Written by Melissa Wise
How many times have you come home from a long day of work, dreaded cooking dinner, and end up with takeout......unhealthy and expensive takeout?
Or, how many times have you had good intentions to cook a healthy dinner, but the day gets away from you while your kids trash your house?
Bellamy Kitchen can help with that! Affordable, already prepared, and most importantly....healthy meals!
Meredith and I recently began chatting when she became a collaborator on our upcoming Mother's Day event at Urban Jungle.
I started learning more about her and her business and the more I learned, the better it sounded....and the hungrier I got!
Here is a sample of her upcoming weekly menu:
White Bean and Kale Soup
Creamy white beans are swirled with kale and simmered in rich vegetable stock.
Bulgur Salad with Roasted Beets, Spinach, and Chia Seed Dressing
This salad is packed with healthy super foods for a filling meal.
Chick Pea, Quinoa and Kale Stew
This stew is warming and restorative. Chipotle gives this dish a smoky heat.
Spiced Salmon with Cilantro Lime Brown Rice and Green Beans
Warm spices are baked into salmon filets and served with tangy rice and crisp green beans.
I really wanted to make sure that our followers knew about Bellamy Kitchen and their amazing offerings, so I had Meredith explain in her own words.
What inspired you to start Bellamy Kitchen?
I was inspired to start Bellamy Kitchen over the 10 years I was a teacher. The common misconception that teachers have an easy schedule and get home from work early is nonsense. I left my house by 6:45am and would not get home until 6 or 6:30pm. I have always loved to cook and experiment in the kitchen, but after such long days it was all I could do to keep my eyes open. I started preparing all my breakfasts and lunches for the week on Sunday evenings. I controlled the ingredients and portions and saw an immediate improvement in my health and energy. Soon after, I started prepping weeknight dinners in advance too. The difference was measurable! My friends suggested I consider doing this professionally and the rest is history!
What services does Bellamy Kitchen offer?
Bellamy Kitchen offers Weekly Meal Delivery Packages, Personal Chef Services, and Catering. I also do consulting work for recipe development and production assistance. The Weekly Meal Deliveries offer a variety of prepared meals created using local and seasonal ingredients. The Personal Chef services are for clients that want more personalization, whether it’s a special diet or food allergies, I can accommodate.
What are some future plans for Bellamy Kitchen?
I am so happy you asked! I will be opening a prepared foods market in Union City this year. The Bellamy Kitchen expansion allows me to give more options to my clients. In addition to the Monday deliveries and catering, you will now be able to dine in and carry out from a selection of tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner options. I plan to add more delivery packages throughout the week as well.
What is your favorite thing about Hoboken?
I have a million favorite things about Hoboken! At this time of year, I love walking around town and enjoying the trees in bloom or enjoying a drink with friends now that outdoor seating is open.
Bellamy Kitchen is also offering a very generous 15% off discount to new customers in the month of May. This includes Weekly Meal Delivery Packages and Personal Chef Services. To redeem, simply mention LIttle Hoboken when contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org