I Ate Nothing But Healthy Food From Delivery Apps For A Week

I Ate Nothing But Healthy Food From Delivery Apps For A Week

– Eating healthily is all about balance and having a bit of everything
you fancy in moderation. However, getting regular takeaways isn’t generally associated
with nourishing your body. But does this need to be the case? I love fitness, and I love healthy food, but I also love getting meals delivered to my door and enjoying them on the sofa. So I’ve decided to see
whether it’s possible to eat healthily ordering all my meals from delivery apps for a week: Just Eat, Uber Eats, and
Deliveroo, and I won’t allow myself to order the same dish twice. For breakfast, I’m just gonna have a simple bowl of porridge every day, and then I’m setting myself a budget of £30 per day for lunch and dinner. I think it might actually be quite tricky to know what’s really healthy because the delivery
apps don’t tend to share any nutritional info,
and you just don’t know how things are cooked and whether
there’s been loads of oil, but I’m really looking
forward to giving it a try and taking a break from cooking. The first day starts really well. This looks pretty good. The meal feels like a good healthy start, and it’s speedy delivery from Deliveroo. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for my dinner from Just Eat that evening. With Just Eat, you can’t track the driver. So my dinner’s finally arrived,
only half an hour late. It turns out it’s cold, and
it’s come with instructions saying I can either cook it in
the microwave for six minutes or the oven, and I just
don’t have time for that, so I’m gonna have to eat it cold. The end result seems to
be quite a healthy meal, but when I check the ingredients list, I realize it’s pretty high in sugar. I’ve also spent £29 today, eek! It’s Tuesday, and I’ve ordered myself a protein-packed lunch. Feeling good. It looks pretty good, and
they say it’s 400 calories. That’s quite a lot of
food for 400 calories. All the nutritional info
is available, which helps, and it really fills me up. Now I know most people don’t usually think of Nando’s when you think
about eating healthily, however, you can actually get
some really healthy stuff. Eating well certainly doesn’t
mean cutting out carbs. This pita bread is delicious. Also, one thing I’m
noticing about Deliveroo is that I can often find
the nutritional info on the restaurant’s websites
even if it’s not on the app. But on Wednesday, things start
to go somewhat off track. I used the nutrition calculator on the salad bar’s
website, and I’m shocked by how high-calorie my choices are. The food’s delicious,
but I realize it’s not as light a lunch as I thought. My dinner is super tasty,
and it’s a lot of food for just over 500 calories,
which I certainly enjoy. However, I do end up feeling
super bloated afterwards, which is less enjoyable. On Thursday, I end up
regretting my food choices. This was almost unbearably spicy for me, and I was promised a whole cauliflower, which I certainly do not receive. I think I actually ordered
some really random stuff that doesn’t actually go together mainly just because I was
trying to make healthy choices. And then for dinner. There’s just so much food,
and it’s all quite greasy. The chicken has loads of
skin and not much meat, and there are no veggies
in the meal either. It also arrives early while
I’m still in the shower because you can’t track the driver. To be honest, I basically
totally failed tonight in my quest to have a healthy dinner, probably both through
the food I’ve ordered and the quantity I’ve ordered. One silver lining, this is the fourth day that I’ve come in under budget having ordered two large portions a day. Going into the final day,
I’m feeling pretty positive ordering from Deliveroo,
but I’m also shocked by the amount of packaging
that I’ve accrued this week. Seriously, so many of the restaurants have included unnecessary packaging, flyers, and extra bits of paper. I basically have got a
fajita but minus the wrap with, like, extra chicken for extra gains. I finished the week on a high
with this delectable dinner. This smells amazing. Delicious, and Deliveroo
pulled through with the order, and I’m within budget again. So at the end of the week,
what have we learned? Well, if I had to rank
the apps in terms of healthy food options and
overall delivery experience, I’d put Deliveroo at the top, and it would have to be
Just Eat at the bottom. There were a few restaurants
that were available on multiple apps, but
generally the best-quality food options were on Deliveroo. Is it possible to eat
healthily using delivery apps? I would say yes, but you just need to know where to look, and there are pitfalls. Making healthy choices involves
doing a lot of research, looking up nutritional info online, and scrolling through the apps for ages, and it was pretty time-consuming. And the whole process
certainly isn’t cheap. I barely managed to get
a good filling lunch and dinner for £30 a day, and imagine if you did
that all year round. You’d spend over £7,000. What’s more, I managed
to accrue a terrible amount of plastic packaging. So is it possible to eat healthily ordering all your food from delivery apps? Yes, but it won’t do your
wallet or the planet any favors.


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