My Experience With A Meal Prep Service: Boxed Gourmet

You have probably read the article floating around the internet boasting life changing results in return for using a meal prep service. I am digging deeper….today I am talking meal prep and portion control. I have had great experience with services like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. My one beef with these companies is that you really have no control over nutritional information. While the entrees are delicious and fun to make, they often aren’t up to my nutritional standards. Fresh doesn’t always mean healthy. Not to mention, when I make the meals, I admittedly don’t always have the self control to only eat one portion at a time ūüôā ¬†While having fresh groceries delivered to my door is¬†convenient, I was thrilled to hear of a local company who took it a step further and brought me the meals not only prepped, but portioned out in individual servings.

I normally spend an hour or two every Sunday prepping, cooking, and portioning out meals for the week. I often enjoy the time in my kitchen crafting up new recipes. But I realize this chore can become somewhat time consuming and overwhelming for many. Knowing what to cook and the appropriate amount of macronutrients can leave you with many unanswered questions.


1. How many ounces of protein should I consume per meal? Boxed Gourmet options range from 4 to 8 ounce servings.

2. What is an appropriate portion of carbs for an active individual?

3. Are there other healthy veggie sides besides steamed broccoli?

The guys at the Boxed Gourmet have taken all the guess work out of it! Owner, Benjamin Jones, is a trained chef and an enthusiastic foodie. After years of cooking for family and friends, he combined his passion with his purpose to bring us the Boxed Gourmet! Ben has teamed up with Virginia Beach Dietician Jim White to bring clients the appropriate calories and information for those looking to be nutritionally conscious. With them offering a line of fit meals delivered weekly to your doorstep, it was a no brainer for me to check out.


“Boxed Gourmet provides wholesome, gourmet meals delivered to your doorstep!¬†Serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake, VA”



1. A customized nutritional phone consultation

2. Two weekly deliveries (Monday, Thursday)

3. Delicious, filling, and innovative dishes including: seafood, chicken, and beef. Veggie and gluten free options are  available.

4. Weekly rotating menu.

5. Easy online ordering. Create an account here.


After a friendly and easy nutritional consult via phone, I was all set up and ready to go. I was excited to receive my first set of meals. I opted for the 21 meal option with the 4 ounces of protein per meal. I wanted to go all in and get the full experience with 3 prepped meals a day for the full 7 days. Monday came and as soon as I opened up the cold sealed box, my mouth began to water.


My fridge was instantly full and my week was off on the right foot! With a packed week of work appointments and gym time, it was a well deserved break to not spend time in the kitchen thinking about food. All the containers fit nicely in my portable lunch cooler.¬†Perfect for athletes, business travelers, moms on the go, and anyone who wants to save time and money. If fit meals aren’t for you, don’t worry. They have an extensive menu of local fresh fare on a regular menu. Meals¬†are extremely affordable averaging to just under $7 per meal!

Check out Boxed Gourmet for yourself and be sure to tell them The Fit Petite sent you!


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