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Healthy Eating On The Go: Six Locally-Owned Meal Prep Services and Healthy Takeout Options

A new locally-owned food delivery service has opened, adding to the city’s small but mighty list of meal prep services and healthy take-out options.

Preparing food when attempting to lead a healthy lifestyle can be daunting and time-consuming. That’s one of the reasons Memphis native, BreAnna Boyd decided to launch 15MD Wellness, a meal prep and catering service. Boyd and her team of chefs and health and fitness specialists create an array of weekly, nutritionally balanced meals that can be delivered directly to your front door. Essentially, the goal of 15MD is to make healthy eating more convenient.

“Eighty percent of a fitness journey is nutrition, and twenty percent is exercise. Our meal prep service helps people incorporate wholesome, delicious food into an overall lifestyle redesign.  We want to change perceptions about healthful food and provide our customers with entrees and snacks that taste great and help them reach their fitness goals.”- BreAnna Boyd, 15MD Wellness

BreAnna Boyd, Founder of 15MD Wellness

15MD Wellness isn’t the only locally-owned company offering ready-to-go meals for the health-conscious eater. Whether you’re looking for quick dishes to pick up on location or want a week’s worth of food delivered right to your front door, there are a growing number of local options to choose from. We’ve listed a few convenient options to help you eat healthy, while also supporting local businesses.

Happy Belly Company

Each week, Happy Belly releases a meal-prep menu featuring a variety of food options to choose from. Five or seven-day meal plans are available, allowing customers to choose from a list of protein and sides. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are available. Happy Belly also allows for vegetarian customizations.

Bedrock Eats & Sweets

Photo: Bedrock Eats & Sweets

Offering a variety of items without gluten or dairy, Bedrock Eats & Sweets is known for their healthy, allergen-free, menu. For those looking for meal-prep options, the restaurant provides meals that can be shipped or picked up at their Downtown location. Twice a week, Bedrock sources fresh local foods and crafts new selections of healthy eats.

Cooper street 20/20

Photos: Cooper Street 20/20

Cooper Street 20/20 specializes in gourmet, catered meals. Perfect for families or small groups, many of the meals can serve up to six people and can be stored for 3-4 months at a time.

Inspire community café

Located at the new Binghampton Gateway Shopping Center at Sam Cooper & Tillman, Inspire Community Cafe is all about food and community. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner items; and while it doesn’t offer a full meal-prep menu, there are several ready-to-eat options that can be incorporated into your food plan regimen. They also offer family take-out meals that can serve up to four people.

Amplified Meal Prep

Amplified Meal Prep allows customers to build-their-own weekly plans or to purchase a la carte, healthy eats. Offering both pick-up and delivery services, Amplified Meal Prep allows customers to create profiles tailored to their dietary preferences, then select their meals online. All orders are due Thursday for pickup or delivery the following Sunday.

Do you know of any additional locally owned meal-prep or healthy takeout options? We'd love to hear about them in the comments.

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