Greenlite is a meal delivery service that features fresh 100% plant-based breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. They’re committed to promoting a “healthy, environmentally friendly, cruelty-free lifestyle” through their customizable meal plans.
There are quite a few different options to choose from including weekly meal plans, variety packs, and sampler packs. You can even choose a “snack only” plan to discover some new healthy snacks, or the 3 -day “smoothie cleanse” to help you detoxify without feeling too deprived. Plans are all available for a one-time purchase, or you can choose to subscribe and enjoy discounted pricing.
I was recently sent their “Kickstarter” sampler which includes 7 full meals, as well as 7 snacks. Let’s see what I got!
The meals were sent in a big, fully insulated box packed with dry ice. When it got to me (in NY), the dry ice was gone, but everything was still frozen solid. Pretty impressive, considering it traveled all the way from California.
Each meal/food item was sealed in a plastic package with a label letting you know what was inside (quite helpful!), as well as its nutritional content, ingredients, and how to prepare it.
The meal in both photos above is Buffalo Tempeh with Cauliflower. It’s simply tempeh and cauliflower tossed in a spicy Buffalo sauce. I had high hopes for this, since I love veggie hot “wings”, but there was something about the flavor that just didn’t do it for me. It had an odd, vinegar-y taste that I just wasn’t a fan of. Ah well.
Oh, I should note that all of the meals are super easy to prepare. How easy? — Just cut open the package, plop its contents on a plate, and throw it in the microwave. THAT easy.
This was one of my favorite meals: Maple Orange Tofu with Quinoa and Garlicky Kale. The sweet orange/maple glaze on the baked tofu was delicious. I could totally eat it every week. I was skeptical of the kale, since it was riddled with onions (poision!!), but once I picked them all out (yep, every single one), it wasn’t bad at all. I’m not a huge fan of quinoa, but I made myself eat it to round out the meal.
I was always amazed by how these frozen blobs of mush could turn into a yummy meal in a matter of minutes…
This was probably the best Tofu Scramble I’ve ever had. I loved the huge chunks of zucchini! (It had onions as well and I did my very best to pick every one of the little jerks out.) I was surprised by how much I liked the Breakfast Hash — basically mashed cauliflower, tempeh bacon, and seasonings. The smokey tempeh gave it a great flavor.
There were a lot of snacks, but I was usually too eager to eat them to stop and take a photo. These are Raw Fruit n’ Nut Balls and they were super good. They’re made of dates, almonds, cashews, cranberries, mango, and coconut. They made for a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack.
The photo quality/color is bad here cos I used my phone to get a quick shot before I devoured this. There were actually TWO of these amazing Peanut Butter Cups included in my box and I never wanted to take the time to photograph them with my “real” camera cos I was waaaay too eager to gobble them up. They were beyond delicious… Rich and dense and full of peanut butter-y goodness! Yum!!
That was just a sampling of the meals/snacks I received in my Greenlite delivery. Some of the other meals I really enjoyed were Cinnabon Oatmeal (I usually hate oatmeal!), Bean & Veggie Chili, a protein bar, maple granola, a fruit bar, and trail mix. There was a Black Bean Burger that would have been awesome, but was super dry for some reason. It crumbled in my hands before I could even attempt to put it on a bun. Sadly, I had to toss it, but the little piece I tried was actually really tasty. Dry, but tasty.
Overall, I was very pleased with Greenlite. It’s definitely nice to know that there’s a vegan meal delivery service out there. I’m not quite sure that I could afford it, however, but for those who can, it’s a great option for convenient (and healthy!) eating.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.