If you’re anything like me, you love to eat but don’t always have time to cook. You end up resorting to drive-thru something just because you don’t know what to fix at home, or just plain don’t have the time or energy to haul a$$ into the kitchen.
Yes, a lack of time/energy is my main excuse for not making healthful choices.
Enter Diet-to-Go. Subscribing to a meal delivery service puts the convenience back into mealtime.
All I have to do is tell them what meal plan I prefer — traditional, low-carb or vegetarian (not in this lifetime!) — and they ship a week’s worth of meals* to my doorstep.
When I won a week’s worth of meals via a Twitter chat this spring, I opted for the traditional menu. While everything was delicious — especially the turkey chili and cornbread, it seemed pretty carb-heavy (and fairly high in WW Points). So when presented with the opportunity to take part in Diet-to-Go’s Summer Shape-Up program this month, I chose the low-carb option.
While many of the meals didn’t seem to be much lower in Points, it was an excellent decision. Everything was delicious.
Scratch that. I haven’t had a chance to eat everything yet — I still have half chicken and grilled chicken meals in the freezer.
But what I’ve eaten has been great. Truly restaurant-quality.
There’s a payoff for bearing with my meal-by-meal thoughts. At the end of this post, you’ll find a code for $50 off a week’s worth of Diet-to-go meals so you can try them for yourself.
Pork Chop Pomodoro
I ate this meal first because it came in a damaged tray. I took it to work with me on the day my meals arrived. It smelled delicious when I was heating it in the microwave, and it didn’t disappoint. The meal was flavorful, the pork chop moist. My only complaint? Because I was eating at work, I’d have preferred a boneless chop.
Andouille Eggs with sausage
My first thought when I dug into this one was “where’s the shrimp?” But once I spotted one piece, I was seeing shrimp everywhere. It had a nice flavor, not too spicy for my Midwestern tastebuds. My only complaint: Why not make the chicken sausage crumbles instead of a big patty?
Hmm … I seem to be having a problem with big hunks of meat. Odd, that, considering my Atkins dieting background.
I made notes as I was eating most of these meals. All it says with this one is: “My favorite so far. Moist, cheesy, yum!” Yeah. I think that still holds true now.
I had high hopes for this one. In fact, it was the meal I most wanted to try. I’d set it out to eat first when I saw the damaged tray on the pork chop. It didn’t smell quite as good in the microwave — maybe because of the broccoli? — but it still tasted great. My notes’ verdict: “Another cheesy, yummy meal.”
I devoured this one rather quickly, while waiting for IT to fix my computer at work. I noted that it had good flavor and big chunks of chicken and pronounced it “delicious.”
I had no real problem with this one; I’m just not a big fan of fish in general. The flavor was fine — not too spicy.
Hamburger with veggies
The whole plate was great, but the best part was the guacamole on top of the burger. So simple, but so delicious.
No Picture: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Veggies
Another meal I had high hopes for, based solely on its packaging. The label clearly states “bacon” — and I LOVE bacon. Imagine my consternation when I shifted the eggs around and uncovered Canadian bacon. Wait, you don’t have to imagine. I made a note:
Bacon? Canadian bacon isn’t bacon. Once I got over my initial disappointment, it tasted good. Next time, call it ham.
Yeah. Don’t toy with me when it comes to my bacon.
Some more overall thoughts:
- I loved the variety of veggie side dishes — artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, even asparagus. I would, however, have liked to see some zucchini. Zucchini is also low in carbs, and smells better than cauliflower/broccoli in the microwave.
- There was so much food. I was in awe of the just-right portions. I’ve actually avoided the Half Chicken meal to this point because it seems like too much. (I know: When I was on Atkins, I’d have thought nothing of throwing back two chicken leg quarters from a rotisserie chicken … but on WW, that’s a lot of meat.)
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* Disclosure: I received a free week’s worth of meals to review. All raves are my own. I wouldn’t tell you I liked the food if I didn’t, indeed, like it.