Healthful Foods Delivered to You


No time to cook healthful meals? No worries. Delivery services do more than pizza and Chinese these days. Here are two local companies that’ll bring nutritious meals directly to your door.

A Healthy Kitchen
Like the idea of opening your freezer and finding coconut chicken curry with sautéed cumin spinach and brown basmati rice—all made with local, organic ingredients? Through their company, A Healthy Kitchen, personal chefs Terese Hollander Esperas and Dionisio Esperas deliver healthful freezer meals. Prices start at $20, with a minimum order of 10 meals per month. Fresh meals are also an option, but at a price: Four meals for one person, with delivery twice a week, run $200 a week, plus groceries. Sounds steep, but as Hollander Esperas points out, “You’re hiring a private chef, someone who is going to be committed to you and will prepare whatever you want—very specialized and personalized.” Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are among the offerings. (916) 739-0659

Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
You don’t have to be a member of this upscale resort to partake in its Wellness Meal Plans delivery service. Arden Hills’ emphasis is on nutrient-rich, low-calorie meals, made with locally grown foods from sustainable farms and ranches and prepared by an on-site culinary team. “Proper nutrition is the foundation of our wellness philosophy,” says spokeswoman Courtney Kain. Some customer favorites, according to Kain: breakfast burrito with black beans and avocado, cilantro-lime chicken sandwich on ciabatta bread and pumpkin-seed encrusted halibut. Prices are $6 for breakfast or dessert, $8 for lunch and $12 for dinner, and there are discounts for advance orders. You can create your own meal plan or work with an on-site nutritionist, and all meals are delivered fresh (not frozen). (916) 482-6111