When does my subscription start?

Using the best fresh ingredients in your meals means that we need to source based on the number of orders we receive weekly.

Order by Sunday 11pm to receive delivery the following Saturday. The exact date of your first delivery will be displayed during the subscription process, and you can choose to start your subscription at a later date.

How much do meal plans cost?

We offer the flexibility of choosing how many days per week you would like to eat MunchFit meals, how many meals per day you wish to receive, and how long would you like to stay on your plan for. This tailoring also involves changes in pricing to suit your needs, yet generally our meal plan prices will range between £7.49 - £9.99 per meal including free delivery on any 4, 8 or 12 week plan.

Can I change my plan?

Yes, we’re here to support you on your fitness journey, so if your priorities change you can contact our customer team on customerservice@munchfit.co.uk and we will make the transition as easy as possible.

You can also pick any meals from other plans in your profile area. 

How do you keep meals fresh during delivery?

For delivery, we utilise bespoke premium outer cases to provide solid protection to meal boxes. The meal boxes themselves include an innovative triple card insulation layer.

We also pack more ice into each box than the industry standard, in fully recyclable plastic pouches - we are continuously looking for alternatives that could remove the plastic element.

Maintaining freshness is why we do not cover every inch of the UK, since at the moment we couldn't guarantee fresh meals in remote areas that take longer to reach.

Where do you deliver?

At the moment we don't deliver to a few very remote areas in the UK, to ensure that customers receiving our meals are getting them in the freshest, best condition possible.

When do you deliver?

Our standard delivery takes place on Saturdays.

What happens if I’m not home when my delivery arrives?

We ask you to leave special delivery instructions to our team during the subscription process, so when you're not home we will leave your package at the safe place of your choice. Since we're delivering fresh food, it's not possible for us to attempt a re-delivery for now. 

 

Alternatively, you can pause your subscription for a week. Simply head to your Subscriptions section in advance, and select the deliveries you need paused. You can also cancel the pause to reinstate your deliveries.

Do your meals contain gluten?

The meals in our meal plan ranges do not contain gluten.

Do you use any preservatives or additives?

Our meals are made using fresh, wholefood ingredients specially selected to contribute to your ideal body composition - no nasties allowed.

Do you cater for food allergies?

As part of our meal plans service, we offer you the chance to exclude ingredients that might not suit your dietary requirements. Our retail range and café foods also display allergen and ingredients information on the packaging, so you are always aware of what makes your meal.

Allergens in use in our kitchens are: peanuts, nuts, sesame, fish, crustaceans, molluscs, egg, milk, mustard, celery, soya, sulphites, lupin, cereals containing gluten.

Do you have vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian options?

Yes. With a wide variety of over 180+ recipes, we can suit your dietary requirements with many different, delicious dishes. Because we understand that a specific diet shouldn’t mean repetitive, boring meals.

Where can I find ingredients and nutritional information for your meals?

All ingredients, allergens, and nutritional information for your meals is displayed on the packaging. They are also available to see in advance of your delivery by logging into your profile area.  

Are your meals delivered frozen?

No. All of your meals are delivered fresh so you can enjoy their texture, flavour and aromas in their optimal condition, and have a shelf life of up to 7 days.

We recommend enjoying them at their freshest, but should you wish to, our meals can be frozen at home. 

Can I eat my meals cold?

Our meals are delivered cooked and fresh, so you can eat them cold if you prefer. However, some dishes -such as our tasty beef rendang- are best enjoyed hot, and heating instructions will be displayed on the packaging.

How should I store my meals?

Once delivered, you should store your meals in the fridge, and they can be consumed until the end of their shelf life.

We recommend enjoying them at their freshest, but should you wish to, our meals can be frozen at home.

How long will my meals last?

MunchFit meals are delivered fresh and have a shelf life of up to 7 days since arriving at your home.

We recommend enjoying them at their freshest, but should you wish to, our meals can be frozen at home.

What is your stance on sustainability?

