Day 1 for a better health, I received the package last evening around 7:30PM. No one was at home to receive it, so they left it at the door and it’s very nice of them to gave me a call to confirm on the same.
I was quite excited and nervous at the same time! Excited for a better change, nervous cause I worry the food won’t taste good! I don’t want to pay that much for foods that I will ended up throwing most of it. When I reached home, I excitedly open the bag to check out what’s inside! First of all, the bag looks nice and clean which is a good sign. If the bag is dirty I think I will immediately lose confidence with the cleanliness of the food. I mean I eat with my eyes too!
Inside of the bag contained the following :
Breakfast : Zaatar and Olive Roll, for those who doesn’t know what Zaatar is, it meant thyme in English. In the middle east, they have this dry thyme mixtures that taste not bad, I am not sure exactly what’s inside the mixture but for sure there are sesame seeds. You can buy it from the spices section in supermarket/hypermarket. Whenever you want to have it, all you need to do it’s to add in olive oil to the mixes till it became somehow a paste but slightly runny. You can spread it on the Arabic bread. Taste? I find it slightly sour.. Honestly I am not a big fan of zaatar. But I love it when it’s fresh! I love fresh thyme.. I tried eating it raw, roll it with bread, sprinkle some olive oil and salt. It’s so fragrant and delicious!
How do I like it? Again, I am not a big fan of zaatar so I am not liking it too much but I do like the texture of the bun. Overall not bad, the portion is not big but I expected it.
Snacks : An orange and a yogurt that they provided but I kept the yogurt till after lunch as I always love to have something sweet after my meal.
Lunch : As for appetizer, I had eggplant mouttabal, main meal I had peas, carrots stew with meat and rice. When I saw the quantity of the rice, I almost gonna cry! I am a rice eater!! And they barely give me anything!! But I was like you know what Girlie! Suck it up! Shut up and eat! It’s for your own good! At first I quite hesitate to even try the eggplant mouttabal. Surprisingly enough it tastes quite good! Great flavor. When I saw the stew with meat, the first thing that came to my head was, overcooked meat that I will be chewing like a chewing gum. Again, I am telling you I don’t have high expectation with the foods. All I have in mind is small portion and tasteless food. But NO! Today’s meal proved me wrong! It taste good! I hope this is how the food will taste like for the coming days! The meat was tender, the peas and carrots are not mushy. After my meal, I had the yogurt. To be honest with you, I was full after the lunch.
I reduced my quantity of coffee at work, instead of coffee, I just drink plain water. They even provide me with 2 small bottles of water which I took to the office.
As for dinner, I am trying to have it earlier than usual. The dietician told me that I shouldn’t have anything after 7PM. So today I had really early dinner. I just hope that I won’t die of hunger in the middle of the night! I am trying to follow the strict diet that was planned for me.
Appetizer, Mexican Vermicelli Soup. Finally, there’s something that I seriously can’t finished it up. Not because the quantity is big, but I find it too acidity for me. Will I order it again, probably not.
Main meal : Spaghetti Napolitana. Not bad. I like it because the texture of the pasta is still al dente even though it’s cooked and kept overnight. They even gave me a very small portion of grated parmesan cheese. I want more!! LOL! And as for dessert! YES, we have dessert as well! The dietician asked me if I like desserts and I told her I die for dessert! I need something sweet after each meal!
Dessert : Chocolate Cheese Cake! Can you believe it?? It’s a diet meal?? Chocolate?? Cheesecake??? Seriously? Well it’s not as heavy as the regular cheesecake, and it doesn’t taste exactly like the regular cheese cake but it’s edible and it definitely satisfied my tastebud!
It’s a positive first experience, hope for more to come! Now I am excited for tomorrow because I already know what I am going to have for the coming days!