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Yesterday my box of Jane Plan meals arrived. The meals are beautifully packaged but they do look a bit on the small side. Why is it that the minute you know you have to restrict your food intake in some way, all you can think about is food and more food?
I have to say there is something hugely exciting about having a massive box of food to choose from. I ordered my Asda food delivery for the weekend and it was nice not to have to worry about meal planning. No doubt the novelty will wear off soon, but so far so good 🙂
This morning I looked at eight different varieties of muesli type cereal and really wanted to try them all. My first thought was that my husband’s normal portion would be like mixing at least six of the little packets together and then adding honey on top. Surprisingly, I did actually enjoy the Luxury Gluten Free Muesli that I went for. The 40g portion was small, but it had a lovely the mix of raisins, sultanas, dates, brazil nuts which I really enjoyed.
The choice of lunches consists of soups, salads and pasta dishes. I fancied something hot and I am not a great fan of soups so I went for Chicken Arabiata. It looked ok in the pot, but I did read the “our meals contain little salt” bit in the brochure. My experience with reduced salt dishes typically meant no salt and no flavour. I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there was little meat and not that much pasta, but the sauce was thick and full of flavour. I mixed in some steamed veg and added some tomatoes and cucumbers with parsley and a little crème fraiche. The meal was actually very nice.
The dinners look quite decent and this is probably the first time my fridge was so full on a Thursday evening. The meals do not have to be kept in the fridge, but I had an empty shelf, so it made sense to keep them there. I took ages deciding what to have and eventually went for Pork Meatballs, which I had with the steamed veg left over from lunch. Another thumbs up – it was delicious and did not require any extra seasoning.
Desert and snacks
Chocolate covered biscuit was great. You can see how this works, if I had a packet, I would have eaten five biscuits and not one. All snacks, however, come individually wrapped. This makes it visually obvious that if you eat more than one, you would have no snack for tomorrow.
All in all I enjoyed my day 1. Do join me next Thursday for my first weigh in.