I had heard a lot about Nuba Health through social media, and> other Manchester fitties who had used the service and> I have to say I was more than a little intrigued. Save Time, Eat Well was definitely something I was interested in. I contacted the lovely Hannah who is the brains behind Nuba and> was lucky enough to set up a trial for both me and> my husband>. We were able to test out the service for the week, with Hannah providing us both with lunch and> dinner. Myself and> my husband> both enjoy a healthy balanced diet, and> train hard so meal prepping is ever constant in our household. As much as I champion meal prepping it can become a bit of a drag, and> lead to the age old favourite (or not!) of chicken, rice and> broccoli. Hannah promised there would be no chicken and> rice on their menus and> she definitely was not wrong. A few days before we were due to start Hannah sent us over a menu to check over, and> I was really excited by all the variety and> different flavours.
Monday came around and> Hannah delivered both mine and> my husband>s meals just before 1pm, so perfect timing for when the lunchtime munchies hit. Our first meals were Chicken, Baby Vegetable and> Walnut Salad with a Lemon & Walnut Oil and> Slow Cooked Beef Ragu and> Courgetti with Cherry Tomatoes.
I was pleasantly surprised by the salad. I am not a huge lover of the salad but the chicken was great, there was lots of it and> I was amazed by how satisfied I felt after finishing the meal. I always have an afternoon snack and> this didn’t change throughout the week using Nuba, and> on occasion I did feel the portions were a little small for an active person. The evening meal of Beef Ragu was just so yummy and> it was great knowing the food had been freshly made, and> you could tell the produce was always fresh.
A couple of my favourites included the homemade Falafel, the Paella and> a Salmon dish. The Falafel, Tuesday’s Lunch, was served with Tabbouleh and> Baba Ganoush, packed full of flavour and> something I had never tried before. My favourite Salmon dish was Spice-infused Salmon with a Super Grain Mix and> Lemon Dressing and> was Wednesday’s lunch dish and> one of my all time favourites Paella did not disappoint. Made with Chicken and> Spicy Sausage it was full of fresh vegetables and> tasted pretty authentic to me. And I love a good paella.
I absolutely loved the convenience of the service from Nuba, not having to prep meals, cook meals or even wash up left us with so much time to do more, and> relax a little bit more over the weekend. Unfortunately for us it is not something we will be able to do on a regular basis. The main reason being the cost. We ended up spending almost double on our weekly food, with food for breakfasts and> snacks being added to the cost of the Nuba Service. Also as the food is delivered daily, and> with an estimated delivery time before 1pm it is not always ideal for me. My schedule can change weekly, even daily and> I never know exactly where I will be as I don’t have a routine 9-5 job.
All that being said I would definitely recommend Nuba especially for city centre office workers who are conscious of what they are eating, and> either don’t find the time to cook lunch in particular or end up grabbing a convenient but often bland>/unhealthy meal from a local cafe or convenience store. I will definitely be keeping an eye on NUBA Health and> how they develop their business, if you would like to find out more visit the Nuba website at http://www.nubahealth.co.uk/