One of the hardest parts about sticking to a Paleo diet is giving up the foods that you love and grew up eating. I’m looking at you, pizza and pancakes. That’s why the creators of Eatology began working on a company that would, in their words, “replicate the foods that people miss most when cleaning up their diets.”
Eatology serves up completely Paleo meals for their customers. That means everything on their menu is gluten-free and all-natural and doesn’t contain any added sugar, preservatives or hormones.
The meals are designed to complement and active lifestyle and help you get fitter and reach your goals. It’s no wonder that CrossFitters and other athletes are among the service’s biggest fans.
How Eatology Works
Here’s how Eatology works: Customers can either do a one time order and receive a package of 10, 15, or 21 meal packages or pick a customized number of a la carte meals for their delivery.
The second option is to create a recurring order in which customers will get a set number of Eatology meal packages (of either 10, 15, or 21 meals) each week. The autoship program is particularly appealing because you’ll receive a set number of meals each week that you can either select yourself or have curated for you. The program comes with no commitments and can be canceled or altered at any time.
All Eatology meals are made fresh in the company’s headquarters in Texas and then flash frozen to preserve your food’s taste. Your meals will then be delivered to your home in an insulated container.
In addition to Eatology’s signature meals package, customers can also sign up for the following:
- Family Platters: These platters serve a family of four or more people and are heated in the oven and not microwaved. They are a great option for parties and large gatherings as well.
- Seasonal Specials
- Custom Meals: Have a specific set of dietary restrictions? Not to worry, a custom plan can be designed for you.
- Vegetarian: One of the company’s specialists will work with you to create a vegetarian meal plan that suits your needs.
What You Can Expect From Your Meal
The Eatology menu is updated weekly, so you’ll have plenty of variety in your boxes week to week. Customers can choose between breakfast, lunch and dinner options on each week’s menu.
Because all Eatology meals are Paleo, everything on the menu is gluten-free and there is never any added sugar in their products.
A quick glance at the Eatology menu reveals that all meals are built around the concept of “blocks.”
We understand that all of this terminology is a bit confusing at first (it took us a minute to figure it out, too!) But once we did, figuring out the meals that worked best for us was
As the company explains it, one block meals contain the following: 7 grams of Protein, 9 grams of Carbs, and 1.5 grams of Fat.
Customers can then pick meals that are either 2 or 3 blocks accordingly.
Most women will find 2 block meals best fit their needs while 3 block meals are better for men.
Customers should note that the Eatology menu is divided into 2 block and 3 block meals accordingly.
Eatology meals also fall under two categories: Zone and Primal.
Zone meals are created according to a portion-control method that utilizes the glycemic index to determine a ratio of Protein/Carbohydrate/Fat to balance insulin levels
Primal meals are created according to another branch of the Paleo diet that is slightly less restricted when it comes to the ingredients permitted. Primal foods can contain ingredients like dairy cacao, honey and fruit juice, for example.
All of your Eatology meals will arrive froze in a sealed container with dry ice and should be placed in the freezer once you open your box. You can heat all of your food in either the microwave or oven when you are ready to eat. Meals usually take just 2-3 minute to microwave once your meal is thawed.
Setting up a recurring Eatology order does not require any commitments or contracts. If you ever need to skip a week or pause your subscription, it is easy to do so.
Here are examples of real meals you might find on Eatology’s menu:
- Zucchini Bread w/ Sweet Pear Hash: A breakfast dish, this meal also includes turkey, egg whites and a dash of honey.
- White Chicken Chili on a Yellow Squash Bed w/ Cilantro-Lime “Rice”: The “rice” here is cauliflower rice with a touch of thyme, garlic, cumin to ensure the “rice” is flavorful. Yellow squash, bell pepper and onions give the dish its authentic chili feel.
- My Big, Fit Greek Beet Burger w/ Pear Hash & Tara’s Tzatziki Slaw: In addition to loving the punny name of this dish (see what we did there?) we liked how the turkey and sweet potatoes in this burger complemented each other perfectly. The Tzatziki sauce is made of coconut milk, lemon juice and garlic powder and made the meal appropriately tangy.
- Chicken Nuggets w/ Broccoli & Carrot Fries (with BBQ Dipping Sauce): Head back to childhood with Eatology’s take of chicken nuggets and fries. The apple cider vinegar, paprika and dijon in the dipping sauce ensure the BBQ is appropriately savory.
- Chicken Enchilada Pie: You’ll probably be pleased to discover this enchilada pie is dairy free. Instead, the dish centers on chicken and a blend of vegetables.
Eatology delivers to all 50 states.
If you happen to be local and live near the Eatology facility in Bryan, Texas, you have the option of picking up your meals directly. (Just be sure to double check the facility’s pick up hours before hand.)
For the rest of us, your meals will be delivered through FedEx.
Orders are shipped Monday through Friday and your delivery date depends on your address.
Once your package is on its way you will receive a tracking number that allows you to follow its progress. Be aware that shipping is not included with your Eatology order and budget accordingly.
One great thing about Eatology is that all of the entrees cost the same. This means that all 2 block meals are are $10.50 and all 3 Block are $12.75.
Customers can also save further by resigning up for a recurring plan or by ordering in bulk.
The price of your total package depends on how many meals you choose to have delivered in each box. Customers have the options of ordering boxes containing 10, 15 or 21 meals.
While there are often discounts available on Eatology meals, additional discounts do not apply to recurring plans.
Food for Thought
Eatology’s website touts the fact that all of its meals taste like cheat meals, and we were so happy to find that was the case.
The food was fun and flavorful while also sticking to Paleo guidelines (something that is often easier said than done.)
As we mentioned earlier, it took us a bit of adjustment time to get used to Eatology’s terminology, but once we did, we found finding and ordering the meals we wanted were simple.
It’s also important to note that while we found the system something we needed to adjust to at first, the Eatology plan is perfect for CrossFitters or other athletes that closely count their macros and food intake.
We also liked that we could either pick our meals ourselves or have the company put together a box for us according to the parameters we detailed in our profile.
Eatology’s customer service is also top notch. New customers can get a 15 minute consultation phone call with a company representative to figure out their orders and get a consult on the foods that work best for them.
Overall, we’d say in this Eatology review that the company is a great way to dip into the world of Paleo diets or a good option for someone already committed to finding healthy and flavorful Paleo meals.
How to Order
Ordering is simple. You have to select whether you’d like to order a meal package (which can be turned into a recurring order) or a family platter. Recurring orders save 20% of the listed price, which is great!
The next step is to select the number of meals you’d like in your package. Once you’ve done that, all you have to do is click on your cart and begin the checkout process. It is here that you will be asked for your email address and if you have any discount codes.
After that section is squared away, you’ll just have to enter your shipping and payment information. Once you’ve confirmed your purchase, your meals will soon be on their way! Be sure to use MealMatchMaker for discounts!