Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Fueling Edge?
The Fueling Edge is a locally-owned, gluten-free meal service in Cary, NC focused on healthy, fresh and delicious high-performance, ready-to-eat, real food for athletes.
Our founding dietitians named if after our system of eating that focuses on powerful protein, colorful vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and delightful spices to make high-performance, healthy food fun and amazing instead of tedious and boring.
We make custom-portioned meals, protein bites, portable breakfasts, family meals and more while creating relationships with local vendors and farmers.
What is The Fueling Edge's mission?
Our mission is to nourish athletes with healthy and delicious fuel perfectly portioned to their unique needs.
What do you mean by "custom portioned" or "custom macro" meals?
Everyone's calorie and macronutrient (aka protein, carbohydrates, and fat) needs are slightly different. So we formulated a way to adjust your portions to fit your fueling and training needs.
For example, Joe may be training 3+ hours per day, wants to maintain his weight, and improve his performance, he may need 900 calories per meal, with 50+grams of protein, and a generous portion of carbohydrates from vegetables and grains.
Similarly, Sally may be generally sedentary and want to lose weight, so she may only need 400 calories per meal and fewer carbohydrates.
How many calories and macros do your meals have?
The nutrition facts (mainly calories and macronutrients, or protein, carbohydrates and fat) are listed for each meal component or item.
Can I use your meals to lose or gain weight?
Do your meals benefit performance?
Yes! We specifically create meals, snacks, shakes and bites to optimize health and performance. Our sports nutritionists created this service to do just that!
Are your meals heart healthy?
Yes, our meals loosely follow the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) since they contain lean proteins, tons of vegetables (from brassicas, leafy greens, red and orange foods, etc), and whole grains (like organic brown rice and organic quinoa).
I have diabetes/insulin resistance, are your meals carb controlled?
Yes, we base all our carbohydrate portions on the carb exchange system (15 grams of carbohydrates = 1 carb exchange).
Is The Fueling Edge a diet?
No. We use evidence-based research to choose the healthiest ingredients and create them into delicious meals and snacks. We use real, nutritious food that fits your protein, carbohydrate and calorie requirements to fuel your edge!
Do I have to be an athlete to eat your meals?
Nope! Anyone who cares about health, longevity, and weight management can enjoy our meals.
Are Your Meals Gluten Free?
Yes, all of our meals, snacks and shakes are free of gluten. However, our meals are not prepared in an allergen-free facility.
Do you have ketogenic options?
Not specifically, no.
Do You Have Vegetarian Options Available?
Yes, we do! We have vegan and vegetarians options for portable breakfasts and protein bites and grab n go meals. We are working on developing more vegetarian and plant based protein options based on your feedback.
What If I Have An Allergy?
Our Dietitians have worked diligently to list all allergens are on each individual food item webpage (and on the label). If you have a true allergy it is your responsibility not to order food items/meals that contain your allergen.
You can search be "tag" including nut free, dairy free, egg free, peanut free, etc.
Where Do You Source Your Food?
We pay special attention to what we put in our meals and what we don't!
We hand-select our ingredients every week. When we can, we purchase organic foods when possible. All of our food is free of artificial dyes, colors or flavors, gluten, high fructose corn syrup, trans fat and soybean oils. Our salmon is always wild Alaskan and never farm raised. We choose lean proteins, and we even go the extra step to trim off any additional fat.
We also work with local purveyors, including Larry's Coffee and Videri's Chocolate.
How Do I Order?
To place your order, go to thefuelingedge.com, add your selected food to the cart, and checkout by 11:59pm on Thursday nights.
When Do I Pick Up My Meals?
Meal pick up is on Mondays & Tuesdays, which hours depending on your pick-up locations.
Where Do I Pick Up My Meals?
All of our pick up locations and hours are listed here.
What Happens To My Meals If I Do Not Pick Them Up?
Unfortunately, we are required to discard your meals if you do not pick them up. If an emergency comes up and you cannot pick up your meals please contact us.
How Much Are Your Meals?
Our meals are priced by the amount of protein in your meals. Our pricing per meal ranges from $12-21.
Other items, including our family meals, bites, shakes and breakfasts range from $4+.
Are Your Meals Refundable?
All orders are non-refundable. If there is a problem with your order and/or your meals please contact us at fuel@TheEnduranceEdge.com.
Do you have a rewards program?
Yes! Earn points by creating your account, making a purchase, having a birthday, liking us on social media and referring friends. Use your points towards money off your future purchases.
Are your meals frozen?
No, all meals are prepared fresh by us.
How Long Do Your Meals Stay Fresh?
We prefer you consume your meals fresh within 5-7 days from the date of preparation, which is printed on the label. Some meals are best consumed first, including fish and salads.
Can your meals be frozen?
Certain meals can be frozen. They will be indicated with a snowflake symbol on their webpage. Most bulk proteins can be frozen too. We recommend consuming within 3 months of freezing.
How Do I Reheat My Meals?
Our individual meals are packaged in microwave safe, dishwasher safe, BPA free and freezer safe containers that can be recycled. While you can reheat in the container, we recommend transferring the food to another container for microwaving or reheating on the stove top or in the oven. Times to reheat depend on the method of cooking and meal ingredients. Meals should be reheated to at least 165 degrees.
What Should I Do With My Meal Containers?
Our meal containers are recyclable and reusable. Our cereal containers are also compostable. Please recycle!
Who prepares your food?
We do. We don't contract with any other company.
Who develops your meals?
We do. We all work together to choose the healthiest ingredients that work for various meals, bites and more in order to give you the most delicious fuel possible!
If you have any questions, meal requests, or concerns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org