The future of food is going to change and whether this change is going to be temporary or permanent, it looks set that cloud kitchens are here to stay.
For those of us who do not know what a cloud kitchen is; a cloud kitchen is a delivery-only restaurant that has no physical space for dine-in. It relies entirely on online orders placed through online food aggregators or an online ordering-enabled website or mobile app.
In a bid to live a healthier lifestyle, I embarked on a 5-day long gastronomic journey with YoloFoods and received daily flexible deliveries of YoloFoods’ tasty and healthy pre-packed meals that include mains, sides, snacks and tea that are tailored to my own personal fitness and wellness goals i.e. weight loss.
Weighing a hefty 80kg due to many factors such as binge/stress eating and a lack of physical exercise, my goal to lose weight has been put on the backburner for some time. Therefore, one goal that I hope to achieve from this gastronomic journey with YoloFoods is to eat healthily and live healthily.
YoloFoods offers two options for their weight loss meal plan; a 1000 kilocalories weight loss meal plan and a 1400 kilocalories weight loss meal plan. Since weight loss is a primary objective for me, I decided to go for the weight loss meal plan where the total number of calories that I get from lunch, snack, and dinner will amount to 1000 kilocalories (kcal).
Obviously, just controlling the amount of calories that I take in is not going to help me lose weight because the food that I consume also needs to be of high nutritional value as well. What is really reassuring to me is that YoloFoods’ nutritionally balanced power-meals are developed in collaboration with internationally acclaimed Dietician and International Olympic Committee qualified Sports Nutritionist Jane Freeman, and is founded on the simple but powerful philosophy of “good food that’s good for you”.
The Five Day Meal Plan
|Beef Bulgogi with Sweet Potato Noodles, Spinach and Shredded Carrot||Peanut Butter Cookie ||Gong Bao Chicken with Brown Rice, Spicy Eggplant, Garlic Bok Choy |
|Herb Chicken with Roasted Potato, French Beans, Harissa Sauce||Mango Chia Seeds Pudding||Beef Bolognese with Pasta, Mixed Mushrooms and Green Peas|
|Rendang Chicken with Coconut Basmati Rice, Roasted Cauliflower||Banana Bread||Fresh Herb and Lemon Barramundi Fish with Cajun Roasted Sweet Potato, Herb Veggies|
|4||Salmon Chicken Balls with Quinoa, Baked Spinach Egg, Broccoli, House Made Chilli Sauce|
Low Fat Cheesecake
|Peri Peri Chicken with Cauliflower Rice, Braised Purple Cabbage |
|5|| Lamb Kofta with Couscous, Mint Yoghurt, Cucumber and Tomato Salad|
Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Basil Minced Chicken with Brown Rice, Soy Egg, Kailan
The above menu was what I had from 18 to 22 October and YoloFoods changes their menu often to ensure that customers are never bored and always have a variety of power-packed meals to choose from.
The 5-day meal plan that I went for costs $179.50 and it works out to $35.90 per day. This means that each meal costs $17.95. However, if you decide to go for a full month, the cost per meal will go down to $15.45 and this price is pretty competitive when compared to other providers who have a similar offering.
Whether it is eating clean for a balanced diet, weight loss, retaining muscle mass with low carb and high protein meals or aiding a personal transition into a vegetarian diet, YoloFoods brings delicious and wholesome meal plans that are not only exciting but tastes familiar and comforting. Their most popular pre-packed meals include the best-selling Cauliflower Rice with Herb Chicken & Spinach Egg, Herb Chicken & Roast Potatoes, Rendang Chicken with Brown Rice & Curry-Roasted Cauliflower, and Thai Basil Minced Chicken with Brown Rice.
In terms of the overall meal experience that I had and what I think of the quality and taste of the meals, I actually find the meal experience quite comparable to the inflight meal experience that airlines served (5 stars customer service experience and everything was neatly packed and organised), and there were more positives than negatives (meals on some days were really great although there were days when I felt it could be better).
The pre-packed meals also make it easy and convenient for me to just heat up and have nutritious and tasty meals on the go.
Will it be a gastronomic journey that I will continue?
Yes, it will be until I achieve my ideal weight.
To subscribe to YoloFood’s meal plan or to check out the a-la-carte items that are available, you can do so here.