Last month I was contacted by The Fresh Diet people and invited to eat all of their food. Or some of their food, I’m not really good on the fine print. The idea would be that I would try the food for a week and then share my experience on my blog.
Since there’s nothing I love more than eating and talking with my mouth full, it was an offer that I couldn’t pass up.
I shared the good news with Husbandrinka.
“Who’s going to eat the food?” he asked, getting out the fork and knife and tucking a napkin into his collar.
I told him that I was and he looked sad.
“If you give me some meals, I’ll write a review,” Papa offered. I think he must have read about that Olive Garden internet sensation reviewer and wanted to get in on the action. Get your own blog, Papa. And your own food.
So I went online and registered. And then I had to choose what I wanted to eat. For every day, you pick out breakfast, lunch and dinner and two snacks and two sides for dinner. I picked ahead for four days before I was overcome with exhaustion. And starvation.
For the one day that I picked a cheesecake and some other kind of dessert, I got a warning that I was getting a bit carb heavy. I appreciated the warning but not as much as I appreciated the “yeah, whatever, send it anyway” button that they had for me to click. It’s all about choice, baby.
Finally, the food arrived.
There were many Pros. First, the food arrived. Hello, as a mom who does 99.8% of the cooking, having meals prepared for me without every dish, plate, pan, pot and utensil in the kitchen being used was a thing that dreams are made of. And the meals were in plastic containers with super easy heating instructions. Most of the meals were also delicious. The quiche, the shepherd’s pie, the mozzarella wrap, the French Toast were all amazing. Like “I want the recipe for this”-type of amazing. Seriously, very good.
And I also liked that each container came with a “Marinka” label on it. I hoped that would settle any and all questions about who it belonged to.
The only Con for me was the portion size. I scanned the website over and over and couldn’t find the “supersize” button. Of course Mama pointed out that The Fresh Diet is absolutely right about portion control and I could learn a few things from them, but by that point I was too weak to listen. I definitely supplemented my meals.
I’m a work in progress.
Like Venus de Milo.
So there’s that.
But what I really liked about it is that I often make meals for my family that I don’t particularly want to eat. My family is made up of carnivores and I like to have more fish. And other things that don’t blink and clog my arteries. So it was really nice to have single servings of vegetarian lasagna and halibut so that I didn’t have to eat what everyone else was having. Although my having different food did mean that I got some “if our food isn’t poisoned, why aren’t you eating it?!” questions.
If you’d like to check out the Fresh Diet, it’s super easy now. And if you will receive 3 days free with the purchase of a 31 day plan at $29.99 per day. (That’s three meals and two snacks a day!) The promo code is: semommar29.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Fresh Diet. I also received a week’s supply of The Fresh Diet food to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Burp.
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