Welcome to the Maple Grove Triathlon site! We are a group of athletes in the Minneapolis area who love training for and competing in triathlons. Whether you’re contemplating your first race or you’ve completed an Iron Man, we invite you to join us. In addition to organizing training support groups, we also compete together and […]
In a world where life is always busy, many of us don’t have the time to prepare and cook a healthy, fulfilling meal. However, eating right is crucial to fueling your grueling triathlon training sessions. Below we’ve listed some of the top healthy meal kit services that make eating nutritious meals practically effortless!
Minnesota’s Local Crate
A popular local meal-kit option for Minnesotans, you can sign up for fresh, local ingredients and chef-crafted recipes to be delivered right to your door. Each week there are 11 meals from which to choose – 6 rotational meals and 5 customer favorites. These include several vegetarian, Paleo, vegan, and gluten-free options for those seeking a diet-specific menu. Meals are delivered on Mondays, so you’ll get to start the week out right. Pricing for 2 meals for 2 starts at $13.50 serving, but order more (3 meals or more for 2) and the price drops to just $12/serving. Plus, shipping is always free!
Freshly Prepared Meal Delivery
Freshly’s delivers meals that are high in protein, low in carbs, and contain zero gluten and refined sugars. This meal delivery service guarantees these healthy meals in less than two minutes, making the decision to opt for healthy versus junk food even more appealing. All Freshly’s requires of you is to reheat your meals, as they arrive at your door refrigerated and ready to pop in the microwave. Right now, you can sign up through Boxed Mealz and receive 30% off your first order.
Green Chef Organic Meal Service
Green Chef is a 100% certified organic meal kit that promises ingredients free of antibiotics, GMOs, and hormones. Each week, you’ll receive a subscription box with all the ingredients needed to cook amazing meals in under 30 minutes. The service offers 5 different meal plans – vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, carnivore, and vegetarian, making it easy to stick to your diet. Depending on the plan you choose, meals range between $10.49-$14.99/serving.
This recognizable European brand has made a splash since its introduction to the U.S. Hello Fresh boasts simple and straightforward recipes that make mealtime easy. The company’s dieticians make sure that every meal is nutritionally balanced before it’s shipped to your door. Choose from one of three meal plans – the Classic, the Veggie, or the Family Plan. All are reasonably priced at under $10/serving.
A popular brand among CrossFit athletes and our own triathlete community, Pete’s Paleo will plan, shop, cook, AND deliver right to your door. All meals consist exclusively of Paleo-friendly ingredients like grass-fed protein and seasonal produce with no added sugar, gluten, or dairy. If you’re looking for a meal kit that delivers high levels of protein for sustained energy and muscle recovery, Pete’s Paleo is worth a try. Meals start at $12.13/serving.
Adhering to a demanding workout regimen and trying to stay satisfied on a vegan diet can be a real challenge. However, Purple Carrot is revolutionizing plant-based eating. Every meal is strictly vegan, but far from boring. Purple Carrot ensures that all its meals are delicious, tasty, and full of flavor. Here are just a few of the appetizing menu items: beet burger with roasted grapes, roasted red pepper and spinach quesadilla, and a curried millet with asparagus. Yum! Meals start at $9.25/serving and shipping is free! Check out the Boxed Mealz Facebook page for the most recent discounts.
For many athletes, smoothies are a great way to pack in replenishing nutrients on the go. GreenBlender offers smoothie delivery that ditches cliché flavors like banana and raspberry for exotic superfood smoothies like spicy mango, blueberry cobbler, and more! The price per smoothie starts at just $3.90 when you order in bulk, making this option much more affordable than your local Smoothie King or Jamba Juice.
Minnesota’s Twin Cities have some of the best trails for running, biking, and leisurely hikes. And with paved paths, wide lanes, beautiful scenery, and plenty of water fountains, it’s the perfect place to train for a variety of races. If you find yourself in the Midwest area and are looking for top-notch trails to check […]
Preparing for the mental and physical intensity of a triathlon is no easy feat. And while training and discipline are crucial during the months leading up to a race, there are a few things that even the most well-trained athlete can overlook. To help keep you calm and focused at your next big event, here […]
Training for a triathlon can be a long and grueling process, and having a healthy diet can play an integral role in the preparation. For your body to function at its very best, you need to be giving it the right kind of fuel. A lot of people turn to sports drinks or protein bars […]