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Time flies, whether you’re having fun or not, and our second order of Factor 75 meals just arrived via FedEx earlier today. Although I haven’t had a chance to write a detailed review of our first Factor 75 order, the fact that we placed another order with this meal delivery service should tell you that we liked them enough to try again.
While we have been doing our very best to try to eat as healthy as possible, the biggest takeaway we had from our first delivery was the fact that our portion sizes had gotten way out of control. Many of the Pinterest recipes that I had found were designed to provide at least four servings, with many recipes offering six or even eight.
Most recipes would give us two, possibly even three meals, which was actually less than the recipe was designed to feed. This usually resulted in my husband filling up the dinner plate, leaving both of us bloated and uncomfortable after eating 1+ serving in one sitting. The Factor 75 meals took up a lot less space on the plate, yet not once were we left feeling hungry after eating. That is when I realized something needed to change for us to finally shed these extra pounds once and for all.
In an effort to try as many meals as possible, this week’s delivery does not contain any duplicates from our previous November 6th Factor 75 meals experiment. I did skip a week in between, because I wanted to first try out all the dishes I had ordered, to ensure everything was satisfactory before ordering again. In no particular order, here are the choices for the week of November 20, 2018.
Surviving Cancer’s Factor 75 Meals Edition – November 20, 2018:
Our last order consisted of mostly meat, so this time around I tried to mix it up with a variety of proteins. Chicken Parmesan has always been one of my all time favorite meals, but since we are trying to do better at cutting out bread and pasta from our diet as much as possible, the Factor 75 Margherita Chicken seemed like a healthy alternative.
This meal consists of chicken breast coated with mozzarella cheese, one of my favorites, and accompanied by a side of quinoa and zucchini. I now noticed that I did not realize that the ingredients also contained red and green bell peppers, to vegetables that we’ve been doing our best to avoid. It seems we have developed an intolerance to this night shade vegetable, so I’m hoping that the small amount that is in this dish doesn’t cause us too much discomfort afterwards.
Spaghetti Squash with Grassfed Ragu:
Pasta has always been one of my all time favorite foods. I would eat it at every single meal if I could, but after suffering from a variety of digestive issues prior to as well as after going through Breast Cancer treatment, my body can no longer handle that much wheat and gluten as it used to.
Spaghetti squash is a healthy alternative to pasta, and we’ve used it quite a lot in our own home cooked recipes, so when I saw the Factor 75 Spaghetti Squash with Grassfed Ragu in the list, I figured it would be a great way to get a pasta-type dish into our diet, without the guilt.
We’ve made our own form of meat sauce in the past, but I’ve never tried an authentic Ragu recipe, so it should be interesting to see how these flavors blend together.
Grilled Chicken & Mac:
If you have been following along with my weekly recipe posts, you probably know that Mac & Cheese is another one of my favorite meals, our homemade version specifically. But it’s another one of the dishes that I can’t eat all the time, so when I found this dish, I knew I had to add it to the list.
As the name implies, the Factor 75 Grilled Chicken & Mac features a grilled chicken breast, and the sides are grilled zucchini, squash, cauliflower and mushrooms. The pasta is actually gluten free, and made from a mix of corn and rice flour, with a cheese sauce. Having been on a gluten free diet in the past, these pastas are actually quite tasty. Most times you won’t even know that it’s not traditional pasta, except for the fact that they tend to absorb more dressing, like those in pasta salads, than their traditional counterparts.
Smoked Pulled Pork:
This was one of those weeks where I actually had a hard time picking only four meals. I think I actually went through the list about a half dozen times in the past week trying to decide on the final choices for the week. After much deliberation, I decided on the Factor 75 Smoked Pulled Pork.
One of our favorite crock pot meals was slow cooker pork carnitas, and this dish uses pasture raised pork with a side of corn and sweet potatoes. We normally serve ours in taco shells, slathered with salsa, sour cream, lettuce, cheese and taco sauce. I’m really curious to see how this healthier version works out. I particularly like the fact that it’s pasture raised pork, and all the ingredients in this dish, as well as the others are organic.
My Free Gift:
I almost forgot to mention this. Included with my order was an insulated Factor 75 grocery bag. The little notecard that was included stated that it should be used to take the healthy meals with you, but this bag will come in quite handy for grocery shopping. It was a pleasant surprised to receive this high quality insulated bag with my order as it was quite unexpected.
This is only our second Factor 75 Meals delivery, and again I am quite happy with everything I have received so far. While it does seem like this shipment got jostled around a little in the delivery truck, everything looks similar to the photos. I especially like the fact that all these meals come pre-portioned, and pre-cooked. All you need to do it heat, plate and then eat. Making this meal delivery service a great choice for busy people, or those who may just want to save time and take the guesswork out of what to have for dinner each night.
If you’re interested in trying the Factor 75 meals for yourself, I can gift you $20 off your first order, just by using my Factor 75 referral link. You can choose from Four, Six, Eight, 12 or 18 meals each week. I selected meals that would work well for us for dinner, but Factor 75 also offers breakfast options like Pumpkin Pancakes, or Paleo Granola. Choices vary from week to week, and you can skip a week at any time. The best part is every single order ships for FREE!
While this is a holiday week, I will be posting an in depth Factor 75 meals review of our first two orders to give you a better idea of how these meals taste, and whether this meal delivery service is worth the money. To make sure you don’t miss out on this, or any of my other recipe posts, make sure to fill out the form below to sign up for my email list.
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Till Next Time!