Nutrition For Longevity Review

Published on July 23, 2020
Last modified on September 7, 2022

This Nutrition For Longevity review contains affiliate links and we were given a sample to try.  We may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

By Alison Chew     |    Dietitian Approved by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Nutrition For Longevity

Nutrition For Longevity (N4L) delivers nutrient-rich meals that are high in fruits, vegetables, & fiber, to help restore balance within your body and to help you thrive.

All meals are based on the Longevity Diet, and the science of Dr. Valter Longo a leading researcher in healthy aging, and each day of low-glycemic prepared meals include at least 6 servings of fruits and vegetables, 25 grams of fiber, and less than 30% of your daily calories from fat.

 

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Nutrition For Longevity Pros

  • Fresh, clean produce comes from their own regenerative farm in Long Valley, NJ and is delivered to your door within 48 hours of picking;
  • Super high-quality fish and humanely-raised organic chicken;  Pesticide and preservative-free with no added sugar
  • No planning or shopping!  Easily eat clean with 3, 4, or 5 days of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Vegan, Pescatarian, and Flexitarian options
  • One-time purchase or Subscribe & Save 10%; Free Shipping

 

Nutrition For Longevity Cons

  • Portion size may be small for some
  • On the Expensive side
  • Most meals needed salt
  • Account hard to navigate

 

How much do Nutrition For Longevity meals cost?

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Nutrition for Longevity meals are between $11 – $13 per meal depending on the plan you select and the number of meals in your box.  Choose from:

Chef Curated plan with 3-, 4-, or 5-days of 3 chef-curated prepared meals per day for a total of 9, 12, or 15 meals per delivery.

  • Vegan: One-time purchase $12.10 per meal; Subscribe & Save $11 per meal
  • Pescatarian: One-time purchase $13.20 per meal; Subscribe & Save $12 per meal
  • Flexitarian: One-time purchase $13.20 per meal; Subscribe & Save $12 per meal
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Build Your Own plan with 9, 12, or 15 prepared meals of your choice.  Subscription only.

  • Vegan: $11-$12 per meal
  • Flexitarian: $12-$13 per meal
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Where does Nutrition For Longevity deliver?

Nutrition for Longevity delivers to the Continental United States with FREE shipping on all orders.

 

Nutrition For Longevity Review: Heat & Serve Meals

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Nutrition For Longevity now has Heat & Serve meals and meal plans!  No mess, no prep, and now no cooking at all.  Heat & Serve meals start at $11 per meal and heat up in less than 5 minutes. SHOP NOW >>

With Nutrition for Longevity, you can choose from a Chef Curated meal plan, where the N4L chefs pick your meals for each delivery and include breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the number of days selected, 3, 4, or 5.  Choose from Vegan, Pescatarian, or Flexitarian meals.  This plan can be purchased one-time or you can subscribe and save on recurring orders.

You can also choose the Build Your Own plan, where you select your own meals, 9, 12, or 15 per delivery, and sign up for a subscription with your first order.  Choose from Vegan or Flexitarian meals.

One Note: The fact that this is a subscription is not very clear on their website.  We also found the Account section of the website a bit confusing when trying to skip weeks and cancel our plan.

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We selected the Build Your Own plan with 9 Flexitarian prepared meals.  The meals we ordered included:

  • Sardinian Roasted Ratatouille with Chicken
  • Braised Apples with Salmon
  • Calabrian Braised Chickpeas
  • Braised Apples with Chicken
  • Sardinian Roasted Ratatouille with Cod
  • Nicoyan Lentil Salad
  • Loma Linda Breakfast Hash
  • Summer Peach Chia Pudding
  • Western Vegetable Breakfast Scramble
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Nutrition for Longevity Unboxing (Reviews & Coupon)

Nutrition for Longevity focuses on a low glycemic index diet and offers vegan, gluten-free, pescatarian, and flexitarian meals options. They only use fresh, clean produce that comes from their own regenerative farm in Long Valley, NJ in their meals along with super high-quality fish and humanely-raised organic chicken.

In addition, ingredients are pesticide- and preservative-free with no added sugar, and all prepared meals are free of Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, and Gluten.  Plus, all Vegan meals are free of Fish and Shellfish. SHOP NOW >>

 

Best Nutrition For Longevity Meals

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I really enjoyed most meals from Nutrition for Longevity but had to add salt to almost every meal.  This was especially true of the meals with potato hash, polenta, and greens.

One of my favorite meals was the Nicoyan Lentil Salad.  I ate this salad for lunch and it was perfect.  The sauce for the lentils was pretty spicey, but the dressing for the salad (which I missed at first) had a nice sweetness to it and balanced out the spicey lentils nicely. SHOP NOW >>

 

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I also really enjoyed the Calabrian Braised Chickpeas and after I mixed the greens in with the chickpeas, this dish was delicious.  And the Vegan Chipotle Queso in the Western Vegetable Breakfast Scramble was surprisingly good, though the potatoes needed more seasoning.

In addition, the Sardinian Roasted Ratatouille with Chicken and the Sardinian Roasted Ratatouille with Cod were both tasty, though the protein portion of the meal might be small for some.  It was perfect for me for dinner, though.

