paleta review

Hi Friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was busy packing, working and running last minute errands for our trip. I also saw Dr. Chase from the show House and it totally made my Saturday. Sometimes I feel like a 13 year-old girl. (He is SO cute!)

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We are currently in Mexico, (probably on the beach, sorry) but I’ve got a few posts lined up for you while I’m gone. I’ll be back next week with some stories, pictures and hopefully a tan! ;)

I wanted to share more about my experience with Paleta with you all so here are my final thoughts! I’ll definitely miss it, it was wonderful!

Thoughts: 

  • 1,600 calories a day is a little low for me, so I went into it knowing that I would supplement it with more snacks (or chocolate) but I was usually surprised at how much food it seemed like. I did have to add in extra snacks every day.
  • the system is amazing – they drop off your cooler of food in the middle of the night – you wake up and have a day of food waiting for you
  • not having to pack lunches (especially on days when I don’t work at home) was AMAZING

Love: 

  • restaurant quality meals for every meal felt like such a treat
  • the great balance of protein, fat, fiber and fruits or vegetables at every meal and snack!
  • every morning felt like Christmas – I couldn’t wait to see what was on the menu that day
  • fresh fruit, especially the berries! I am typically lacking in the fruit department and rarely buy berries for myself, they always felt like such a treat!
  • that you can let them know about food “dislikes” – I didn’t do this, but would next time

Wish:

  • all of the packaging made me feel really guilty….it is recyclable, but maybe sometime soon they will use reusable packages for the individual meals
  • I had more money, it is expensive, but for the quality of food, definitely worth it (ranges from $46-$59/day)
  • they would label the foods that are organic so I would know how much of them are local/organic/etc.

Favorite Meals: 

  • Spicy Shrimp Pizza
  • Honey Yogurt, Grapes, Berries, Veggie Sausages and Almonds (simple but SO perfect!)
  • Thai Chicken Salad
  • Lentil Burger Snack
  • Pan-fried Salmon Lunch
  • PALETA Energy Bite

Thank you PALETA for such a wonderful experience! 

Comments

  1. says

    I’ve always been interested in this idea but I couldn’t even get into a CSA because I hated having my produce regulated for me. I think I would fail miserably at actually following this plan because I’m too much of a control freak when it comes to my meals. But I do see the benefits, especially for someone who doesn’t like or has much time to prepare meals for themselves.

  2. says

    Hope you are enjoying your time away!!!

    I get so tired of packing my lunches every night and would love that time to sit and relax and spend time with my boyfriend. It’s be great to have a ‘part-time’ meal delivery service.

    Ps What’s in the energy bites? I have been working on making my own with quinoa and I’m always looking for inspiration!

    • Emily says

      I’m not sure what was in them except for peanut butter (?)….they were good and I don’t normally like things like that!

  3. says

    Wow, the Paleta meals you enjoyed look mouth-watering delicious. Yum. I wish I lived in LA so that I could try out the program! The convenience factor is huge…Even though I love to cook, it would be nice to have the option to take weeks “off.” :-) Paleta, would you like to come to DC? I’ll be your first customer! ;-)

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