I was actually rather surprised to see my Fresh Diet delivery person around 10:30AM or so with all the snow and ice, I would have thought it would have been canceled, yes it is that bad out here. I think it is official this is the worst winter in 15 years. I think we are also on track to beat the snowfall levels for 1996 - NOT a record I would have wanted to break.
Breakfast was Tri-color Pepper and Cheddar Egg Bake with Fresh Pineapple. The only thing that I do with this meal is cut the fruit, in this case pineapple, into smaller pieces. Sometimes the pieces are a little big. But seriously if that is the only thing that needs to be done besides warm it up ... I think it is a winner! I have to say this is usually a very filling breakfast, but today for some reason, it just didn't do it for me. I was hungry long before it was even close to lunchtime. But like I said - that was really surprising to me.
Snack today was Whole Wheat Chicken Quesadilla with Pepper Jack Cheese and Mango Salsa. Yes it is a Pepper Jack kind of a day. This was my make it to lunch snack but it also made it so I could push lunch back a little bit. It was a very nice bridge between breakfast and lunch.
Dinner was Grilled Chicken Breast with Apricot Curry Sauce with Steamed Snow Peas and Steamed Asparagus. Now I know I had chicken yesterday - but this was another version of "sauce" that was interesting. I really love The Fresh Diet veggies. Both were steamed today which left them nicely crisp even after reheating. I know it shouldn't be so hard to do - but most of the time when I try to steam something it ends up "overdone" very quickly and that's before I try to reheat it. The snow peas were really sweet. I was a little surprised - I had to look again to make sure I didn't have sugar snap peas.
Dessert was Pistachio Crusted Chocolate Dipped Figs. It really does amaze me that there are so many things that I had "missed out" on before I tried The Fresh Diet. I had never had Figs before, but now I love them. I always look for them on the menu list for snacks when I'm selecting my meals. I'm even going to try and see if I can make these for "others" in my family. These are just so good. Two figs are really more than enough (this pic shows one cut in half - so you can see they are pretty big)
The Fresh Diet has not only broadened my food choices and allowed me to try some good foods I may never have tried before, but it is also allowing me to lose weight. Now with the weather and holidays I haven't been eating The Fresh Diet meals every day (as you can tell by my blogging history) but it has helped me lose 12 pounds and keep it off. I am hoping that over the next few months I will lose even more while I wade through the upcoming tax season (usually a bad time for me diet-wise). I intend to continue blogging about my meals, complete with pictures, as I go through the season. I may even include some of the comments/thoughts of my co-workers as they see what I am eating while they go with high carb/high fat quick fix meals. Who knows I may even be able to convert a few of them too.
I know I sound like a walking talking billboard for The Fresh Diet. I'm sorry - no I'm not sorry - I really am so glad that I found this company with the help of my friend Donna B. It IS the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time.