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Home Meal Replacement Plans & Delivery

Consumers want to enjoy food cooked by chefs, at a reasonable price, and in the comfort of their own home. This desire is what the home meal replacement market was built on, but not all companies do what bistroMD can.


In today’s busy society home meal replacement companies are poised to offer a much needed healthier alternative to fast food.

The concept is simple and there is certainly a high demand for it: Consumers want to enjoy food cooked by chefs, at a reasonable price, and in the comfort of their own home.

This desire is what the home meal replacement market was built on, but not all companies do what bistroMD can.

What is Meal Replacement?

A home meal replacement is best described as food that is picked up from a store that is already fully prepared. It rids the need of cooking a meal at home and can consumed immediately or reheated for later.

There is broad scope of food options with a home meal replacement, in which selections range from a frozen pizza to a fresh chicken dinner for two.

Home meal replacement seems like a healthy alternative to fast food, and certainly fills a need and a want. However, bistroMD is much more than a HMR company.

More Than a HMR Company

Not only are bistroMD meals accessible and convenient, but are chef-prepared and bursting in both flavor and nutrients thanks to our unique cooking methods.

And not to mention, these meals bypass the need for a grocery store run and are delivered straight to doorsteps…

Chef-Prepared Meal Delivery

Co-founder and foodie Ed Cederquist is committed to using the highest quality sources in each and every entrée. He visits exotic locales across the world to provide meals with a truly global flavor.

Ed collaborates with the seasoned bistroMD chefs so that the freshest ingredients possible are used. Rest assured, meals will NEVER contain trans fats, artificial colorings, MSG, chemical fillers, nitrates, added sulfites, or the artificial sweetener aspartame.

bistroMD is also committed to using ingredients from responsible sources by:

• Selecting environmentally-responsible seafood
• Sourcing rBGH-free beef at all times
• Using hormone-free chicken per U.S. law
• Partnering with local, family-owned farms whenever possible

Truly, the constant exploration of the complex nature of food and flavor profiles transpires into gourmet meals and a topnotch dining experience, all without having to leave the comfort of home!

Our Unique Cooking Methods

As some home meal replacements do not withhold their integrity, bistroMD uses their unique cooking method to keep food tasting fresh whether eaten right away or months later.

bistroMD uses flash frozen technology, a cooking method that inhibits spoilage when food is frozen during their peak ripeness. Flash frozen meals reserve their freshness and food safety through careful packaging and the use of dry ice, which protects them from losing their nutritional quality during prolonged transportation.

Meals are the Freshest of Fresh

Flash frozen meals not only retain their freshness, but may even be the freshest food offered! Produce, especially, is flash frozen within just a few short hours following harvest, locking in key nutrients and preserving its flavor.

Frozen foods also retain their freshness for longer bouts of time and have a much longer shelf-life than its refrigerated relative. Preserving foods allows individuals to enjoy foods that may not be in season throughout all times of the year, especially seasonal fruits, veggies, and fresh caught fish.

A Home Meal Diet Replacement

In addition to making each diet gourmet meal more delicious than the last, all bistroMD meals adhere to the science and research of bistroMD's founding weight loss physician Dr. Caroline Cederquist.

With over 20 years of medical expertise in her field, Dr. Cederquist works with a team of Registered Dietitians to ensure nutritional requirements for healthy and long-term weight loss are being met.

That being said, every meal is doctor-designed and dietitian-approved and provides a scientific balance of complex carbohydrates, whole grains and fiber along with lean protein and healthy fat ratios to jumpstart weight loss.

But menu options are never scarce on a home diet replacement, and there is never worry of compromised flavor for balanced nutrients.

Besides, with a rotating menu of over 200 recipes includes dark chocolate chip crepes with pork sausage hash, homestyle waffles with scrambled eggs and maple syrup, chicken spinach meatloaf with tomato glaze, bacon cheeseburger meatloaf with yuca fries, Jamaican style black pepper shrimp, roasted tofu and ancient grain salad bowl, baked pasta marinara with chicken sausage, and lasagna with garden marina, you are sure to find meals that satisfy both the waistline and taste buds!

So truly, receiving a home meal replacement is important to many people to make their lives easier and less complex. And without the worry about preparing dinner every night, you will have time for other things, which is at the fundamental core of HMR meal replacement.

Spending time with your family or enjoying a hobby after a long day at work is possible when you know that dinner is as easy as microwaving for a few minutes then plating a delicious, nutritious, and visually appetizing meal!

Written By Sarah Asay, RDN. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on February 14, 2019.


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