TIP:  Read the instructions carefully as some of the sauces need to be removed before microwaving the meals.  In addition, I recommend mixing the two components together as they taste better than eating them separately. SHOP NOW >>

 

Least Favorite Nutrition For Longevity Meals

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There were a couple of misses in my box.

The Summer Peach Chia Pudding was a miss for me as the texture was a bit off, even after adding water, and the whole dish needed more flavor (and sugar) as the peaches were more sour than sweet.

And while I liked the Chickpeas in the Loma Linda Breakfast Hash the greens needed salt and were too bitter to eat.  SHOP NOW >>

 

Nutrition for Longevity Review: Bottom Line

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Nutrition For Longevity (N4L) delivers nutrient-rich meals that are high in fruits, vegetables, & fiber, to help restore balance within your body and to help you thrive. All meals are based on the Longevity Diet, and the science of Dr. Valter Longo a leading researcher in healthy aging, and each day includes at least 10 servings of fruits and vegetables, 25 grams of fiber, and less than 30% of your daily calories from fat.

We love that Nutrition for Longevity sources fresh, clean produce from their own regenerative farm in Long Valley, NJ, and that they use high-quality, sustainably sourced fish and humanely-raised organic chicken.  We also love that there is the open to purchase one time or you can subscribe to regular weekly deliveries and save 10% and all subscription plans come with free shipping.

As with most prepared meals, some portion sizes may be small for some out there with large appetites.  Compared to other prepared meal services the cost of N4L is in the middle of the price range for lunch and dinner with breakfast being a bit high.  Overall, we found the meals tasty, but most needed salt and pepper and other spices to enhance the flavor.

Nutrition for Longevity would be great for anyone looking for a reset to get back on track eating healthier meals, for those who want to kick start a diet, and those looking for a complete prepared meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  SHOP NOW >>

Read on for our QA & A with Carely Horan RD, a Registered Dietician at Nutrition for Longevity.

Enjoy!

Nutrition for Longevity: An Interview with Carley Horan RD, A Registered Dietician at N4L

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MealFinds: Tell us about Nutrition for Longevity.

Carley at N4L:

N4L is inspired by the centenarian regions around the world where people live past 100 without chronic disease and our mission is to “Revolutionize the way people think about fast food. Help people live healthier, longer lives.”

Our regenerative farm is based in northern New Jersey. A regenerative farm is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to farming.  Not only do we prohibit the use of synthetic chemicals, but we also do everything possible to increase the organic matter in our soil.  The higher the organic soil matter, the healthier the soil, and the more nutrient-dense our crops are to eat. SHOP NOW >>

 

MealFinds: What is your background, and your role at N4L?

Carley at N4L:

I am one of a few Dietitians on the N4L’s nutrition team.  I played lacrosse at the University of Southern California where I studied Health Science and Business before pursuing my master’s in Nutrition at USC. I was a master’s student of Dr. Valter Longo, author of The Longevity Diet.  During my course with Dr. Longo I learned about every research study that supports the diet and lifestyle guidelines Dr. Longo outlines in the book.  These guidelines in the book are the standard our N4L nutrition team uses to design our full-day meal kits.

I didn’t find N4L until I returned home to New Jersey after graduation.  I was amazed when I saw the job description.  It’s not every day that people get to apply their degree to a “T,” work for a brilliant female CEO and work alongside dietitians who specialize in other areas of dietetics.  We all wear many hats at N4L.  Most of my job is dedicated to nutrition communication projects with our marketing/sales team, but I also take nutrition consultations with our customers and design fitness programs for our lifestyle change initiatives. SHOP NOW >>

 

MealFinds: Why does N4L need a registered dietitian on staff?

Carley at N4L:

Many!  Our team of dietitians come with a diverse skill set.  We offer nutrition consults and follow-ups to our customers. We design delicious menus that meet the standards of the USDA guidelines as well as The Longevity Diet.  We connect with healthcare professionals and organizations who want to prescribe our food as medicine and speak at events/conferences to share our story and mission.

 

MealFinds: Tell us about the ingredients that are used in your prepared meals and meal kits?

Carley at N4L:

Most of the food in the kit comes from our Farm. If we cannot grow an ingredient we source from organic vendors. For example, our olive oil is imported from 300-year-old olive groves in Italy.

 

MealFinds: As a registered dietician, how is N4L different from other diets or meal kit plans?

Carley at N4L:

It offers a tiered approach to plant-rich nutrition.  Our full-day meal kits are best for anyone in need of guidance, structure, and convenience.  The produce box is great for families and the creative home chef.  No matter what kit you choose, as a customer, you have access to our nutrition team who are available Monday – Friday 9-5 pm ET to help you make the meal kit fit your lifestyle.

 

MealFinds: Who is N4L for?

Carley at N4L:

Everyone!  But we only ship to the continental US. Only 1 in 10 Americans get the recommended 4-6 servings of fruits and vegetables/day.  Nutrition for Longevity prioritizes a variety of farm-fresh colorful fruits and veggies in our meal kits to fill that need.  We are getting close to the launch of our “ready-made” meals line that will make eating delicious whole foods even more convenient.

 

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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