Splendid Spoon offer a plant-based meal delivery service to people who follow vegan or gluten-free diets. Customers can choose from three meal plans and a variety of menus.
This article looks at how Splendid Spoon works and the menu options. It also looks at the health benefits and identifies groups of people who may find the service useful.
Splendid Spoon are a plant-based meal delivery service. They deliver ready-to-eat smoothies, soups, and grain bowls. The meals are low in sugar and sodium and are suitable for vegan and gluten-free diets.
How does it work?
Splendid Spoon offer flexibility with meal plans. For example, people may only want breakfast with Splendid Spoon, opting out of dinner and lunch options.
Customers can choose one of three meal plans:
- Breakfast, lunch, and one-day reset
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and one-day reset
According to Splendid Spoon, the one-day reset involves eating only soups for all meals that day. For example, someone may want to reset their eating habits if they have eaten heavy calorie-dense meals for a few days before.
People can customize their meal plans and choose from over 50 different meals.
Please note, the writer has not tried this product. All information is research-based.
Splendid Spoon offer smoothies, bowls, and soups. Each meal details full nutritional information and ingredients. The following is a selection from their menu:
Soup and grain bowls
- Cuban black bean bowl
- Green goddess quinoa bowl
- coconut curry rice bowl
Reset day soups
- pumpkin pear bisque
- cauliflower potato chowder
- parsnip apple puree
Splendid Spoon’s meals are rich in fruits and vegetables and have plenty of nutritional benefits, such as containing lots of fiber and vitamins.
Plant-based diet benefits
Including more plant-based foods can help someone to stay healthy.
A 2018 study looked at the anti-inflammatory effects of a vegan diet in people with coronary artery disease. Compared with the American Heart Association’s recommended diet, a vegan diet resulted in 32% lower inflammatory markers.
However, people on a strict plant-based diet need to ensure they get essential nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, iodine, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. They may need to take a supplement and include fortified foods in their diet.
Splendid Spoon offer meals suitable for people on a gluten-free diet.
People who have celiac disease need to be careful of foods that have become contaminated with gluten during production or preparation. Always check with a company that their food is suitable for those with celiac disease.
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity can cause symptoms such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea, according to Harvard Health. People who have digestive complaints may find that following a gluten-free diet can help to relieve symptoms. The meal options at Splendid Spoon may be suitable for someone on a vegan diet who wants to try a gluten-free approach.
Splendid Spoon do not make any weight-loss claims. However, they say that people can lose weight on a breakfast, lunch, and one-day reset plan.
Eating soups for the day creates a calorie deficit but does not provide all of the essential nutrients a person needs. Eating just soup for one day will not lead to weight loss.
However, caloric restriction over time does cause weight loss, but people need to make sure they are consuming all the essential nutrients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise successful weight loss involves losing 1–2 pounds of weight per week through a combination of healthful eating and physical activity.
Splendid Spoon may benefit people who have high blood pressure, or hypertension.
A 2017 review suggested that eating a mostly or exclusively plant-based diet helps prevent and treat hypertension.
The body usually needs more potassium than salt, and fruits and vegetables are sources of potassium. A person with high blood pressure may benefit from the plant-based and low sodium meals that Splendid Spoon offers.
Several brands on the market also offer ready prepared plant-based meal delivery services.
Some examples are:
However, if a person buys groceries from a store, they will spend a lot less money than when ordering their foods with any meal delivery service.
If a person batch cooks healthful, nutritious meals in advance and then freezes them, they will save money and reduce their food waste, too.
Splendid Spoon provide a convenient way for someone to eat healthful plant-based meals as often as they want. The service is suitable for people eating a vegan or gluten-free diet. People who have celiac disease should check that the meals are safe.
Menu options include smoothies, bowls, and noodles. Customers can also add a reset day where they eat only soup. The flexibility of Splendid Spoon means that a person can try eating plant-based for some meals only.
The meals may provide a healthful eating alternative if people with heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes struggle to find the time to cook.