So it hasn’t really been a full week yet because we only started on Monday but it’s been a great start so far.
I mentioned in my first post that I am a very fussy eater and I was concerned that I would just be too fussy. Are you also wondering how it’s been so far? I must apologize for the photos. I would’ve loved to do beautiful shots of my food but I had to make do with the lighting and conditions I was in. Lets start with the smoothies.
FGS – Fruity Green Smoothie (Spinach, apple, pear, banana)
I wasn’t really concerned about the taste. Spinach doesn’t have much of a flavor on it’s own (it depends on how you prepare it and what you put with it) and there is a lot of fruit in it. I wasn’t sure about the colour….
I’ll be honest, once I saw the colour I was a little more concerned about it. I’ve never had green smoothies before and I didn’t know what to expect. I took my first sip and was pleasantly surprised. It tastes great! It smells very much like banana and I can mostly taste the banana and apple. I wished I hadn’t poured it in a glass because then I wouldn’t have seen the colour. The bonus is that the pouch comes with a handy little ‘tap’ to easily open and pour but you could also drink from it. That makes it even better to drink anywhere and on the go! I really like this smoothie! Most of my smoothies are FGS but I do have one or two others. I will show you those when I get to them but till then you can assume I am having FSG smoothies every day.
My first meal was Monday and for lunch I had Boerewors bredie & sweet potato mash
I’m not sure why I didn’t take a photo of the food on my plate so I’ll have to show it to you in the container. I LOVED this meal!! I love sweet potato so it was a great combo for me. It was ridiculously delicious. I can’t rave enough about this meal and it made me extremely excited about this road. Every part of it was delicious. I did have heartburn afterwards but I usually get heartburn from boerewors OR tomato based food and this had both. I also get heartburn from fresh air so it didn’t really concern me much. I struggle with heartburn quite often. (EDIT to add: By Tuesday I realized it might be the smoothie giving me heartburn. Did I mention I get heartburn from fresh air? This is my issue, not a food issue)
For Monday dinner I had Chicken, roast veg & cauli rice
I really like roast veg, especially this combo of roast veg. I’ve never had cauli rice before either. I really enjoyed this meal too. I could taste there was cinnamon in which I didn’t hate and didn’t love. I am not used to having cinnamon in my food (or pumpkin family) but it wasn’t awful. This meal also made me realise that the difference really is in preparation. We all make food differently and so this food is prepared a little differently to what is normal for me. It’s different and will take getting used to but it’s still really delicious. I enjoyed this meal, all of it. Even the chicken is deliciously tender and juicy.
For Tuesday lunch I had Vegetarian lentil bobotie, carrots and peas
I was quite worried about this meal…..because peas. I’ve also never had bobotie before. Shocker right? I didn’t really enjoy this meal. Here’s the reason why. I don’t like peas. At all. I will eat it if it is mixed in with other food at a push. It just made me wary of the whole meal, it felt like I had a whole plate of peas 😛 The bobotie part was a little dry but not bad tasting at all. I ate the bobotie, the carrots and as many of the peas as I could. :/
For dinner I had Beef cautage pie
I enjoy cottage pie so I wasn’t worried about trying this meal. I haven’t had cauli mash before but I do enjoy cauliflower. It was good. It was a case of different preparation again but it was still good. I liked that it was a bit of comfort food to be honest. I did add some pepper to my meal as I do love my black pepper very much and in this case I also needed to add a pinch of salt. I would not have hated having some butternut with this meal 🙂
For Wednesday lunch I had Mediterranean Chicken & wild rice
Gosh you guys. This was DELICIOUS! I really really loved this meal. I’ve only recently had brown rice for the first time and I enjoy it much more than regular rice. I love everything about this meal, the veg, the rice, the chicken, the sauce. This is definitely one of my top meals so far.
For dinner I had Beef goulash, pumpkin & spinach
If I thought lunch was delicious I was certainly in for a treat for dinner. Firstly, any kind of pumpkin or squash and spinach makes up my favourite veg ever! I was already sold. The goulash…wow. The beef was so tender, the mushrooms were such a treat and the sauce was wow! I enjoyed every single bite of this meal and I wish I could eat this 16 more times in the month. I am going to have to have this even after the month as well. My favourite favourite meal so far!
Between lunch and dinner I was craving something sweet so I reached for my Beetroot brownie
I will admit I am a bit fussy with my brownies. I have had one or two that was just way too dry and then I’ve had some that were nice and moist and really good. I must say Dominos rocky road brownie was a favourite. That was until I had this one. This could possibly be the nicest brownie I have ever had. It is so moist and crazy delicious. The nuts on top just made it. My only complaint is that I don’t have one for every day.
At the end of the day I was crazy full. By 10:30pm I was still too full to even think of craving for something. I’ve heard – and felt – concerns about the portion sizes so being this full really said a lot. You can probably tell that the portion sizes are pretty decent. The containers look quite small but once you have put the food on your plate it’s a nice sized portion. The plate I used is 25cm wide from side to side (not diagonally). I haven’t really felt hungry after any meal yet. I have craved some stuff but not out of hunger. Snacking is always my downfall. On Tuesday just before zumba I was feeling a little flat and wasn’t sure if I would have the energy for a whole class. I had a smoothie on my way to class and turns out I had more than enough energy. I don’t know if it was the smoothie or just the better food of a day or two but it was a great class energy wise. If it carries on in this trend I suspect that this food might be too much within a few days.
There are quite a few of the same meals throughout so I won’t be showing you every meal if I’ve shown it to you before. I’ll still mention that I had it but will only focus on the meals I haven’t mentioned before. Please let me know if you have any questions and if I can, I will happily answer.
**Note** I have not been asked to or paid for these posts. I have not received any product for free. I simply wanted to try it and thought I would share my experience.
Thanks for reading,