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Diet To Go! Pre Made Meal Company

 

Diet-to-go-logo“Enjoy your personalized selection of healthy, delicious and ready-to-eat meals,
directly from our chef’s kitchen to your plate.  Rated #1 for taste, our incredible
selection of portion-controlled meals lets you enjoy foods you love, stick to your
plan and reach your goals. We’ll do the work to make sure you always have
something delicious to look forward to.  It’s like having your own personal chef.”

Today I’m very excited to bring you a review from the first meal prep company I have tried/worked with! I have always thought it was a great idea to have well made pre-made meals ready to be heated and consumed similar to those unhealthy frozen TV dinners. Diet To Go comes in and fits the bill perfect.

They not only have one menu, but 3 separate menus. Balance contains well balanced macros and taste without having seafood or vegetarian options. This is the menu I will be reviewing today. They also have a completely vegetarian menu as well as a Diabetic friendly menu as well!

The meals I will be reviewing today are 3 breakfast options, 3 lunch options, and 3 dinner options.

You can find more about DTG at https://diettogo.com/ – right now they have a deal going on for 10% off your first week of orders!

Turkey Burger, Pretzel Roll, Ketchup, Orange & Craisin Salad –

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First thing you think of when you hear Turkey burger is DRY, but not in this case. DTG has brought a good size, moist burger with a nice pretzel bun. The burger itself could use a touch more seasoning, but the burger eats well, and pairs with the pretzel bun very well. Great macro split here for a lunch/dinner.

Veggie & Cheese Omelet with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

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Absolutely mouth watering smell with this dish. The fire roasted tomatoes really give off such an inviting aroma. Great macros from someone that is following a low carb diet. The omelet was a bit watery and I felt needed some salt and pepper to help make it pop a bit more, but overall not to bad of a dish and plenty of veggies to go with.

Spinach Quesadilla, Black Bean & Mint Salad, Asparagus Spears – 

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What a combination for the bean salad! That was a new one for me, and something I am going to remember! Extremely refreshing, lite, good combo of flavors, but I felt like it was just missing that last little bit of pop to make it outstanding. Quesadilla was great size and loved the flavor combo, but needed to be slightly stronger in flavor.

Macaroni and Cheese, Carrot Coins, Broccoli –

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My nephew was around when I was trying out a few meals and this was definitely his favorite! The little man just couldn’t put the fork down! Big tender shells smothered in a creamy cheese sauce, what’s not to love? Very surprised and pleased at the overall macros and the amount of protein that’s in the dish for it just being mac n cheese. The noodles were cooked perfectly, but I just felt the mac needed a bit more overall flavor increase. Still yummy though.

Chicken Pesto Salad, Whole Wheat Roll –

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I wish I would of got a picture of this! I thought I did, but I couldn’t find it so just trust me on this one when I say that the Pesto salad had great chunks of chicken, creamy, good size portion, good overall flavor, and not to strong of pesto flavor. Absolutely great cold salad. The roll was a touch sweet, but also just a touch dry, but I thought the roll and salad paired well together. This salad would also go great on toasted bread or with crackers!

Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich, Tropical Fruit Salad –

IMG_3179IMG_3273I unfortunately I only got a picture of the fruit salad for this dish. The Egg sammy was a bit small in my opinion and needed more flavor. Overall flavor was a bit bland. The tropical salad on the other hand was delicious. Great mix of all the fruits you would expect to be in a tropical mix.

Breakfast Pizza and Spiced Apples – 

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One of my favorites! Hearty sized serving with good amount of toppings. Great and generous cheese coating. I heated my pizza in the oven which I would highly recommend to make this taste the best. I felt the crust could of gotten crispier, but it was very soft and fluffy texture, so not bad just was expecting something a bit crispier. Overall flavor wasn’t terrible but I thought a bit of Italian seasoning would do wonders here. Apples where delicious and a great pairing, the only issue I found was a few lingering apple cores on a few pieces that made for a bad mouth feel and had to spit it out.

