Organic, plant-based food delivery business comes to Vail Valley

Lisa Cohen and Kelly Hollins launched Tuesday Foods in April 2019.
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We all have good intentions — especially when it comes to New Year’s resolutions — but when it comes to actually executing healthier habits, time, energy and other obstacles can knock us off track. That’s where Tuesday Foods comes in. The food delivery service brings fully prepared seasonal, plant-based, organic meals right to your door.

Lisa Cohen and Kelly Hollins launched Tuesday Foods in April 2019. Based in Carbondale, the food service has served the Roaring Fork Valley and expanded to the Boulder and Denver area. Now, it’s offering weekly food delivery in the Vail Valley, starting this week.

Cohen and Hollins started the company to provide an easy solution to eating clean and healthy food. As a nutritionist in private practice, Cohen noticed that people she coached knew what to do but often struggled with consistently doing it when it came to eating healthy. She partnered with Hollins, a vegan chef and health coach, to fill the gap between knowing what to eat and actually executing it.

“So many people have the desire to eat better, but in our little mountain towns we don’t have substantial options for really clean, really good, ready-to-eat food,” Hollins said. “I knew we could offer a solution that was delicious, beautiful and exciting. I wanted to bring the fun and flavor to plant-forward food.”

Tuesday Foods offers various meal plans, which customers order online on Friday and receive on Tuesday. Let’s Do Lunch starts at $205 a week and includes five 16-ounce lunch portions of soup, salad, buddha bowl and an entrée. Clients can add on additional items to customize their menu. The Signature Program starts at $375 and includes 32-ounce servings of soups, salads, entrees, buddha bowls and fresh herbs, toppings, dressings and sauces, treats, chia pudding, crudites and two house-made dips. It’s designed to feed one person for five days. Clients can also stock their freezer with organic smoothies for an additional fee.

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To support those New Year’s resolutions, the January Reset offers the most comprehensive nutrition program for weight loss, or just a reset. Choose from four-, eight- or 12-week packages, which include five protein smoothie breakfasts, nutritionally balanced, pre-portioned lunches and dinners, organic, cold-pressed juice and health coaching.

“People are drawn to us for the convenience,” Cohen said. “(They’re) fully stocked with beautiful food you take out of the jar and takes less than five minutes to prepare.”

Though Tuesday Foods meals are all plant-based, most of the clients are not strictly plant-based eaters. And, the food is so incredibly fresh and flavorful that even the pickiest of eaters — or vegetable haters — can enjoy the recipes.

“We’ve been working on recipes for many years, customizing them to meet needs,” Cohen said, adding that in addition to everything being organic, it’s also gluten- and refined sugar-free.

The staff of private chefs develop recipes, which change every week for an entire year.

“(We get inspiration for recipes from) so many places — travel, especially — and dining out, cookbooks, blogs and the other adventurous chefs that we work with,” Hollins said. “So many of our dishes were an evolution of one idea with lots of inspiration thrown in. We have so much fun in the kitchen dreaming up ideas and sharing our food experiences with each other.”

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In addition to committing to clean, delicious eating, Tuesday Foods is also dedicated to a clean environment. It uses glass jars to pack each portion and employs online instructions, rather than paper. Then, everything is sanitized and reused, for a zero-waste experience.

While most food delivery services are made up of kits, Tuesday Foods provides fully prepared meals you just scoop out and heat up (if necessary). Its Carbondale-based kitchen ensures the freshest ingredients possible, as opposed to mail delivery services.

Currently, Tuesday Foods serves about 40-60 people a week. It also offers juice cleanses once a month, but right now, that service is only available in the Roaring Fork Valley. “It takes a lot to pull off each weekly production, and we have such a capable, dedicated and dynamic team,” Hollins said. “We feel lucky for each of them every single day.” 


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