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07 Jan 2012 no comments elitelifestylecuisine

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Recipe of the Month

05 Oct 2018 no comments Carlo


Looking for a delicious & healthy dish to make this weekend? Chef Carlo Filippone’s Healthy Veggie and Cheese Lasagna is the perfect way to go!

Vegetable & Cheese Lasagna (8 servings)

Ingredients

1 Large Zucchini
1 Large Squash
1 Head Broccoli
1 Cup Mushrooms, sliced
1 Package (20 oz.) frozen spinach, defrosted
1 Jar Tomato Sauce
1 package precooked Lasagna pasta sheets
16 oz. low-fat ricotta cheese
¼ cup low-fat Romano (or Parmesan) cheese, grated
16 oz. fat-free mozzarella, shredded & Cheese Lasagna

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F. Cut zucchini and squash into thin slices and chop broccoli into small pieces. Over medium heat, stir-fry all the veggies for 3 minutes. Spoon tomato sauce to cover the bottom of a large lasagna pan. Arrange one layer of pasta sheets to cover the sauce. Spoon more sauce to cover pasta sheets. Layer veggies, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, sauce, and pasta sheets repeatedly to the top of the pan. Make sure you cover each layer of pasta sheets with sauce or they’ll dry out during baking. Sprinkle the top with Romano (or Parmesan) cheese. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until noodles are soft. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes. Serve or freeze.

It’s the second-best time of year to lose weight!

10 Sep 2018 no comments Carlo

We know, we know… It’s not New Year’s Resolution time! But it is the second most popular time of year for weight-loss! Why you may ask? Check out Chef Carlo’s top three reasons below.

1. After long-summer, most people have regained the weight they have lost to be “summer ready”. Let’s face it, warm weather, crystal blue pool water, lakes and beaches make everyone want to indulge…. And it’s usually with a cold “drink” and some type finger food.

2. Reality sets back in! The long days are about to end. It will get dark earlier and the longer nights make it much easier to keep a solid eating structure in place.

3.      It’s now time to get “holiday ready”. Yep, you read it correctly… What’s left of the year after the summer? HOLIDAYS! And those are right around the corner. Most people realize this and get their proper-eating habits kick-started in order to then indulge come November/December. Okay… maybe indulge may be putting it lightly, but you get the picture!

The bottom line is that now is a great time to re-start your healthy eating. Most Americans know it, do you?

Click this link and use the coupon code: SEPTEMBER to save 10% today!

Staying Healthy for Back-to-School!

29 Aug 2018 no comments Carlo

It’s that time of the year again! We hope everyone has had an awesome summer, but now it’s time to start thinking about getting back in the game! Businesses are kicking up, busy schedules are back on, and kids are heading back for another great school year!

Whether they are away at college or starting their first day of kindergarten, you want them to grow big and healthy. It doesn’t matter how old they are, the fact is we want them receiving proper nutrition (in and out of school). So what are some of the ways Elite can help?

College Students

We all have heard of the freshman 15.. yikes! Some students are hit by it harder than others. College is a great time in your life when you have tons of free time, you’re partying, and just having fun! Unfortunately, between the parties, food, and change in environment some people forget about living a healthy lifestyle. It is not impossible, it just takes a little dedication. Here are some ideas to help you achieve this lifestyle.

The no-brainer answer would be to go to the gym. Most campuses have at least one gym and it is usually free for the students. Don’t get discouraged or nervous with the amount of people in there if it’s crowded. Most of those students are there with the same goals in mind- to live healthier and better their body. Class can drag on for what seems like forever sometimes.

Bring small snacks to class like fruit or nuts to keep you filled up. This will keep you from overeating after class. When eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner at college be mindful of what you are eating. You do not have to go to the pizza place or fast food spot on campus all the time. Search for a sandwich spot, build you own salad, or cook yourself! We do understand that everyone cannot cook in their dorms. This is where we come in. You can order 7 meals per week to help you get through the week eating well. Late night hunger when everything’s closed? No problem! Just pop one of our meals in the microwave and you’re good to go! Great taste and great for you!

Younger Children

A healthy lifestyle really starts from when the children are young. They create habits, good or bad, that will follow them throughout their life. Start creating good habits with them when it comes to their health! At schools, they’ll happily serve the children pizza, cookies, juice, and snacks with no hesitation. Now every kid deserves to have some delicious snacks like cookies or candy, but in moderation. You do not want your kid building these habits young, though.

