Todays post is all about Paleta.¬†Paleta*¬†provides home delivery of gourmet nutritionally balanced meals and I’m trying them out for the week!

It was an early wake-up call so I started the day with coffee. :)

Workout: I tried a new Jillian Michaels dvd (Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism) – I haven’t purchased any workout dvds in a long time, but since I’ve been working out more at home lately, I needed to change it up. I loved this dvd! It does not require weights, which is great if you are going to take it with you on a trip and is a combination of cardio, kickboxing, plyometrics in a circuit form. It was intense, got me sweating and left me tired. Perfect!

Breakfast: My first paleta meal of Honey Yogurt, Fresh Grapes, Veggie Sausage Patties, Chili Lime Almonds and Fresh Berries. So good, and surprisingly filling.

Snack: I was working over the normal lunch hour so I also had part of the snack on my way to work. I tried the Energy Bite (left corner) and I was really skeptical – I typically don’t care for those types of bars, they usually are filled with dates, too sweet for my taste, etc. but these were great – there was definitely peanut butter in it but I’m not sure what else!

Lunch: Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce (and the clementines above) – I was a little worried that the salad would be soggy, but it was great and much more filling than I expected! The dressing was delicious and the salad contained chicken, carrots, peppers, onions, fennel and celery – all over spinach.

Snack 2: On my way home I grabbed a snack from the store I was working at and when I got home I made some miso soup while dinner was heating up. I must say, it was wonderful to just throw dinner into the oven and not worry about anything else!

Dinner:  Lemony Cannelini Bean Dip with Cucumber and Carrot Sticks (they were designated as a snack) along with Snapper with Lemon Mustard Sauce, Roasted Zucchini, Brown Rice with Lentils and Slivered Almonds. Dinner was delicious!

Dessert: Chocolate x2!

I’ll be sharing my full review on Paleta with you next week, but I’m SO excited for the rest of the meals to come. I was so impressed with everything today!

Enjoy your Wednesday!

(*Disclosure: Paleta provided me with these meals free of charge)

14 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ for the health of it
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    That looks like one of the best meal services I’ve seen in a while! Is Paleta local-only? I’ll have to check it out.

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    • Emily
      Feb 22, 2012 @ 8:40 am

      It is amazing so far! Right now they are in LA and Detroit!

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  2. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    oh how i miss my paleta! i used up my week of free meals a while ago…

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  3. mary beth
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    emily, this sounds amazing. is it just me or was the dinner portion too small??

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    • Emily
      Feb 22, 2012 @ 11:10 am

      A little small (especially for me) but the fish was a decent/normal size – the calorie count is lower than what I’m used to so I’m supplementing it with other snacks, desserts, etc. :)

      Reply

  4. Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    I LOVE all of Jillian Michaels’ workout dvds–they’re always down to business and effective!

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  5. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Wow that looks like some awesome meals you got!

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  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    That service looks amazing. I think we have some similar ones in Chicago, I just wish they weren’t so $$! The Thai Chicken Salad is inspiring me- I need to come up with something like that soon. :)

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  7. Luvwhatyoudo
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    How did you hear about Paleta?

    What made you decide to try meal delivery?

    Looks really fresh and healthy…what a fun thing to have fresh meals at your fingers and more time for fun!!!

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    • Emily
      Feb 24, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

      I attended a media party they had this fall!
      It has been SO nice to have all the meals delivered – what a luxury!

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  8. Lori
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Love your food experiments! It looks like some good food. Thanks for the video rec. I love Jillian’s videos. The most recent one I have is Extreme Shed and Shred and I love it. I’ll have to look for this one as well.

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  9. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Wow, the Paleta meals look wonderful! I’ve always been interested in trying a healthy gourmet meal service, but with my grad student budget, it probably wouldn’t be a wise financial choice. ;-) Do they provide the nutritional information for each meal/day?

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    • Emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Feb 26, 2012 @ 11:09 am

      You can sign up for the calorie amount you want, but nothing beyond that, though you might be able to upon request!?

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