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First Day of the Fresh Diet

Today was my first day of having food delivered from the Fresh Diet. I’m not one to eat “healthy” and I’m not used to following a preset plan, so feel free to laugh at me as you follow my progress through this experience.

It arrived on my doorstep overnight in a refrigerated bag. Here is what was on the menu for today:

Breakfast

Apple Walnut Muffin with Fresh Banana & Raspberry Yogurt

The muffin was good sized and tasted good. I prefer mine with butter, but avoided it in the spirit of the experience. The banana had been cut to make it the right size in order to save calories. It was cold, almost frozen and was the best flavor in the meal. The yogurt was sour and not tasty. It was a very small amount, so I took it like a shot.

Lunch

Asian Style Chicken Salad with Baby Bok Choy, Watercress, Alfalfa Sprouts, Water Chestnuts & Sesame Soy Dressing

I ate this for dinner because I was out with my aunt during lunchtime. This meal was incredible! I wish I could find the dressing bottled. It made the salad. The bok choy smelled strongly, but didn’t taste funny. The chicken was not very tasty by itself, but when mixed with the salad dressing this meal was wonderful. I would eat it again in a heartbeat.

Dinner

Spicy Chickpea Patty with Cilantro Lime and Green Chilies. with Curried Cauliflower Mash and Grilled Asparagus

I skipped this meal so I’ll have to share about it later.

Snack

Red & Yellow Tomato with Goat Cheese & Fresh Basil

I also skipped this snack.

Dessert

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Creamy Vanilla Ricotta Cheese

These were GOOD. I’ve been avoiding sugar for the most part since I’ve been working out and making better food choices. The chocolate was delectable. I ate it separate from the strawberries because that’s the way I am. But it was all very good. The only thing I didn’t really enjoy was the creamy vanilla ricotta cheese. It wasn’t sweet and the ricotta made it not smooth. I skipped it.

Overall, I was impressed with the quality and flavor of the food. I was surprised by the small servings – the chocolate strawberries were average to small size strawberries, the tomato snack was one single tomato slice, etc. It makes logical sense that the food would have to be small servings to keep everything under 1800 calories, but I just wasn’t quite prepared. Since I ate out at lunchtime, I don’t know how hungry I will be when I truly stick to the diet and only eat those 1800 calories (higher than the recommended calorie intake for me because I am still nursing some). I’ll let you know tomorrow.

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