What can I expect on a program?
All of our organic meal delivery programs are nutritionally-designed based on a nutrient-dense, whole, fresh, plant-based diet that includes plenty of protein and healthy fats. The Nourishing Dubai program helps balance, restore, and heal your body. Our clients report results ranging from the physical – improved immune function, decreased body fat, increased muscle tone, balanced blood panel, flatter tummy, clearer, brighter skin, the mental -increased energy, better focus, banished cravings & post lunch crashes and the spiritual – peace and comfort in knowing that you are being taken care of. We cannot wait to see where your journey takes you!
Can Nourishing accommodate my food allergies and intolerances?
Yes, we accommodate select allergies and intolerances. You can select up to three (3) in addition to the ones that are excluded by our clean eating philosophy. Keep in mind that our programs are free of gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts and legumes. If you select an allergy, you may receive a meal substitution.
We make every effort and use best practices to avoid cross contamination, but we cannot guarantee that there won't be any cross contamination with your meals. Food allergy reactions can range from mild to severe. If you have a food allergy, please let us know at the time of your first order.
Can I choose my meals?
We offer a set menu of delicious meals that rotates monthly as well as seasonally. Our meals are nutritionally-designed for optimal health so we guarantee that you and your body will love all of our meals. We believe in variation – both for your taste buds and your general health – so we do not repeat a recipe over a month.
Can the meals be heated?
Our meals are designed to taste delicious whether you heat them or not. However, many meals have components that can be heated if you’d like a warm meal! We recommend reheating the food gently in your oven on broil for 8-10 minutes. If you are going to use a microwave, please make sure to cover your food with a damp paper towel to prevent it from drying out.
Does the program include snacks or dessert?
Our meal plan is designed to nourish you and keep you feeling satisfied all day so you should not feel the need to snack. That being said, some times we just wont be able to resist sending you something new to nibble on whether it is a crunchy snack or yummy dessert.
Where do you deliver?
Nourishing Dubai’s organic meal delivery program is currently available in the Emirate of Dubai. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you fall within our delivery reach. If you are currently outside our normal coverage area we may add a delivery charge.
When can I begin?
Organic meal delivery programs begin with meals for Sunday. Your payment must be confirmed before your first delivery or you risk being pushed back to the following Sunday.
When do you deliver?
Our meals are prepared fresh everyday and we deliver them to you each evening, Friday to Wednesday.
Can I pause/reschedule my delivery days?
Of course, just send an email to email@example.com, 72 hours before you need to pause your plan and again 72 hours ahead of restarting. Providing less than 72 hours notice may result in a 200 AED penalty.
What do I do with the cooler bags my program is delivered in?
Our delivery team will pick up any leftover cooler bags and ice packs you have when they bring your next day of food. You can leave your bags with your doorman, hang them on your doorknob, or hand them to our delivery person directly, with the ice packs tucked inside.
What happens if I forget to return my cool bags?
If you are in possession of 3 or more cool bags at any point during your subscription, you will be charged a 5 AED delivery charge per day, deducted directly from your security deposit.
Can I receive my food/ have my cool bags picked up from multiple locations?
Yes, email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the logistics. An additional fee will apply for this convenient service.
If I am away, can I send my food to a friend or family member?
Instead of pausing your plan, you can opt to have a lucky friend or family member receive your meals, provided you have the same delivery address. If the person's delivery address is different from the one registered in our system, please contact email@example.com 72hours before delivery.
Why are Nourishing Dubai’s meals healthy?
Nourishing Dubai was founded on the idea that true health means you’re making the right choices for your body because you want to, not because you have to. Our meal delivery program is based on a whole-foods lifestyle that includes only the freshest, most nutrient-dense and delicious ingredients available. Not only is each meal created to ensure that you are getting a balanced meal but the entire month of meals is planned to make sure that both your body and mind are getting a varied selection of nutrients and recipes. Nourishing’s meals are always gluten-free, dairy-free, organic, and locally sourced whenever possible. Every bite is packed with body-loving vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and protein to get you glowing from the inside out!
Are your programs gluten-free & dairy-free?
Yes – all our meals are 100% gluten & dairy-free! So many of us are sensitive or allergic to gluten & dairy without being aware of it. By cutting both out of your life, your body will no longer have to work overtime to digest and eliminate this foreign object, and instead can focus on healing itself naturally.
Are your meals raw or cooked?
Both! Lots of the ingredients that we use in our menus are fresh and in their natural state (raw), but we also include cooked foods as well. Some foods are actually healthier for you if they're lightly cooked. The nutrients are easier for your body to absorb and the food is easier to digest. We also believe that going completely raw isn't an accessible or sustainable diet choice for the majority of people. Our goal is to teach healthy, sustainable, FUN eating habits through example and experience.
I am very active. Will I be hungry?
Our goal is to get you to a place where you can listen to your body and begin to distinguish your true, physical hunger from your emotional hunger (boredom, stress, habit, dehydration, etc.). If you have dietary needs that require a higher caloric intake, ask us how we can supplement your meal plan. The #1 rule on the Nourishing plan is to listen to your body. We can add an extra portion and still keep it Nourishing! Living the Nourishing Lifestyle is the best way to ensure that you are getting all of the essential vitamins, minerals, and body-loving nutrients that you need each day.
Is this enough food for men to eat?
We have many men on our program who thrive on it! Everybody is different and every body is different, so it is important to pay attention to your body’s needs. The amount of food you need to thrive is dependent on a number of things such as your natural metabolism, your level of physical activity, and your lifestyle. Try us out and see how you feel! Most of our Nourishing men are surprised by how satisfying the meals are due to their nutrient density. When you’re getting all of the nutrients you need, you'll find that you won't be as hungry as when you’re eating less nutrient-dense foods.
I am pregnant/breast-feeding. Is Nourishing safe for me?
First of all, congratulations! We have several pregnant and nursing mamas on the program each week who find that the program supports them very nicely during their journey. Our program is 100% gluten and dairy-free, superfood-rich, and delicious! The most important rule while on the program is to listen to your body, so while some of our Nourishing mamas thrive on the program as-is, we always recommend speaking to your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet during this special time!
How many calories are in each meal?
We want you to start thinking in terms of "is this healthy for me?" rather than "how many calories are in this?” Many foods that are low in fat and calories or that are considered "light" are packed full of chemicals, sugar and sodium in order to make up for calories they cut out. If you are eating a diet full of healthy, clean, natural foods in the right proportions, your body will find its optimal weight. All of our meals are nutritionally designed and proportioned to fuel your body with the optimal amount of macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to boost your body's natural cleansing abilities, rev up that metabolism, and leave you feeling light & bright!
Will I lose weight?
Nourishing Dubai’s organic meals are designed to fuel your body with what it needs, when it needs it in order to find its balancing point effortlessly. If you have excess weight to lose, our program will definitely help you lose it (just check out our testimonials!). Also note that snacking and drinking alcohol can impede results, so we advise restraint if your goal is to lose weight! Everybody is different and every body is different, so it takes some people a little longer than others to start seeing the changes. Usually we recommend starting with a 24-day program to see (and feel!) real results. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you'd like support on your journey to optimal health and well-being! We would absolutely love to help you set and accomplish your wellness goals.