Frequently Asked Questions
What is Healthy Course?
Our mission at Healthy Course is to help you eat healthier while saving you time and money. We design eating plans that not only taste good but are the right portion size to help you achieve your fitness goals, all while staying within your budget. Think about what you spend on lunch or dinner every day. We’ll bet it’s more than $7 per meal. That’s the cost of one full meal (protein, veggie and carb) in our 5 for $35 meal deal. We understand planning and prepping meals isn’t easy. We get that you’re busy and don’t have the time or energy to think about what to eat. And we also understand that you want to eat healthy, but maybe you’re just not sure how to do it. So let us make it easy for you. When you order Healthy Course meals you can feel confident knowing you’re eating lean proteins, fresh vegetables and carbohydrates. We don’t sneak in added preservatives, sugars or unhealthy sauces. It’s truly clean eating—and it’s delicious!
How do I get started?
Congrats, you’ve come to the right place! The easiest way to get started is by checking out our website and deciding which meals you’d like depending on your fitness goals and dietary needs. Our Ready Made Meals are delicious—perfect for on-the-go people who want to eat well and don’t have time to cook. Our 5 for $35 Meal Deal is for those of you ready to clean up your eating without busting your budget. Now just select which meals you want and follow the ordering process.
How do I order?
Easiest way to order is right here on our website. However, you can also call us: (504) 309-5505, email firstname.lastname@example.org or even fax us: (504) 362-9340.
Do you ship meals?
Why yes, we do ship meals! Louisiana orders can be made online as normal. If you live outside LA, please give us a call or email and we will make arrangements getting your order placed and to you. We’re working on offering online nationwide shipping in 2018.
Here’s how it works:
Select “Shipping” during checkout.
*Orders must be $70 or more to qualify for shipping.
Within 2 days of placing your order, you will get an email with a tracking number, indicating your order has left our kitchen and is on its way!
We use 1-day ground shipping, so you can expect your food to arrive the day after you receive the email from us with your tracking number.
Shipped meals are made fresh on demand. We pack them with care in a perishable food cooler along with ice packs and or dry ice to ensure freshness and quality while in transit. Due to the temperature of dry ice, your food may freeze during transit.
The shipping rate is $35 per box, which holds 15 meals.
Have more questions about shipping? Give us a call or shoot us an email!
What is the 5 for $35 Meal Deal?
This is the mack-daddy of healthy eating on a budget. You get 5 delicious, nutritious meals consisting of 4 ounces of protein (post cooked), 1/2 cup of veggies and 1/2 cup of complex carbs. And even better, you build your own meals. You can eat the same thing every day or mix it up countless ways. Where else can you get a well-balanced, healthy, perfectly proportioned meal that you created for only $7??
Are the Ready Made Meals a part of the Meal Deal?
Several of the Ready Made Meals can be included in the 5 for $35 meal deal. Call us at (504) 309-5505 to have one or more of your meals substituted with a $7 Ready Made Meal.
Tell me more about the meals. Do you use sodium? What about preservatives?
Our food is lightly seasoned with house-made spices. We don’t add any preservatives. Healthy Course meals are cooked fresh with natural ingredients.
Where can I find the nutritional/calorie content for the meals?
All of the nutritional content for our food is listed next to each food item. And we’ve made it super easy for you—as your build your meals, we’ll add up the nutritional content such as calories and grams, taking the guess work out of it.
Are your meals gluten free?
Many of our meals are gluten friendly. Look for the “GF” icon next to the food names.
What if I have a food allergy?
We can accommodate you! Just tell us during the ordering process about your food allergies and we will make the necessary changes. You can also call us at (504) 309-5505 if you discuss it further or have any questions.
How do I heat my meals?
We’ve made it so simple for you. The containers your food come in are freezable and microwaveable. So when you’re ready, break the lid seal, microwave and eat. Microwaves vary, but we suggest heating the meals for 1 minute, stirring them and then heating again until your food is a hot as you like it!
How soon can I get my food?
A better question is: how soon do you want it? If you order today you can get your food as early as tomorrow after 6:00pm (Fridays excluded). However, we’ve found that most of our customers like to start their work week off eating healthy—so we suggest you place your order online by Saturday morning to get your meals on Sunday. When you place your online order, you will be asked which day and time you want to pick up your meals or have them delivered.
How many days will the meals last?
Our strong containers lock in your food’s freshness longer. Because we do not add any preservatives and the meals are made fresh, we suggest freezing them if they aren’t eaten within 4–5 days. Simply take out a meal the night before you plan to eat it and thaw it in the fridge.
Do you offer guilt-free desserts?
Can I buy food by the pound?
Sure thing. If you’re the type that likes to do your own meal prep, more power to you! For that very reason we sell our meats, veggies and carbs by the pound in a vacuum sealed bag for ultimate freshness.
Do you deliver?
Yes we do! Have you seen our refrigerated truck? We think it’s pretty cool (pun intended!). Delivery charges are broken down by zip code. Parts of the Westbank can get FREE delivery if you order $70 or more. Delivery to the rest of the metro New Orleans area will cost you $10. We’ll even deliver as far out as Baton Rouge for a little bit more. But hey, did we mention there is only one delivery fee? So if your office places an order, it’s only $10 for the whole order, rather than charging each individual.
What are the pickup days/time?
When you place your order online, you’ll be asked to select which day you’d like to pick up your meals. You can pick them up at Healthy Course/Huey P’s Pizzeria (139 Huey P. Long Avenue) between 10:00am and 9:00pm. If you come between 7:00am and 10:00am, pick up will be next door at Thanh Thanh Restaurant (131 Huey P. Long Ave.). Remember, if you want next day pickup, your meals will be ready after 6:00pm the day after you order.
We also deliver to Baton Rouge and the North Shore.
Baton Rouge Pickups are Saturdays from 9:00am–11:00am at 6126 Crestmount Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Order before Friday for two-day pickup.
North Shore Pickups are Sundays from 9:00am–11:00am at 31 Louis Prima Drive, Covington, LA 70433. Order before Saturday for two-day pickup.
I am a fitness competitor/mixed martial artist/professional athlete, how do I become a part of the HC team?
Please contact us! Email, phone, snail mail, we’d love to hear from you. We love partnering like-minded folks who make eating right a priority. Are you popular on social media? We have incentivized options for people who help us help others eat right! Check out our Fit Life Partner Program!
I am a retailer/gym owner. Can Healthy Course provide me with meals to sell in my store?
Absolutely! We’d love to have you join our network of Fit Partners. Just give us a holler!