Meals By Maura

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Meals By Maura:

An Introduction

Hello all you time-constrained, health conscious readers. My name is Maura Scudder and I (along with some help from my more business-savvy fiancé, Ryan) recently started a meal prep business, Meals By Maura and we just partnered with Crossfit South Bend to offer our meals to members, so I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself and our business.

In this initial post, I will let you in on some secrets about why I started Meals By Maura; talk about how ordering works; and give you a general overview of what Meals By Maura is all about.

Let’s Start With: What’s Meals By Maura all about?

Meals By Maura, or MBM as we sometimes refer to it, aims to take the time, energy, and general hassle out of the dreaded weekly meal prep routine. Let’s face it: we all strive to eat healthy, good for us foods, but sometimes we just don’t have the time to go to grocery store to buy the food, then to prep and cut the food, to cook the food, and then to package all this healthy food. Well, that’s where MBM comes in. We can take care of all these steps for you and then deliver these pre-prepped, pre-packaged healthy meals to Crossfit South Bend so that all you have to do is pick them up, take them home, and ENJOY!

Meals By Maura only uses fresh ingredients and cooks primarily meats and vegetables. We provide options for those trying to eat gluten free, paleo, and Whole 30 as well as options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even (my favorite) snacks. MBM meals never have any preservatives, dyes, added sugars, or processed foods. MBM meals come in microwaveable and dishwasher-safe containers that fit easily into lunch boxes or stack in refrigerators.
Meals last in the fridge for up to 10 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 months. To enjoy your MBM meal, just take the lid off, pop it in the microwave (3-5 minutes is the recommended cooking time), take it out and you are ready to eat. Meals By Maura offers a set menu for each week including “Basic Bro” and Gourmet meals as well as a rotating Meal of the Week.

Next Up: How it All Got Started

I have always been a fairly active and athletic person. I played sports as a kid and through high school, but when college came around and sports stopped, I had to find other forms of exercise. I tried the treadmills and the ab circuits and zumba, but none of that was really for me. A friend of mine suggested I try Crossfit and I immediately fell in love with this sport. I stared at a gym in Indianapolis and attended classes 3-4 days a week. While I loved working out, my motto always was that I worked out “so I could eat whatever I wanted”—sound familiar?! Well, what I learned was as I got older, my metabolism slowed down (dang it L) and that theory didn’t exactly hold true anymore. I continued to be unhappy with my results both with my body and with my abilities in the gym. Coaches started preaching: “You can’t out train a bad diet” and I started trying to make healthier choices, but sometimes this is REALLY HARD! At this point, I was working four ten-hour days a week with an hour commute each way and trying to squeeze in workouts late at night. I definitely didn’t have time to come home and cook healthy food after this, so I started prepping meals. I would spend Sundays going to the grocery store, prepping food, and cooking it for my breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the whole week. While this worked most of the time, it was A LOT of work and if I was traveling or didn’t have time on a Sunday to prep meals, then I was shit out of luck for the entire week and my diet went down the drain (cue late night Taco Bell). I was always hoping and looking for a quick, healthy, and ready to eat option, but wasn’t finding any options. As I talk with co-workers, friends, and family, I have heard similar stories and similar complaints about a healthy diet being what they strive for, but not having the time to prepare meals themselves and not having good, healthy, affordable options for purchase. This, my friends, is where the idea for Meals By Maura came into play. I really wanted (and still want of course) to provide people with an option for healthy meals on the go. In this day and age, we are all busy all of the time and while this is often a great thing, it makes eating right hard, so why not take an opportunity to make it easier—for everyone?!

Finally, How Can you Order?!

  • Have Question/Want More Information, reach out!
  • To Order
    • Menu available on Facebook page (see link above)
    • Talk to a CFSB Coach
    • Email Brandon@crossfitsouthbend.com
    • Orders are due by 12pm every Sunday
  • To Pick Up
    • Meals are delivered by 5:30pm on Mondays
    • Meals will be put in the fridge in the public gym area and marked with your name
    • Each meal is labeled with name and date for easy storage and handling
    • Meal of the week is announced every Saturday by 10am, so look for new meals to try each week!

I am so excited about this new business venture and to be sharing my love for fitness, health, and healthy food fit for a fast-paced lifestyle with you. Get those orders in soon!

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