For the Paleo-conscious CrossFitter, it can be a confusing world of what to eat, where to buy the ingredients and how to make it. Well, confusing, until now.
Now, there are several companies who are doing the hard work for you. They have bought the ingredients, cooked the food and now it’s just down to what you will select with a click of your mouse for delivery.
I decided to try Kettlebell Kitchen. It’s a food delivery service run by CrossFitters, Paleo-eaters and as their website says, ‘full-time job havers.’
You can order a la cart or they have put together meal plans for lunch and dinner. I decided to order Andy’s Easy Order 6-pack. It includes 5 meals plus a Paleo granola mixture.
The meals were delivered to Brick New York where I picked up the following five meals: Pulled Pork, Lime Chicken Stir Fry, Plantain Lasagna, KBK Mighty Meatloaf and 5-spice Chicken Meatballs.
I started with the Plantain Lasagne. I was definitely skeptical that this lasagne could hold a candle to mama italiana’s meatball lasagne at this little place that I love in Little Italy.
All it took was my first bite to realize you can’t compare mama’s homemade lasagne with this because this was taking lasagne to another and much healthier level. I loved the texture of the plantain. It was dense with a thick consistency and coated with a subtle, but spicy tomato sauce. The grass-fed meat inside was delicious and it was served with a side of squash and vegetables that were also seasoned well. I definitely give two thumbs up to the plantain lasagne because it was different from anything I have ever had and my wheat-banned belly was very happy the ‘noodles’ were plantains and not semolina.
Next up, chicken meatballs with tomato sauce, sweet potato mash and broccoli. All I have to say is ‘You need to order this!’ This was delicious from start to finish. Tender meatballs in a really well-seasoned sauce. The spice was mild enough to be delicious but not boring. And then there was the sweet potato mash. It was incredible by itself. The broccoli was really good merely because it retained it’s crunch after microwaving.
I tried the Lime Chicken stir fry for lunch on the second day. It was predictably good, but not a favorite of mine. The chicken was cubed and tender but there was nothing exceptional about this entree. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything to text home about after tasting the Plantain Lasagne or the Chicken Meatballs.
Next up, the KBK Mighty Meatloaf. In one phrase–it tasted like home. The meatloaf was delicious and tender with a similar tomato sauce to the meatballs and the lasagne. While it might be nice to vary the sauces–if in fact they are the exact same–I can also support the opinion of, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, the one thing I wasn’t fond of was the broccoli rabe. Let me preface by saying, I do like broccoli rabe. However, this was so garlic infused as to be, well, not tasty.
However, this is a definite ‘order again’ entree.
The final meal was the pulled pork.
Boy did I save the BEST FOR LAST!
This was as good as the best pulled pork I have had in Texas.
And it was a serving-full and then some.
It was shredded pork and, as an added surprise, chunks of pork in a really incredible sauce. Completely tender and I could envision it falling off of the proverbial bone.
There was no fat to speak of and it was beyond filling. They served the pulled pork with a really tasty cabbage and broccoli.
Bottom line: Kettlebell kitchen is on to something really special, especially as their menu expands.
It’s most definitely the new way to order take-in for CrossFitters and those who want to eat healthier. I love that KB Kitchen is using local suppliers for their vegetables and grass fed beef for their meats.
They have made it easier for those of us who are conscious of what we put into our bodies to do it right. In addition, some of these meals are just so good that it’s hard to believe that it’s coming to me fresh out of my microwave. Great job, KB Kitchen. Look for another order from me soon!