There was no WAY that this food would taste as good when it was received. I was sure. So, this friend may or may not have taken it upon himself to just begin without a group discussion, and has since finished his (WELL RECEIVED by the way) plan - so I am therefore left to begin my quest ALONE. Its fine. I'm ok. I'm an independent woman... I will blog about it alone, better and with a vengeance. Since then, perhaps due to incredible holiday hunger, I have scrapped my initial plan to try their Food Cleanse and have gone straight for the calorie controlled Paleta food delivery. - Cleanse will have to be saved for the New Year! :)
First of all - how cute is this at the door? I opened the door this morning to see what Paleta Santa left my Channukah celebrating self and - lil flower in the cooler! Adorbs. I was so excited!! Now, I don't celebrate Christmas, but if I did - I'd imagine it to feel a bit like what a Personal Trainer who is starting a diet delivery program experiences when opening her cooler to see what fun lil meals she's been gifted by the organic & nutritionally balanced fairies. (I would compare it to Channukah - but I don't have the same reaction to slipper socks and tear away calendars.)
BREAKFAST: Chive Scrambled Eggs/Roasted Zucchini/Turkey Bacon/Oven Burst Grape Tomatoes I make egg whites pretty much daily. I clearly do it wrong. Somehow the eggs, just plain ol' scrambled eggs, that I was given - in a COOLER mind you - were so fluffy and yummy. The portion seemed so small to me at first but I actually was totally satisified after eating this size. Turkey bacon, delish. Zucchini - yum.
AM SNACK: Poached Pears/Honey Yogurt/Sliced Almonds This was not normal good and BIG in terms of portion size. The pear shown in this picture was actually on top of another half. Sweetened w a bit of agave - it was not TOO sweet, but the perfect in between snack!
LUNCH: Shrimp Pad Thai/Thai Vegetables/Crushed Peanuts: I would've been pretty stoked if they threw a few more shrimps in but, again, the portions were much more satisfying than you expect when first diggin' in. It was really good.Like scraping the container good.
DINNER: Italian Smothered Turkey Burger/Balsamic Portabella Bun/Baked Carrot Fries/Spicy Ketchup & Dijon So 8:21PM and I am now regretting I have asked for no bread. I will be grateful later. So juicy and delicious but I could have used a little REAL bun action on this burger. The portabella on bottom was totally good just going a lil starch mad. Juicy, flavorful really REALLY good.
So - day one complete. Not one complaint. I mean, I'd love more - but that's more of a compliment. Looking forward to tomorrow. Chances that the cooler will container 17 belgian waffles? 82%?