September 21, 2021
From Main Street Vegan
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posted September 21, 2021

by Cindy Thompson, MVLCE

“I’m so busy! How can I even cook this way?”

“My elderly parents want to eat whole food, plant-based, but need easy options, like a meal delivery!”

“How can I help my kid in college be less of a junk-food vegan and eat more healthy?”

“Sometimes I don’t even have things to take to work for lunches—HELP!”

I get these messages in my inbox and hear them from clients A LOT! If you’ve heard yourself say these things, I’ve got an option for you.

Image and photos by Cindy Thompson

While I promote and teach cooking whole food, plant-based (WFPB) at home, I understand there are times we need a little convenience…without sacrificing our health or our ethics. I was recently introduced to MamaSezz, a WFPB meal subscription service that’s not only healthy, but zero waste and 100% responsible for their packaging, extremely rare!

About MamaSezz

All the goodies from my box. Photo by Cindy Thompson

MamaSezz is co-founded and run by Meg Donahue in Vermont and New Hampshire. Their mission is to provide great tasting, WFPB meal components so people can live their best lives. Their meals are endorsed by many health organizations, including the American Institute of Cancer Research, with “0% B.S. (you know, Bad Stuff)”. They started with local delivery, but now ship throughout the continental United States.

Meg started MamaSezz after looking for WFPB meal subscription programs and finding none. She had dramatically improved her health, and the health of her mother, by switching her diet, but just wanted a reprieve from the time and energy spent cooking. Hence, MamaSezz was born! Watch the truly inspirational MamaSezz story here:

MamaSezz sources their high-quality ingredients from suppliers and farmers who also utilize sustainable practices. They use organic ingredients as much as possible.

Sustainability is so important to MamaSezz that they take back 100% of their packaging to reuse or recycle! They even give you a prepaid FedEx label and tape to send everything back in the box they shipped to you. #veganzerowaste!

Review

I got A Taste of MamaSezz sample bundle, similar to their Get Me Started Initial Bundle, to try. It arrived via FedEx in a single box with several ice packs in it to keep it chilled. Everything was in great condition and icy cold. It included:

Power Breakfast Smoothie

This was a cinch to put together with plant-based milk and frozen bananas. Image and photos by Cindy Thompson

Lazy Lasagna

I added chopped zucchini, salt, nutritional yeast, and basil to the Lazy Lasagna to perk it up. Photo by Cindy Thompson

Ginger Garlic Protein Strips & Pecan Balsamic Dressing

Omigoodness! These strips are the BOMB! It took every ounce of willpower for me not to just eat them straight out of the bag while making this salad! Photo by Cindy Thompson

Tuna “ish” Salad

Tuna “ish” Salad sandwich with veggies and Pecan Balsamic Dressing for dipping. Photo by Cindy Thompson

Mama’s Burgers

I added caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms to my burger. Photo by Cindy Thompson

All Day Not-A-Cookie

If an oatmeal cookie and a Power Bar had a baby…my husband is a fan! Photo by Cindy Thompson

Everything was all prepared and ready to heat and eat. (Note, these are really just staples or meal-starters, we had to add our own fresh veggies, bread, condiments, etc. for a complete meal.)

These are not shelf-stable, most need to be refrigerated, but they had a two-week use by date, which was great (although we ate it all up long before that).

We didn’t have to figure out how we were going to use these items because MamaSezz includes a great document with serving suggestions, meal plan, shopping list, and recipes! Everything took just a few minutes to put together.

Why Would I Recommend This?

Here’s the thing, yes, I think it’s important to cook our own food. However, life does get busy and if that prevents you from eating healthy, I want you to have an option. MamaSezz is that! The food was delicious, healthy, and easy to put together.

If I was not retired from the fire service, I can guarantee that I would buy MamaSezz and keep a bunch of it in the fire station freezer to use on those crazy busy shifts where we don’t get time to make our meals.

This is also a great option if you’re new to plant-based eating and need help getting started. All you need to do is shop for some healthy ingredients to go with so you have complete meals. It’s like training wheels so you can learn how to eat WFPB, until you master a new way of cooking.

Who does this work for?

MamaSezz sends you everything you need (including the tape!) to send back all the packaging materials to be reused/recycled! Photo by Cindy Thompson

    • Busy families, especially if you have days full of kid activities
    • People who take lunches to work, even fire stations!
    • Someone just learning to cook WFPB, oil-free and needs a helping hand.
    • College students!
    • Seniors living independently but wanting some cooking help.
    • RVers and long-haul truckers! Easy meals on the road.
    • Travel food…you can make this in a hotel room with a microwave!
    • First responders, nurses, shift workers

Go to MamaSezz to try it out and get started. You’ll get FREE SHIPPING and really great food.

PS…I really recommend the Garlic Ginger Protein Strips!

Cindy Thompson wants you to be Trimazing!three times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to help people just like you. She works with individuals and organizations so they can reach their health and wellness goals.

She is a certified Health Coach, Main Street Vegan Academy Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer. Additionally, Cindy presents as a Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and is Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional and Harvard Medical School Culinary Coach, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. You can find Cindy at Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching, on Facebook, and Instagram @TrimazingVLC.

 




Source: Mainstreetvegan.net