How can it be Thursday night already? I have been neglecting my blog. You might see some changes in the appearance of the blog. I handed John the reins to fiddle with stuff. I just don’t have the time to make sure the layout and links are up to snuff.
I’ve come to the realization that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you have to do it because time is just as valuable – or more – as the money you would spend to have someone else do it for you.
I guess that’s a good segue into the last of the Diet To Go meals LOL! You can review Day 1 and Day 2 with those links. I was shipped the meals last week. The literature says they are good for 7 days or you can freeze. Since I wasn’t going to eat the last day until Monday, I decided to freeze the last 3 meals and let them thaw in the fridge the day before.
Breakfast was a cheese omelet topped with roasted tomatoes and vegetables:
The cheese kind of melted out into the tray when I was heating it, so I poured it on top of the omelet. This was pretty good. The eggs didn’t taste fake or anything and I really liked the roasted tomato topping. It added a nice punch of flavor to the omelet. I have to try doing that. The side veggies were standard. I was fine with all of them except for the bell peppers. Not sure why, but those just were not for breakfast. Too strong a flavor maybe.
I swapped out lunch and dinner because the burrito seemed more “lunchy” to me. This took a while to heat up as it was pretty cold still from being frozen. Now this was called chicken fajitas, but to me it was a burrito.
That little white cup was sour cream. I should have checked the package because I didn’t notice it before the tray went into the freezer. In case any of you don’t know, you can’t freeze sour cream. It curdles on thawing. I was kind of bummed because it would have gone great with the burrito. I should have taken a picture of the inside as it was stuffed with a spicy chicken mixture. Man, this was tasty. And I even ate the refried beans! I have a thing about beans. They usually seem so grainy to me, but these were super smooth. Go me! The carrots were cooked. They look raw in the picture, but they were cooked. I’m still undecided as to whether I would have liked them to be raw or not.
Dinner was a basil parmesan chicken. Holy green Batman!
The chicken was covered with the pesto on a bed of spinach (which I moved out for picture purposes). I think this is the same pesto that was on the pita from the other day. It has a really good flavor. The veggies were maybe over cooked. Broccoli is just one of those veggies that doesn’t do well the next day after being steamed. It was okay, but you guys know how much I love broccoli. The spinach was spinach LOL. Pretty much what a frozen spinach mixture tastes like. The chicken was a large portion and quite tender and moist. Again, they seem to have the chicken down pretty well.
So, my overall opinion over the few days? I would give a thumb’s up to pretty much all of them. They seem quite balanced and you certainly get in your vegetables! Again, my biggest beef is all the packaging. If they could use biodegradable plastic wrap around the trays, that would be great. Each day was around 1200 calories and the lunches and dinners were really filling. Surprisingly so. Note – I did supplement with snacks. I did Nutrisystem for a while probably 7 years ago?? This is leagues better than that LOL! I think this would be an option not just dieters, but for people who either don’t have the time or desire to cook, but want something fresher than a Lean Cuisine or takeout all the time. Like I mentioned above, sometimes it is worth it to pay for a service.
Tomorrow is What’s Blooming and here is a preview of one of my favorite types of flowers in the garden!
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