Nutrition For Longevity Review

Published on July 23, 2020
Last modified on September 20, 2021

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.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed 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 includes at least 6 servings of fruits and vegetables, 25 grams of fiber, and less than 30% of your daily calories from fat.  Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

What We Like

  • 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

What We Don’t Like

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

How much does Nutrition For Longevity 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
  • Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

Build Your Own plan with 9, 12, or 15 prepared meals of your choice.  Subscription only.

 

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. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

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
  • Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

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.

Meal Hits

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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.

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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.

Meal Misses

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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.  Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

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.  Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

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. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

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. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

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. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

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. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

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.  Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

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.  Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

 

Nutrition For Longevity Review: Meal Kits (no longer available)

Please note that this review is for the OLD meal plans that contained meal kits for dinner.  The premade lunches and breakfast remain the same or similar. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

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For our first Nutrition For Longevity review, I opted for the 3-day Starter Box, 1600 calorie/day Pescatarian for 1 person, and used this box as a “reset” of sorts to get me back on track.

I, like many of you, have been baking up a storm in self-isolation and not eating as well as I should be and looked forward to three days of clean nutritious eating.  Each day features a ready-to-eat or easy-to-make breakfast and lunch, a morning or afternoon snack, and an easy-to-cook dinner meal kit.

When my N4L meals arrived I was blown away by the quantity and quality of ingredients in my box.  For me, there was plenty of food for 3 days.  If you have a larger appetite you may need to supplement with your own snacks between meals.  Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

Nutrition for Longevity Unboxing

Nutrition For Longevity delivers healthy meal plans to help you get back on track, stay on track, and meet your weight goals.  We loved the quality of ingredients and how fresh and light, yet filling, the meals were.  The meal kit dinners were simple to make and required very little prep and the lunch salads were absolutely delicious and something I looked forward to eating every day.  If you are looking to start eating better N4L offers the guidance you need to get started and to stay on track.  If you are already eating healthy, you can’t beat the convenience of 3 days worth of high-quality nutrient-dense meals delivered directly to your door.

Read on for a full day-by-day meal review, an interview with Carley Horan RD, a registered dietician at N4L, and details around plans and pricing. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

Nutrition For Longevity Review: Day 1

  • Breakfast: Lean Green Brain Boost smoothie (smoothie ingredients not included in the box)
  • Mid-Morning Snack: N4L Soothing Oats
  • Lunch: Okinawa Ramen Noodle Salad with Japanese Pickled Vegetables
  • Afternoon Snack: Pita Chips and Hummus (this was included in the box, but I was on the go and opted for peanut butter crackers that were in my purse)
  • Dinner: Okinawa Redfish with Pineapple Relish

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I have to admit that I was a bit nervous going into this 3-day “reset”, because I love sweets, wine, chips, etc.  Day 1 started out great with a Lean Green Brain Boost smoothie.  The Brain Boost powder is included in your box and instead of mixing it in water or another dairy-free beverage as recommended, I opted to add it to my morning berry-pineapple smoothie.  It was delicious and added a bit of a “grassy” taste to the smoothie that I didn’t mind.

For my mid-morning snack, I tried the Soothing Oats which are filled with oats, hemp seeds, cinnamon, and maple sugar.  They were super easy to make, just add hot water, stir and let sit for 5 minutes.  This snack tasted like lightly sweetened maple oatmeal and was enough to power me through to around 1 pm for lunch.

An Okinawa Ramen Noodle Salad with Japanese Pickled Vegetables was for lunch and everything that I needed to mix up this salad was included in the container.  The noodles in the salad were a miss for me as they had a mushy texture and were not noodle-like at all.  The rest of the salad, the greens, veggies, and dressing, tasted very light and fresh, but the noodles really put a damper on the lunch.

On to dinner, with an Okinawa Redfish with pineapple relish and white rice.  This dish was super easy to make with some chopping of the onion, ginger, peppers, and cilantro; cooking the rice on the stovetop and then baking the fish in the oven.  Overall, the dish took about 30 min to make.   It tasted light and fresh, like the salad, and was very filling (to my surprise!).  I love the microgreens as a garnish as they added a nice green crunch to the dish. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

Nutrition For Longevity Review: Day 2

  • Breakfast: Lean Green Brain Boost drink and Morning Glory Muffin
  • Lunch: Sardinian Green Bean Almondine Salad
  • Afternoon Snack: Pita Chips and Hummus
  • Dinner: Sardinian Cod with Summer Vegetable Risotto

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On Day 2 I decided to try the Brain Boost powder in water to see what it tasted like.  With the main ingredients are from pea protein, alfalfa leaf powder, and spinach powder, and not surprisingly, it tasted grassy (a little too grassy for me).  I decided to make another smoothie using this green drink as my liquid.  I also tried the Morning Glory Muffin which was reminiscent of a carrot muffin with a subtle sweetness and a warm fall spice blend.  Yum!  It easily kept me full until lunchtime.

For lunch, I had the Sardinian Green Bean Almondine Salad.  This salad was sweetened by raisins and had a little crunch from the almonds and green beans.  The hit for me was the cranberry beans which tasted a bit like chickpeas.  The white balsamic vinaigrette added acidity to the dish and brightened it up.  I loved this salad and could eat it every day for lunch.

I tried the pita chips and hummus for an afternoon snack.  This snack was a miss for me as the hummus tasted almost sour while the chips were very hard and bland.

For dinner, I made the Sardinian Cod with Summer Vegetable Risotto and it was wonderful.  I noticed that the quality of fish has been spectacular thanks to Sea to Table.  This dish was easy to make, baking the cod in the oven like the first night, with the veggies and risotto on the stovetop.  The risotto took a little longer than the allocated time to soften up, about 15 min more but came together nicely.  It’s been hard for me to finish both dinners.  They are filling and delicious. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

Nutrition For Longevity Review: Day 3

  • Breakfast: N4L Soothing Oats
  • Lunch: Ikarian Fresh Herb and Lentil Salad
  • Dinner: Ikarian Succotash with Salmon

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Day 3 and I’m feeling really good.  My digestion is more regular and I just feel better.  I started the day with a bowl of the Soothing Oats followed by the Ikarian Fresh Herb and Lentil Salad for lunch.  This salad was another winner and I loved the addition of anti-inflammatory lentils along with the chickpeas and Greek herb dressing.

Dinner, like the first 2 nights, was easy to make.  Just put the salmon in the oven, and cook the succotash on the stovetop.  The sweet corn was the star of this dish, next to the salmon of course, and added a subtle sweetness to balance out the other vegetables. Get $60 OFF with code READY60 >>

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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