BistroMD: trying a new diet delivery service

Saturday, January 30, 2010

In December, I tried eDiets and liked it (see my previous blog), but I had always planned to switch to BistroMD once I got a freezer big enough to put the meals in. Yesterday was my first delivery, and it looks really good. Unlike eDiets, with BistroMD you don't know your menu in advance, and you don't get to choose specific meals. You can tell them what meals you don't like, and if you don't want specific foods (like, I am asking them to send no pork because it's just not my favorite).

I'm doing diet delivery because when I get busy and stressed I really have a hard time spending time planning meals and cooking. I have a fantasy of having one of those celebrity chefs to take care of that, but this is as close as I'm ever going to get. This way, I know that there's a meal waiting for me when I get home from work, so I am not tempted to run through a drive through on my way, and I don't even have to think about what to pack for lunch. If you're doing some kind of diet delivery service, or are interested in learning more about the options out there, please think about joining Meals on Wheels: The diet delivery team.

I'm excited about BistroMD. So far the food has been excellent, and I'm impressed with their packaging. Everything seems to take into account how the food is going to be once it gets to you--that wasn't my experience with eDiets delivery. I started "Day 1" this morning.

Today's menu:
Breakfast: Omelet with veggie sausage patty and peaches.
morning snack: Proticcino--an add-water-and-shake drink. Coffee flavored. It mixed up well and was nicely filling.
Lunch: Moroccan warm lentil salad. As they describe it, "Green lentils are poached with bay leaves and whole cloves and are then paired with coriander grilled chicken, toasted sliced almonds, raisins, ground cinnamon, torn cilantro, and smoked paprika emulsion."
afternoon snack: BBQ soy snack
Dinner: Santa Barbara chicken. "Grilled chicken breast topped with a sweet fire roasted red pepper sauce. California vegetables and lentil salad."

I'll let you know how it all is, but I made another geeky spreadsheet that will give you all the details as I go along:
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  • no profile photo ZOEY1200
    Has anyone lost a significant amount of weight on Bistro MD?
    3105 days ago
    those sound like tasty meals! i thought about doing that too, but with kids to feed i would have to cook anyway....i hope they help make some extra time for you in your busy life.
    3714 days ago
  • DAWNO64
    I'm interested in seeing if this helps with your weight loss! So please keep blogging about it.
    3717 days ago
    Hey MUIN64,
    I also started BistroMD yesterday. I have tried Jenny Craig in the past. Did not like it. The food was very TV dinner and very small portions. BistroMD has nice portion sizes and tastes pretty good. I think it is important that you read all the instruction on how to cook to get the best texture and flavor. Like the meals in bags should be cooked in boiling water from frozen, but the meals in trays should be thawed if possible before microwaving. I just had the Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Frittata with roasted sweet potatoes for breakfast. Yummy! I am very satisfied, and I am used to too large portion size.
    Prydequeen, if you search the member entered food for BistroMD you will see alot of the menu items there.
    3717 days ago

    Wishing you all the best with Bistro MD!
    3718 days ago
  • MUIN64
    Tedybear2838, this is much more like home cooking than regular frozen food. Dinner last night was packaged in kind of seal-a-meal packages, with separate meat, sauce, veggies and side dish. The chicken breast came out more moist and yummy than any "frozen dinner" I've ever had. I just really don't like to cook, but the lean cuisine & smart ones meals aren't my favorites either--I need more, fresher tasting veggies than that, and these meals include that.

    Prydequeen, me too! So far, I haven't had anything I don't like. I'm telling myself it's like Christmas so that I can enjoy the surprises as I open the delivery box. :-)
    3718 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2010 8:10:52 AM
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Yikes, I sure hope you do well with it. To me it would seem like eating lean cuisine or WW meals all the time.

    Keep us posted as to your progress.
    3719 days ago
    Sounds interesting! I think I would like to know the menu though!
    3719 days ago
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