Diet to Go Review

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As part of my Diet-to-Go Ambassadorship, I recently tested out a five day meal plan from Diet-to-Go.  The company did provide me with the meals, but I have received no other compensation for my review, nor am I required to give them a positive review.

I have used Diet-to-Go before and enjoyed it then.  I’m interested to see what improvements they have made over the last year and a half.  I did an intro to the product last week, so check that out first if you missed it.

Now, on to the food.  This is gonna be long.

Day 1

  • Breakfast – Cranberry Oat Scone, orange marmalade, yogurt, OJ.   I use the word “scone” loosely because it looks like a little muffin, but it was dense like a scone.
  • Lunch – Turkey Sub, veggie chips, apple.  This sub was FILLING.  When I think about a sandwich, I always think about deli meat. This was cutlets.  Delicious.
  • Dinner – This lost its labels somewhere, but I think it was turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans.  I ate this after a brick workout, and expected to be hungry afterwards.  I wasn’t.  And it was good, though the texture of the potatoes seemed weird.  Not bad weird, just different weird.

Day 2

  • Breakfast – Waffles, apples and peaches.  This was a subbed in meal, so I think it normally comes with maple syrup too.  But conveniently, I had some in the fridge.
  • Lunch – Chili and cornbread. I switched this from a dinner meal, and was glad I did.  It was a really filling lunch – I was surprised that I liked all the veggies in the chili, and loved how much cheese I got to put in it.
  • Dinner – Tomato Pesto Meltovers with apple cake.   I admit, I overheated the meltovers and had cheese everywhere.  Not a problem, however.  It just made the meal less pretty.

Day 3

  • Breakfast – Pancakes and sausage with a strawberry balsamic syrup.  And asparagus, which I could not bring myself to eat at 5:30 in the morning.  For early breakfasts, I prefer sweet over savory.  But the rest was good.
  • Lunch – Chicken burger, V8, Dannon yogurt drink.  My coworker was definitely jealous of how good my lunch smelled.  Heating a burger in the microwave isn’t the best option, but it still tasted pretty good.  Not my favorite of the meals though.
  • Dinner – Shrimp Curry, rice, veggies.  I ditched these veggies.  The onions were few, but seem to have permeated the meal.  That’s just me being picky. I’m sure a “normal” person wouldn’t have noticed the onion.  I had a salad instead.  But the shrimp curry was surprisingly good.  Spicy and a little sweet.  I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did.

Day 4

  • Breakfast – Egg and Broccoli pie, applesauce, apple juice.  I saved the apple sauce for later, but drank the juice.  I wasn’t sure about the pie beforehand.  But it was really good.  The crust left something to be desired, as it was a little chewier and less flaky than I would have liked, but you know what would have made it better?  Added fat.  So I’ll take it.
  • Lunch – Reuben Sandwich, Sauerkraut, Artichoke and Mushroom salad, fruit.  I put the sauerkraut onto the sandwich, of course, and it was delicious.  I heated it too long in the microwave, so the cheese melted out, but that was my own fault.  Really good sandwich.
  • Dinner – Chicken Parmesan (with pasta!), broccoli.  I scarfed this down before running out of the house for rehearsals, and this reminded me why I love DTG.  Normally, I would grab something quick or end up with cereal.  This was a full, relatively balanced meal.

Day 5

  • Breakfast – Whole Wheat French Toast, Mango Berry Syrup. YUM!  The syrup was sweet without being cloying and I loved the french toast.
  • Lunch – Grilled cheese (on french toast bread), apple, chocolate pudding.  Pretty sure these sides went with another lunch, but who cares!  Save the pudding for the last day!  After yesterday’s microwave debacle, I opted to eat the sandwich cold and it was really good that way.  But I admit that I’m weird and like cold foods.
  • Dinner – Blackened turkey, asparagus risotto, mixed veggies.  I have to admit, this one didn’t look appetizing in the package, but it was really good.

So there you have it. Five days of meals.  For the most part, I’m pretty easy to feed, so I liked the majority of the food.  I felt like I was eating so much, but I wasn’t snacking like normal, so the calories balanced out.  The plus was that I didn’t feel the need to snack.

I do think the meals were a bit light on the veggies.  I certainly don’t feel like I got my required amounts, but that would be easy to fix by adding on a big salad with one of the meals (preferably not breakfast).

Were I do to DTG on my own and not as part of a sponsored review, I would probably do the five day, lunch and dinner only plan.  While I really liked the breakfasts, I’m just as happy with my protein shakes.  Plus pancakes are supposed to be a post-run treat!

So there you have it.  And once again, if you’re interested in trying it out, for a limited time only, Diet-to-Go is offering readers a 25% discount on their first week of meals. Simply plug in the coupon code “summer25” at check-out for 25% off your first order.

Thanks to Diet-to-Go for giving me the opportunity to review.  It was a delicious project.

 

9 thoughts on “Diet to Go Review

  1. dude. I can’t stand asparagus or spinach before, like 11am. everyone says OH HAVE IT WITH BREAKFAST, IT’S YUMMY IN OMELETTES! no thank you.

    also, I’m with you on the onions in mixed veggies. no thank you!

    but overall this sounds really good 🙂

  2. Good to hear your review!!! After reading your initial one, and using the coupon code from you, I signed up for a full week’s worth of B/L/D, just to try it out. The meals are supposed to be arriving today, so I’m excited to have a chance to test out my own!

    After thinking about it all week, though, I decided to switch next week’s do just L/D for the same reason you mentioned – I can do my own breakfasts very easily (whether oatmeal or a microwaved egg pocket, etc).

    Can’t wait to try out both options!

  3. Oooh – I forgot to add. I picked up on the maybe-not-enough veggie thing, too, when I was reading the descriptions. Will probably do the “add a side spinach salad” to dinner option just to get some more greenery in.

    Good to hear about the feeling full and not needing snacks – that was something else I was wondering about!

  4. Betsy, I am with you. A good veggie omelet is awesome for brunch, but not at 5 am.

    Jenny, let me know what you think! I know you’ve done delivery meals before, so I’m interested to see what you think of this one.

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