and Mount Hood. It also seemed like we were eating and drinking our way through the cities LOL.
My newest thing is sour beers. Literally 2 weeks ago I had never heard of them and you can’t even buy them at our local grocery stores. The best way I can describe them is that they are super low in hops and are more fruity and have a higher alcohol percentage. I also loved that they had so many different ciders! I’m not a traditional beer drinking girl so I really did enjoy having other options to sample.
I was disappointed that we didn’t get to visit any vineyards or wineries in Oregon. I’ve really begun to enjoy Pinot Noirs, and I had heard they have some pretty awesome ones up there. While in Geyserville, Healsburg, and St Helena we did get to stop at many different vineyards and tasting rooms. They did not disappoint. Lets just say we bought a couple of cases and had to have them shipped back.
I only drink a glass of wine a few nights a week, but I love trying wines from boutique vineyards that you can’t get at your local grocery store.
Now that you’ve gotten the run down of my vacation, let’s get back to the important stuff. FOOD!
Since I’m a big fan of meal prepping, I was super excited when Allison contacted me asking if I wanted to try her meal prep service Prep Dish. What exactly is Prep Dish?
I’ve made basic meal plans for clients before, but I’ve never offered anything of this caliber to my clients. Before Allison started Prep Dish, she was actually a Professional Chef where she would go into client’s homes and prepare meals for them. That’s how she’s able to make these easy to follow gourmet meal plans, which also happen to be paleo and gluten-free!
What I really love about the meal plans is that she includes a grocery shopping list for her clients and they are broken down into different categories: Herbs, Veggies, Meats, Fish, Fruits, Nuts, Oils & Vinegars, Pantry and Spices. This is definitely something I will consider doing for clients next time. Even though it’s more work for me, it will make my clients work so much easier!
These meal plans are made for 4, and since I’m a house of 2 it allowed me to have the leftovers for lunch the next day since the meal plan only includes. The meal plan I reviewed came with 4 dinner meals, a salad, snacks, breakfast and desserts.
Her directions break it down into what should be done on the “prep day” and then what should be completed on the day you are going to eat it. On “prep day” it’s clearly lined out which foods you cook and prep first. It also tells you which foods and items should be stored and refrigerated/frozen for use later in the week (like breakfast, snacks, and salads).
What do you think? Are you ready to try Prep Dish?
Here’s your chance to try Prep Dish for free. Visit Prep Dish using my unique link and then type “FITFOODIE” at check out to receive 2 weeks for free.
Allison is also giving you a chance to win 3 MONTH FREE TRIAL by entering my GIVEAWAY BELOW.
Disclaimer: I was given a free trial of Prep Dish and was compensated for my time. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.