A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be chosen to review the fresh diet delivery service Diet-To-Go. I have used other diet delivery services in the past and was very curious as to how they compared.
As you know I try to keep my diet to healthy choices and I work out quite often, but I often get bogged down by the actuality of portion control. That seems to be my Waterloo. I figured Diet-To-Go would help me kick start my portion control because they have delicious meals that are around 400-500 calories and yet you can still eat things as enticing as Mexican, Chinese, and Italian food- three of my favorites!
It all began when a white Styrofoam container was delivered to my front door. I don’t know about you, but I love it when I get packages on my stoop! I feel like each one is a special gift for me, even if it is usually something mundane like diapers. And I knew this Diet-To-Go package contained food! What could be better?
I stacked the food in order of when I was supposed to eat it. Each Diet-To-Go meal was carefully labeled with the intended meal, the calories and other nutritional information, as well as suggestions for warming it up. If I wanted to, I could have also frozen the meals and then defrosted them when it was time to eat, but because I was only testing three days worth of food, I kept them all in the fridge.
I decided to get the vegetarian option because I was curious as to how tasty the meals would be with a lack of meat. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of flavor in each of the meals I tested, even without an animal protein. For example the meal above is their Asian Soy Nuggets over Sesame Rice and Snow Peas. I am used to soy meat and these nuggets were quite flavorful. The rice was perfectly cooked, and the peas were both sweet and crunchy.
Of all the diet delivery meals, the Quinoa Salad, Black Bean Salad, and Orange was my favorite. I happen to adore both quinoa and Mexican food and this was the perfect combination of both. The quinoa was piquant and complimented the smokey black beans perfectly. To be honest, I was so full by the end that I didn’t even bother eating my orange and saved it for later!
The above picture is one of the Italian style meals that I received. It consisted of Mushroom Ravioli with a Tomato Onion sauce and Mixed Vegetables. After I ate it I was shocked to realize there was no cheese in the ravioli and I didn’t miss it at all! They were that good! My only critique is the vegetables were kind of boring.
Though I wasn’t sent any breakfast meals, Diet-To-Go does offer a breakfast menu and I have a feeling it is just as good as their lunch and dinner meals.
I would love for you kittens to notice two things about these meals:
- They are almost entirely composed of vegetables or grains.
- The plates I used were salad plates that measured 8.5 ” in diameter.
The reason I wanted to point these two things out is to show you that you don’t have to have an animal protein at each meal and you might be using a plate that is way too big. I have found when I use a salad plate or a small bowl to hold my food, I eat far less then when I use a larger plate. Now that I have finished with my Diet-To-Go meals I can keep on track by remembering the portions of food they served, as well as keeping my animal intake to a minimum. I find I look and feel better when I eat healthy foods and smaller portions.
If you are interested in trying Diet-To-Go, you can use this code: jan20percentoff for an extra 20% off any meal plan from today until January 31!
This could be the perfect way for you to figure out portion control, as well as kick starting a New Year’s diet.