daily eats: 2.21.12 {paleta}

Todays post is all about PaletaPaleta* 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)

Comments

    • Emily says

      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. :)

  1. says

    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!!!

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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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