Optimized Lifestyle Meals
Our chef’s have formulated Optimized Lifestyle meals as our signature meals for individuals who want delicious healthy meals without all the restrictions of many fad diets. Like Paleo meals, Optimized Lifestyle meals are gluten free with healthy complex carbs like sweet potatoes. But unlike Paleo, Optimized Lifestyle meals add ingredients like rice, quinoa, and dairy products for delicious fulfilling meals. Because we follow portion control guidelines, we can include these tasty ingredients while still being considered low to moderate calories, carbs and fats.
All Optimized Lifestyle meals fall between 250 and 550 calories. And they contain less than 35 grams of carbs and on average less than 14 grams of fat. These ranges fall below the daily recommended values for calories, carbs and fats based on a 2000 calorie diet. Therefore, leaving you plenty room for some healthy snacks as well.
Our chef’s use lean proteins and make all meals from scratch with fresh ingredients. Our staff understands the importance of all meals being gluten free,. And our chef’s formulated recipes following guidelines for reduced sodium and heart healthy eating. Most OL meals are also diabetic friendly.
We’ve formulated our 4 oz. protein meals based on a recommended daily allowance of 2300mg of sodium per day. If consuming an OptimizeU breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, meals would fall under 2300 mg of sodium per day. This is no easy task while also maintaining the flavor our customers love. We’ve accomplished this through creative use of herbs and spices combined with flavors such as lemon, garlic, and pepper. And because we cook our meals just like you cook at home, with real ingredients, they are much lower in sodium than store bought processed frozen, canned, and boxed meals.
All meals and products offered by OptimizeU, including our Optimized Lifestyle meals, are gluten free. Our 8000 square feet meal prep facility is a 100% gluten free environment. In addition, we make our dressings and sauces from scratch, so we know exactly what’s in them.
So, why is it so important for Optimize U to be gluten free? Founding members of OptimizeU experienced debilitating symptoms for many years with an unknow cause. After years of misdiagnosis and pain and trial and error with diet, gluten was found to be the culprit. If you’re experience pain and fatigue, eating healthy gluten free meals can change your life. We’ve combined our experience eating gluten free with our chef’s expertise in cooking healthy meals to create delicious & satisfying gluten free meals. Even if gluten is not a problem for you, you may be surprised that going gluten free can help you have more energy, feel better, and lose weight.
OptimizeU recipes are also formulated to be heart healthy. Heart healthy foods include foods that help facilitate healthy weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. When eating heart healthy, it is important to consider the amount of saturated fats and trans fats in your food. Caloric content and cholesterol are also important.
LIMITED SATURATED FATS: For a diet to be heart healthy it is important to have limited saturated and trans fats. Butter, certain oils like canola oil and fatty proteins are high in saturated fats. Our chef’s use only leanest proteins. However, even lean ground beef and sirloin can be higher in saturated fats than other proteins like chicken, turkey and pork. So, if you are really watching your saturated fats you may want to include beef in your diet in moderation. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 16 grams of saturated fats each day. Optimize Lifestyle meals on average have less than 4 grams of saturated fat per meal for chicken, turkey, fish and pork and less than 8 grams of saturated fat for beef meals. Our breakfast meals average less than 4 grams of saturated fats per meal
LIMITED TRANS FATS: Trans fats can have more of a detrimental effect on your heart than saturated fats. Today’s fast paced lifestyle requires many to eat fast foods, canned and boxed meals. These meals are loaded with preservatives and hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Optimize Lifestyle meals contain only healthy oils like olive and avocado oils with no preservatives added. All Optimized Lifestyle meals have 1 or less trans fats per meal.
Over 90% of meals from our Optimized Lifestyle category are diabetic friendly. For the diabetic friendly meals, our chef’s use only diabetic approved sweeteners like stevia, coconut sugar or xylitol paired with lean proteins, and fresh vegetables. Our recipes occasionally contain potatoes and dairy product, but even those can be diabetic friendly when controlling portion size. Some, Optimized Lifestyle meals also contain other complex carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes and brown rice. These ingredients can be beneficial for people with diabetes. Based on studies by the Harvard School of Public Health eating 2 or more servings of brown rice can even reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. And sweet potatoes which have a low glycemic index can also help control blood sugar.
Many of our customers with diabetes can enjoy all Lean and Green Meals and over 90% or more of our Optimized Lifestyle meals. Dieters should consult their doctors if unsure if a meal is right for them. The OptimizeU website and meal packaging material lists all Ingredient and nutritional information for your convenience.
TO SUM IT UP:
Our team with years of experience in the meal prep and food industry has specially formulated all Optimized Lifestyle meals to be healthy delicious meals that consider many variables to create reduced sodium, gluten free, and heart healthy meals which are also diabetic friendly. Because we follow portion control guidelines our Optimized Lifestyle meals include a wide variety of tasty ingredients while still considered to have low to moderate calories, carbs and fats. Optimized Lifestyle meals fall between 250 and 550 calories, have less than 35 grams of carbs, and on average less than 14 grams of fat. So, if eating breakfast, lunch and dinner from our Optimized Lifestyle options you will surely fall below the daily recommended values for calories, carbs and fats based on a 2000 calorie diet. Therefore, leaving you rooms for some of our healthy snacks as well.