Easy Prepared Meals!
Harvest Oasis is a prepared meal service where every recipe is organic, fresh, full of nutrition and delicious! All of our ingredients are free of man-made chemicals and are non-GMO. We are on a mission to improve the health of friends, families, and our local communities. We believe a healthy diet is paramount to keeping our bodies, minds and immune systems in top shape.
At Harvest Oasis we believe that it all comes together around delicious, nutritious, natural food. This is food created Mother Nature’s way, from the ground up in healthy soil. Healthy soil is free of man-made chemicals, and it is teaming with microscopic life. Beneficial microbes also live in human digestive systems. Science is showing that together these microbes are the source of our health. By eating whole, natural food you are supporting the life in soil, and the life inside of you. Enjoy Harvest Oasis food, because this is food that respects Mother Nature and loves you back!
Plant Based Prepared Dinners
All of Harvest Oasis’ ready made meals are organic and plant-based. Did you know incorporating more plant based meals into your diet can have a positive effect on your health?
Changing to a plant based diet can help you lose unwanted weight. Studies have shown that a vegan diet is a very effective diet for weight loss. Studies have also shown that vegans are thinner and have lower BMIs (Body Mass Indexes) than non-vegans. Plant based diets have been linked to lower blood sugar levels. Since plant based diets correlate with lower blood sugar levels and higher insulin sensitivity, a plant based diet can be especially beneficial for diabetics.
A plant based diet may help lower cancer rates. People with plant based diets have lower rates of cancer compared to omnivorous diets. Smoked or processed meats have been linked to increased cancer rates which could contribute to the cancer rate difference. The increased consumption of nutritious produce like fruits, vegetables, and legumes in a plant based diet may also play a factor in the lower cancer rate.
While there is more research that needs to be done, early studies have shown that incorporating more plant-based meals into your diet can benefit your health.
Fiber Filled Meals Delivered to Your Door
Do you live in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, or surrounding areas? Whether you need Durham food delivery, Chapel Hill food delivery, or Raleigh food delivery, we got you! Take a step in eating healthier with our plant-based cooked meals, each one carefully vetted for nutrition and most of all delicious taste! One of the many benefits of a plant based diet is the increased amount of dietary fiber. Fiber is an important aspect of digestion, digestion in general, maintaining a healthy weight, and even preventing some diseases.
Fiber is an important part of any healthy diet, yet the average American diet is lacking in fiber intake. This is a major problem. The recommended intake of fiber is 25g for women, and 38g for men. A lack of fiber in the diet can lead to many health problems, including heart problems, diabetes, and even cancer.
Fiber is important for digestion. Hitting your daily fiber target can actually prevent certain digestive diseases, like colon cancer. In addition, fiber can help you lose weight. Fiber slows digestion, keeping you fuller for longer. This can help you eat less and lose weight.
Fiber can also help people control their diabetes. Fiber, especially the soluble fiber found in grains and vegetables, can be especially beneficial for diabetics. Fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing spikes in blood sugar.
In addition, fiber can help prevent heart disease. High fiber diets can lower LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol. Fiber can also lower triglycerides, another type of fat found in the blood.
Fiber can help prevent cancer as well. In a recent study, researchers found that people who ate more fiber had a lower risk of developing colon cancer. One hypothesis is that fiber prevents colon cancer because it can lower blood sugar. High blood sugar can increase IGF (Insulin-like Growth Factor) which may benefit cancer cell growth.
More studies are being done, but fiber appears to have many health benefits. Harvest Oasis strives to have high fiber in our plant based meals. You can find high levels of fiber in our Sara’s Salad, White Bean Hummus, and African Sweet Potato Stew!
Eat the Rainbow with Colorful Delivered Meals from Harvest Oasis!
Support your health by eating a rainbow of colorful vegetables and fruits every day.
Plants contain different pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their color. Different-colored plants are linked to higher levels of specific nutrients and health benefits. These phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are important compounds that protect your body from “free radicals,” molecules that can cause chronic inflammation and disease in the body.
Here are several of the beneficial phytonutrients you can find in our prepared meals!
Red – Lycopene
Shown to improve heart health, lower cancer risk, and protects from sun damage.
Orange/Yellow – Beta Carotene
Beta carotene may reduce the symptoms of age related cognitive decline.
Green – Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll can boost energy, help heal wounds, improve weight loss, and promotes red blood cell growth
Blue/Indigo – Anthocyanins
Anthocyanins may have anti-inflammatory, anti viral, and anti-cancer properties.
Violet – Betalains
Primarily found in beets, betalains pigments have been show to lessen tumor growth and improve exercise performance.
The Benefits of Organic Meals
We at Harvest Oasis take every step that you and your family enjoy the most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meals as possible. One step we take is sourcing ingredients for our recipes. While they can be more expensive, the benefits are completely worth it.
Organic food goes through a stringent process analyzing the farm’s soil, chemical inputs, seeds, and animal well-being. To become organic certified, farms have to prove avoidance of synthetic chemical inputs like pesticides and fertilizer, never use genetically modified seed, have clean soil for three or more years, and allow inspections for compliance.
In a French study of 68,946 French adults, they found the adults who ate the most organic food had a 25% less likely chance to develop cancer. It’s amazing how a small life change can have such positive results! Harvest Oasis uses all organic ingredients which we vet for nutrition and sustainability.
Support Your Health with Good Clean Food
Watch out for impulse eating, such as hunting for a snack when you are not even hungry. It could be from being bored, upset or just having some less than optimal eating patterns. An easy solution is keeping delicious ready to eat Harvest Oasis meals in the refrigerator!
A special feature of Oasis food, and our desserts in particular, is that they do three important things. They satisfy the taste buds (cravings), they satisfy the body’s need for nutrients and fiber, and they taste delicious! We do this without any of the harmful fake stuff, or extra sugar that is found in most processed foods.
Let’s say you get the urge for a late evening snack. Grab a convenient Harvest Oasis meal from the fridge and rest easy knowing you will be snacking on real food – food that is “all good” for your body and food that keeps you feeling good long after you finish eating it.
So, munchies? No problem. Grab some good stuff from Harvest Oasis. Get the win-win of satisfying your taste buds and your body’s need for natural, nutritious “all good” power fuel. We deliver to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill! Learn how we deliver below or at harvestoasis.com/delivery-information.
How Harvest Oasis Delivers
Busy schedule? No time to cook? Hectic family life?
Let Harvest Oasis take care of the cooking this week.
Check out a new menu every Tuesday! With our organic anti-inflammatory meals, you can rest easy knowing you and your family are getting the best quality and most nutritious food available. We deliver as far as we can, covering Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and even out to Hillsborough and North Raleigh.
Want to pickup instead? We have a convenient pickup location at 1031 Harvest Rd Durham, NC 27704. Just select pickup and reply to our order email with a convenient time for you to come by. We are open for pickup Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays 9-noon. Place an order before 2PM on Friday for same-day delivery, otherwise we deliver on Saturday or Sunday, whatever is more convenient for you.
We now have a brand new frozen food section on the Harvest Oasis website! Enjoy the wide selection of Harvest Oasis frozen meals for pickup or delivery. We freeze our meals immediately after cooking for best taste and quality. You can find our frozen meal section on the Harvest Oasis website under “Place an Order” and “Available Now.” Scroll down to see our “From Our Freezer” section for our expanded frozen menu!