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Review: Enjoying my calorie-counted meals with Princess Healthy Kitchen 

  

As part of my wellness journey this year, I vowed to start eating healthy. This was actually an offshoot of the calorie counted meal delivery which I started in December 2015. 

Starting to have calorie-counted meals delivered in the midst of the Holiday season was a mistake I immediately regretted as soon as the first round of Holiday festivities came calling. I mean, who starved themselves during the holiday season? You don’t. So I wasted 1,800 peso for the five day delivery over the holidays and my weight stayed the same. 

With the coming of the new year, I decided to renew my subscription for a calorie counted meal service. This time, instead of getting the same provider, I decided to try another supplier. 

I was hoping for more flavor on my meal – while the earlier supplier I got was indeed, “delicious” – I was hoping for my flavor, more diversity in my meals. This time, I got my calorie counted meals through Princess Healthy Kitchen, ran by my old coaches from FitFil (Fit Filipinos). 

What I love about Princess Healthy Kitchen is that it’s so distinctly homemade: meats bursts with flavor and you find the best representation of a well-balanced meal, with abundance of vegetables on the plate.Princess Healtjy Kitchen dispels the notion that healthy food is hardly flavorful or delicious because every packed meal is wonderfully seasoned and cooked. There is no doubt that there is a talented cook behind this operation. 

  
  
  
 I know for a fact that they only use organic ingredients in all their meal offerings and for only PHP1600, it’s already a steal for a three-course, five day meal. What’s more – your meals are labeled per delivery so you’ll know what goes into your mouth. 

My only gripe is that I wish Princess Healthy Kitchen will offer more creative afternoon snacks instead of the usual cookie or fruit. I do miss the awesome brownie from my previous provider. But for the affordable amount it’s being offered to health-conscious fellows like me, I am not complaining 

If you’d like freshly made food delivered to your home or office, contact Princess Magbata by liking PRINCESS HEALTHY KITCHEN on Facebook and send her a message, she usually replies immediately. 

Disclaimer: this is not a paid post. 

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Review: Delicious Diet PH (Calorie-counted meals delivery) 

As long time readers of this blog may know, one of my frustrations in life is my constant battle with the bulge. I used to be very skinny when I was in university but that went away when I started working.

I tried literally everything to lose weight. I signed up for a fitness program, I shunned rice and Coke but the results have been pretty unreliable for the start. I also tried  I will lose a pound or two only to regain twice of that. Desperate to regulate what I eat, I signed up for week’s worth of trial of Delicious Diet PH.

Delicious Diet PH is one of the emerging “nutritious food delivery” companies, an industry that has become ubiquitous lately. Perfect for busy bodies like me, these food delivery start-ups does not only assures me of the day’s grub, but also assures that I will be noshing on a healthy, delicious well-balanced meal. 

For example, my sedentary lifestyle dictates that I should b more partial to a 1,200 calorie diet. This is because my minimal physical activities dictates that my body can only burn a small amount of ingested calories. 

  

With Delicious Diet, the food is delivered fresh everyday, I think even before 8AM. Each pack is composed of your breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner each contained in a microwave-safe container. Breakfast is usually a choice of bread or a rice meal while lunch and dinner is usually organic rice and viand or pasta. 

Because of the erratic APEC week, my meals covered two weeks, with a few days picked in between weeks of Nov 16 to 20 and Nov 23 to 27. I open to have meals delivered in the office than at home. 

 

My meals for the first week included: 

  • Chicken tocino and organic rice; tofu steak served with organic rice for lunch (see above), a cookie and lastly, beef and  snow peas stir-fry with organic rice for dinner. 
  • Grilled vegetable sandwich, Lemon yogurt chicken and organic rice for lunch, Mississipi mud pie brownie and pan-grilled fish with soy ginger sauce with organic rice for dinner 

For the second week:  

 

with the to-die-for Mississipi brownies
 
 So, is having meals delivered worth it? Here’s a quick review: 

What I love about Delicious Diet: 

  • Prompt delivery – I go to work really late and have the food always ready for me 
  • Food is, indeed, delicious – I love the Tofu Steak and the stir-fries in their menu. However, I find the grilled chicken a bit bland. 
  • Their Mississipi brownie is to die for – this was one of the best brownies I tasted and would have loved to  buy these separately. The brownies are gooey and tasty. Perfect for afternoon tea. 
  • Serving size is  just right  to fill you up. 

Areas for improvement: 

  • I think there should be labels on the packaging on what we are eating or the day. I know there’s a menu published online but not everyone will revert to the DD Facebook page to check what they’re eating 
  • I wish their meals will have more vegetables – I am a big fan of crisp greens and that’s my usual comment whenever my meals arrive. 

Will I recommend Delicious Diet? 

Yes. It’s a good investment for your health. At PHP1,800 per week, it’s a nice thing to have especially if you’re trying to watch what you eat but don’t have enough time to prepare your own meals. 

Will I order again for the succeeding week? 

I am interested to order, but I am thinking about trying other calorie-counted meals delivery provider. Not because I don’t like Delicoous Diet but because I am curious to try out others for comparison purposes. 
Disclosure: this is not a paid post. I paid for my week’s worth of food delivery.