How It Works
Fresh, Healthy Food for the Upper Valley
Locally Prepared and Convenient
At The Meal Prep Life, we prepare heat-and-eat meals that you can pick up and enjoy all week. All you have to do when the new menu is posted every Wednesday is:
- Visit our Current Menu page.
- Select at least 5 individually-portioned meals from the week’s menu postings.
- Add extras: Snacks, family meals and protein balls are offered occasionally
- Choose your pickup day & location.
- Pick up your meals for the week.
- Each meal comes ready to heat and eat.
Pick-up Days, Times & Locations
When you place your order online, you will be given pickup options at checkout.
- Sundays at our Sidney OH location
- 2050 Michigan St – Kroger Plaza
- 3:30 – 7pm
- Mondays at our Sidney Location
- 9am – 7pm
- Sunday meetup in Troy
- 5:15 pm in the Kohl’s Parking Lot
- Sunday meetup in Piqua
- 6pm across from the Piqua Mall McDonalds parking lot
- Sunday meetup in McCartyville
- 8pm at the church parking lot
How To Order
Weekly Menu Postings
Each Wednesday evening, we post five new menu items that we will be preparing for Sunday/Monday pickup. You can be alerted when new menus post by joining our Facebook group, signing up for text alerts, or checking our This Week’s Menu page for items available for ordering.
PLEASE NOTE: We have limited space each week and ordering fills up very quickly. Typically we have to close down ordering by Wednesday night or Thursday morning. We suggest you set your Facebook to receive alerts from our group, or sign up for text alerts so you know when the menu is posted.
To place your order, simply visit our Current Menu and select what you want us to prepare you for the week. We have a five-meal minimum order. You can mix and match among the menu, order 5 of the same item, or one of each – however you prefer.
- 5 meals for $50
- Add $10 per meal up to 9
- 10 meals for $95
- We offer a discount (50-cents off every meal) if you order 10 meals or more.
Snacks and Protein Balls are add-ons to your order and do not count toward your 5-meal minimum or 10-meal discount.
We take Credit Cards, Venmo, PayPal when you place your order, or you can select to pay when you pick up your order. We accept cash, check or credit for pickups at our kitchen. Please pay online if you’re picking up at our Troy, Piqua or McCartyville meetup spots.
The Prepping Process
On Saturdays and Sundays we prep and cook most of the food. Our goal is to make sure everything as fresh as it can be for you! We use fresh meats, vegetables, fruits and whole ingredients staying away from processed foods as much as possible. Most dressings and sauces are made from scratch. We like to keep meals around or under 300 calories and snacks right around 100 each for your eating pleasure. Many times snacks may include an item that is great for a quick and easy breakfast. Bonus!
If you have dietary requirements, we usually offer menu options that are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan or Keto-friendly. These should be indicated in the menu description or as an option when you place your order. If you have any dietary restrictions, please indicate in the comments section when you complete your order.
**Please know we try our best to accommodate these requests, however, they are prepared in an environment where gluten, dairy, nuts, etc. are present.
Storage & Reheating
Most meals that are meant to serve hot can be microwaved in their container for 45 seconds, or reheated in a pan. Containers are dishwasher and microwave safe, and can be reused or returned to us the following week.