I’ve grabbed Vereo food before, usually after a work-out with Chloe Hodgson at Lomax. Well, the Michelin-trained chef, James Brown of Vereo has gained a big fan base of people (they now also sell at Equinox) who adore his food so he started doing home deliveries. He offered to let me try a week of fresh, organic, gluten/sugar/dairy-free meals and of course I said yes without hesitation.
Let me just say something. I have tried A LOT of at home delivery food services over the years. Whether it’s companies that wanted me to test them for blog reviews, or just me wanting to see whats out there, I believe I have tried most of the healthy meal deliveries in London. Vereo is OFFICIALLY my all time favorite. So much so that after a free week, I’ve signed up for another week of deliveries, and started to tell everyone I know.
I feel like I was a bit in a healthy eating rut, and James at Vereo has totally changed everything. First of all, I look forward to each and every meal or snack. All of the other services I’ve tried there was always one or two things I left behind. Second, I’ve realized I love healthy foods that I hadn’t ever tried before. Quail eggs? Who knew that they were the perfect mid-morning pick-me-up. Chia seeds and coconut milk? One of my new favorite breakfasts.
The best part of James’s programs is that they are TOTALLY and COMPLETELY bespoke. Want to eat healthy, but not lose any weight? James will ensure you have the perfect meals delivered that will keep you full based on your food preferences, amount of exercise you do, etc.
There’s no limit on limitations either. By this I mean that I’ve encountered other at-home delivery services that will only let you opt out of one or two ingredients. Whereas I’m constantly in touch with James telling him if there’s anything I’d like him to leave out or add for my next delivery. I basically have my own personal chef!
The proof is in the dairy-free pudding. I’ve been doing Vereo now for 6 1/2 days and I’ve already lost 2 pounds AND my jeans are loose. Ladies, I’m totally hooked.
Now, don’t be concerned… James website is currently under-construction. You can reach him on his personal email firstname.lastname@example.org and get updates from his twitter feed @veryvereo. With the summer coming up it is the absolute perfect time to try out this AMAZING food!!
Here’s some more specifics of what I’ve been enjoying….
Mid-Morning Snack: Sweet pineapple coconut and red chilli in a ginger dressing
Another delicious dinner: Organic asaparagus with basil and avocado oil, organic turkey breast and sun-dried tomato salad on quinoa salad
Other menus from my week of Vereo:
Breakfast: chia seeds, rice milk, porridge oats, goja berries and blueberries
Snack: Provencal vegetable casserole
Lunch: Cod and seaweed wrap with basic and avocado oil
Snack: Pumpkin seeds
Dinner: Spicy Turkey ketta and sun-blushed tomato, extra virgin olive oil , courgette, red onion, mint and thyme with avocado oil and spinach
Breakfast: scrambled organic, egg whites, seaweed, button mushrooms and tomato pesto
Snack: Beetroot, strawberry, gogi berry and linseed salad in almond oil and balsamic dressing
Lunch: Organic turkey breast and sun-dried tomato salad on quinoa salad, Organic asaparagus with basil and avocado oil
Dinner: Braised lentils, borlotti beans and split peas with organic chicken strew
Breakfast: Gogi berries and chia seeds in rice milk and coconut oil with blueberries
Snack: Marinated olives, Snack: Provencal Vegetable casserole
Lunch: Cod peppers and spinach wrapped in rice paper with chili oil
Snack: asparagus spinach and broccoli in pink peppercorns
Dinner: Organic chicken breast rolled in seawweed with tomato pesto
Breakfast Egg whites, spinach, mushrooms
Lunch: Radish and cucumber salad with fill and cider vinegar/ Broccoli spinach and asparagus soup with pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Snack: Marinated Olives
Dinner: Rabbit and sun-blushed tomato skewer on basil and pepper quinoa
Breakfast: Seeded ravita wafers with natural nutty butter
Lunch: Thai style chicken curry with brown and red rice in coconut oil
Snack: Organic carrot butternut squash and cumin soup, Snack: Quail eggs with celery salad
Snack: Salad of radishes cherry tomatoes cucumber doll and pumpkin seeds
Dinner: Organic chicken and crunch vegetables in rice paper rolls
Meals cost £38/day OR
for AG READERS ONLY £200/week for 7 days. Offer valid until 15 of June.
Meals are delivered every morning to your door, and if you order food for the weekends it is delivered on Friday morning.