Turkey Picadillo, Brown Rice Pilaf, Apricot Glazed Asparagus –

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This was my favorite dish! Great glaze and nice cook on the asparagus to start. The Turkey also had great flavor, abundant, and a good mix of meat, rice, beans, and extras. I felt this dish also had one of the best macro splits to be had. I would definitely eat this again.

Thai Turkey Tenderloin, Stir Fry Rice, Green Bean Medley –

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The tenderloin had overall good flavor and spice to it. Tomatoes were plump and juicy, and the green beans were cooked well. They still had some of their crunch left to them, which is what I’m looking for. For me the rice had a little to much soy in it, and took over the other flavors inside the rice. I felt everything but the rice could of had a bit more salt to it.

Overall I really enjoyed the content I got from DTG and with a few minor seasonings they are doing a fantastic job at providing a well balanced, well portioned, macro friendly, quick, and convenient meals to people that are looking for an avenue to explore when they are short on time but want to get in quality nutrition.

Here are a few other pages you might like!

Caramel Apple Shooters

Protein Puppy Chow!

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

The Big 3

Quick + Healthy Halo Top Milkshakes

Shy away from dessert drinks because they’re loaded with calories? Have no fear, check these recipes to save the waste-line and still party. .

Quick and easy Healthy Milkshake 101:
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1 pint Mint Chip @halotopcreamery
8 oz Almond milk(or milk of choice)
15g @oreo Cereal
Blend together. Pour into glass of choice. Feel free to drizzle @waldenfarmsinternational chocolate sauce in glass as well. Top with Fat free cool whip and reduced fat Oreo. .
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Whole milkshake – under 400 cal and over 20g of protein. Add some Creme De Menthe and you got yourself a protein packed grasshopper 😎😎👨🏻‍🍳 Want to kick it up some more, add a scoop of muscletech cookies and creme!

or how about,

Fat free vanilla ice cream, almond milk, and Bailey’s Irish cream makes for a delicious low fat dessert. Throw a piece of protein CnC cheesecake and your set. Less than 7g of fat here. Recipe for CnC Cheesecake

or even this,

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3/4 pint @halotopcreamery CnC,
Splash of milk,
At least 2 shots of Irish creme 😉(I’m from Wisconsin so it’s gotta be strong)
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Blend together. Pour into a glass and cut stir sticks out of a dark chocolate seat salt @detourbar bar, sprinkle some cookie crumbs on top and your set!👌

Here are some things you might need!

Oreo Os Cereal – 1lb 3oz Box (Pack of 2)
Halo Top Ice Cream Pint, Mint Chip, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Oreo Reduced Fat Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 14.3 Ounce (Pack of 12)
Halo Top Ice Cream Pint, Cookies & Cream, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8)
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Cookies and Cream, 4.00 pounds
Detour Simple Whey Protein Bar, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond, 1.1 Ounce, 9 Count
Walden Farms Chocolate Flavored Syrup 12 fl oz

Here are a few pages you might like!

Maple Pumpkin Muffins w/ White Chocolate

Eat more Food, Lose more weight! Save calories while dieting!

Legendary Foods Review!

 

Protein Coffee 2 ways!

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Getting my caffeine fix for the day. Quick, simple, and easy to make! 
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1-2 handfuls of Ice
6-12oz oz Milk/water
1-6oz of cold brew @alphamind_coffee 
1-2 scoops of @muscletech mocha cappuccino whey
@waldenfarmsinternational chocolate sauce optional.
Blend all together and enjoy for a low fat/carb high protein ‘ice coffee’
Amounts vary on how big you want your drink to be.

Or because it’s fall and pumpkin everything is in season, you can try this! 

Blended 2 handfuls of ice with 8-12oz of fresh brewed coffee, a scoop of @muscletech creamer, and a dash of cinnamon. Perfection👌I typically like black coffee, so this wasn’t overpowering with sweetness. 

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Here are some things you might need!

 

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Mocha Cappuccino, 4 Pound
AlphaMind Vitamin Coffee Pumpkin Spice – The Best Light Roast Coffee With Added Vitamins and Minerals
Walden Farms Chocolate Flavored Syrup 12 fl oz

Here are a few pages you might like!

