About

I believe healthy eating is easy & enjoyable!

My goals are simple:

  1. save you time & decrease stress
  2. ensure healthy & gluten-free tastes delicious
  3. bring back family dinners
  4. create happier, healthier people!

I'm with you every step of the way with grocery lists, prep day & day-of instructions.

Allison's Handcrafted Meal Plans:

Here at Prep Dish, I have created two different menu options: gluten-free (dairy-free optional) and paleo meal plans. All subscribers will receive both options each week so you have the flexibility to decide which plan you want to follow. Regardless of the meal plan you choose, Prep Dish menus are based on real, whole, unprocessed foods. Your dishes will always be fresh and seasonal! Learn about how the meal plans work or see a list of our frequently asked questions.

Why Gluten-Free?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. This protein’s strong, elastic form gives structure to food products, which is why it is commonly used in bread and baked goods.

People choose to adopt a gluten-free diet for a variety of reasons. Some suffer from celiac disease or have gluten intolerance, while others use it as a way to reach their personal health goals. Gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity can cause abdominal discomfort or pain and a host of other symptoms. Therefore, avoiding gluten can help evade these discomforts.

Gluten-Free: what your plan includes

Cumin-Seed Crusted Sea Bass w/ Mango Salsa, Forbidden Rice & Cucumber

Cumin-Seed Crusted Sea Bass w/ Mango Salsa, Forbidden Rice & Cucumber

Included:
-lean protein (chicken, grass-fed beef, turkey, pork, seafood- salmon, shrimp, sea bass, etc.)
-vegetables (lots!!)
-nuts & seeds
-fruits
-beans/ legumes
-whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, organic corn)
-small amounts of dairy (always optional, grass-fed preferred)
-very minimal use of sweeteners (honey, maple syrup & dates)

Not Included:
-processed foods!
-refined flours, sugars
-gluten

Adopting a Paleo Diet

This Caveman based diet first gained popularity with bodybuilders and has slowly become a commonly adopted diet with mainstream eaters. The Paleo diet is based on our ancestors’ hunter and gatherer lifestyle which limits processed foods, mainly grains and non-naturally occurring sugars, while focusing on meat, fruits, vegetables and nuts.  Simply put, the Paleo diet focuses on putting whole, nutritious food in your body.

Many folks who have gone gluten-free but still have lingering symptoms, may find a paleo diet (or their own version of paleo) further helps alleviate symptoms. This is especially true of those with autoimmune disorders. Like the gluten-free diet, many folks feel healthier, leaner & more energetic on a Paleo diet.

Paleo Diet: what your plan includes

Mustard-Dill Salmon, Roasted Asparagus & Purple Potatoes

Mustard-Dill Salmon, Roasted Asparagus & Purple Potatoes

Included:
-lean protein (chicken, grass-fed beef, turkey, pork, seafood- salmon, shrimp, sea bass, etc.)
-vegetables (lots!!)
-nuts & seeds
-fruits
-small amounts of dairy (always optional, grass-fed preferred)
-very minimal use of sweeteners (honey, maple syrup & dates)

Not Included:
-processed foods!
-refined flours, sugars
-gluten
-beans/ legumes (including soy)
-grains (brown rice, quinoa, corn)

To learn more about the Paleo Diet, check out our blog post The Paleo Diet Explained!

Learn about how the meal plans work or see a list of our frequently asked questions!

What others are saying:

As a mother to a two year old and five month old, finding time to plan and prep healthy meals is challenging for me. With Prep Dish, I can capitalize on my children's nap time to prepare healthy (and delicious) meals for the week! Love, love, love your excellent customer service and yummy recipes.

Seriously, Prep Dish is the best. I am SO happy!!  thanks Allison & team!

Malin

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Thanks Allison & Prep Dish!!! The food is delicious and we are both feeling better. Steven has lost at least 10 pounds and I am down about 5 pounds. Woohoo! The best part is that it doesn't feel like we are on a diet or anything, just eating healthy :).

