Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 1 - Potato Wedges and Sliced Beef Steak for Dinner

I fell off the wagon already, sort of. I went to see a movie this afternoon and ate what you usually eat in movie theaters for lunch, which is certainly not one of the menu options. Still, I'm not going to feel guilty about it...I figure if I stick to Nutrisystem 90% of the time and eat regular food when I go out with friends, that'll still be progress.

Here's the dinner update.

Like I said, today, I'm going for the "regular" (not frozen) Nutrisystem food. I chose the "Wedged Potato with Sliced Beef Steak" as the first meal.

This is what the picture on the box looked like. Pretty good, huh?

This is what it looks like out of the box. Not so good, huh? At first I was a little thrown off that this was a plastic tray that didn't need to be frozen or refrigerated, but as I looked carefully at the package, it's sealed very, very tightly so the food inside is vacuum sealed and kept fresh naturally like canned food. It's actually more like a military MRE (meal ready to eat) than a TV dinner.

So how did it taste? Actually, you might be surprised to hear that once it was heated up, it was not bad at all, although admittedly I made sure not to go in with super-high expectations. There were potato slices, real chunks of beef, corn, and gravy. It tasted just like beef stew.
I cooked up some broccoli too (since fresh vegetables is an important part of this diet, I'd strongly recommend a cookbook my sister gave me called Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone). There's a recipe for broccoli tossed with red pepper flakes and a little parmesan cheese which is out of this world. According to the back of the book, I'm allowed to eat two portions of 1/2 cup each, so I dished myself up a cup of broccoli.

I still have a fruit to eat (it'll be an orange) and a snack, but overall I'd say I was very, very satisfied with today's meal. Tomorrow will be frozen food, and I am looking forward to it!


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