I know I’m not alone in feeling like I’m always on the go and there’s never enough time to slow down and put some thought and effort into grocery shopping, menu planning, and meal prepping. I LOVE the idea of it, but it’s the reality that seems out of arm’s reach, insert Meal Prep Sunday San Diego. By the way, did I mention they have free delivery?
If this sounds familiar, it’s because I posted a blog about the same company last year and I’m excited to try it out again. For this post, I’ll be talking about the meals I ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for three days. Two of the meals were duplicated for my own personal preferences. For breakfast, I chose three different options: Breakfast Cheesecake, Breakfast Burger, and Miniature Omelets.
On day 1, I started my day with the Breakfast Cheesecake. I found that I liked it better than I thought I would. This cheesecake is made with cottage cheese, which I don’t care for because of its texture, but I was pleasantly surprised with its smooth consistency. It was light and airy and reminiscent of a standard cheesecake topped with some fresh blueberries and a side of berry puree. The sauce had a yogurt kind of tang to it which balanced really well with the cheesecake. On a side note, I feel that it’s important to document the sustainability of the meals, so I’ll be mentioning the times I ate each one. I ate this cheesecake at 10:30 am.
When I ordered the Spinach Scalloped with Ground Turkey and Brown Rice, I thought I would be getting ground turkey and rice with a side of spinach (Popeye’s favorite!). The ground turkey and rice mixture with cheese was wrapped in spinach, almost like a pinwheel, which was pretty neat. The accompanying sauce by itself I didn’t think I liked- but it paired really well with the ground turkey and spinach. I ate this for lunch at about 1:30 pm.
That meal lasted me hours and I didn’t eat dinner until 7:30 pm! Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite Indian dish! There’s something comforting about a big warm bowl of chicken and chickpeas drowning in tikka masala sauce with some garlic naan and basmati rice. Meal Prep Sunday Dan Diego created a healthy version of this amazing dish! This meal had an herb loaded chicken breast, paired with brown rice, fresh green beans, and a side of sauce. Strangely, I didn’t miss my usual naan with this meal, but I would have loved more sauce; for me, it’s mostly about the sauce and the reason I devour soo much naan with this dish usually is because the naan serves as a vessel to eat more sauce! Lol 😂
I feel confident in saying that I’m not the only person that eats due to boredom or convenience. By the end of day 1, I realized that I hadn’t snacked all day, which is highly unusual for me. And I will admit that I ended my night with some mint chip ice cream, but I mean it was mint chip, can you blame me?!
Mini omelet cups are the new trendy thing, and I’m definitely not mad about it! With this breakfast meal, I got four types of miniature omelets: bacon and cheese, ham and cheese, broccoli and cheese, and a mixed veggie and cheese. I ate these at about 8:30 am, and they were certainly a winner for me. I bypassed the sauce for these, but I did eat the side cup of yogurt.
For lunch, at about 1 pm, I had Mexican Chipotle Grilled Chicken with brown rice and asparagus. I was hesitant about this sauce due to a bit of a kick, but when I mixed it with the chicken and rice, it was just the right amount of heat and flavor. This chicken breast was fully seasoned and came accompanied with the brown rice and asparagus. Again, I was surprised by how filling it was.
Despite craving French fries earlier in the day, I still managed to avoid snacking. For me, this is a strong motivation to choose meal prep. It makes me feel like my time is spent more efficiently when I don’t have to shop or waste food that I’m not eating and spend excess time planning and preparing. The reward is portion control and eating healthier.
I really had to force myself to eat dinner around 7:15 pm since I wasn’t feeling hungry. This Herb Butter Steak with red potatoes and broccoli was my favorite meal! The steak was tender and full of flavor with herb butter and chives. I love chives! The broccoli and red potatoes are two of my favorite side dishes and they were perfect with the steak. This meal left me feeling completely satisfied for the evening and ready for day three of my meal prep week.
For my last breakfast, I had the Breakfast Burger at about 10:15 am. I had to remove the layer of mushrooms hiding on top of my burger (mushrooms, yuck!), but I really loved having yams in lieu of a bun! I actually eat a lot of sweet potatoes/yams with my eggs at home, so this was right on par for me. The burger patty had a lot of delicious seasoning. The perfect bite with this meal was getting egg, bacon, burger, chives, cheese, and yams all together, so yummy! I bypassed the sauce for this one again, but of course, I ate the cup of vanilla yogurt.
Around 3 pm, still not hungry, I heated up my lunch. I ate my second Ground Turkey with Spinach meal. At first glance, it almost looks like a stuffed pepper. The first bite reminded me of how much I enjoyed this meal the first time around and equally as much the second time. This meal is a true winner for me and something I would normally eat too.
At about 7:15 pm, I warmed up my last dinner, the chicken tikka masala again. Wooooo this one packed a PUNCH! This is the same lunch I had yesterday but the pepper game was stronger in this meal. Despite being slightly on fire, I still would have loved more sauce for this dish, all day every day!
Ultimately I love being a customer of Meal Prep Sunday San Diego for the following reasons:
Minimizes/ cuts out snacking!
Balanced meals that are sustaining fuel for the body!
No food waste!
More time in your day!
So, what do you think? Is Meal Prep Sunday San Diego a good idea for you? If you decide to give them a try, use code: sandiegofoodgirl20 for 20% off your first order!
Until next time, happy eating!