At Munchfit we understand the importance of caring for the environment, and we're continuously looking for ways to carry out our duties responsibly. We work hard to reduce the use of fossil-fuel-based and single-use plastics, and seek to promote the use of recycled materials across our supply chain. Where possible we actively substitute materials with more environmentally friendly alternatives, like bioplastic products that reduce the overall carbon footprint by 75% vs traditional plastics. Some examples of our sustainability efforts are:

 

  • Your subscription meal trays are made from biodegradable pulp that is 95% plastic-free and can be put into paper recycling. We're constantly looking for a viable alternative that removes the plastic element, if you know of any, let us know!
  • These meal trays come with 2 thin recyclable plastic films. The films can be peeled off and are widely recycled with normal plastic recycling.
  • The plastic pouches we use for ice are fully recyclable, and we recently launched a free "return to reuse" service for our customers.
  • Our chilled delivery boxes are made from 100% recycled cardboard and are 100% recyclable.
  • We have introduced home compostable void fill packaging that is made out of potato peels.

We have changed our delivery schedule to once per week, which has significantly reduced packaging and halves the number of our vehicle journeys on the road.  

What are your policies on animal welfare?

From the quality of our ingredients to the ways we grow MunchFit, we strive to make the right choices to develop our company in a sustainable way. We are passionate about the food we serve and ensure our customers get the best possible meals by monitoring and continuously seeking to improve our suppliers. The quality of our ingredients, sustainable farming practices, and welfare standards of animals within the wider supply chain are very important to us. This is why we only work with like-minded suppliers who are committed to sustainable and ethical practices.

All wild-caught fish in our meals comes from Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries. The MSC Fisheries standard is a leading international certification programme that is independently audited and focuses on sustainable levels of fishing, environmental impact of the operation and ensures responsible management practices are followed. And we only use farmed stock when it complies with Global GAP Aquaculture standard — a globally recognised standard that covers best practice from animal welfare within the supply chain to environmental and ecological aspects.

Our organic Meat & Poultry range is reared to Soil Association standards and enjoys a healthy feed of home-grown organic cereals and grass. Whilst not all of our meat is organic, we do require that all our non-organic meat supply fulfils recognised animal welfare and sustainable farming practices of Red Tractor certification or equivalent EU standards, and our chicken suppliers satisfy ECC (European Chicken Commitment) standard requirements for chicken welfare. Practical examples of these standards are prohibiting the unnecessary use of antibiotics, minimising transport times, and farms to voluntarily provide chickens with larger living areas than national regulations would require.

What does the ECC (European Chicken Commitment) stand for?

By 2026, we will require our suppliers to meet the following requirements for 100% of the [fresh, frozen, and processed] chicken in our supply chain:

1.  Comply with all EU animal welfare laws and regulations, regardless of the country of production.

2.  Implement a maximum stocking density of 30kg/m2 or less. Thinning is discouraged and if practiced must be limited to one thin per flock.

3.  Adopt breeds that demonstrate higher welfare outcomes: either the following breeds, Hubbard Norfolk Black, JA757, 787, 957, or 987, Rambler Ranger, Ranger Classic, and Ranger Gold, or others that meet the criteria of the RSPCA Broiler Breed Welfare Assessment Protocol.

4.  Meet improved environmental standards including:

  • At least 50 lux of light, including natural light.
  • At least two metres of usable perch space, and two pecking substrates, per 1,000 birds.
  • On air quality, the maximum requirements of Annex 2.3 of the EU broiler directive, regardless of stocking density.
  • No cages or multi-tier systems.

5.  Adopt controlled atmospheric stunning using inert gas or multi-phase systems, or effective electrical stunning without live inversion.

6.  Demonstrate compliance with the above standards via third-party auditing and annual public reporting on progress towards this commitment.

What if I don’t like the meals you send me?

You can tailor your menu from your profile area after placing your order.

What if I don’t have time to pick my meals?

Our chefs will happily send you their recommendations from our weekly menu, so don’t worry if you don’t get a chance to pick your meals.

Is there a cut-off date to tailor my meals by?

Yes - Order by 11pm on Sunday to receive your first delivery on the following Saturday. 

