Review: Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 1

As I said in the introduction to my Bodychef trial, the plan starts at Tuesday dinnertime, and tonight’s dinner (and my first introduction to the food from Bodychef) was vegetarian korma (207 cals), quinoa (0 cals – I’m assuming that’s a mistake?) and salad (7 cals), with fresh mango and pineapple (83 cals) for dessert.

I’ve got to admit, when I saw the titchy tiny bag of quinoa, I thought I was going to starve.

Bodychef vegetarian meal plan
Tuesday’s dinner, including dessert

Still, I needn’t have worried about Bodychef trying to starve me as I can never remember how to cook quinoa, so I Googled, boiled it up and managed to burn it.

Crispy quinoa is surprisingly nice
Crispy quinoa is surprisingly nice

Although I burnt the quinoa, it’s surprisingly nice crispy – and I’m not just saying that to make me look slightly less hopeless. I wouldn’t usually microwave anything except soup but decided that, as this has all been sent to me for convenience, I’d make it mega-convenient and put the curry in the microwave as instructed, for 2-3 minutes (you can also put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes). The korma – which, as far as I could make out, consisted of green beans, lentils, red pepper and sweet potato – was a bit gungy but that could be because it had been in the microwave. The taste was pleasant enough though.

The fresh and crispy salad – which was your average leaves/carrot/cucumber/tomato combo – despite it not being something I’d usually serve with curry, went well and filled me up.

As I’m not much of a dessert person, I saved the fresh mango and pineapple to have as a smoothie for the next day’s breakfast.

Day 1 conclusion

Food was fresh and a generous size. Crispy quinoa nice. Salad goes with curry. Didn’t go to bed hungry.

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Related posts:
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Introduction
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 2
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 3
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 4
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 5
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 6
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 7
Bodychef Vegetarian Diet Plan – Day 8 – Final Day

 

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