Meal plans are a popular and easy way to keep on track with your health and diet goals and Love Yourself Meals specialises in a wide range of plans including Keto, Vegetarian, Vegan, Balanced, Halal, Low Carb, and more.
Each meal plan has been nutritionally crafted by qualified nutritionists to ensure you’re getting all the essential macro and micronutrients you need, within your daily calorie requirements.
All their meals are prepared and cooked by Michelin trained chefs, before being sealed fresh with none of the nasties, no preservatives or additives to lock in the flavour.
Individual days will cost from £18, whilst full weekly meal plans are around £135 (£5.40 per meal).
To give you an idea of what to expect, I tried out two days from Love Yourself Meals and chose the Vegetarian Plan for 2000 calories a day.
Day One Breakfast: Rhubarb Breakfast Bowl
With 0% fat Greek yoghurt, gluten-free oats and juicy rhubarb chunks, this breakfast bowl was a satisfying and filling way to start the day. The addition of the hazelnuts added extra protein and crunch which I loved. I also enjoyed the fact that this was quite tart as I don’t particularly like sugary foods in the morning.
Snack: Rice & Prune Chocolate Brownie
This was delicious! Very chocolatey with a really rich flavour. The texture was a little strange at first as it was much chewier than I anticipated, but I quickly got used to it.
Lunch: Greek Soup
I completely forgot to take a photo of this as I took it to Uni with me and heated it up in the canteen. This was a really interesting soup full of flavour and lentils. Hearty and delicious!
Snack: Root Vegetable Salad
When I returned home, I opened up the Root Vegetable Salad. This small portion is a ‘snack’ but still very filling with pieces of potato, carrot and peas in a chive dressing.
Dinner: Spinach Paneer and Wild Rice
Dinner was an amazing Spinach paneer and Wild Rice dish. I enjoyed the curry flavours and again found it very filling and substantial. The portion sizes are definitely generous on this plan!
Day Two: Salted Caramel Rice Breakfast Pudding
For the second day, there was a Salted Caramel Rice Pudding for breakfast but unfortunately, I wasn’t so keen on this. The overall flavour was very nice but when I warmed it up in the microwave for a minute as instructed, it turned very gloopy and watery.
Snack: Sweetcorn and Feta Muffins
I loved these Sweetcorn and Feta Muffins though which I had as a snack shortly afterwards. They were seasoned well and had a good consistency – sort of like a soft omelette or scrambled eggs but in a solid form. Very tasty!
Lunch: Pasta with Tomatoes and Olives
I took the lunch to my mum’s house and I have to say that these vegetarian meatballs made with tomatoes, lentils and olives are some of the nicest that I have ever tried. It was a very generous portion size again and I was pleased with the amount of pasta included as some plans tend to scrimp on the carbs aspect, even if you don’t pick a low carb plan.
Snack: Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
Another winner was the Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie which was thick, sweet and oh-so-delicious! The addition of the roasted skin-on peanuts really elevated the nutty flavour in this.
Dinner: Chilli Bean Soup with Avocado Salsa
Lastly, I had the Chilli Bean Soup with Avocado Salsa to finish the day’s plan and unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of this. I usually love chilli bean soups, but this one was very watery and I didn’t think the salsa added much to the dish.