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. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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.
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: