If you've been thinking of trying one of 2018's most popular diets, now’s the time.
Those looking to get into shape have probably noticed how popular the Whole30 diet has become, despite a few of our editors' beliefs that it may actually hinder weight loss. Eliminating grains, legumes, dairy, processed foods, sugar, and alcohol from your daily diet is no easy feat, but many of the program's participants rave about their results. If you've been thinking about joining the month-long program, September could be the perfect time to do so—especially since Blue Apron is adding Whole30-approved meal kits to its lineup.
After helping many dieters back in January, Whole30 has struck another partnership with Blue Apron to bring a new batch of recipes right to participants' doorsteps, the Huffington Post reports. Considering that Whole30 is pretty restrictive, this is a great option for those who don't want to spend hours in grocery aisles looking for Whole30-compliant foods.
As our nutritionist pointed out in her review of Whole30, dieters rely heavily on lean proteins and green veggies, but finding other Whole30-approved foods is a big part of the challenge. Blue Apron’s service makes it easy to follow the diet since all of their recipes—from Mediterranean salmon with sautéed kale and zucchini to chicken piccata with roasted broccoli and mashed potatoes—are compliant.
“September is the new New Year,” Melissa Hartwig, CEO of the Whole30 program, told the Huffington Post, explaining the decision to relaunch the Blue Apron partnership. “Summer vacations are over, families are back into the school routine, and people are ready to recommit to their health before the holiday season is upon us.”
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Like many other popular meal-kit services, Blue Apron offers one-time deliveries or a weekly program with options for two or four people. Each meal comes with recipe instructions and pre-portioned, wrapped ingredients that you can cook in your own kitchen. Be warned, however: one experienced cook previously complained that Blue Apron recipes are more time-consuming than others.
Blue Apron isn't for everyone—but for those who are new to Whole30 and aren't sure how to conquer the 30-day diet, or for those who feel like they’ve hit a food rut, the service can take the stress out of attempting the diet. Blue Apron's latest deal with Whole30 lasts through the month of September only, so if you're interested in receiving weekly meals now, you can sign up right here. As an added bonus, any new Blue Apron customer will get $60 off the September Whole30 program.