Protein Puppy Chow!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

The Big 3

 

 

Caramel Apple Shooters

Fall has some of the best flavors in my opinion. Pumpkin, Apple, caramel, cinnamon, who doesn’t love that? Extremely easy breakfast/snack/dessert idea for you today! Caramel Apple Shooters!
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1. Mix 1 svg favorite yogurt (I used plain GY) with 1 oz maple @waldenfarmsinternational and 1 scoop cinnamon @muscletech

2. In a separate bowl mix 2 svg SF Apple pie filling with caramel @waldenfarmsinternational syrup. Make sure the apples are broke into small pieces.

3. Later some yogurt into your glass, then apples. Repeat until your out of mixture. Place cut up Apple cinnamon @detourbarand a splash more of caramel sauce on top.

4. Devour! .
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Hope you all enjoy!! .

Here are some things you might need!

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Cinnamon Swirl, 4 Pound
Wilderness No Sugar Added Pie Filling, Apple (1 20 oz. can)
Walden Farms Caramel Syrup Calorie Free
Detour Smart Gluten Free Oatmeal Bar, Apple Cinnamon, 1.3 Ounce, 9 Count

Here are some pages you might like!

Muscletech Protein Cookies

Blueberry Oat Bake

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

 

Muscletech Protein Cookies

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In case you have been living under a rock, or no where near fitness related shops/people and haven’t had the chance yet to hear about some of the best protein cookies on the market, then stick around. Muscletech went to work in the lab to bring you some of the highest quality baked protein cookies in the game today. Better macros, texture, and flavor than many of its competitors. I highly recommend looking into these especially if your a fan of Len and Larry’s or BuffBake, as I find these to be much better options.

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@muscletech triple chocolate cookie review .
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350 cal / 9f / 49c / 18p .
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92g cookie so fairly decent size here. Roughly the weight of 1.5 quest bars. Chocolate base cookie with chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle for a delicious looking treat. This cookie is also gluten free, no artificial flavors or colors. Smells very faint of chocolate. I warmed it up just a tad for some soft texture appeal😉 Good chew to it and texture is pretty solid. Just a small bit of a grainy feel well chewing. This cookie didn’t have the strongest chocolate flavor so that could be improved but overall flavor was still enjoyable to eat. So far my ratings are CCCD, PB, TC
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Overall – 7/10 .

MuscleTech Protein Cookie – Triple Chocolate

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@muscletech chocolate chip cookie review
350 cal / 9f / 49c / 18 p .
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92g cookie so roughly the weight of 1.5 protein bars, so macros are slightly justified. Nice to see lower fat in the cookie compared to LnL. Tan cookie about the size of my palm, drizzled with chocolate, and chocolate chips throughout the cookie. Aroma here is of a nice chocolate. I warmed it up and man was that a good idea. Chocolate just started to melt slightly and gave it a great warmed cookie taste. I thought texture here was great. Soft baked cookie is a great description. @muscletechnailed this IMO. Chewy, Soft, and chocolaty, all the things I want in my cookie. Definitely can’t recommend this enough. .
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Overall – 9/10

MuscleTech Soft Baked Whey Protein Cookie, Chocolate Chip, Gluten-Free, 3.25-ounce (Pack of 6 – 92g)

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Peanut butter is my second favorite flavor of the MT cookies(depending on when I try the Bday cake!). Peanut butter base with a chocolate drizzle. Absolutely delicious when warmed up in the microwave. Just a slight bit of dry/grainy texture to it. Would like to see just a bit more PB come through.

8/10

MuscleTech Soft Baked Whey Protein Cookie, Peanut Butter, Gluten-Free, 3.25-ounce (Pack of 6 – 92g)
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I haven’t had the chance to try this flavor yet as it’s brand new but I will report back when I do!

MuscleTech Soft Baked Whey Protein Cookie, Birthday Cake, Gluten-Free, 3.25-ounce (Pack of 6 – 92g)

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Protein Puppy Chow!

Maple Pumpkin Muffins w/ White Chocolate

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

Protein Puppy Chow!