What are macronutrients?

These are the nutrients we need to provide energy and structure, these include Protein, fat and carbohydrate. 

Are micronutrients as important as macros?

The macro nutrients are what we describe as ‘Go’ foods providing the energy for us to live, micro nutrients are the ‘Glow’ foods, which are the vitamins and minerals that provide health and vitality.

How does a MunchFit plan support my fitness goals?

Exercise provides the stimulus on the body, and nutrition is required to support the adaption from the exercise, MunchFit plans are designed to support the outcomes that you want from exercise and lifestyle.

Do I need supplements while on a MunchFit meal plan?

MunchFit provide all of the macro and micro nutrients you need, so on a MunchFit plan you do not need to take these supplements but we do support needing additional macros for certain training needs.

What is the 70:30 rule when it comes to nutrition vs training?

The 70:30 rule suggests that 70% of outcomes result from 30% of input.  From a health and fitness point of view 70% of the results are related to your nutrition.

Why is good gut health important for optimum performance?

Many people have sub optimal gut health and function but just accept it and think it is normal.  Gut health is critical on multiple levels, the most basic is, this is where our food is digested and nutrients absorbed, a sub-optimal gut can mean in efficient digestion and absorption leading to deficiency. 

On another level it is around the ‘microbiome’.  Our understanding of the gut microbiome is improving all the time and now understand that gut health has a direct impact on immunity, metabolism and even mental wellbeing. All MunchFit meals are gluten free. Many people, even if they are not coeliac, find having a gluten free diet beneficial for gut function and many of the ingredients are high in fibre that support healthy gut function.

Why is good nutrition important when training for a triathlon / endurance event?

Nutrition does not only provide the energy needed for training but also the nutrients to support recovery and health.

What happens to the body when we train?

Training acts as a stimulus on the body, which, from a muscle point of view, this leads to adaptation. We are either wanting bigger, stronger muscles or muscles that can work for longer (endurance). However, without the correct nutrients we do not get that adaptation. In effect, 'exercise pushes the button, but nutrition facilitates the changes’.

MunchFit meals are not only healthy and nutritious but if used in conjunction with a suitable training program, they can help you meet your performance goals.  

Nutrition is a key part of recovery and ensuring an effective nutrition recovery plan can enhance your training experience.

Do I need to be taking protein shakes on workout days?

Protein shakes can be a convenient way of providing a protein feed, however using real food is just as effective.

What kind of carbohydrates are in MunchFit meals?

MunchFit carbohydrates have a low glycemic index, such as psudograin quinoa, which provides sustained released energy.

How does MunchFit support my immune system?

Nutrition plays an important part in supporting the immune function, in particular whole foods like the ones used in MunchFit meals. These deliver a broad range of nutrients that support the immune system such as quinoa, which is high in antioxidants and protein. Ingredients such as tomato and pomegranate are high in vitamin C, which also support the immune system. A lot of these ingredients will supply zinc as well - essential for the immune system.  Glutamine is important for immunity foods such as meat, dairy, spinach, nuts and legumes.

Which high fibre foods are best for you?

High fibre foods help you to feel fuller so can reduce overall energy consumption. Fibre also helps to feed the gut microbiome which supports general health. Wholemeal foods tend to supply more fibre plus all your fruit and veg. Prunes are particularly good.

How does your diet affect your metabolism?

The majority of foods increase metabolism - referred to as the “thermic” effect of food. The main thing that affects the body’s metabolic rate is muscle mass. Increasing muscle mass increases metabolic rate. Protein also helps you satiate your appetite so you will not be feeling those hunger pangs all the time.

Does the green plan provide enough protein?

Yes - the Green plan is designed to provide both quality and quantity of plant based protein.

Is a plant-based diet healthy?

Recent research suggests that people are consuming more and more Ultra-Processed Food (UPF) and interestingly people following a plant-based diet are consuming more UPF than non-plant based. 

Diets high in UPFs are associated with unfavourable health outcomes and research has identified an increase in body weight on the UPF diet.

MunchFit meals are made from real whole foods without additives and preservatives.