Here are some suggestions to help your children achieve a healthier lifestyle. Instead of sending them with cookies or chips everyday, substitute those with apples or carrots. Show them that fruits and vegetables are just as delicious! Forget about the Capri Sun juice box everyday. Save that for an after school treat and put a water in that lunchbox! Physical activity is also very important at this age. Keep the kids active in sports, parks, or any other outdoor activities. It seems like young children would rather play video games instead of running around in the park. Nothing’s wrong with some Xbox or PlayStation, but do not let them become a couch potato! Giving the children healthier snacks and keeping them active will only set them up better for their future!

Who can you really trust with your meal prep needs? Why you should #EatElite.

02 Aug 2018 no comments Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

Are you trusting just anyone with handling your meal prep? Well, then you’re already doing it wrong. How do you know what kinds of produce they use, or where they’re getting them? Do you know what their kitchen practices are, or if they’re even working out of a commercial kitchen? What’s their strategy for the meals they choose? There’s a reason so many meal prep companies fail – they simply don’t know what they’re doing. Why has ELITE been a leader in the food prep industry for so many years? Why do reliable new sources such as FOX 5, Dr. Oz, and the Food Network feature our company? Simple. It’s because we’re better. We have the expertise, we have the qualifications, and we have the passion for helping people.

We have better quality foods.

  • We use fresh, all natural ingredients from trustworthy vendors
  • Our meals are low in sugar and sodium
  • They are also diabetic friendly
  • All of our poultry is cage free, hormone free, antibiotic free, and non-GMO.

We have better customer service.

  • We have real customer service representatives available to speak on the phone
  • Our webchat feature allows customers to get quick questions answered
  • We resolve ALL delivery issues in a timely manner
  • We respond quickly to any emails, calls, or social media messages

We care about our clients and their needs.

  • We offer clients a new menu items on a monthly basis
  • We work with their schedules for the best delivery day
  • We supply different types of meal plans for all kinds of people (keto, gluten free, low-carb)
  • And not only do we offer subscriptions, but customers can order meals in 10-packs

We know how to naturally preserve foods, without the use of additives or preservatives.

  • We flash freeze our food in a special freezer to allow all prepped food to be packed and shipped within hours.
  • Flash freezing rather than delivering fresh ensures clients their meals will not go to waste if not eaten within a few days.
  • All food being shipped is packaged with dry ice to ensure the food arrives in proper condition

We make your life easy & our ordering process convenient.

  • Our new website makes placing and order and processing payment a lot easier!
  • We do not require minimum commitment or charge cancellation fees.
  • Our ordering options are as simple as can be (subscription or 10-pack!)
  • Click what plan you want, tell us how many of each meal you’d like, then checkout. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Still not convinced?! Try it yourself! Give our food a try and you will not be disappointed. There’s a reason our customers have been with us for years. Forget about the old ways of your meal prep. Come get with the best meal prep company around!

 

Tips for Staying Healthy This Summer

23 Jul 2018 no comments Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

It’s going to be a hot one this year! Summer is underway and that means barbeques, beach days, and heat waves! Everyone loves to enjoy outdoor activities when the weather is nice, and while outdoor activities are a lot of fun, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself as well. It’s easy to break out of your diet and exercise routine when you’re on vacation or simply spending more time out of the house. So what can you to do make sure you’re giving your body what it needs to stay in great health this summer? We’ve got some tips to help you out!

Tip #1: Keep hydrated!

In the summer, water should be your go to beverage. Keeping hydrated is key, and it’s so important for your body. So for every hour you’re in the sun, make sure you are drinking at least 1-2 glasses of water to keep your body properly hydrated.

Dehydration could be very dangerous for your body, but you may not always be able to tell when you are dehydrated. Some signs of dehydration include headaches, dizziness, dark yellow urine, dry skin, increased heart rate and possible fainting. Scary, isn’t it? That’s why making sure to drink lots of water is so important!

Tip #2: Stay fueled!

We know it can sometimes be difficult to make sure you’re eating your three meals each day. Some days you may not have time for breakfast, and others you may skip out on lunch. In intense heat, getting your body the proper nutrition is extremely important, so why not prepare yourself? Pack your meals ahead of time and take them with you if you leave for the day. Ordering from Elite Lifestyle Cuisine makes it easy to grab n’ go if you’re in a rush — no cooking necessary!

Tip #3: Protect your skin!

Sunburn is painful and uncomfortable, and happens to almost all of us! Sunscreen helps you prevent skin cancer and it helps slow down your skin’s aging process. Severe sun burns could lead to extreme dehydration if you do not properly use the sunscreen. So, if the sun is shining, make sure to get some lotion on your skin. Better to be safe than sorry!

Tip #4: Make healthy choices!

