Sprig, the on-demand food delivery startup already known for healthy food, has revamped its menu with new options to help people make better nutritional decisions. Now, Sprig customers will be able to order from three food categories: clean, balance and fuel.
Meals in the “clean” category, for example, will always be 550 calories or less with lots of vegetables. The “balance” meals will be no more than 700 calories, with a combination of vegetables, lean protein and grains. Meanwhile, “fuel” is for people who want to consume a lot of protein. The idea is to give people an easier way to achieve their nutritional goals. Here’s the full breakdown, which Sprig CEO Gagan Biyani wrote in an email to customers today:
- Clean. Higher on the good stuff (veggies and lean meats) and lower on calories (always 550 or less), these nutrient-dense clean and satisfying eats deliver deliciousness without guilt. You’ll find dishes like Chicken Confit Salad with Grilled Onions; and Baby Kale, Seed and Sprout Salad.
- Balanced. Featuring the right portions of fresh veg, lean protein and the occasional whole grain, these (700 calories or less) meals hit the spot. Some dishes you’ll spot include: Lemon and Thyme Roasted Chicken with Polenta; and Chicken Pot Pie with Quinoa Pilaf.
- Fuel. Packing protein (around 30 grams) and loads of nutrient-dense veg, these dishes are generously portioned to fill and fuel you up. Look for meals like Turkey Meatballs with White Bean Purée and Marinara; and Ginger-Tamari Braised Beef with Cauliflower Rice.
The new categories aim to give Sprig customers an easy way to eat well. Sprig developed this system with the help of Sam Kass, President Barack Obama’s former chef. Sprig has also increased its vegetable offering to guarantee at least two servings of vegetables in every Sprig meal.
Sprig is also going to start delivering snacks, like fruit and protein bars, as add-ons to meals. Though, you could theoretically just order snacks as long as you meet the $7 delivery minimum. Sprig is one of many food delivery startups competing for your tastebuds. There’s Munchery, SpoonRocket, Eat24, Postmates and several others.