After 15 years of research, personal practice, feeding people, and watching clients achieve their health goals, we know that our unique approach to designing meals by combining macrobiotics and traditionally healthy diets such as the Mediterranean Diet is the key to making satifying meals we will truly look forward to eating each day that also provide rapid, tangible health benefits.
We created a food delivery service to be able to easily provide the experience of eating these meals to anyone who would like to feel how good eating a traditional, balanced diet can be without needing to have the time to cook all these meals at home.
What Makes Us Different
Macro Mediterranean is a meal delivery service dedicated to holistic nutrition and providing people with a healthy, fresh, and balanced diet. We understand that all dietary needs are different and can vary over time, which is why we offer a range of plans and custom plans. Every one of our 20 seasonal, rotating menus, with a a combined total of over 180 options, can adapt to a wide variety of dietary requirements including vegetarian diets, vegan diets, plant-based diets, Engine 2 diets, Mediterranean diets, macrobiotic diets, gluten-free diets, heart healthy meals, diabetes reversal diets, low-cholesterol diets, Dr Mcdougall diets, Dr Ornish diets and many others.
We believe that a fresh, healthy, plant-based diet can help you reach your goal weight, maintain or regain your health, and keep you energized and full of nutrients.
We have testimonials from clients such as Alec Baldwin who claims that eating our balanced and fresh ingredients was the key to his weight loss.
Eating Macro-Mediterranean is a way to improve your long term health. Quick and easy diets aren’t healthy and won’t give you the long lasting weight stability and health you’re trying to achieve.
Using a healthy meal delivery service gives you the opportunity to regain the traditional flavors and nutrients found in fresh ingredients, something that we often disregard or don’t have the time for in our modern day busy schedules.
Get back to your roots and start eating well. It’ll change your quality of life. We guarantee it!
Taking Macrobiotics Further
Macrobiotics, in and of itself, sometimes has a reputation of being a restrictive diet and can also be a stretch for some western palates. This is why the approach we have developed is based upon parallels between macrobiotics, credible studies in nutritional science and what is known about successful traditional patterns of eating.
Integration Provides Satisfaction
By using this multi-faceted approach to the challenge of helping people to transition to more healthful ways of eating, we are able to offer more variety and moderation than any one of these single approaches would allow. There are a lot of food products marketed as healthy but don’t deliver and this is because there are a lot of variables that go into designing a healthy meal and the details matter. Our proprietary design method gives us the required structure to balance meals so that they not only are made of healthy ingredients but those ingredients are combined in the right amounts and the dishes are combined over the week to give your body what it needs to radiate health and feel satisfied. Most importantly our approach allows us to design meals and menus that are exciting and enjoyable to eat while actively promoting better health because the enjoyment of food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and it should be achievable without causing our bodies harm.
Why Meal Delivery?
Macro-Mediterranean Holistic Nutrition was founded originally to provide nutritional counseling and tools to help people living modern, busy lifestyles to learn to re-incorporate meals that use traditional ingredients. What we quickly came to realize was that there is a simple reason many traditional ingredients and food preparation practices have fallen by the wayside as our societies have modernized: Time, or lack of it.
The Healthiest Diets Were Prepared Communally
Traditional diets, like the Mediterranean Diet, many Asian diets, South American diets, and others, have been shown clearly in nutritional studies focused on health and longevity to be some of the healthiest diets developed in recent history. These diets were created in societies that cooked communally and placed much more importance on devoting daily time to food planning and preparation. As our societies have become more complex and days more full of stress and non-home related work, we have been required to minimize food preparation time, eating fast-food on the run or cooking much simpler, less balanced meals at home.
Traditional Ingredients and Cooking Methods Take Time
The reasons behind why this happened are complex and for another discussion, but the practical issue is that it has become difficult to use traditional ingredients that require soaking or extensive chopping, multiple preparation steps, and boiling or baking for a long period of time. With most people’s home time reduced, who would want to choose hours in the kitchen over spending time with children, loved ones, pursuing a hobby, or just simply relaxing from a stressful day.
Modern Life Allows Less Time For Cooking
With the creation of frozen dinners, restaurant choices and otherwise easy to procure and prepare foods, created not with health in mind, but minimizing planning and cooking times, society has shifted to expect that we rely on these items for nourishment. When was the last time you told your boss you couldn’t stay late because you needed time to make dinner, much less that you really should leave early to be able to prepare an optimal meal?
We Help Make Traditional Meals Easy
Macro-Mediterranean evolved into a meal delivery service because we saw a clear need to re-establish a way for people to get traditional, complex, healthful foods, that were easy to procure and only required re-heating for the end user. It really makes sense to move back to a communal or village cooking model as our societies have embraced specialization and effiency as this allows the preparation of food to a high health standard without needing to cut corners because of time constraints.
Our Training Lets Us Take Things Further
Our training in nutrition puts us in the unique position to be able to create foods for our meal delivery service that go beyond just not being unhealthy, but rather actively promoting increased energy, weight-management and better health. True fuel for a modern society that requires prepared meals that help minimize sick time while maximizing energy and the body’s performance and stamina.
The China Study: T. Colin Campbell. An important study of the consumption of animal protein in traditional societies and the role that it plays in promoting degenerative diseases like heart disease and certain cancers. This book is highly recommended to those just beginning on their journey toward healthier eating and would like to hear a scientist’s opinion on the feasibility and benefits of shifting away from animal products as a main source of protein.
Becoming Whole: Meg Wolff. An amazing account of her struggle with bone cancer, breast cancer and ulcerative colitis and how she credits her adoption of a macrobiotic diet with saving her life. Since her complete recovery from all her illnesses, Meg has made it her mission to increase the world’s awareness of the important role diet can play in the prevention of and healing from many of the diseases that make headlines every day. We are proud to count Meg as one of our friends and through getting to know her, we have come to believe her to be one of the more beautiful human beings on the planet.
The Macrobiotic Way: Michio Kushi. This book is a great introduction to Macrobiotics. It explains basic principles and cooking techiniques and how different foods and practices can affect the body from the macrobiotic perspective. It also has lots of testimonials of people who attribute healing from many different conditions to switching to a macrobiotic diet.
DVD Healing Cancer From Inside Out: Mike Anderson. A jaw-dropping documentary on chemotherapy, radiation, the “cancer industry” and alternatives for cancer treatment. This documentary is extremely well-done in our opinion and we believe it to be a must-see movie. We have thoughts to share on what the viability of the various nutritional therapies presented would be over the long-term, but we cannot recommend this video highly enough. It will change your perspective on cancer.
DVD Eating: Mike Anderson. A great look at the way Americans eat and the impact it has on our health and our environment. This is another fantastic documentary from this film maker. He does an incredible job of presenting much of the important research on diet and health to date that relate to America’s 2 biggest killers, heart diease and cancer. While we believe that the diet he recommends can be improved upon, we feel that this is an important enough documentary to recommend it as a must-see.
The Cancer Prevention Diet: Michio Kushi. This book caused a revolution in how people thought about food when it first came out. This is probably the most well-known book by Michio Kushi and we recommend it highly to gain deeper perspective on what macrobiotics has to offer as a nutritional therapy. This is a denser read that The Macrobiotic Way and some of the recommendations are now outdated but we still believe it is a worthwhile read for those wishing to delve deeper into the study of macrobiotic theory and principles.