On day four, for breakfast, I had a Mushroom and Leak Strata which was not very good. It did not reheat well in the microwave and came very dense. For lunch, I had a Turkey Pastrami Sandwich with Swiss Cheese and a Fruit cup. The sandwich had just a few slices of horribly bad pastrami. Dinner, was something called a Spaghetti Pie, which is nothing more than spaghetti and sauce with melted cheese on top. None of my meals on this day were good value, and I am not sure my lunch or dinner was worth the price of breakfast.
On my last day, I had my best breakfast on the plan. They were Apple Pancakes rolled and with a very tasty Apple Filling wrapped inside them. They were spot-on, and I wish they gave me more of them. The Turkey Sausage was also good. Lunch was painfully bland Chicken Breast Tenders with Vegetables and Sauce. It was so flavorless, 80% of this meal went to the garbage.
For dinner, I had one of the worst Chicken Parmesans any chef could serve a paying customer. In a restaurant, I would suspect this meal would get returned to the kitchen, and rightly so. The chicken breast was very small, and it sat on a bed of overcooked pasta without enough sauce. Once again, lunch and dinner were not worth $10.30, in my opinion.
A while back I purchased the 1,600 calorie diet plan for five days of lunches and dinners. This translates to $8.27 per meal.
In all honesty, I tried these meals a while ago, and I look forward to trying this service again with some updated menu items and better pictures. But I can tell you I felt the quality of this diet delivery service was above average.
Penne over Turkey Meat Suace with Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas
Meatballs with Sauce over Fettuccini with Broccoli and Cauliflower
Harissa Salmon with Cous Cous and Vegetables
DietToGo strives to promote a nutritionally balanced diet customers can sustain in order to lose weight and eat healthy. They believe in an approach that promotes common sense eating habits so that eating to stay healthy becomes a way of life.
Meals are made to be properly portioned and low calorie to promote optimal results. Their meals are chef prepared in a USDA certified kitchen.
Updated 7/14/2012 - My latest taste-drive of DietToGo, I once again purchased the 1,600 calorie 5 days of lunches and dinners. However, this time the price was $10.30 per meal. I also added 5 days of breakfasts for another $21, or $4.20 each. Here is my review:
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Chicken Sausage Bread Pizza
Chicken Burger Sandwich
Turkey Picadillo with Rice Pilaf
Asparagus and Swiss Frittata
Turkey Burger on a Multi-Grain Bun with Mandarin Oranges
BBQ Chicken with Red Potatoes, Navy Beans, and String Beans
Waffles with Maple Syrup
Chicken Philly Sandwich with Peach pudding
Mac and Cheese with Carrots and Broccoli
Mushroom and Leek Strata
Turkey Pastrami Sandwich with a Citrus Fruit Cup
Spaghetti Pie with Cauliflower
Apple Pancakes with Turkey Sausage
Chick Breast Tenders with Vegetables and Sauce
Chicken Parmesan with Baby Carrots and Rotini Pasta in Sauce
When I last tried DietToGo in 2010, I purchase a 1,600 calorie Lunch and Dinner meal Plan, which worked out to $8.27 per meal. For my latest taste-drive of DietToGo, I once again purchased the 1,600 calorie five days of lunches and dinners. However, this time the price was $10.30 per meal. I also added five days of breakfasts for another $21, or $4.20 each. Here is my review:
My first breakfast was the Chicken Sausage Bread Pizza which was flavorful but mushy at best. I am always amazed how companies want to add microwave pizza to their menus. I know consumers would like to have pizza, but these never seem to be worth the money, and a meal delivery company should know that.
My lunch was followed by a very plain chicken burger sandwich, which was far from impressive, appetizing, or worth $10.30. My dinner was a Turkey Picadillo with a mound Rice Pilaf and Asparagus. In my opinion, breakfast, even though it was flawed, was worth $4.20. For me, lunch and dinner were not good values at $10.30 per meal.