What’s better than a big barbeque during the summer? You don’t have to refrain from having barbeque foods, but you also don’t have to stuff yourself with hot dogs and hamburgers. There are lots of healthy options that can be used as substitutes at a barbeque. We’ve even implemented some of our favorites into our summer menu! Grill some chicken (or maybe some fresh fish), and get those vegetables cookin’ for a healthier bbq alternative. Healthier food will also give you that full feeling for a longer time!

Tip #5: Avoid too much alcohol

On a hot summer day spent with your friends, who wouldn’t enjoy a nice cold beer or mixed drink? Yes, they may taste delicious, but you must also beware of their effects. If you plan on being outside for more than a few hours, you may want to consider drinking water between your beer or mixed drinks. Drinking alcohol in the sun and heat dehydrates your body more, which as we know is dangerous for the body. Sweating and urinating more than usual  will dehydrate you faster than you think. Although you are drinking fluids, the alcohol will not help hydrate your body. Just to stay on the safe side, have a few glasses of water between your alcoholic beverages.

 

Order From Elite Lifestyle Cuisine Today

26 Mar 2018 no comments Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

Elite Lifestyle Cuisine aims to be your number one New York meal delivery service, delivering fresh and delicious meals right to you, ready to be eaten in just a matter of minutes. What are you waiting for? There are plenty of reasons to order from Elite Lifestyle Cuisine today! Here are just a few of them.

Never Skip Another Meal

We get it — life can be busy and sometimes you just forget to eat. Maybe you’ve spent the whole day at work and are too tired to do anything but rest, or perhaps you were too busy to think about lunch and let it fly by. Whatever the case may be, skipping meals is never a good idea, especially for those of you who are living a busy lifestyle. By not eating, you’re losing out on valuable energy that will be able to help you do your best and give every goal your maximum effort.

By ordering from Elite Lifestyle Cuisine, however, you will never have to worry about skipping another meal again. Everything is portioned out and ready to go — all you have to do is heat and eat. You’re just minutes away from a delicious breakfast, like our breakfast scramble, which features scrambled egg whites, turkey sausage, peppers and onion. Breakfast is the meal that allows you to start your day off right, and our delicious breakfast options like our vegetable frittatas will give you the fuel you need to tackle any obstacle that the day may throw at you.

Sick of Your Culinary Limitations

Not everyone has the ability to cook the kinds of foods that they enjoy. It takes a certain sort of person with patience and skill to craft a truly delicious meal, and if you’re the sort of person who enjoys quality food but is unable to prepare it for themselves, ordering from our New York meal delivery service is the best option. No more wondering why your meal doesn’t look like the photo in the recipe. Order a wide variety of delicious meals from us, from our delectable chicken and vegetable lasagna to barbecue chicken with mashed cauliflower and green beans, and enjoy a fresh and well-prepared meal from us in the amount of time that it takes you to start prepping.

Try Something New

Are you looking for more variety in your diet but have no idea where to start? There’s so much food out there to be enjoyed, and if you’re the sort of person who has only recently decided to discover new foods, ordering from Elite Lifestyle Cuisine is a great way to get started. Try our Mediterranean chicken stew, which features fresh grilled chicken, chickpeas and other delicious spices served over rice. Chicken Mexicana is another delicious option to help you discover new flavors, with delicious Mexican-style chicken with black beans and corn, perfect for those of you who are gluten-free or looking for tasty low-carb options.

Order from Our New York Meal Delivery Service

Those are just a few reasons why you should order from Elite Lifestyle Cuisine today. We are proud to serve the busy people of New York with high-quality meals, delivered right to your door. We only use fresh and healthy ingredients, so not only are you enjoying convenience, you’re also able to enjoy food that is far healthier than many other on-the-go options. Contact us today to learn more about our New York meal delivery services and start eating right today!

Avoid Sugar With Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

06 Mar 2018 no comments Carlo

Have a Sweet Tooth??

