A few weeks ago, I participated in a food plan from The Fresh Diet, a home delivery service that promised freshly prepared meals and a wide assortment of options. As a longtime vegetarian (or pescatarian—I have recently started to eat more fish), I am always a bit skeptical of such claims. Over the years I’ve learned HOW to read labels and I try to stick with foods that are healthy and relatively low in sodium, fat, sugar, and calories. My fears were quickly put to rest when I was able to surf the site and choose from a selection of appetizing AND nutritious platters. The following is a typical menu for one day’s worth of food:
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Chip Muffin with Fresh Papaya and Banana Cottage Cheese
Lunch: Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Crowns with Balsamic Reduction Sauce
Dinner: Vegetarian Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Roasted Baby Squash and Roasted Cauliflower
Hors D’Oeuvre: Crab Cake with Horseradish Dressing
Dessert: Hazel Nut Espresso Muffin
And yes, all items were just as delicious as their descriptions would indicate (though I sadly had to give up the banana cottage cheese).
I found that the The Fresh Diet web site was extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate. Their customer service department was also very helpful and I was able to communicate to them the best location for dropping off the food. While I live in a relatively safe neighborhood, I was a bit concerned about leaving the food on the stoop of my apartment and so the delivery men hid my tote underneath the staircase. My only complaint would be that while most of the foods I ordered were dairy-free, there were some dishes (the beet salad with goat cheese in particular) where it was nearly impossible to scrape off all the cheese.
My intended goal with this food plan was to see if I could order meals that were high in protein, low in fat, and would keep me energized for the day. The Fresh Diet exceeded my expectations and relieved the usual morning stress of meal planning for the day. For the busy single gal on the go, this is definitely worth the investment.
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I received a one-week free trial in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own. This post was sponsored by The Fresh Diet.