On day two I had a an Asparagus and Swiss Frittata which was very nice. It was very tasty, but also very small in size. I have to say I was still hungry after eating it. For lunch, I had a very uninspiring Turkey Burger, which was very similar to the Chicken Burger Sandwich I had the day before. It came with Mandarin Orange slices, but I am sure you can see from the picture that this lunch was not worth $10.30. Dinner was very good. It consisted of too small Barbecue Chicken Strips, which were most likely tenderloins, Red Potatoes, Navy Beans, and String Beans. It was the only dinner I thought was worth $10.30.
On day three, my day started with Waffles with Maple Syrup and Orange Slices, which were very good, but nothing special you can't get at the supermarket. Frozen Waffles will have better texture toasted, over being microwaved, but this breakfast was passable.
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Hi Chef Aldo. I think you failed to mention that you selected on the of the most expensive meal plans on the menu. Most women won't do the 1,600 calories plan. The 1,200 calorie a day plan is $95.99. I also didn't see you mention the snacks that come with the plan. I don't have any issues having a soup or sandwich for lunch, and I am sure a lot of other people feel the same way. I do love the effort you put into your reviews. The pictures are very good.
-Janice Lee, PA
Thank you for your comments Janice! Even at $95.99, which would have been $9.60 for a smaller sized portion of the same meal, I can't say that would have changed any of my reviews. I still think $9.60 is a lot for a soup or sandwich, unless it is overstuffed or contains high-quality ingredients. I did not have that experience, but I am sincerely happy you enjoy the program and it works for you.
My meals don't look that disgusting, lol. I actually go and get my meals from the gym so they are packed differently so that's probably why.
Great, I am very happy the program works for you!
I agree completely with your review of this plan. I chose the 7 day breakfast-lunch-dinner. The best think was the waffle that I could have gotten at the grocery. My Fajaita omlet had red pepper and other veggies inside which would have been ok but since they arrive frozen when you cook them the ice from the veggies melts into the omlett and turns to water inside the omlett. The macaroni and cheese was horrible it mushed in your mouth. On the blueberry pancake day the cakes and turkey sausage were good. However the veggies that came with it did not even fill a tablespoon. Again it was red pepper etc (for breakfast) Cost delivered was $172.00 will not order again.
Thank you for comments Ellen. Have you tried BistroMD? I think they may be the best.
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I felt the packaging was not convenient for people that might be taking these meals to work. The microwave trays are a much better option. There are other programs available where the food costs are slightly less per meal, in fact, some plans started $6.81 per meal. However, the meals that I tried on this plan did not seem like a good value to me.
Conceptually, you are going to get a small breakfast, a lunch that will always include a soup or sandwich, and only a dinner that is a complete meal. Personally, I would much prefer a menu of complete meals.
DietToGo Review by Chef Piquanti
My Chef Review. Below you will see some of the products I have tried from this supplier.
My review scoring is simple: I give each meal a thumbs up or a thumbs down based on the quality of the meal at the price I paid for it. A thumbs up means I would buy it again at the posted price.
I also take into consideration everything I think would be important to a consumer, including the shipping process, the condition of the goods received, the packaging, and the ease and quality of the reheating process.
Below is my DietToGo review based on the prepared meals I have tried.
Click on each picture to see a close up of the meal.
At the time, I did not take advantage of customizing my menu, which I will do next time I order. With my standard order, I had some luches that included sandwiches and soups.
While they were good, I don't think they were worth $8.27. However, the dinners were excellent, and when I reorder I will substitute complete meals for soups and sandwiches.
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For lunch, I had the worst Philly Sandwich I've had in my life. The Chefs used chicken instead of beef, and put a few slices on a very small roll. The Peach Pudding was good, but I did not think this lunch was worth $10.30.
Not to be outdone, my dinner followed with one of the worst Macaroni and Cheese meals I have ever had in my life. It tasted like it came out of a box, only not as good. It was paired with some pretty standard, and boring, frozen vegetables. No surprise, I would not order this dinner again for $10.30.