So, you love sugar?  You may want to think deeply before indulging.  I have some tips that can elongate your life and help prevent some common diseases.
There is plenty of science that encourages us to avoid sugar as much as possible, but are we listening?
The amount of daily “recommended” sugar intake is 6 teaspoons for women and 9 for men.  25 and 36 grams respectively.  Think about some of the items that contain 25 grams of sugar… a single can of soda or one Hershey bar!  Mountain Dew has more than 11 teaspoons of sugar and a 3 Musketeers bar has 10 teaspoons.  Isn’t that insane?
What are some of the unwanted side effects of excess sugar consumption?  How about these:
  • Lower GOOD cholesterol levels
  • Higher BAD cholesterol levels
  • Heart disease
  • Rotten teeth
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Cancer
The last two are particularly alarming.  Most people relate liver disease to alcohol.  However consuming large amounts of high fructose corn syrup can lead to fatty liver disease and cancer. And we know that cancer is one of the leading causes of death.
Scientists have found that consistently elevated of insulin levels(an effect caused by consuming sugar) can contribute to cancer and inflammation- another rarely discussed but potential cause of cancer.
Numerous studies show that people who consume high amounts of sugar are at an increased risk of getting cancer, and for many years it was thought that saturated fats were the culprit in heart disease.  However, new studies are beginning to indicate that saturated fat can be somewhat harmless and that it is in fact sugar that is causing the heart disease!
It is understood that we can at times “crave” something sweet, however, try indulging in sweeter vegetable; perhaps a red bell pepper or a carrot.  More importantly keep an abundance of healthy meal options available.  Elite Lifestyle Cuisine  offers a complete menu of no-sugar added menu items, all well-balanced, pre-cooked, ready to heat and eat within 6 minutes or less.

 

Reasons Why You Should Order From Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

27 Feb 2018 no comments Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

Elite Lifestyle Cuisine understands how busy your daily life can be. From putting in extra hours at work to not always having time to stop and enjoy a meal, many people succumb to the stress and pressure of the working world and make unhealthy decisions. While eating a hot dog from a street vendor will provide you with a temporary solution to figuring out what you’re going to have for lunch or dinner, it hardly provides you with adequate nutrition. One of the best ways to ensure that you’re able to do your best work is to treat your body right, and convenience foods are not the way towards better health. Thankfully, there is another way.

At Elite Lifestyle Cuisine, we serve the New York metropolitan area with fresh and delicious meal delivery services. Unlike fast food, Elite Lifestyle Cuisine provides you with meals that are not only tasty, but fresh, healthy, and high quality. In this blog post, we’ll look at a few reasons as to why you should look to Elite Lifestyle Cuisine for all your New York meal delivery service needs.

We Use Top Quality Ingredients

At Elite Lifestyle Cuisine, you can count on enjoying a meal that is not only delicious, but freshly prepared using the best ingredients available to us. We use top-quality meats and vegetables that are additive free as well as low in sugar and sodium. Who said that eating fresh had to be a long and complicated ordeal? Whether you’re ordering our delicious Beef Meatballs over Penne or our Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna, you can count on us using high-quality and fresh ingredients in every one of our dishes, providing you with food that is not only convenient, but also fresh.

Convenience

While finding food that is both healthy and convenient can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re on a busy schedule, Elite Lifestyle Cuisine provides you with food that is able to check both boxes. We use the freshest ingredients that are free of additives and preservatives to craft delicious entrees for you to enjoy during your busy day. The convenient part? It’s planned ahead for you and incredibly simple to prepare. Our meals are ready to eat in just six minutes, meaning that you don’t have to worry about cooking, ordering out, or heading to the grocery store. Six minutes for a fresh, delicious and nutritious meal that won’t interfere with your busy schedule? You bet.

Variety

Elite Lifestyle Cuisine offers an array of options to suit a variety of tastes and dietary restrictions. Are you in need of a vegetarian meal, low-carb meal, or ketogenic-friendly meal? We have plenty of options that satisfy all of those requirements. Most of our offers are diabetic-friendly as well, leaving everyone with options that are not only delicious, but health-conscious as well. Eating well has never been this easy, and now you have no excuse.

New York Meal Delivery Service

Those are just a few reasons as to why you should look to Elite Lifestyle Cuisine for all of your New York meal delivery service needs. We have something for everyone, and whether you’re new to the world of meal delivery or are looking for a service that exceeds expectations, Elite Lifestyle Cuisine is here to provide you with fresh, delicious, and healthy meals delivered direct to you. To learn more about our New York meal delivery service, call us today at 201-299-6958.

