You’ve probably seen those infographics or articles showing you what 100 or 200 calories looks like. Usually, it’s just a tiny morsel of food, so you may be surprised to see how much Hungryroot food you can enjoy for just 200 calories. No restrictions or diets, just well-balanced meals that we designed with your healthiest self in mind.
Check out our photo series below to see what 200 calories of a Hungryroot meal looks like vs. 200 calories of some common unhealthier foods.
Though there’s nothing wrong with indulging in the occasional bagel, New York-style bagels are oversized and can contain between 320 and 800 calories (before the cream cheese)! Skip the empty carbs and saturated fat and start your morning with a mix of complex carbs, protein and healthy fats.
If you could eat a bountiful bowl overflowing with heart-healthy quinoa and fiber-rich beans and vegetables, or just 1/4 of a Chipotle burrito bowl, which one would you pick?
Chances are, if you want to stay full for more than 30 minutes, you’ll pick the first option. For hearty yet healthy lunch ideas that are ready to eat, try our Red Pepper Edamame Succotash, Italian Chickpea Quinoa Bowl, or our Red Pepper Lentil Salad.
We know all about afternoon snack cravings. Every day between 2-4 p.m., our office consumes roughly one ton of snacks. But not all snacks are created equal.
In fact, cravings for refined, processed foods and sugary treats are your brain’s way of telling you that your body needs protein, iron, calcium or other essential nutrients. Or that you are dehydrated.
So the next time your body screams “FEED ME SUGAR,” drink 16 ounces of water and see how you feel after 5 minutes. If you still feel hungry, pick a snack that contains protein and fiber to satisfy those cravings, like our Cucumber Corn Black Bean Salad or our Ginger Tahini Yuba Noodles. And if you’re still craving sugar after that, just go ahead and treat yourself to a cookie because, hey, we’re all human.
After a long day at work, you might come home starving and willing to eat anything in sight. While a frozen pizza might seem like the easiest option, most frozen pizzas take approximately 20 minutes to bake. Not to mention the saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium content in most pizzas far exceed your daily recommended limit (the Digiorno Supreme Pizza has 1980 calories and 78 grams of fat (30 of which are saturated!).
In contrast, almost every Hungryroot meal can be cooked in far less time. Our Asian Curry Buddha Bowl, for instance, takes just five minutes to put together. Plus, it has 16 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber per serving.
Who doesn’t like to end the day on a sweet note? Unfortunately, diets high in refined sugar are linked to a wide range of chronic health problems, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it too, and we’ve designed our desserts with that in mind. Our edible cookie doughs and Black Bean Brownie Batter are made with fiber-rich ingredients like beans and nuts and rely on healthier sweeteners like coconut sugar and maple syrup. And for just 200 calories, you can enjoy 4 tablespoons of our Black Bean Brownie Batter (or 4 small baked brownies)!
We hope you enjoyed this photo series and are excited to try out our nutritionally balanced meals. Cheers to indulging in health!