BistroMD: Day 2 Journal
When I was a child it seemed that nutrition was the last thing I my mind when it came to food. Some days my parents would have to bargain and bribe just to get me to clear my plate; others, I ate everything in site I could palette. Most often I was drawn to foods including chocolate and nuts, or neon cheesy powder- hardly the building blocks for a successful day. Looking back, now that I've essentially become Momma, I long for the days when I didn't have to think about my next meal. Food would appear before me at the designated time, and my biggest concern was whether I would eat it willingly or not. Nowadays, if 3 square meals were to land on my table without provocation I'd eat each and every one happily. But there is no magic replicator, and Momma has long grown out of preparing my 3 squares a day. Alas, I am left to fend for myself between hunting down poster boards and league practice.
diet delivery program, BistroMD averages a little over $7 per meal, which is certainly more than I'd pay investing in Hungry Man frozen entrees. However, if you consider that's about $25 a day (and how much the average American spends on 'fast' convenience meals each week, alone), there are some clear benefits to the value of having a BistroMD meal plan around. Each day's meal plan averages just shy of 1200 calories, offering an 800 calorie leeway for the suggested 2000 daily limit, and plenty of wiggle room for those looking to shave a pound or two while enjoying gourmet meals on the run. Preparing these flash frozen, nutritionist hand selected, entrees is as easy as operating your microwave or oven; only freezer storage space presents and issue.Most meal plans offer free shipping promotions, and you're always in control of the featured ingredients; so you'll never get stuck with an undesirable meal.
I've used the BistroMD meal delivery program on and off over the past several years. I usually gravitate towards their 5 Day Meal Plans, without snacks, during especially busy professional periods, or times when my family calls for some extra attention. On Day 2 of this week's meal plan I awoke to a new dish; Pulled Pork Crepes with BBQ Sauce and Apple Chutney. The apple chutney, while a common breakfast side for BistroMD, actually featured apples and onions, a new culinary experience for me that seemed to balance out the sweetness of the BBQ in the crepes. The Pulled Pork Crepes proved different than I'd expected, more of a pork hash with a sweet apple glaze and blue cheese layering. They were extremely light and fluffy, but a wonderfully filling start to my day at just 320 calories in total.