Everything in life is better when someone else does it for you, such as brushing teeth, mowing the lawn, or taking an eye exam to qualify for NASA's astronaut-training program. Similarly delegate dining with today's Groupon: for $21, you get three prepared Lite Bites dinners from Healthy Bites (a $43 value). Delivery charges ($20) are not included in this deal, but free pickup is available.
Healthy Bites assembles meals that are healthy, organic, and made from local farm-fresh ingredients, and its Lite Bites meals keep fat-burning hormones revving. The selection of available fare changes weekly based on seasonal ingredients; the Sept. 8–13 Lite Bites menu, for example, showcases dinners such as a salmon filet blanketed in a horseradish-almond crust and mango compote, accompanied by a mixed-green side salad topped with ginger dressing. While meaty morsels do appear throughout the dinner options, Healthy Bites specializes in veggie-centric meals to help your heart cross the finish line at another birthday-celebration race. Flavorful and fitness-bolstering concoctions on the Sept. 8–13 menu include spiced black-bean cakes with corn radish salad and lime Greek yogurt, or the chicken-and-broccoli stir fry. Be sure to check out the weekly menu before ordering your dinners via phone call or flare-gun signal.
All orders placed by 6 p.m. on Thursdays will be available for pickup or delivery by 6:30 p.m. on the next Monday, while all orders received after 6 p.m. on Thursdays will be processed the following week and ready for pickup or delivery the following Monday. Allow yourself the time to send "reply all" emails and go swimming in the local reservoir by cutting out prep time for three dinners with the help of Healthy Bites.
Due to Labor Day, the first delivery of meals placed by 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, will be made on Tuesday, September 7, rather than Monday, September 6.
Healthy Bites received four-star reviews from three Sustain Laners:
- Here’s where we finally got to satisfy our cheese addiction, a generous fillet of cod topped with golden Parmesan. This was our favorite dish. The light flaky cod with a crispy Parmesan coating gave us that true “full” feeling that can sometimes be missing in healthy meals. – Half Baked C.
- Healthy, organic, local ingredients, and a convenient delivery option makes this meal service fantastic for those of us in DC who are busy and don't want to compromise health. – N C.