As any of you who follow me on Instagram will know, last week I reviewed 6 days worth of the Paleo diet from Soulmate Food. I received two deliveries. The first was made on the Sunday, and it contained 3 days worth of food ready to start on Monday morning. I received the second on Wednesday, again with 3 days worth of food.
If you haven’t heard of the Paleo diet before, the concept is based on a nutrient dense plan around food that our cavemen ancestors chose. Basically if they didn’t eat it, nor do you! It is based on high protein foods in order to maintain our muscle mass.
Soulmate Food say:
This menu is a 6-day set menu and does not take in to account any dislikes. Eat whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense, nourishing foods. Prioritise grass fed and pastured meats and eggs, wild-caught seafood and vegetables. Enjoy fruit, nuts and seeds in moderation.
We have pioneered expertly prepared menus from the beginning, and that’s where we want to go with this one, right back to the very beginning. You would wake up, hunt, feast, forage and rest and that’s exactly what your Soulmatefood Paleo menu entails! Wake up and start your day with our delicious and healthy breakfast. Hunt for your AM Snack packed full of fibre, keeping you fuller for longer. Feast on your hard-earned lunch to fuel the rest of your day. Go foraging for your PM Snack and recover with your final healthy meal of the day.
I have to admit that I was rather apprehensive when I received it! It looked like A LOT of food and I was concerned that I wouldn’t lose weight.
Here is what I received:
WAKE: Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus
HUNT: Rosemary and Garlic Beef Bites
FEAST: Kale Chicken Salad
FORAGE: Beetrootish with Crudities
REST: Chicken Goulash
WAKE: Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata
HUNT: Chicken Tikka Bites
FEAST: Italian Rub Steak and Rocket Salad
FORAGE: Cracked Black Pepper Cashews
REST: Lemon, Sesame & Nut Crusted Chicken with Raw Slaw
WAKE: Fruit and Nut Bread with Winter Berry Jam and Wake Up Tea
HUNT: Coconut and Sesame Chicken Bites
FEAST: Spicy Sweet Potato Soup & Jerk Pork Salad Pot with Cashew & Lime Dressing
FORAGE: Mint Chocolate Bar
REST: Cowboy Cacao Chilli
WAKE: Smoked Mackerel, Scrambled Egg, Roast Tomato and Spinach
HUNT: Prawns with Sweet Chilli Sauce
FEAST: Za’atar Salmon with Cranberry Rocket Salad & Moroccan Dressing
FORAGE: Courgette Hummus with Crudities
REST: Chicken Fajita and Vegetables
WAKE: Zesty Orange Coconut Yoghurt & Fruit with Ginger Topper
HUNT: Garlic Beef Bites
FEAST: Honey Pork with Pineapple Salsa & Blood Orange Dressing
FORAGE: Healthy Avocado & Dark Chocolate Cookie
REST: Turkey with Parsnips & Honey Roasted Carrots
WAKE: Pea, Mint & Courgette Frittata
HUNT: Pistachio and Sesame Chicken Bites
FEAST: Tomato & Coconut Soup with Cajun Chicken Salad Pot
FORAGE: Pina Colada Nuts
REST: Beef & Beetroot Curry
This was fabulous. I couldn’t fault it. The food arrived on time, all nicely packaged. Included in the box was a menu that confirmed what each meal was for each day and how to go about heating it, or, how it should be eaten. Bear in mind that you don’t know what you are getting until you open the box – but I quite liked the surprise!
This was utterly gorgeous. Well-prepared and extremely tasty. I have to say that out of the breakfasts, Day One and Day Four were my favourites, for the Morning Snack, I loved Day Three and Day Four, Lunch was Day Three and Four, my favourite afternoon snack was without doubt on Day Five and finally my two favourite evening meals were Day Three and Four. But I think that my absolute favourite day was Day Four. The only thing I didn’t like was the amount of red onion and radishes in the salads but I guess that is down to personal choice!
At £185 for six days, I do find the price really steep. Yes, you are getting restaurant quality diet food without any of the effort but at £6.16 per meal it is just too much to my mind. That said, Soulmate Food have regular offers on their site as well as some via Groupon. I certainly wouldn’t pay full price though.
Did I lose weight?
Yes, yes I did! I only lost 1.4lbs but that was more than I expected. I have to say that I do find that this type of food really does suit me and I will definitely move towards that when I have finished my current weightloss plans.
Any Room for Improvement?
The only thing I would say is the price needs to come down! I would use Soulmate Food again – but only if it is in my price range.
Disclosure: I was sent 6 days of the Paleo Menu from Soulmate Food in return for this review, however, all words, images and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.