As a kid I can still remember getting excited whenever someone said their mom made puppy chow for the class. That sugary coating, delicious peanut butter, and then the crunch of the crisp cereal. What a fantastic dessert. Fast forward to the adult years, and the love hasn’t changed, but the effect on my waistline does. One day I was standing in the kitchen looking at my box of Oreo cereal and decided it was time to make a healthier protein packed  puppy chow.  This recipe is extremely easy and time saving with minimal ingredients and equipment needed. 

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Macros: 8 servings

Calories – 230

Fat – 7.5g

Carbs – 32.4g

Protein – 8.8g

Ingredients:

84g Semi Sweet Chocolate

60g Honey

60g Favorite Peanut Butter 

120g Favorite cereal

2 Scoops Muscletech Vanilla Whey 

34g Powdered peanut butter 

Large zip-lock bag

Instructions:

  1. Melt  semi sweet chocolate,  honey,  peanut butter(I used biscoff😍) in a large bowl.
  2. Once melted, mix the chocolate mixture together.
  3. Place your cereal into the bowl with the  and mix well fully covering the cereal .
  4. Place your protein and powered peanut butter in a large zip-lock bag and mix.
  5. Pour in cereal mixture, close the bag and shake! Shake until all powder has been incorporated on the cereal.
  6. Pour into a bag and devour!! 

Here are a few things you might need! 

 MuscleTech Premium Gold 100% Whey Protein, Premium Whey Protein Powder, Instantized and Ultra Clean 100% Whey Protein, Vanilla Ice Cream, 2.2 Pounds

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Bundle, 16 oz (Pack of 2)

Hershey’s Sugar Free Semi-Sweet Baking Chips – 8 oz – 2 pk

Epic Spreads Nut Butter (White Chocolate Peanut Cashew Coconut)

Here are a few other great pages!

Maple Pumpkin Muffins w/ White Chocolate

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread 

 

 

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

Sometimes you just don’t want to turn the oven on. Sometimes you don’t want to have to deal with multiple bowls, utensils, and all the other usual hustle and bustle there is with baking.  I was in that mood today so I decided I would make something no bake and use the freezer instead of the oven. 

In this recipe we are going back to all the great flavor combinations. I put banana, peanut butter, chocolate, honey, and oats all into one dense, chewy, power packed protein treat. IMG_2596

Macros: (per slice, makes 9)

Calories – 311

Fat – 8.7 g

Carbs – 43.2 g

Protein – 18.3 g

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Bar Ingredients:

320g Old Fashion Oats

3 Scoops Muscletech Vanilla Whey

35g Powdered  Peanut Butter

14g Coconut Oil melted

30g Honey

350g Banana (mashed)

Pinch of sea salt (optional)

 Chocolate Layer Ingredients:

22g Chocolate Muscletech Whey 

14g Melted Coconut oil

48g Melted Chocolate Chips

35g Powdered Peant butter

30g-50g Walden Farms 0 cal Chocolate Syrup  

Instructions:

1. In a food processor place in all of your bar ingredients and blend until combined.  

2. Once blended together, pour batter into a 8×8 or 9×9 pan that has been sprayed and lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly. 

3. In a separate bowl combine all of your chocolate topping ingredients and mix. To melt chocolate chips the quick way, just put your oil in a small bowl with them and microwave in short bursts till melted. Some new microwaved even have melt options! 

4. Pour Chocolate topping over the oat layer spreading evenly. 

5. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours, but I waited a good 6 before cracking into mine! 

6. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy! I like them cold right out of the freezer! They are fantastic with some peanut butter spread over them! 

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Here are some things you might need! 

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Bundle, 16 oz (Pack of 2)
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Milk Chocolate, 3.97 pounds
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Vanilla, 3.97 Pound (1.80 Kg)
Quaker oats, old fashioned, 2 5 lb. bags, 100+ servings 10-lb
Nestle TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels 11.5 oz. Bag
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce
Pyrex Basics 8.1″ Square (2 quart)
Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Square Cake Pan, Gray

Here are a few other pages you might like!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

The Big 3

Blueberry Oat Bake

MuscleTech Banana Bliss! 

Check out my latest recipe video! High Protein Pudding!