Natalie

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“Last Sunday  summed up why I love Prep Dish and Instacart.  After a long week of work, I downloaded the week’s menu and grocery list.  Within 15 minutes, had all items ordered via Instacart, giving me enough time to go run and enjoy a beautiful morning.  My groceries arrived 10 mins after I finished my run and off to prepping for the week we went.  All of our meals were prepped and in the refrigerator in less than 2 hour, giving my husband and I ample time to go enjoy a glamorous afternoon together.  And the entire family loved every dinner for the rest of the week. Summing it up is that Between Prep Dish and Instacart, family dinner is better, healthier and faster”

Moyara

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Thank you Allison.  I am absolutely loving your meal plans!  I am able to prepare healthy meals every day, even after a long day at the office.  I was not eating breakfast or snacks before, but now that they are part of my plan, I am eating them and feeling super healthy!

I am a big  fan!  I have tried several other plans and yours is the only one that truly works – fresh, healthy food every day!

Deidre

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I wanted to let you know that you are saving my butt right now!  My husband’s family is BIG on celebrating the holidays, with multiple parties with extended family.  For one of them, we’re doing a brunch with everyone signing up to bring part of it.  I signed up for muffins because I knew I already had some of your delicious recipes in my cache.  I don’t have a lot of free time to make these muffins, but having it laid out by Prep Day and Dish Day is saving the day for me!  It relieves some holiday stress for me that I can prep it ahead of time and not worry about it!  I just wanted to let you know that I not only enjoy your meal plans but am so thankful for them! 🙂  Have a great holiday!

Rachel

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ABOUT ALLISON

allison 2013 full lengthHi, my name is Allison Schaaf. I grew up in the kitchen. My family teases me about being forced to complete survey cards when I was testing a new dish…. Some things never change!

My life as personal chef started during my summers in high school and inspired me to attend culinary school. During my 4 years learning about culinary nutrition at Johnson & Wales University, I had the opportunity to work at two amazing, world-renowned health spas. I loved soaking up spa cuisine knowledge at it’s finest at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires. I also honed my culinary skills working alongside the skilled chefs at Champneys in Tring England. Of course, I also utilized any time off to explore England and other European spots, always making it a point to experience local cuisines and dishes.

In order to expand my nutrition knowledge, I attended Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition in Boston, earning a masters in Nutrition Communications and becoming a Registered Dietitian. I then spent time traveling the world promoting almonds through my work at the Almond Board of California. Again, enjoying the traveling and jumping on every opportunity to savor foods from across the world! My favorite cuisine? Japanese, for the clean, fresh flavors and attention to detail that went into the dishes.

When I’m not cooking, I fully embrace life here in Puerto Rico, supporting local restaurants and farmer's markets, and enjoying the year-round warm temperatures outside: hiking rainforests nearby or strolling the beach. I also look forward to my regular yoga practice to keep me cool, calm and collected. And I always fit in plenty of travel and trips to visit friends and family and to inspire my cooking and recipe development.

OUR AMAZING TEAM

OPERATAndrea SchulleIONS MANAGER

Andrea Schulle

Andrea is my right-hand woman helping with Operations, Outreach, Marketing, Social Media, Blogging and more.
She is from San Antonio, but got to Austin as fast as she could. She is a UT grad with a degree in Advertising and a career focus in Marketing Communications.

More importantly (ha!) Andrea is a die-hard foodie who strongly believes in the power of good, clean, healthy food. And whose family of four rarely misses a dinner together.

Her favorite Prep Dish dinner so far? Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps!

 

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Holly White

Holly is our Customer Care Representative. Holly has a background in Biology and Chemistry, but became fascinated by nutrition when she and her husband discovered the Paleo lifestyle five years ago. She believes that what we eat has a direct impact on our health and that eating healthy can be simple and delicious. We think she is going to fit right in at Prep Dish!

Holly also enjoys horseback riding, yoga, and exploring the beaches of Puerto Rico with her husband and two boys on the weekends.

                                                                       

FREE 1 Week Gluten Free Starter Meal Plan!

Sign-up for our monthly Prep Dish newsletter & receive FREE 1-week GLUTEN-FREE AND PALEO STARTER WEEK MEAL PLAN - with many of Allison's personal fave recipes :)

Note: Please keep an eye out for our confirmation email - thanks and enjoy! :)