the good box ph review

I have always been curious about these home-delivered, healthy meal plans.

I was finally given a chance to try it when The Good Box PH approached the Mommy Bloggers Philippines Group and asked for a roster of bloggers to review a day's worth of meals.

I was assigned for Wednesday.

My meals arrived Tuesday night. Just in time for Glenda.

At the time I wasn't worried because the weather was still pretty calm. I put my package in the refrigerator so I could heat them up the following day. Fast forward to a few hours later, I woke up to loud howling winds and a power outage.

Cut the story short, half of my meals got spoiled so I only got to sample my breakfast and snacks. How unfortunate.

This was supposed to be my menu for the day:

Each meal is labeled with its calorie count plus info on proper heating.

I stopped using the microwave in our house (for health purposes) so all our heating is done on the stove. I highly suggest re-heating your meals the same way, they turn out better and more fresh-tasting.

Breakfast was Whole Wheat Pancakes with Light Syrup and Grapes. I had it with my usual mug of steaming black coffee. Despite the raging storm outside, this meal provided so much comfort.

I wasn't expecting it to taste half as good as it turned out to be. Perhaps one of the BEST pancakes I have ever tried in Manila. No kidding. Consistency is quite heavier and thicker than a regular pancake which makes it more filling. It did not taste like diet food. I wish I had more than one. :P

According to most nutritionists, you are supposed to eat something every 3 hours to keep your metabolism working at an ideal rate. Eating less more often helps you loose weight faster which is why The Good Box provides mid-meal snacks.

For my AM snack, I had the Tomato and Zucchini Gratin.

Also delicious despite being salvaged from non refrigeration for a few hours by then. Unlike a typical gratin, this wasn't as rich. I'm not sure what kind of cheese they used but it was pretty light and I think the majority of the topping was bread crumbs. Flavor relied greatly on the freshness of the tomato and zucchini which surprisingly held its own even after having it many hours post prep.

By around lunch time, my pasta was already looking and beginning to smell funky so I decided to toss it out along with my dinner. I didn't exactly want to experience food poisoning during a black out. It was uncomfortable enough as it is.

The only remaining thing I was able to salvage was my PM snack: Oat Cookies.
Also yummy. It didn't really taste like Oat Cookies to me but didn't matter cause I enjoyed it anyway. It had a flaky consistency and it tasted very similar to something else but I just can't quite put my finger on it.

A lot of people have the misconception that eating healthy usually translates to bland and tasteless.

I have been on a healthy semi-paleo organic diet for a couple of months now and I tell you, our food has never tasted better. Fresh, organic ingredients are often naturally packed with flavor and you don't need to do much to make them taste good.

The Good Box makes balanced, delicious, healthy and organic meals easily accessible for everyone.

Below is their price list good for a week's worth of meals. Rate depends on calorie intake. There's a "Nutritionist" option/questionnaire on their website which will help you determine which package is perfect for you depending on your daily activities + fitness goals.

I did the math, a 1200 calorie diet (which is what was recommended for me) comes out at around P500/day. Not bad especially for single people who have don't have time to cook. And since it's pre-packed, it also makes it extra convenient to bring with you to the office or school.

For more info on The Good Box, visit their website:



Sena AGon said…
I wanna win Macadamia Natural Oil because
I want to have a healthy and shinny hair. This is perfect because its good for all hair texture

Sena A Gonzales
Twitter/IG @izenygon
Dianne Cruz said…
Macadamia Natural Oil is perfect for my hair because i recently got my hair rebonded and it needs hair treatment like this for a healthier looking hair.

Dianne Cruz
ig: @dhaian
Claire said…
I wanna win Macadamia Natural Oil because my hair needs this treatment. My cat loves to play with my hair and i notice it easily breaks because its damage. And i can say its almost like a "walis ting" if not enhanced in photo that's why he loves it. He think my hair is a toy. I wanna win this to replenish the nutrients that were lost.
Claire Sereno
Twitter: @MayeeXin
Instagram: Mayee_Xin
Jaimie Bautista said…
I want a quick fix for my dry hair due to hair dye sessions too. Hoping for a soft, healthy, and manageable hair in time for my trip this coming month. :)

Jaimie Bautista
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IG account: @jaibautista
Lorie Nocasa said…
I have tried a number of oils, serums, leave in conditioners to soften and add shine to my hair but haven't try macadamia oil. I'm hoping to try this product I've heard it's incredible!

Lorielyn Nocasa
IG @yhienocasa
Twitter @iamyhienocasa
Jennifer Aguirre said…
Hi Ms Sarah! I believe Macademia Natural Oil is perfect for my color treated-rebonded hair because it says it can rejuvenate dull, dry & chemically treated hair. Time to revive my abused hair :)

Jennifer Aguirre
IG @theluckyvixen

Twitter @theluckyvixen
Marjorie Pineda said…
This year, I decided not to have salon hair straightening which I've been doing to my hair for years. But my hair looks dull, dry and lifeless. I'm looking for product that's gentle to hair. The one that works fast and will bring back its softness and shine, I think it would be Macadamia Natural Oil and if it works, I'll not go back to salon for hair straightening. :)

Marjorie Uy
IG @LivingMarjorney
Twitter: @LivingMarjorney
Jay♥Yuri (˚▽˚) said…
I have a very nice hair so I don't use too much chemicals on it. I never dye my hair until i was tempted last year.and after that my lively hair turns to be dull, dry and had more split ends. But the worst is to have a dandruff for the 1st time in history. Now, I really regret dying my hair once. I wish I can bring back the hair I've got before through the help of Macademia Natural Oil. I'm really sick of my hair and I'm still on the process of looking for a solution. Could you help me?

Gerlie Villagracia
Twitter/IG: @ela16_18
Pikey Aquino said…
Macadamia Natural Oil is perfect for my hair because it is highly nutritious, which contains great sources of calcium, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, proteins, phosphorus and iron. This only means that we can get great benefit for using this product :)

Phyllis Kirsten Aquino
IG/Twitter: @summmer5884
Yen Morales said…
i recently permed my hair and sometimes it's frizzy if i don't put serum or oil on it after taking a bath. a friend who lives in the US recommended this brand a few months back but there's no available here in my place. seeing that there's a giveaway for this brand, i'm hoping to win so i can try it's wonders on my hair.

yen morales

twitter/ig: @kehrinmorales
Pau-pau Alagao said…
Hi Miss Sarah! I believe Macadamia Natural Oil is perfect for my hair because I've been dealing with dandruff since I was in elementary, dry hair since I was in high school and split ends since I was in college. I'm very much sure using this awesome product will bring life to my dull and lifeless hair. I love my crowning glory and I'm tired of switching shampoo and conditioners already. Hope to win to try and see the effect on my hair. Thank you. God bless and more powers! :)

Paula Romana Alagao
Analyn Cellan said…
Because I have a flyaway hair that’s difficult to control. :P

Analyn Cellan
IG/Twitter @anacellan
Jaimie Bautista said…
Please please help me win this! :) I'm going to El Nido next week! I need a flawlessly beautiful hair! :)