FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
delicious plant-based nourishment | happier, healthier, one bite at a time
OVEN / TOASTER OVEN
compostable containers are oven safe! (remove plastic seal)
heat for ~12 minutes at 375º F convection
*different ovens behave differently - time and temperature may vary
(Best option for soups and stews)
fill sauté pan with 2 to 3 Tbsp water. bring to a boil & lower heat
dish out food into sauté pan, cover & simmer for 5 minutes
use this procedure with moist foods only
ALTERNATE STOVE-TOP METHOD
dish out food onto plate & place in large bamboo steamer. place steamer over pan filled with 2 inches water. cover and steam for 5 minutes or until heated through.
HEALTH & HAPPINESS, ONE BITE AT A TIME
what is Foodflo?
we are Los Angeles’ premiere chef-driven, gourmet, vegan, gluten-free meal delivery service. all meals are made using Kangen alkaline water, the freshest ingredients and high-quality vegan proteins. we don’t try to fill you up with pasta and rice! we give you all the benefits of eating healthy meals, without cooking or shopping.
when is the menu posted for the next week?
every Monday – please register and subscribe to our email list to receive our weekly menu, blog and recipes!
when will I receive my meals?
• non-local deliveries are delivered on Tuesdays via an overnight carrier. please be sure to open your package and refrigerate your food when it arrives.
when is the deadline for same-week delivery?
6pm on Saturday is the deadline for guaranteed LA & OC (Sunday delivery). orders placed after this deadline are subject to availability & may be delivered the following week.
where do you deliver?
can I pick up my meals?
no - we deliver them to you!
what do I do with my cooler bag and ice packs?
we charge $15 for your first cooler bag - if you decide not to reorder, simply keep the bag. we do not provide refunds for cooler bags.
what do I do with the containers? are they recyclable?
we encourage you to reuse the plastic containers or recycle them in your blue bin
what if I have allergies?
will I have enough food?
• one type of soup (2-3 servings)
• two different side salads (2-3 servings in each 12-ounce container)
• three different entrées (1-2 servings each)
• three different side dishes (1-2 servings each)
many clients bring our entrées to work or serve them up alongside other meal items at home. you can also add extra entrées, soups, salads, snacks, and desserts to your order. we can create a custom meal plan for you if our packages don't fit your needs.
can I freeze my meals?
what is the nutritional content of Foodflo meals?
• FloBar snacks are between 250 and 300 calories each.
• salads: raw salads are less than 150 calories per serving. legume-type salads are between 200-250 calories per serving. each container holds two servings of salad.
• desserts are around 200 calories per serving, at two servings per container.
there are between 15 to 25 grams of protein per entree, depending on the dish. There are at least 15 grams of fiber per entrée or more, depending on the dish.
is there a minimum order? what about shipping?
why eat an alkaline diet?
A: Eating an alkaline diet and drinking alkaline water promotes reduction in the body’s acidity levels. Raw alkaline foods help cleanse the body and are needed to help prevent body toxicity. There is significant scientific evidence that cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline body and that cancer cells shrink when exposed to alkaline body fluids. A diet high in alkaline foods could also be labeled as “anti-aging” because it increases your intake of antioxidants.
Constant consumption of highly acidic food takes a toll on the kidneys, which need to regulate our pH for us. These highly acid-forming items – including meat, dairy, cheeses, and refined sugar, as well as nicotine and caffeine – stress the kidneys. Eating alkaline foods can be crucial to preventing diabetes and heart disease.
One very helpful website for clarity on how alkaline foods help us are the pH Miracle Diet websites:
Raw fruits & vegetables and their juices, fresh air, and sunlight carry a negative electrical charge, as do alkaline foods. These alkaline foods magnetically attach to acidic wastes and pull them into eliminative channels for release. Many health complaints can be attributed to excess acidity in the body, which can cause stress, anxiety, weak nails, dry hair, dry skin, nasal congestion, frequent colds and infections, headaches, muscle pain, arthritis, hives, and leg cramps.
Research suggests that your health depends on the balance of an alkaline environment, created by eating foods such as tomatoes, avocados and green vegetables, striking the optimum 80/20 balance, and regulating your body’s acid/alkaline chemistry. Through simple dietary changes, one can see results in weight loss, increased stamina and strength, a stronger immune system, and a greater sense of well-being.
which foods are alkaline?
Extremely Alkaline-Forming Foods – pH 8.5 to 9.0
Lemons, watermelon, agar agar, cantaloupe, cayenne pepper, dried dates, figs, kelp, limes, melons, papaya, parsley, seaweeds, mango, grapes, watercress, asparagus, kiwifruit, fruit juices, passion fruit, pears, pineapple, raisins, umeboshi plums, vegetable juices
Moderately Alkaline-Forming Foods – pH 7.5 to 8.5
Slightly Alkaline-Forming Foods – pH 7.0 to 7.5
Almonds, artichokes, barley-malt, brown rice syrup, brussel sprouts, cherries, coconut, cucumbers, eggplant, raw honey, leeks, miso, mushrooms, ripe olives, onions, pickles, radish, sea salt, spices, taro, tomatoes, vinegar, water chestnut, amaranth, artichoke, chestnuts, raw goat’s milk, olive oil, millet, sesame seeds, soy beans, soy cheese, soy milk, sprouted grains, tempeh, tofu, tomatoes, yeast
which foods are acid-forming?
A: Gluten has a irritating and negative effect on your health on many levels. It is linked to Alzheimer’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease. Gluten also leads to poor assimilation of nutrients, since the intestinal tract does not properly absorb nutrients when irritated. For further information, please check the following websites: http://www.glutenfree.com and http://www.celiac.org
define "raw" for me - I see it all the time at health stores?
A: We call food raw if it is:
• Uncooked: never heated above 42º C / 118º F AND
• Unprocessed: as fresh or close to the earth as possible AND
• Organic: no irradiation, preservatives, pesticides or GMO
what should I eat, then?
A: Eat lots of vegetables, especially green leafy veggies; both green leafy vegetables and non-leafy vegetables contain a variety of nutrients compared to their calorie content. Most are alkaline. Eating a diet high in these foods can help deter diabetes and heart disease.
Replace simple sugars and flours with as much veggies and fruit as possible – sugars and flours generally contain very little nutrition. Eating starches and sugars can keep your blood sugar levels elevated all day, which can lead to diabetes.
Protein is required for your daily nutrition. Vegetable proteins can be balanced by combining different foods; combining legumes or beans with grains will yield a balanced protein, and rice protein can complement the proteins in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower & spinach.
Eat monounsaturated fats, avoid saturated fats, and don’t avoid omega-3 fatty acids; plant foods that contain monounsaturated fats include olive oil, almonds & avocados. A fair amount of fat should be in the form of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in mackerel, salmon & flaxseed oil.
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