Imagine if you left the gym â€” sweaty, exhausted, and hungryÂ â€” with a bag of delicious prepared meals? Enter Power Supply, a new food delivery system for serious Paleo eaters (or, letâ€™s just face it, people who are hungry for healthy options).
I caught up with Robert Morton, committed Crossfiter/Paleo eater, and partner of Power Supply. Morton lost 35 pounds on the Paleo diet, combined with regular Crossfit exercise, and was inspired to help others stay dedicated to healthy eating habits.
If youâ€™re familiar with the Paleo diet, you know that it eliminates processed food, including grains, dairy, sugar and preservatives, from the diet and instead relies heavily on lean protein (meat and fish), fruits and vegetables and healthy fats like nuts, avocados and olive oil.
The Power Supply mission is to build healthy, accessible meals and theyâ€™ve charted benchmark and baseline standards to help users understand where their food falls. The Power Supply website is full of ideas for rounding out the rest of the weekâ€™s meals.
How it Works
- Place your order using the My Power Supply website:Â Meals can be ordered for lunch, dinner or both, and can be ordered in three or five day quantities. Prices range from $35 for three dayâ€™s worth of lunch meals, to $119 for five dayâ€™s worth of lunch and dinner meals. Check out this weekâ€™s menu.Â The program is highly customizable â€” you can alert the team to permanent substitutions for ingredients you eat, order two of the same meal, or leave a meal off your menu if you think itâ€™s not for you.
- Power Supply delivers meals on Monday and Thursday to Crossfit gyms across DC, Maryland and Virginia: You pick your meals up post-workout.Â In Borderstan, you can pick up your Power Supply order from CrossFit Praxis (2217 14th Street NW) and BETA Academy (1353 Florida Avenue NW).
Power Supply meals are delivered in a bento box-type container and they are ready to eat, or nearly so after a short microwave.Â Power Supply is working to make the nutrition facts accessible, but for now each box comes with a label describing all of the ingredients in the meal.
Participants can give a starred review on the meal and feedback on changes instantly using a QR code on the top of each box. The meals are tasty, but if you arenâ€™t acclimated to the ingredient substitutions of the Paleo diet, it may take some getting used to.
I tested a grilled steak salad with apple chutney and found the steak to be tender and the horseradish sauce an interesting variation from the usual salad suspects.
Power Supply, like Scratch, is based on convenience (or really just anyone with a busy lifestyle). The pick-up process is easy and I think most people would find it particularity helpful to have a post-workout meal ready when you leave the gym. For a review of Power Supply from a Paleo food blogger, check out Florida Girl in DC.
Disclaimer: Power Supply graciously provided the author with a sample meal, gratis, so she could test the product before this story.