Vail Valley residents will soon be able to have good, clean food delivered to their homes
If you’re planning to start eating healthier but don’t know where to start, a new food delivery service is coming to the Valley that does all of the work for you.
Good Clean Food Delivered is a Basalt, Colorado-based health food company that prepares organic, plant-based meals and delivers them right to your home. Starting this month, the company is expanding its delivery service to the Vail Valley. People can register online and start receiving meals on July 13.
Good Clean Food Delivered was founded in 2019 by Lisa Cohen, Certified Nutritionist, Health Coach and Weight Loss Expert, and Kelly Hollins, Certified Health Coach, Vegan Chef and Entrepreneur. Cohen and Hollins recognized that while there is a common desire to eat healthy, nutritious meals, many struggle to meet their goals due to time and knowledge constraints.
“People know what it takes to be healthy, they just don’t know exactly how to do it,” Hollins said. “It takes intention, buying, preparation and a little education. We always say we deliver health and ease because we take care of the execution, and that takes all the thinking and planning out of the equation. “
The company currently employs 16 chefs working in two kitchens, one in Basalt and one in Boulder. Cohen and Hollins are planning a week of recipes that are always plant-based, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugars and GMO ingredients. Customers place an order by the Saturday of their preferred delivery week and receive a delivery of glass containers filled with colorful dishes by noon on Tuesday.
“Our biggest goal is the freshness of food,” Hollins said. “We source as close to our delivery as possible, we always focus on organic produce and during the summer months we like to source as much as possible from local farms. “
Although all meals are plant-based, Good Clean Food Delivered is not intended exclusively for vegans. It is intended for people of all diets looking to add more freshness and nutrient-dense meals to their week. Best of all, with creative recipes from across the industry, chefs never make you sacrifice flavor for health.
“We’re really focused on healing and using food for medicine,” Cohen said. “Our program works for any type of diet, and you can easily add animal protein if you decide to. “
Each order includes a set of three smoothies, four 32 oz jars of soups, salads and Buddha bowls, two 24 oz containers of appetizers and vegetable platters, two dips, a chia pudding and an assortment of guilt-free treats. An order costs $ 325 and new customers pay a one-time fee of $ 50 on their first order. An order is meant to feed one person for five days and can be easily personalized with additions from a list of a la carte items.
Cohen and Hollins were both competitive athletes, Cohen as a gymnast and Hollins as a varsity lacrosse player, so they made sure their meals provided the energy to fuel demanding physical activities.
“The communities we serve are not a group of dieters,” Hollins said. “Everyone is crushing life and must eat accordingly. We respond to this lifestyle instinctively because we are athletes ourselves. “
The company also prioritizes sustainability when it comes to packaging. Each meal is delivered in a glass container which is then collected the following week for reuse in future deliveries, much like the slag system of yesteryear.
“We are excited to expand into the Vail Valley as it feels like a natural extension of our current markets,” Cohen said. “It’s an active, conscious, health-focused community, and we know our clients are busy and want to go out. We love to help tick off this to-do list while feeding them the highest quality foods. “
Good Clean Food Delivered will launch in Vail on July 13. To learn more about the company and to place your first order, visit goodcleanfoodco.com.