Healthy Lunch Delivery by FoodMatters.my
|What's your idea of the perfect meal in a box?|
I will never look at lunch breaks the same way again.
About a month ago, I was browsing through the net in hope of finding a reliable food delivery company in Kuala Lumpur to order lunches from. My expectations were high: Meals have to be healthy, taste good, and are delivered on the dot to my office. FoodMatters.my immediately caught my attention and I wrote in to subscribe to its monthly meal plan and Alexandra Prabaharan, a certified nutritionist and the key person behind FoodMatters.my was quick to respond to my inquiries. I picked the complete package which comes with 20 delicious meals delivered on weekdays throughout the month.
|Not your usual street side food bungkus-ed in a polystyrene|
It was a pleasant surprise every time the bell rang.
I would rush to the door, greet the deliveryman, grab the package and place it on the pantry counter. I would then carefully study the nutrition facts that come with the label to know better what I will be consuming on that particular day.
You are what you eat, so the type of food you tuck into matters a lot.
|Top to bottom: Spicy Thai Chicken and Snow Pea Stirfry, Soba Noodles with Seaweed and Chicken, Tomato and Squash Pasta with Meatballs, and Tandoori Wrap|
|Thai Red Rice Salad with Baked Chicken and Smoked Salmon Pesto Pasta|
|Dishes are so good, you can even pair them with wine to up your dining experience|
|Hainanese Chicken Rice - 460 cal, 15.1g fats, 63.8g carbs, and 33.5g protein. As approved by a nutritionist!|
My Top Picks from FoodMatters.myOnce you have decided to subscribe to a meal plan, Food Matters Malaysia will send you a detailed weekly menu where you get to pick from 5 to 6 dishes per day. I have tried over 16 dishes (some of which I repeatedly ordered because they were too good) and here are my top 3 picks:
|Thai Red Rice Salad with Baked Chicken. Source: Foodmatters.my|
Thai Red Rice Salad with Baked ChickenThis rice salad is my absolute favorite from FoodMatters.my. Not only is it packed with nutrients and zesty ingredients like mango and cherry tomatoes, the dressing used is also very tasty - the perfect combination of sweet and sour with a tinge of spiciness all in one bite.
The protein loaded rice salad is tossed with a variety of herbs and spices for that tasty zing to keep you satisfied throughout your day at the office. While other rice-based dishes give you food coma, this delicious rice salad will give you an energy boost instead. Main ingredients: Red rice rich in fibre, raw vitamin-packed vegetables, and lean chicken breast.
511 cal, 10.4g fats, 70.4g carb, and 35.8g protein.
|Falafels served in a Pita with Garlic Mint Yogurt. Source: Foodmatters.my|
Falafels served in a Pita with Garlic Mint YogurtFoodMatters.my's take on the middle eastern classic does not disappoint - the yogurt, chickpeas and mint loaded falafels make a good meal as well as a filling afternoon snack. Chickpeas are a good source of protein and fibre, while yogurt eases digestion. Pita is made of whole wheat for that extra touch of fibre. Was wishing for an extra serving when I had it!
304 cal, 5.8g fats, 43.9g carb, and 16.8g protein.
|Smoked Salmon Pesto Pasta. Source: Foodmatters.my|
Smoked Salmon Pesto PastaThis delicious cold pesto pasta comes with generous slices of smoked salmon and crunchy fresh vegetables - a combination that will leave you craving for more! Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin D, while raw vegetables come with many essential vitamins to help keep your body healthy.
409 cal, 13.2g fats, 49.0g carb, and 27.2g protein.
- Only RM10 per meal when you subscribe to the Complete Meal Plan
- Meals are delivered between 12pm-1.30pm
- Meals are delivered directly to your office/home
- Choices of over 35 dishes including Asian, Western, fusion, vegetarian, low carb, low fat, and gluten free food
I thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of dishes available each day. They are hearty, healthy, delicious and so beautifully presented in individually labelled lunch boxes. The only drawback would probably be the unforeseeable delivery time (ranges from noon to 1.30pm), but the overall experience was very satisfying.