Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review of Diet to Go - great for those on the road!

Since the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2015, my life has been a bit of a whirlwind. I have been traveling for work and find myself all over the state of Florida during the week. I had a hard time in the beginning with life balance and found myself eating way too much fast food since it was convenient. When one has to travel from Tampa to Jacksonville and back in one day, it is hard to find something nutritious to eat. So it was perfect timing when Diet to Go asked me to review a week of their product, 3 meals a day. These meals can be cooked in the microwave or conventional oven and are frozen. On those days that I travel to Jacksonville, the meal could start defrosting on my trip and be ready to cook by the time I made it to the office.
The Diet to Go meals were surprisingly good. I didn't go in with high expectations as they were frozen. However, these meals were not only convenient, healthy but also really good! I opted for the Traditional Low Fat meal plan. There are two other options, Vegetarian and Low Carb. I also requested not to have seafood in my plan. When I received my meal plan, I was surprised to find items such as Mac and Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Breakfast Pizza and Burgers on Pretzel rolls on there. This is my kind of diet!!
Chicken Pesto Salad
I received 5 days of breakfast, lunch and dinner. My favorite meal of the entire week was a lunch meal - Chicken Pesto Salad served with a whole wheat roll.
Granola and Yogurt
Although I am not a breakfast person, it was nice to sit down with a set menu, telling me what to eat and when to eat it. I found myself eating breakfast as opposed to skipping it, like most days (or turning to a protein shake/smoothie).
Turkey Picadillo
One of the items that I was most looking forward to and it didn't let me down was Turkey Picadillo with apricot glazed asparagus. This dish was full of flavor and I didn't feel as if it were diet food.
The lunch meal I was most looking forward to was Grilled Cheese with Lentil Chili and a chocolate brownie. This comfort meal was right up my alley.

My diet plan was as follows:

Day 1
Breakfast: Mushroom Strata, Chicken Sausage, Tropical Fruit Salad
Lunch: Bistro Chicken Salad, Mini Mango Walnut Muffin
Dinner: BBQ chicken, anise roasted potatoes, baked beans, green beans, bbq sauce

Day 2
Breakfast: Granola, Greek Yogurt, Apple Juice
Lunch: Chicken Philly Sub, Veggie Slaw
Dinner: Turkey Picadillo, Brown Rice Pilaf, Apricot Glazed Asparagus

Day 3
Breakfast: Cornbread Muffin, Greek Yogurt
Lunch: Chicken Pesto Salad, Whole Wheat Roll
Dinner: Macaroni and Cheese, Carrots with Cranberries, Broccoli with Almonds

Day 4
Breakfast: Kale & Swiss Frittata, Chicken Sausage, Applesauce
Lunch: Grilled Cheese, Lentil Chili, Brownie
Dinner: Thai Turkey Tenderloin, Stir Fry Rice, Green Bean Medley

Day 5
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Spiced Apples
Lunch: Turkey Burger on Pretzel Roll, Orange and Craisin Salad
Dinner: Baked Spaghetti Pie, Cauliflower
One thing I loved most about Diet to Go was the convenient app that let me sync to my Fit Bit. I entered what I ate, if I worked out and my FitBit automatically synced my daily steps. This assisted big time to keep me aware of my daily activity. It was a little too easy to get stuck in a rut while spending multiple hours a day on the road.
Overall, I was very impressed with Diet to Go. While I love cooking at home, this plan worked out very well for me given my current work life situation. If you are unsure of what Diet Plan you would need, the Diet to Go professionals can help guide you the right way.

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