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I was away from the computer most of the day yesterday, so I apologize for not getting a chance to post this week’s Surviving Cancer’s Factor 75 meals list a bit sooner. The plan was to only be away for a few hours, but it ended up turning into an almost full day event, and by the time I got home, it was well after 4 PM, and I had zero energy to formulate the thoughts needed to write out this post. If you’ve been following my blog, you probably know that this is our third shipment from this meal delivery service, and I have to say, we have loved all the meals so far. There have been chicken and beef dishes, and next week’s order will have some pork and seafood. Everything is pre-portioned, and pre-cooked, which makes weeknight meals quick and easy.
Even with all the prep work I would do beforehand for the Pinterest recipes I would pick out, many times the final cooking would fall to hubby, and some meals ended up requiring a lot more time and effort than initially thought. This delay caused us to eat well after 7 PM on most nights. By switching to the Factor 75 meals, we now eat at a reasonable time, and gone is indigestion from laying down and going to sleep not long after eating.
Again, there are no meal duplicates from either our November 20, 2018, or November 6, 2018, orders. I’m still experimenting with all that the Factor 75 meal delivery service has to offer. But enough of my rambling. In no particular order, here are the choices for the week of November 27, 2018.
Surviving Cancer’s Factor 75 Meals Edition – November 27, 2018:
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breast:
This dish just happened to be the meal we ate last night. And before I even talk about anything else, I have to say I LOVED the Garlic Parmesan Zoodles. It was nothing but cheesy goodness that made me forget I was eating zucchini noodles and not traditional pasta.
Having made my zoodles in the past, I’m still not even sure how they got their zoodles so thin, but it doesn’t matter, because the noodles alone would make me order this dish again.
The chicken had the same sauce on top, but for some reason, all I could focus on was the zoodles. A side of nutritious green beans and tomatoes, which is a slightly different veggie side than we’re accustomed to accompanied the chicken. It’s rare that I find myself writing this post, after I have tried one of the dishes, but I will say we will definitely be reordering this one again in the future.
Chicken Fingers and Cauliflower Mac:
This dish is a perfect example of how our portion sizes had grown way out of control. A few months ago, we had stopped for a quick dinner before our Friday night bowling league for some Popeye’s Chicken. My husband and I each had a 5-piece tender meal along with fries and a biscuit. I got about halfway through my tenders before I found myself so full, that I couldn’t eat another bite.
Needless to say our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, because the Factor 75 meal at the right, is how much chicken we really should be eating in one serving.
The chicken is accompanied by a serving of green beans, and the cauliflower mac, which should be an exciting experiment. I LOVE mac n cheese, so if there is a healthier version that offers the taste of mac n cheese without the guilt, then I’m all for it.
Factor Burger and Parsnip Fries:
We had first tried one of the burgers back in our November 6th order, but that one was accompanied by broccoli and a tomato bacon chutney. This dish is accompanied by pickles, which no burger should be without, a paleo mayo, and parsnip fries.
Having had previous experience with the sweet potato fries from Factor 75, I will warn you, that if you’re looking for fries that are crispy, like the ones from your favorite fast food joint, then you may be a bit disappointed.
I’m not exactly sure how they prepare their fries, but I’m guessing they’re oven baked, which allows them to retain all the flavor and nutrients, but also can result in a fry that is a bit limp. This does not bother me in the least, as the fries that accompany many of the Factor 75 meals are better for me, than the deep-fried versions.
Grilled Chicken Gyro Plate:
Having experimented last week with a Gyro pizza from our local pizza house, I was curious to see what a healthy Gyro plate would look like. While the pizza was something that was unexpected yet grew on you, the more you ate, it is in no way something I would eat on a weekly basis.
Grilled chicken, wild rice, a fresh serving of salsa, classified as Greek salad, make up this dish, and of course, no Gyro meal would be complete without a serving of tzatziki sauce.
We don’t normally eat a lot of Greek-inspired dishes, so I can’t wait to try this one out.
I had my hopes up that I might get another thermal bag with this week’s shipment, but no such luck. I guess they figured that I received one with my last delivery, and there would not be a need for another one any time soon.
This was our third Factor 75 meals delivery, and the fact that we keep ordering should tell you how much we love this service. I’ll admit that the meals don’t exactly look identical to the stock photos on the website, but this is before reheating and plating, which Factor 75 HIGHLY recommends for best enjoyment. Since we do eat with our eyes as well as our mouths, and if something isn’t pleasing to the eye, then you may trick yourself into thinking something is not as good as it really is.
I know I’ve said it before, but I need to get around to posting the detailed review of my last two orders. The Thanksgiving holiday got in the way, and I haven’t quite been feeling like myself, so blogging has been on the back burner. Most likely I will combine the first two shipments into one post, so stay tuned for that.
If you’re ready to jump off the fence and try these means for yourself, I can gift you $20 off your first Factor 75 order when you place your order via my Factor 75 link. You get $20, and Factor 75 will gift me $20 off my next order just for sharing their service with you.
Factor 75 meals are not classified by meal. Instead, they offer a variety of options every week. Most dishes can be used for either lunch or dinner, but there are a few breakfast type dishes in the list, for those who need help with starting the day off right. Orders are finalized on Wednesday nights and billed on Thursday, and you can skip a week any time you like, just as long as it’s done before the order cutoff time.
I hope you consider giving Factor 75 a try. Their meals have been a lifesaver in our home, and they’re the perfect option for maintaining clean eating habits, no matter how busy your life gets.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below.
Till Next Time!