For dinner, I had the Grilled Pork Tenderloin with White and Wild Rice and Pureed Caulilower, which was another meal of high-quality, excellent portion size, and good value. The pork was perfectly prepared, and the pureed cauliflower was superb. I would have liked to see a different side dish, other than the rice, but this meal is certainly worth $8.40.
For breakfast, I had the Cholestrol Free Omelet with Sausage and Apple Blueberry Compote, which was another winner in my book. I especially liked the little touches such as the grilled sausage, the hash brown potatoes that were truly browned, and the packaging that kept all of these components separated. I would have liked cheese with the omelet, but that is an easy-enough fix for anyone.
For lunch, I had the Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta and String Beans. It was my only disappointment of the meal plan. The size of the chicken breast was grand, and larger than my grilled chicken, but this meal lacked enough cheese and sauce to make it enjoyable. The breading on the chicken seemed to be excessive too. There wasn't any sauce for the penne, and the string beans were nothing special. The meal wasn't bad, just slightly below the typical DineWise standards, in my opinion.
The short-comings of my lunch were well made up for with my dinner. I had the Blackened Catfish with White and Wild Rice and Broccoli. The catfish was nothing short of the best I have ever tasted. Contrary to popular belief, farm-raised catfish is a top feeder and doesn't have a muddy flavor with the wild fish. And it doesn't have to be fried either! The chef's really nailed this one. I do have to say a side other than white and wild rice would be a nice change of pace, but this meal is worth double what I paid for it.
For breakfast, I had the Spinach and Mushroom Omelete with Cheese. It also came with a Mango Raspberry Compote which was nice. I give bonus points to the chefs for using real mushrooms instead of canned. A good value at $8.40.
I had the Shrimp Stir-Fry for lunch, and it was very good also. It was advertised with sugar snap peas, but it came with regular peas. The oriental sauce was good without being overpowering. I like that the chefs took the tails off the shrimp, which avoids any mess eating this meal at your office desk.
Dinner was a wonderful Sliced Turkey Breast with Roast Red Potatoes and Broccoli. Everything about the meal was exceptional, and once again, you can see the large portion size. Gravy might have been nice, but this was a great value at $8.40.
My breakfast was supposed to be a Tomato Basil Omelet with Sausage and Berries. I received a plain omelette with what tasted like common jarred pasta sauce on it. I think of a tomato basil omelet with slices of tomato and noticeable amounts of basil. This omelet had neither. I received turkey bacon instead of sausage too. The bacon came out perfectly, which is not an easy thing to do with a microwave breakfast. There was nothing wrong with the meal, I would just not order it again.
My lunch was like dining with an old friend. I have had the Potato Crusted Pollock with Stewed Tomatoes and Mac and Cheese on almost all of my past DineWise orders. I chose to bake mine, instead of microwave it, so I can fully enjoy the amazing crispy texture of the potato crusting. This is not like any fish you have had in the past, and a huge treat. The mac and cheese and stewed tomatoes are good, but the portion size is very small. The fish alone is well worth $8.40.
For dinner, I had the Grilled Chicken with Bean and Cheese Burrito. It was good, but I have to confess I felt a little disappointed compared to the other 5-star dinners I had been enjoying on this meal plan. This was half of a burrito, which I couldn't call "generously stuffed." The sides were okay, but I would have preferred a dinner similar to the others I had on this plan.
Overall, I would say I was surprised at the quality and taste of the DineWise Diet breakfast menu. I do not normally recommend buying breakfast with diet delivery services, but this one was above average. My trayed lunches were also above average, in my opinion, and would be very convenient for anyone taking lunch to their office. The dinners I had on this meal plan were above average from other diet programs. The portions were excellent, which is a credit to the healthy meal planning of the company. I recommend this diet meal delivery service.
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.
DineWise has over 45 years of experience providing both gourmet and nutritional meals to customers. DineWise Diet meals are nutritionally balanced prepared meals, created and prepared by their Master Chefs.
Oatmeal with Cinnamon Apples and Toasted Almonds
Cheese Lasagna with Meat Sauce with Spinach and Carrots
Grilled Chicken Breast with White and Wild Rice and String Beans Almondine
7 Grain Waffle and Yogurt with Blueberry Compote
Almond Crusted Flounder with Vegetable Rice and Broccoli
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with White and Wild Rice and Pureed Caulilower
Cholestrol Free Omelet with Sausage and Apple Blueberry Compote
Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta and String Beans
Blackened Catfish with White and Wild Rice and Broccoli
Spinach and Mushroom Omelete with Cheese
Sliced Turkey Breast with Roast Red Potatoes and Broccoli
Tomato Basil Omelet with Sausage and Berries
Potato Crusted Pollock with Stewed Tomatoes and Mac and Cheese
Grilled Chicken with Bean and Cheese Burrito
On the day I purchased my DineWise Diet meal plan, they were offering 30% off select packages, so I grabbed this one up.
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I purchased a 5-Day DineWise Diet meal plan for $179.99. It included five days of breakfast, lunch and dinner. My 30% savings was $53.99, so my total price for the package was $126, making each meal worth $8.40. I did add some Colorado Prime Steaks and Home Bistro meals to my order too, which gave me free shipping. I do not calculate the cost of shipping in my food reviews, but I did get even more value from free shipping. I also received four free meals with my order.
Most of my meals arrived in trays and I was impressed with the effort DineWise puts into making sure their meals arrive in excellent condition. There were no cracked trays or broken seals. In fact, the clear film they use to cover the trays is the thickest I have seen, and an improvement I noticed since my last order.
I saved 30% ($54) on this meal plan by subscribing to the DineWise Newsletter.
If you have read any of my other diet meal delivery reviews, you will know I am generally not a fan of prepared breakfasts, mainly because it is hard for me to see the value in a frozen waffle. The DineWise Diet gives you the option of getting meal plans with, or without, breakfast. You can also choose as many meals as you like without committing to a second order.
My diet meal plan started with Oatmeal with Cinnamon Apples and Toasted Almonds. At first, I would not think an oatmeal breakfast was worth $8.40, but this oatmeal was delicious. It is far from any instant oatmeal you might buy at the store, but the real treat was the homemade cinnamon apples. They had a texture and a crunch you can't get from a can.
For lunch, I had the Cheese Lasagna and Meat Sauce with Carrots and Spinach. It is the perfect size for a diet meal, and very tasty. There could have a little more sauce, but this meal was worth $8.40, in my opinion. The spinach and carrots were also good.
For dinner, I had the Grilled Chicken Breast with White and Wild Rice and String Beans Almondine. I use standard-sized plates in my pictures to show you the value of the portion size, and you can see from the picture the amount of food covers the entire place. The chicken breast was a good as any you will have. There are only 26 carbs in the rice, which a credit to their nutritional planning, and the string beans were as crisp as they look vibrant in the picture. Well worth $8.40, in my opinion.
My day began with the 7 Grain Waffle and Yogurt with Blueberry Compote, which was another pleasant surprise for breakfast. The waffle was not one of those frozen ones you can get at the supermarket. It was large and fluffy. The yogurt could have been larger, but it was good, and the blueberry compote was perfectly sweetened. It was a delight to dip the waffle into.
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For lunch, I had the Almond Crusted Flounder with Vegetable Rice and Broccoli, which was absolutely spot on! Flounder is not an item that appears on too many meal delivery menus, so this was a treat to experience.
I decided to bake the meal instead of microwave it, and my patience was rewarded with a crispy crust and a moist piece of fish.
The rice was good too, but the broccoli was prepared with cheese and bread crumbs - an old Italian recipe. I thought it was very nice touch for a meal of this price.