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Susan's Healthy Gourmet

Delivering nutritious meals nationwide to help you lose weight.

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Who wouldn't love to have a personal chef cook them up yummy and healthy meals day after day? That is just the idea behind Susan's Healthy Gourmet, a meal-based delivery service that cooks meals for you and delivers them to your door each week. For those who are looking to lose some weight, but hate spending time in the kitchen, you are expected to lose about 1-2 pounds each week while eating Susan's Healthy Gourmet meals.

Daily meal plans come in 1,125, 1,500 and 1,800 calorie levels. The vegetarian dinners are offered in only one calorie level, varying from 375 to 525 calories per meal, and 1,500 calories per day. You select which caloric level you want and what type of meal plan compliments your lifestyle. There are seven meal plans to choose from ranging from the Quick and Easy to a diabetic. Be advised that Susan's Healthy Gourmet does not give recommendations for which caloric level you should choose. If are looking to lose weight, it is best to speak with a registered dietitian who can calculate what your daily caloric requirements are

Even though Susan's Healthy Gourmet is based in California, the company delivers all over the country. With five-weeks of rotating meals, variety is insured so that you're never tired of eating the same meal twice in one week. Meals can be purchased for individual or family households. While most meal-based delivery services only offer meals for adults, Susan's Healthy Gourmet offers kid-friendly fare, too.

PRO
  • Convenient way of eating healthy
  • Susan's Healthy Gourmet is a time-saver
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Diabetic friendly
  • Menu and meal plans offer variety
  • Suitable for your family
  • Prepares the meals for VH1's Celebrity Fit Club
  • Delivers fresh, nationwide
  • Provides balanced nutrition
CON
  • Can be expensive
  • Does not teach you how to prepare your own healthy meals
  • Long-term weight loss on Susan's Healthy Gourmet is unknown
  • Can only eat foods served to you for program to be successful
DIET and NUTRITION

You can choose between the following types of food plans:

  • The Quick and Easy
  • Pick and Choose
  • Diabetics
  • Seniors
  • Kids
  • Anti-aging/Purification
  • Desserts/A la Carte

Additionally, you select the number of meals you would like delivered. For instance, breakfasts, lunches and dinners for seven days a week, just dinners, just lunches or just lunches and dinners.

A complete day's meals meet or exceed the daily nutritional guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Dietetic Association. These guidelines are: Fat - 30% or less, Saturated Fat - less than 10%, Fiber - 15-20%, Cholesterol under 300 mg, and Sodium ranging from 1,100-3,300 mg.

Meals are delivered to each week and need to be refrigerated once you receive them. It is recommended to drink two glasses of skim milk per day for added calcium in addition to your meals.

Some of the meals you might enjoy from Susan's Healthy Gourmet include:

  • Sausage and Mushroom Strata
  • Banana Pecan Pancakes
  • Sweet Potato Soup and Cranberry Chicken Sandwich
  • Turkey Apple Spinach Wrap
  • Salmon with Garden Pesto
  • Chicken Enchilada with Spanish Rice and Beans
  • Margherita Pizza
EXERCISE

Exercise is recommended but not mandated while eating Susan's Healthy Gourmet meals. There is no exercise guidance provided.

CONCLUSION

Susan's Healthy Gourmet is a convenient way of eating healthy or losing weight. Since no shopping, measuring, chopping or cooking is done on your part, you just take the food out of your fridge, heat it up if it requires cooking and enjoy. But programs like this are expensive. Yes, you save on grocery bills, but you are also losing out on learning how to cook and prepare your own meals in a healthy way.

Once you stop receiving your meals, you are then on your own to prepare meals yourself while maintaining any weight lost.

The good news about Susan's Healthy Gourmet is that it does not include any fad products or ingredients. The food is prepared with wholesome and natural ingredients that meet the dietary guidelines as recommended by nutritional experts. The meal plans are designed to be low in calorie, and can support the unique dietary needs of vegetarians and diabetics.

