Here you may download our Starter Package materials. We hope you may find them useful and that they help you to get more out of your experience receiving meals from us.
Getting the Most Out Of Your Macro-Mediterranean Experience (PDF) This document includes general tips for using the service, reheating meals, etc., as well as principles of Macrobiotics that you may find of interest.
Click here to download our Recommended Snacks List (PDF) Snacks recommended for use while achieving weight-loss goals are underlined in green. You may also use any of the side soups and chef’s vegetables we prepare for the meal service as weight-loss promoting snacks.
Maximizing Meal Quality with Menu Worksheets
We strongly recommend you read the meal storage guidelines on our FAQ page, and download our current season’s Menu Worksheet (PDF) that can be found on the Our Menu page of our website. You can use this worksheet as a tool to keep track of your favorite dishes (print it and stick it to your fridge).
Suggested Breakfast Recipes
Steel-Cut Oatmeal (PDF) Easiest and most popular. This type of oatmeal is recommended especially if you are using one of our weight-loss meal plans or if weight loss is a goal for you as it will help you maintain stable blood sugars throughout the day and minimize the craving cycle. We recommend making a large batch for the week and portioning it out for those grab-and-go mornings.
Breakfast Burritos (PDF) Another delicious, whole-grain way to start your day. This breakfast is very portable. You can make the insides in a batch for the week and then assemble as needed.
Basic Miso Soup (PDF) This is a very Macrobiotic breakfast and may not be for everyone, but it also makes a great snack. We also prepare miso soup in the meal service if you would prefer to purchase it ready-made.
Miso Soup with Brown Rice (PDF) This version is better as a breakfast since it has whole-grains to keep you satisfied until lunch. You can also purchase side miso soups from the meal service and add your own brown rice to them (think automated rice maker, no work involved).