I was having trouble finding low-carb options near my workplace, so I thought ordering some home meal delivery might be the solution.
I placed an order for one weeks’ trial with 5 Point 4. I was unable to order directly on the website, as it only accepts an automatically renewing orders. So I placed an order for the women’s low carb/weight loss meals over the phone after several phone tag attempts.
The food was delivered the second week (as I’d just missed that week’s order cut off). It arrived in a styrofoam insulated box. The twenty meals were frozen so they went straight into the freezer.
Here are my reviews of some of the flavours:
- Chicken Dijon – The chicken was tasty but a tad dry. Served with stringy green beans.
Here are some of the other meals I received:
- Beef chilli con carne – with green beans and red capsicum
- Chicken satay with green beans
- Beef bolognese with carrots and green beans
- Indian Beef Keema with cauliflower, carrot and peas
- Shredded Mexican Chicken with capsicum and green beans
- Chicken Napolitana with broccoli
- Italian Beef meatballs with broccoli
- Moroccan Chicken with green beans
- Thai style beef with green beans
- Thai chicken green curry with green beans
- Chipotle chicken with green beans
- Slow cooked tomato beef with green beans
- Butter chicken with cauliflower
- Beef stroganoff with broccoli
- Slow cooked Korean Beef
- Tuscan style chicken
- Smokey pulled beef with green beans
- Five spice chicken
- Lemon and herb chicken with green beans
Pros of Five Point Four
The meals are super convenient and easy to cook. I think the pricing is affordable.
You can select a set variety box (probably best for your first time) or choose your own meals. There are options for men, women, active, vegan and muscle gaining (including pasta and rice).
There is a full breakdown of nutrition information. Each meal tells you the protein amount are low in sugar, carbs and saturated fats. They do not contain white potato, white rice, cream, bread or cheese.
There is a weight loss meal plan provided for each day developed by Megan Dickle. It adds in cardio and weights workouts, snacks and protein shakes. The suggested breakfast is an omelette or oats.
The company supports the Hunger Project.
Cons of Five Point Four
The meals are full of chilli and spices, with some containing milk, gluten and soy (so I would not classify them as paleo).
The meals are quite small in size – they might be lower in overall calories than you are used to.
I would have like other proteins featured besides chicken and beef.
Overall Review of Five Point Four
5.4 is a good solution for time-poor people who want to kick-start their low-carb diet.
The pre-made meals are currently available in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Mackay, Townsville, Bendigo, Darwin, Ipswich, Wollongong, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Toowoomba.
Update: the website has been improved and you can now order a once-off, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or a specific time period.
You can order your meal delivery from the 5.4 website.