Common Misspellings

Susan's Healthy Gourmay, Susen's Healthy Gourmet, Susan's Healthy Gormet, Susan's Healthy Gourmet Diet, Susan's Meal Delivery, Susans Healthy Gourmet


Related Diets: Celebrity Fit Club, Biggest Loser Meal Delivery Plan, Bistro MD, Chefs Diet, RAWvolution


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(Page 1 of 1, 9 total comments)

Jennifer

I've been having Susan's delivered twice a week,. I'm on the 7 day plan, breakfast, lunch and dinner and a snack. I think the food is really, really good! The portions are controlled, obviously it's a diet. I have felt a little hunger afterwards but that;'s normal for a diet plan. Lots of fruit, good breakfast, some even come with milk or juice. Dinners are great, salmon or pot roast or soups. I've tried other home delivery but this is the best for my busy life. Only thumbs down is that I wish the veggies were a little cooked more in the meals, they are somewhat raw, i dunno if that's for health reasons they dont wanna cook out all the vitamins or what.

posted Jan 13th, 2012 9:29 am


Deborah Walker

I lost about 5 pounds in two weeks, without any sense of deprivation.

posted Sep 17th, 2011 10:18 am


Arthur

Way too expensive for the quality. Food rotation is slim, so it's easy to get bored. Seems like the same veggies over and over again. Can't mention how many times I opened a meal to find it smelled rancid. Customer service would give me a credit, but when it was the only food I had in the house, it didn't do me much good.

posted Apr 24th, 2010 1:59 am


Ann

My elderly parents are finally eating healthy food and enjoying it! This is a great way to support older relatives who no longer are excited about cooking. My parents simply were going out and getting fast food EVERY night! Susan's is WAY better!

posted Nov 27th, 2009 11:05 pm


Kerry

I think the food is excellent and there is a big variety. I used this food and cooked during the week too. I was very careful with what I ate and lost about 3 pounds a week combined with exercise.

posted Aug 21st, 2009 12:10 pm


Doc Holiday

Pros:
Food is fresh and nicely prepared.
Customer service seems to be willing to please, and explain things in detail.

They do have a Seniors menu at a slightly reduced price ($13.27 per meal delivered) that is nicely portioned for seniors and well thought out.

Cons:
More expensive than a decent middle priced restruant at $17.00 per entree per day - that's right folks $170.00 per week per person for five meals Lunch and Dinner. That's with no drink, ( or adult bevrages) - and needing to still shop for breakfast and fill ins.

Specifically stated lactose intolerant and 75% of all meals showed up with a lactose containing component. that was integral to the meal. Somethimes hiddend within the dish so as to not be apparent.
This was not an afterthought - nor was it causally mentioned - it was all over the file and talked about repeatedly during the order process for a solid 45 minutes.

Calorie count at 900 or 1200 levels for two meals seems especially low, I had not thought they were competing in the diet market - but they seem to be pushing themselves in that direction.

I'm saying I don't like them although I'm giving them another chance as they really do seem eager to please ansd swear it was an abberation - but if you think about it - go to a diner - order 10 meals and 7 come out with something you are allergic to - that's a recipe for a disaster.

posted Apr 24th, 2009 7:17 pm


Marsha

Have been on the senior meals (lunch & dinner daily) for 6 months. Have lost 15 pounds with the meals only.

posted Apr 5th, 2009 6:14 pm


Tricia

I signed up for a week online and when I called to confirm they said they would not honor pricing discount on their website because it did not apply to the cleansing diet. It did not say this online (10% off for all new customers). One woman said she would honor it and the next woman said they would not (great customer service-sarcasm) Also, the website told me that my delivery would begin Thursday and when I tried to confirm that I was told, "The cleansing diet only starts on a Monday." She said this arrogantly as if I was stupis! I told her I had received a confirmation e-mail after paying and she said it was wrong. No apology for their error an they made me feel like an idiot. I decided to cancel my order because if they treat new customers this way then I would hate to stay with them!

posted Oct 30th, 2008 8:43 pm


Wanda

My husband and I found the meals delicious!
We used it as a supplement, not as a diet.

posted Oct 25th, 2008 10:36 pm



   
 

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