How It Works

October 8, 2019 28 comments Julie Casiano Categories Ordering, Pickup, Preparation

Fresh, Healthy Food for the Upper Miami 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 Tuesday is:

  1. Visit our Current Menu page.
  2. Select at least 5 individually-portioned meals from the week’s menu postings.
  3. Add extras: Snacks, family meals and protein balls are offered occasionally
  4. Choose your pickup day & location.
  5. Pick up your meals for the week.
  6. 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.

How To Order

Weekly Menu Postings

Each Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm, 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.  We close down ordering on Fridays around 9:30 am.  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.

Ordering Guidelines

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, We are Pre-Pay Only.

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.

Questions? Contact us.