CHECK IT OUT: Healthy Eats by Chef Jam Melchor

Say goodbye to celery sticks and cardboard crackers-we gave BITE Contemporary Cuisine's dieting alter-ego a try.

(SPOT.ph) Diets are always a drag, or so we've all gotten used to thinking. But this calorie-cutting plan just might change your mind. Going one step beyond BITE Contemporary Cuisine's mission to promote the use of sustainable, organic ingredients in heirloom dishes, Chef Jam Melchor launched Healthy Eats, a food-delivery service that serves dishes designed for the health conscious. "We want to bring [the BITE] experience to our clients' doorsteps through healthy lunchboxes. From our table, to yours," according to Chef Jam.

 

Arroz Caldo (carbs are friends), delivered as breakfast for a 1,200-calorie plan

 

Penne Bolognese for lunch

 

The idea is to choose a program based on your daily calorie requirements and body type. The meal programs range from  1,200 (P2,800) to 2,000 (P3,400) calories a day, with the promise that you could lose two to three pounds after the seven-day program. Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner are delivered to you each morning, saving you from having to think of what to eat or where to get it.

 

Melchor worked with CrossFit Mad Minute in creating the meal plans, so don't expect typical diet food. Instead you'll get dishes like Grilled Chicken in Mushroom Sauce with Brown Rice Pilaf, Braised Pork Belly with Potato Hash, or Homestyle Meatloaf with Baked Vegetable Ratatouille, all low-fat, low-sodium, low-cholesterol, with no MSG or preservatives. Plus the occasional cinnamon roll or glazed donut for snack time. "[It's not only for those who] want to lose weight but also for those who want to maintain a [balanced] diet," says Chef Jam.

 

It's about time someone invented a diet that doesn't make you feel deprived.

 

 

Meal delivery charge is at P50 for the Makati area, P80 outside Makati. For more information on Healthy Eats, email bitecontemporarycuisine@gmail.com or call 478-2659. You can also check out BITE Contemporary Cuisine at 7427-B Glory Building, Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City.

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