Friday, May 10, 2013

Food, Food, Food...

As I mentioned a few weeks ago I was selected as a Diet to go ambassador.  I gave a few of my food "issues" to them (no soy, no spinach and no nuts) and then waited anxiously for the box.  Once it was delivered I dove into it!  They ship the frozen/cold meals in a styrofoam cooler packed with dry ice.  It was shipped Fed-Ex on Monday and arrived on Wednesday.  Attached to it was a box that was packed with  carriers that had all kinds of other foods in them, specifically breads, crackers, and non-refrigerated juices.  There was a slight problem with my shipment (it included spinach- I can deal with the soy since that is in a lot of bread stuff- honestly I just steer clear of "meatless" meals and tofu but spinach is a huge no- especially when it's a good portion of it).  Anyway, they shipped another whole shipment to me asap and did what they could to make it right. 

Below are a sampling of the foods that I had in my package- some of the "loose" stuff (yogurt, muffins, and such were labeled to go with things but due to some of the days/times I was eating them I sort of broke up the packaging...  My thoughts on the specific meals will be under the picture.

The first meal I tried was the Stuffed Shells with cheese and carrots (it also had chocolate pudding with it but since I can't eat chocolate I can't tell you about it).

Verdict- I was impressed- it had the right amount of cheese and sauce and the carrots were cooked perfectly.  I'll be honest- I am NOT a fan of cooked carrots but these were really good.

 Turkey Barbecue Melts- these were also really good!  I loved them and was trying to figure out how to recreate them once I am no longer an ambassador...  As for the side, I "think" it was some kind of potatoes (and I honestly can't remember what I thought of them)

Now this- oh my- this was good too- I will admit that I am a fan of breakfast for dinner so this egg and broccoli pie was calling my name one night.  It was very cheesy (which I like) but this also had spinach in it.  Now, it was not as much so I ate 1/2-3/4 of it and then drank some extra water.  I think this is one of those meals that had a side to it (like applesauce or something of that nature). 

Whole Wheat bagel- I try to stay away from the wheat and gluten as much as possible but Saturday morning I was running a 5K and needed some fuel.  So, I toasted one of the bagels that was in my package, added a little sunbutter and went to town- it was really good and honestly, the perfect fuel!  I actually received two so on Sunday I used the other one as my "bread" for a turkey sandwich for my lunch (I was in a class all day for a life coach/holistic health consultant certification).  

Italian sausage potatoes (and maybe this was the rice pilaf dish- I honestly don't remember- I was having internet issues so the pics have been on my ipad for a week).  This was my least favorite out of all of those I tried.  I thought I would like it but I found that the taste was too strong- but I also don't like italian sausage on my pizza for the same reason :)  The potato and the cheese part were GREAT!  

My consensus- this program is GREAT for busy people.  The packaging of the black trays are both microwave and oven safe and there are directions for how to make the dishes in both types of ovens.  I chose conventional for mine!  I was able to stick it on a cookie sheet, cover with foil, set a timer and walk away.  Perfect for when I got home late.  I like how it comes packaged and that it can be mixed and matched if needed :)  They were willing to work with my dietary needs and I would LOVE for them to get to a place where they can offer a select your meal type of thing so that if I wanted a couple of meals from the Vegetarian menu I can do that, then a couple of traditional and a couple of low-carb.  Because of the various food issues I stuck with the traditional :)  And through this- I am already learning a few things about myself!

3 things to take note of:
  1. For a limited time only, Diet-to-Go is offering readers a 25% discount on their first week of meals. Simply plug in the coupon code "summer25" at check-out for 25% off your first orde
  2.  Be on the lookout for some fun Diet-to-Go opportunities- where you can win fun prizes including free meals!
  3. There is not a gluten-free option and a lot of the meals do incorporate bread of some sort.  
Oh, and I also tried a few other things but didn't get pictures- the muffins- cranberry orange- so good!  (and there was one other important thing I was going to share but I can't remember what it is at this point in time- LOL)  In the meantime make sure to like Diet to go on Facebook and twitter

Oh- I just remembered :) I am even planning on getting a small deep freezer because between the stuff I normally keep in the freezer and these meals I have no room!  :) (good problem to have because it means I am blessed!)  Thanks for sticking with me!

**I was provided meals by my ambassadorship through Diet to Go but all opinions/reviews are mine.

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