5 Great Weight Loss Tips

27 Feb 2018 no comments Carlo
By: Carlo Filippone

1. Understand why you are trying to lose weight- I have yet to meet a successful person who has accomplished their weight loss goals simply based on a target number on a scale. The main reason for weight loss should be better overall health and wellness. Remember, looking good is the bi-product of living good! Make sure to make your goals realistic and attainable!
2.Remove all sugary foods and unhealthy snacks from your pantry- Eliminating the temptations is a key step in the right direction! If you can’t access bad food then you won’t eat bad food. Fill your refrigerator with plenty of greens. Leave a fruit bowl on your counter top. Keep raw, unsalted nuts handy at all times. All of these items make great individual snacks both mid-day or in between meals!
3. Keep a log or journal- The practice of writing down what you eat is a real eye-opener! I always suggest that you write down everything you eat. Draw a line down the center of your journal. On the right side list all of the “good” meals that you eat. On the left, all of the “bad”. Look at it daily and again at the end of the week. My rule of thumb is 80%… If you are making healthy choices 80% of the time you will succeed in your weight loss goals! You’ll also realize that you may not be eating as well as you think you are and will be able to make adjustments.
4. Fill up on vegetables and greens- Eat extra vegetables or salads. Fill up whenever you are hungry on extra vegetables or salads. When eating lunch or dinner, I always recommend eating your greens last. Begin with your proteins and carbohydrates; then follow with as many green vegetables or salads as you need to fill up. You can eat as many veggies as you like without doing any damage!
5. Get plenty of sleep- Yes, it’s cliche! Of course it is- but only because it is completely true. The proper amount of sleep ensures proper mental function, and will also help prolong energy levels. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll perform at the gym and how much easier it is to think at work with proper rest. And yes… it will help with fat-burning too! You’ll enhance your metabolic health rate all around. The key question is… How much sleep? Rule of thumb, 8 hours per day! Make it happen. You’ll be glad you did.

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How Meal Delivery Plans Can Make Your Life Easier

08 Feb 2018 no comments Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

Elite Lifestyle Cuisine delivers fresh and healthy meals right to your doorstep. Using only the freshest ingredients, our chef-prepared meals are healthy, delicious and made from all natural ingredients. Elite Lifestyle Cuisine is happy to serve the greater New York metropolitan area with the best in meal delivery services, and we make it incredibly simple for you to enjoy freshly prepared high-quality meals that are as delicious as they are convenient. For more information about our New York meal delivery services, contact us at Elite Lifestyle Cuisine today!

While meal delivery services are more common now than ever, some people still need to be convinced of the wide variety of benefits that subscribing to a meal delivery service can provide them with. In this blog, we will share just a small handful of benefits that subscribing to Elite Lifestyle Cuisine can bring, a concept that we will certainly revisit over time. Let’s waste no time and get right into it!

Tight Schedule

We understand what it’s like to lead a busy lifestyle. Careers can take up a large amount of our time, so much that we may even continue working long after we’ve left the workplace. Time consuming and stressful jobs lead many to reach for foods that are convenient. This can range from anything from processed snacks to a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, but one cannot subsist entirely on fast foods. Working a stressful job can take a toll on you, and it’s important for you to eat well as often as possible. Thanks to Elite Lifestyle Cuisine, you don’t have sacrifice freshness and quality in the name of convenience. All of our dishes are made using fresh and all natural ingredients. No matter how long a day it’s been or even if your day has yet to end, you can take a quick break from the stress and tension of the work week and enjoy a freshly prepared, high quality meal from Elite Lifestyle Cuisine. Ready in just six minutes, you can enjoy a fantastic and delicious meal before returning to the grind.

Improve Your Eating Habits

The quick pace of city life can be stressful, and stress can lead us to having rather poor eating habits. It’s easy to have a bad diet in the name of convenience, but if your schedule shows no sign of easing up in the near future, you may feel like improving your diet will be a rather significant challenge. Elite Lifestyle Cuisine serves a wide variety of dishes that are fresh and healthy while still being incredibly convenient. A burger and fries are no longer the face of convenience food, and our delicious options like Heart Healthy Salmon, Grilled Chicken with Broccoli and Brown Rice or Three Bean Chili. Improve your overall diet in the most convenient way possible with healthy meal plan delivery services from Elite Lifestyle Cuisine!

Dietary Restrictions

If you’re someone who has specific dietary restrictions, then you understand the perils of being able to find food that satisfies your specific needs. Whether you’re trying to cut down on carbs, have a gluten allergy or don’t eat meat, finding things on a menu that you can eat can sometimes be a challenge. Additionally, with the busy and hectic pace of the modern world, we are sometimes restricted to junk foods that just happen to be gluten free, vegetarian or low carb. A lack of high quality and healthy food options that fit our dietary restrictions drive us towards less healthy options, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Elite Lifestyle Cuisine features a wide variety of dishes that satisfy numerous dietary options, from an array of gluten free dishes to vegetarian and Ketogenic offerings. We’ve got something for almost everyone at Elite Lifestyle, browse our menu to see all of our current dishes!

New York Meal Plan Delivery

At Elite Lifestyle Cuisine, we are committed to providing citizens in the greater New York Metropolitan area with high quality meal delivery services using only the freshest and all natural ingredients. Whether you’re a busy young professional, a parent with far too many errands to run or someone whose culinary talents leave a lot to be desired, Elite Lifestyle Cuisine is here to serve you with the absolute best in meal delivery services. For more information about our New York meal delivery subscription plans, contact us today!