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Weekly Prepared Healthy Meals

Catering by Bellinis offers weekly prepared healthy meals. Please click the button to view this week's meals and place your order online.  

Pickups

Meal picked up at Catering by Bellinis will follow the following schedule:

  • Friday (Current Week) and Monday (Next Week) meals will be ready for pickup on Friday mornings after 9am.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (Current Week) meals will be ready for pickup on Tuesday mornings after 9am. 

For pickup days & times other than those listed here can be scheduled.  Please call 502-7272 to setup a pickup time.  Orders are picked up at Catering by Bellinis located at 5511 Highway 280 South, Suite 109 Birmingham, AL  35242.

Delivery

Minimum order for meal delivery is $20.00. Deliveries are made between 4:30am and 6:30am Tuesday and Friday mornings of each week. A delivery charge of $5 per delivery day is added to your invoice for deliveries. For out of area deliveries a delivery charge up to $20 per delivery day will be invoiced. Friday and Monday meals are delivered Friday mornings. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday meals are delivered Tuesday mornings.

 

We're currently taking orders for the week of  February 27, 2017. All orders must be placed by 5 pm on February 22, 2016. 

 

Detailed Information about Catering by Bellinis Healthy Prepared Meal Plans


PALEO/1200/1600

WHAT IS PALEO?
The Paleolithic diet is an athletically driven diet, which becomes a nutritional approach to the genetic perception that our modern diet is the root of most, if not all, degenerative diseases and obesity (modern diets including: include high amounts of dairy, grains, processed food and sugars, preservatives, legumes, starches as well as alcohol, as well as high-fat-grain-fed proteins). So what’s left? A wide variety of fruits, nuts, seeds, proteins, HEALTHY FATS, and vegetables of course! This isn’t rabbit food that we’re talking about, this is THE diet backed by biological, biochemical, ophthalmological, and dermatological research. Is it enough? Diets rich in monounsaturated and omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA), antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, combined with regular exercise provide well rounded health benefits, including but not limited to more efficiency in our workouts (without the inflammation that starches cause, but gluten intolerance and celiac disease are another subject), sleep, overall energy, autoimmunity to allergies and disease, stability in our blood sugar with Regularity, and a healthy outlook on life. Just as with any diet there is speculation and questions as to whether-or-not it works, the best teacher in life is EXPERIENCE! Even if eliminating grains and dairy is a seemingly impossible task; give our Paleolithic, 1200, or 1600 caloric meal replacements a try, with guaranteed results! 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1200 & 1600?
This is a small differentiation in portion control of starches for anyone who may be necessarily not looking to eliminate all starches and dairy from their diet. The caloric breakdown of this difference is exemplified below, under “Portion Control.” 

YOUR MEAL PLAN...
We love to cook, we love food, and we hope you do too! We understand the difficulty of eliminating starches, grains, saturated fats, as well dairy (especially in the South!). We have worked to create dishes that reflect the palettes of our demographic. We work off of a nutritionally focused, four-week cycle menu that reflects Alabama’s seasonality, versatility, viability, as well as demand for good food! The meal plan is here for your convenience, because we know how hard it is to eat healthy on the go, with kids, and on your own. You can structure a meal plan to your desire, whether you want to order off of the menu alone, order for just a day, week or month, or have a standing plan, the convenience is here for YOU!

ALLERGIES, DISLIKES & SUBSTITUTIONS 
Simply put: WE CAN ADHERE TO ANY DISLIKE, ALLERGY OR SPECIAL NEED. AS WELL AS WORK WITH YOU INDIVIDUALLY TO CREATE SUBSTITUTIONS THAT REFLECT ALL FLAVOR PROFILES OF ANY DISH TO MEET ANY NEED, REQUEST OR ACCOMMODATION. 

PORTION CONTROL (TYPICAL AMOUNTS/EXAMPLES)
BREAKFAST (Calories: 200 - 400) 
PROTEINS: 3oz
VEGETABLES: 6 - 8 oz
TREATS: Examples - Muffins/Biscuits - 2ea. 


LUNCH (Calories: 400 - 500*Starch)
PROTEINS: 4oz
VEGETABLES: 8 - 10 oz
STARCHES: (1200) 2 oz - (1600) 3 oz
SAUCES: 2 - 4 FL oz

DINNER (Calories: 400 - 700*Starch)
PROTEINS: 5 - 6oz
VEGETABLES: 2 - 4oz Sides
STARCHES: (1200) 2.5oz - (1600) 3 - 4oz
SAUCES: 2 - 4 FL oz

Breakdown (approx.) 
Paleo - 200(B) + 400(L) + 400(D) = 1000cal.
1200 - 250(B) + 450(L) + 500(D) = 1200cal.
1600 - 400(B) + 500(L) + 700(D) = 1600cal.

PRICING:
BREAKFAST - $8.50 + TAX
LUNCH - $10.50 + TAX
DINNER - $12.50 + TAX
PRIVATE DELIVERY - $5.00 to $15.00 depending on area (PER DELIVERY)
***We also deliver to a number of Gyms in the Birmingham area that would love to meet new faces if they prove to be a more convenient location for you to pick up your meals! 

OUR PREPARATION & PICK UP OR DELIVERY SCHEDULE:
MONDAY - FINAL PREPARATION OF TUE/WED/THUR FOOD
TUESDAY - DELIVERY & PICK UP FOR TUE/WED/THUR FOOD, BEGIN 3 DAY MARINADES AND RECEIVING NECESSARY PRODUCT
WEDNESDAY - 2ND DAY PREPARATION OF FRI/MON FOOD
THURSDAY - FINAL PREPARATION OF FRI/MON FOOD
FRIDAY - DELIVERY & PICK UP FOR FRI/MON FOOD, BEGIN 3 DAY MARINADES AND RECEIVINGNECESSARY PRODUCT

HELPFUL LINKS:
Please find several of our sample menus by following the links below.  Our menus are updated weekly.

Week 2 Sample
Week 3 Sample
Week 4 Sample

HELPFUL LINKS:
www.elanaspantry.com
www.thepaleodiet.com
www.nerdfitness.com
www.paleoplan.com
www.paleocomfortfoods.com
www.paleodiet.com

www.everydaypaleo.com
www.nomnompaleo.com
www.paleoholic.com
www.primalpaleorecipes.com
www.paleotable.com
www.fastpaleo.com