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Pete’s Paleo AIP Meal Delivery Review

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What to do when you don't want to cook? This is a question that I started asking myself a lot more since transitioning to the autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet. Despite the fact that cooking your own food is one of the best ways to ensure you're fueling your body with the nutrients that it needs, cooking every single meal that you eat can be exhausting. 

So, I started looking into AIP meal delivery services as an alternative to cooking all my meals and I discovered Pete's Paleo! 

What Is Pete’s Paleo?

Pete's Paleo is a meal delivery service that delivers fresh chef-prepared ready-to-eat meals to your doorstep.

What sets Pete's Paleo apart from its competitors is that they offer:

  1. AIP meal options.
  2. A seasonable menu. 
  3. Locally and sustainably sourced ingredients.
  4. Meals shipped fresh not frozen.
  5. Meals that are made in-house from scratch.

Most importantly, the meals from Pete's Paleo are prepared, which means that is less time than I have to spend in the kitchen.

If you've really been struggling to maintain an AIP diet, because you don't have hours to spend in the kitchen a meal delivery service might be something you want to consider investing in.

In this post, I share with you why Pete's Paleo AIP meal delivery is a great alternative when you're looking to eat healthy without cooking all your meals.

Pete’s Paleo AIP Meal Delivery Review

How Does It Work?

1. You pick and choose 5 AIP-friendly meals from their "Eat What You Love" menu.

Compared to other popular meal delivery services, what makes Pete's Paleo unique is that they have an "a la carte" service that allows you to choose your meals before swiping your credit card.

  • This is essential for many people going through the AIP diet who might be identifying new food sensitivities and intolerances. 
  • The fact that they use very simple ingredients makes it easier to choose healthy meals.
  • Plus, the fact that there are AIP-friendly options means you won't have to worry about hidden ingredients you're trying to avoid. 

2. You place your order by Monday to receive them by Friday.  

With Pete's Paleo it makes it so much easier to plan your meals ahead. As long as you order your meals by Monday, they ship by Wednesday, and you should receive your meals by Friday.

3. You store your meals in the fridge and reheat them when you're ready. 

Since Pere's Paleo meals are delivered to you fresh all you need to do is reheat them up when you're ready to eat. This is something that will not only save you time in the kitchen, but it means you have minimal cleanup. 

What You Can Expect.

When I ordered my meals, there were five AIP-friendly meal options to choose from:

  • Cilantro Lime Braised Chicken with Kale and Butternut Squash
  • Fennel Sage Turkey Breast with Butternut Squash and Spinach
  • Basil Chicken with Chive Spaghetti Squash and Swiss Chard
  • Smoked Chuck Roll with Sautéed Red Chard and Country Sweet Potatoes
  • Braised Brisket with Roasted Carrots and Spinach with Olives

Sample 7-Day Meal Plan

Since you have to order five meals, I choose one of each meal option. If you're wondering if that's ALL I ate for the week the answer is no. Instead, I utilized my Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, and sheet pans to supplemented Pete's Paleo meals with a few tried and tested recipes that I know and love. Here's a sample of my meal plan for the week. 

Monday

  • Breakfast: Instant Pot AIP Hamburger Soup
  • Lunch: Cilantro Lime Braised Chicken with Kale and Butternut Squash
  • Dinner: Fennel Sage Turkey Breast with Butternut Squash and Spinach

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Sheet Pan AIP Taco Bowl
  • Lunch: Braised Brisket with Roasted Carrots and Spinach with Olives
  • Dinner: Garlic Parsley Shrimp Salad

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Instant Pot AIP Hamburger Soup
  • Lunch: Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Pho with Zoodles
  • Dinner: Sheet Pan AIP Taco Bowl

Friday

  • Breakfast: Garlic Parsley Shrimp Salad
  • Lunch: Instant Pot AIP Hamburger Soup
  • Dinner: Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Pho with Zoodles

Saturday 

  • Breakfast: Sheet Pan AIP Taco Bowl
  • Lunch: Garlic Parsley Shrimp Salad
  • Dinner: Instant Pot AIP Hamburger Soup

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Pho with Zoodles
  • Lunch: Sheet Pan AIP Taco Bowl
  • Dinner: Garlic Parsley Shrimp Salad

My Overall Experience.

1. Taste 

I was pleasantly surprised that each of the meals was packed full of flavor:

  • I really did walk away from each meal feeling full and satisfied.
  • I have to say that my personal favorite meals were the Braised Brisket with Roasted Carrots and Spinach with Olives and Fennel Sage Turkey Breast with Butternut Squash and Spinach.
  • Keep in mind this is coming from a person who doesn't even like cooked carrots and thinks turkey is overrated.

Needless to say, I think the overall taste for me is 5/5! 

2. Quality

As someone who is not afraid to spend a few extra coins to get a high-quality experience, I can say that Pete's Paleo absolutely delivered.

  • Not only were the meals fresh and flavorful, but even the packaging was on point.
  • The meals were delivered in a small tightly sealed box with black ice packs to make sure my meals arrived fresh to my front door.
  • The meals were tightly sealed in recyclable containers. 

So, when it comes to overall quality I would say it's 5/5!

3. Cost and Pricing 

Since you pay per meal for the Eat What You Love menu, the five meals that I choose came to $86.40. I signed up for their mailing list and was able to use a discount code and the shipping was free.

In total, I spent $77.76 on my Pete's Paleo meals, plus, an additional $69.40 at Trader Joe's for the ingredients that I needed for my supplemental meals:

  • That comes down to a grand total of $147.16 for my meals for the week, which is about how much I normally would spend at the grocery store for a week's worth of meals. Remember I live in the Greater Boston area! 
  • Keep in mind these were five meals I didn't have to worry about preparing for the week, which means I could spend my time doing other things on Sunday. Like watching the Discovery Channel!
  • With the exception of my sheet pan meal, the preparation time was fairly minimal for my supplemental meals. All together cleanup was super easy, which is always an added plus.

In terms of cost, I would say that that the pricing is 5/5!

Food For Thought.

There will be times when meal planning and meal preparation is the last thing that you'll want to do on your weekly to-do list. That's why investing in a meal delivery service is one of the best things that you can do to have healthy AIP-friendly meals available on those days when you just don't feel like cooking. 

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