Over the past few years, we’ve seen a boom in wellness trends, promoting complete physical, mental and social well-being. This reflects consumers’ interests and the changing relationship with their own health, suggesting that now more than ever, we actually want to be healthy.
Wellness can affect every area of our lives, from the food we eat to our exercise plans. It means we’re buying more supplements, juices, yoga mats and herbal teas than ever before. Companies tell us they boost immunity, improve sleep and reduce stress. But how do we know any of these things that we spend our money on actually do anything to improve our overall health? It can be tricky to know exactly what each vitamin does for our body or whether a type of tea can help reduce anxiety. However, sometimes it can be as simple as changing the food we eat. We know a lot about the types of foods that really are good for us, and we have the option to choose what we consume and make good decisions.
However, with working professionals adapting to busy schedules and spending more time in the office or in meetings, it can be a challenge to actually fuel our bodies with the right types of food. Many people fall into bad habits of unhealthy foods because they’re quick and satisfy a craving, even if only temporarily. Many Brits, children and adults alike, tend to opt for a sandwich as a weekday lunch, a quick meal with many different filling options. However, filling up on this starchy choice, often lacking nutritional value, isn’t the right kind of fuel to get you through the day. It definitely isn’t the best food to keep your mind and body functioning at its optimal level.
So how do we navigate the many choices of lunches during the working week and pick something that will energise us? POW Food offers catering services to supply you with healthy ready meals in your home and office. Here we’ll explain how our wellness food solutions are much more than your average frozen ready meals.
What does wellness mean?
Behind many of the diets and trends we see is the wellness economy, promoting preventative and holistic approaches to our health. Wellness can be traced back to ancient civilisations from the East and West such as India, China, Greece and Rome. It includes an umbrella of things including fitness, nutrition, diet, self-help and spiritual practices. With many physicians researching and writing about holistic modalities since the 1960s, wellness beliefs have evolved, proliferated and gone mainstream, leading to a generation that want to become more involved and invested in their own well-being.
Wellness is multidimensional and a typical model incorporates the following dimensions:
- Physical: Nourishing your body through appropriate exercise, nutrition and sleep.
- Emotional: Having awareness of, accepting and expressing our feelings and being empathetic towards others.
- Spiritual: Finding meaning and higher purpose in human existence.
- Social: Connecting with others and fostering positive relationships with others.
- Environmental: Occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
What wellness catering services are available?
In order to create healthy and delicious lunches for ourselves every single day, it would require a lot of time, which many of us haven’t got enough of. Spending time to come up with ideas, write a shopping list, buy groceries and make lunch is just not practical when you also have 15 other things to do before you go to sleep. That’s where catering services come in. POW Food offers healthy ready meals that can be delivered to your office or your home, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meal and spend your lunch break re-energising.
Wellness food delivery services prioritise high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and create a vibrant variety of options to help you look forward to your lunch every day. These ready meals are an ideal option for online events, conferences, meetings and WFH employee perks. Although these meals are packed with nutrients known to boost immunity and aid gut health and productivity, some people may be put off because they are frozen. However, it is a common misconception that food loses any of its vitamins and minerals when it gets frozen.
Why get frozen healthy ready meals delivered?
Most frozen foods retain their vitamins and minerals meaning you don’t need to spend money on any extra supplements. When ready meals get frozen, there is no change to the carbohydrate, protein or fat content. In fact, some meals contain more vitamins and minerals because fresh foods lose them over time, whereas freezing preserves them. That is why POW Food chooses to provide frozen meals, and we believe we are still able to provide all our customers with highly nutritious and tasty food.
Freezing preserves shelf life
Freezing means we don’t need to use preservatives which can trigger respiratory, digestive or skin reactions, among many other things, and are typically something you would like to avoid. The more processed foods you eat, the more preservatives you are consuming. While preservatives are approved as safe for food use, it doesn’t mean they don’t come with nasty side effects, many of which we may not even be aware of.
Freezing ready meals that are full of vitamins and minerals and no nasty ingredients like flavourings, artificial colours, additives, sweeteners or pesticides, means you can eat a meal full of whole foods without having to give up any of your spare time to prepare it. Freezing also helps us to reduce food waste as meals won’t go off if they aren’t eaten on the day they’re delivered. You can keep your meal in your freezer until you’re ready to eat it, and you don’t have to worry about it going past its best before date.
Locks in goodness
Frozen foods can be healthier than fresh foods because it puts a pause on any deterioration that would happen otherwise. Freezing halts any degradation in its tracks so that your meal is guaranteed to be fresh and bursting with flavour. In comparison to a salad or sandwich you might pick off the shelf at the supermarket, frozen healthy meals aren’t full of preservatives and they haven’t been made several days prior, but instead are frozen straight away to lock in freshness. This means your frozen ready meal will taste much better than any salad, pasta or sandwich you can grab on your lunch break.
Freezing food helps to maintain the freshness and structure of the meal. Rather than your meal getting crushed on route. It arrives to you ready to pop in the microwave or oven and you can enjoy a piping hot meal that looks and tastes like restaurant quality. Freezing helps to keep food safe by keeping it at a temperature where harmful bacteria cannot grow, ensuring your lunchtime meal isn’t going to cause you any discomfort. Food poisoning is extremely inconvenient at anytime, but particularly when you’re sitting in the office trying to get important work done.
The nutritional benefits of POW Food catering services
Each of our meals is designed by our nutritionists and expertly crafted by our chefs to provide you with a well-rounded meal full of nutrients that are proven to boost immunity and aid productivity. We offer a wide range of meals able to suit many different diets. Our meals are predominantly gluten and dairy-free and will help you feel your best.
Here are a few examples of our meals:
- Sesame Crusted Tofu Teriyaki
Teriyaki tofu skewers with a sesame crust served with shiitake mushroom and fermented black bean rice with green vegetables and carrots. This meal is plant-based providing a source of Vitamin K and Manganese which contributes to energy production. It’s also rich in Vitamin C which plays a role in immune system function, helping to boost immunity.
- Chicken Tapenade
Free range chicken breasts stuffed with an olive and red pepper tapenade served with rainbow ratatouille and sweet potato mash. This satiating and immune supporting dish is a source of protein, low in fat and low in salt and has a source of Vitamin A, which contributes to healthy skin, vision and helps boost immunity.
Enjoy POW Food in your workplace
POW Food is a premium ready meal delivery service providing high-end meals across London and nationwide. Our meals are designed by our nutritionists to improve mental and physical performance and give you the fuel you need to make it through the working week. When your schedule is busy, it can be difficult to find the time to source healthy meals, but with POW Food, we do all the hard work.
For frozen meals that are full of freshness and bursting with nutrients, get in touch with our friendly team. We can provide your workplace with delicious catering services and we can even deliver to your team that are working from home. Our Empower meal and workout packages help support your employees’ mental and physical health, boosting immunity, energy and performance. Get started today.