Usually I take Sunday posts to share my own quick and easy, yet healthy recipes with you.
However, today I want to share with you a new to me diet delivery service I had the chance to try – Diet-to-Go. Diet-to-Go fits right in with my 2013 Goals – Healthy Eating as it has right at, or slightly under, the 1,600 calories a day I am aiming to eat.
Overall, I was very impressed with Diet-to-Go. I chose their low-fat meal plan (they also have low-carb and vegetarian) and thought meals from a diet delivery service would be pretty similar to the Lean Cuisine and Smart Ones dinners I buy at the grocery store, but was surprised by the food options. There were many delicious and exciting meals that I had never had as healthy meal choices before. Plus the meals tasted much better than many premade diet, or reduced calorie, meals.
Diet-to-Go was even voted number the number one diet delivery plan in a national taste test conducted by Epicurious so you know I am not the only one who was digging these delectable meals.
I think having a Diet-to-Go breakfast each morning was my favorite part of the program because I always run out the door with the exact same thing: toast and a banana. Diet-to-Go really help me change it up.
My Diet-to-Go breakfasts:
fajita omelet with mozzarella and seasoned artichokes
mushroom strata with chicken sausage, Activia yogurt, and V8
bran muffin with strawberry preserves, Yoplait light, and orange juice (Did they know I was going to be running late to work that day? I just threw this in my purse and took off.)
Besides the fabulous taste my favorite thing about Diet-to-Go was the convenience. It was so quick and healthy – it left me with no excuses – I had to eat right. Just what I needed to get back on track towards my weight loss goals this New Year.
I enjoyed the simplicity of it. I knew exactly what I was having every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – all of the guess work (and crazy cravings I sometimes get) taken out of my meal prep. Plus, all the Diet-to-Go meals were delivered to my door ready to go. No meal planning, grocery shopping (which meant no chance to buy unhealthy splurges), and no adding up daily calories – it was all already done for me.
All I needed to do to have a ready to go meal was follow the directions, clearly stated on each package, about how to cook the meal. It was wonderful to get home from my 5 by the 5th race Thursday night and throw my dinner in the microwave while I was cooling down and getting my glass of water. Three minutes later, before my water was even gone, I had dinner on the table – barbecue chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans, and baked beans. Delicious, quick, and easy after a tiring workout. Plus it was healthy so I didn’t blow all the calories I had just burned off by coming home hungry and making bad food decisions – Diet-to-Go made the good decision for me.
I would love to continue something like Diet-to-Go in the future because I found I ate much better over the three days I tried it. However, the only draw back is that I would have to find a way to work it into my single, teacher (very small) budget.
– portion control
– calories precounted – about 1,600 a day
– no meal planning or meal prep
– no tempting trips to the grocery store (no chance to accidently buy junk)
– meals are ready in only 2-3 minutes
– great taste (The spaghetti pie was so loaded with cheese it tasted sinfully fattening. Yum!)
– Healthy Eating, No Excuses!
Want to try Diet-to-Go for yourself?:
They are currently having a 1,000 meal giveaway. Just click on the link for your very own chance to win one week, or even one whole month, of free meals from Diet-to-Go.
Order by January 8th and get 25% off any meal plan when you use the coupon code “newyear2013”.
Have you every tried a diet delivery service before?
Do you ever buy diet meals at your grocery?
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.