January 12, 2024

Maximize your meals with 8 Made By Whole30 tips

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Made By Whole30 meals plug seamlessly into your life. They make it possible to have a delicious, Whole30 meal ready to eat in a few minutes. You can skip the prep, chopping, and cooking. The cleanup afterwards is minimal, too.

That ease is intentional. It gives you more time to focus on changing your life with the Whole30, having more family time, and creating the space for self-care.

There’s really no wrong way to incorporate Made By Whole30 meals into your daily routine. Use them however they fit best into your life. But below you’ll find eight tips to help maximize your experience.

Tip 1: Make Made By Whole30 part of your meal planning.

No matter your meal-planning-and-prep philosophy (this is a favorite approach of ours, BTW), these fresh, chef-crafted options will fit right in. So even before you order, consider if you’re light on lunches or dinners for the week. Think about days that are going to be especially busy. Then write “Made By Whole30” meals in your plan where they’ll make the biggest impact.

Tip 2: How to craft your ultimate order!

You really can’t go wrong picking any of the options on the rotating menu. But we do have a suggestion to help you maximize your weekly deliveries.

Start by filling your cart with a favorite meal. Next, pick at least one meal that might not fit perfectly in your comfort zone. Finally, fill in the rest of your order with the other meals that look best to you. This will give you a solid foundation of meals you know you’ll love, while providing a dose of culinary adventure to fend off food fatigue.

Tip 3: Plan for an emergency meal or two.

Since Made By Whole30 meals are heat-and-eat, they work when other options (like take-out or cooking from scratch) might take too much time or effort. You have to plan ahead to have an emergency option in the fridge. But when your time is short—and your energy is in even shorter supply—you’ll thank your past self for setting you up for success with a stash of Made By Whole30 meals.

Tip 4: Take advantage of a la carte options when you order.

Sometimes all you need is a little extra something to round out a meal. Made By Whole30 meals makes it easy to add some pre-cooked sweet potato wedges, roasted broccoli, or a delicious protein to your menu. These convenience options allow you to build in more flexibility and fill small gaps in your meal planning and prep.

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Tip 5: Store safely for maximum freshness and taste.

There are no tips for speeding up time to make the wait more manageable. We wish there were too. But we have to skip to the part where this week’s order hits your doorstep.

When you open your box, check the food safety card packed with your meals. It will confirm that your meals have arrived at the right temperature. Then, get them straight into the fridge (but we won’t judge if you put one in the microwave to eat right away).

Tip 6: Make friends with your microwave.

You’ll find easy directions for reheating on the front of every meal. For most of your meals, heating is as easy as a few minutes in the microwave. You can also heat in an oven or skillet on the stove.

If you’re heating in an oven, transfer the food to an oven-safe dish first. The meal packaging isn’t designed for the oven, so this will help you avoid a melty mess.

Tip 7: Customize your meals to fit reintroduction or food freedom.

These meals help whether you’re in your 30-day elimination, making your way through reintroduction, or working your Food Freedom plan. Each meal is designed to be 100% compatible with the Whole30 rules for elimination—dairy-free, gluten-free, and free of added sugar or legumes.

But you can easily add little something to each meal to make it work on your reintroduction schedule or fit your food freedom. A few of our favorite customizations are:

  • Eating with white or brown rice
  • Sprinkling on some cheese
  • Adding a drizzle of honey or a sauce with added sugar
  • Supplementing with a side of black beans or chickpeas

Tip 8: Set it. Forget it. And save 5% with a subscription.

At this point, you’ve tried several dishes and know the Made By Whole30 meals you like best. You better understand how they fit in your routine, too. Now it’s time to save money. A subscription isn’t necessary to continue using our meal delivery service—you can always go week-to-week with one-time orders. But subscribing can save you 5% on your orders, while still giving you the freedom to skip a week or cancel whenever you need to.

We love doing the cooking for you, and hope these tips help you make the most of your Made By Whole30 meals experience. If you want to learn more about Made By Whole30 meals, visit the guide on our website, or browse this helpful FAQ. If you have specific questions about your order, email [email protected] for customer service support.

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