For the past four weeks I have been eating amazing home-delivered meals from a company called Fighter Food. For those of you wondering what 'Fighter Food' is, they are a door-to-door weekly meal service founded by brother and sister chef duo, Simon and Lucy, specifically to aid people on their journey to becoming the healthiest, happiest version of themselves.
I don't know about you but when it comes to food I have the willpower of a sausage and as a result I end up killing myself in the gym, wasting hours of my time because my diet is all wrong. And the thing is I actually like healthy food, I just seem to be on the go 24/7 and never have the time to spend cooking even though I should be making it a priority - because we all know losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Anyway long story short, Fighter Food came highly recommended to me and I thought I would give it a bash to at least give me some sort of head start on the road to operation Charlotte from Geordie Shore for summer.
I had a look on the website and found many different meal plans and options available to suit everyones needs and I opted for Meal Plan One which includes 6 lunches and 6 dinners for €95. Now before everyone starts jumping the gun thinking that's a rip-off, think about this... I didn't spend any money on food during the week aside from this €95. Also, for someone who used to spend at least €20 a day on food and junk prior to this, I'm actually saving money.
Now another thing people are probably thinking is, is the food even nice? I have tasted everything on the menu as far as lunches and dinners go and the sheer quality of the presentation alone never mind the taste totally gives away the fact that both chefs have trained in Michelin star restaurants in the UK and France. Everything is made from fresh, unfrozen ingredients. Another amazing thing about the online menu is that all ingredients and nutritional value of each meal are clearly labeled. Your weekly meals are delivered in bulk on a Saturday and you need to leave 3 days worth in the fridge and freeze the other 3 days worth. Meals need to be defrosted 24 hours prior to consumption.
So I am going to run through what a typical weeks worth of food would look like, plus the nutritional value and ingredients of each meal, should you choose to opt for the same meal plan as me.
For Lunch: Super Food Salad
Grilled chicken or turkey on a bed of quinoa, bulgur wheat, chickpea, tomato and green peas in a light mint dressing.
Calories: 334, Carbs: 35%, Protein, 43%, Fat: 22%
For Dinner: Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder
Slow roasted lamb shoulder wrapped in parmaham, served with roast sweet potato, ratatouille, French beans, carrots and peas, drizzled with a rosemary jus.
Calories: 535, Carbs: 24%, Protein: 37%, Fat: 39%
For Lunch: Moroccan Style Cous Cous
Grilled chicken or turkey on a bed of cous cous flavoured with cumin, roast peppers, red onion, coriander, raisins and courgette.
Calories: 366, Carbs: 35%, Protein: 36%, Fat: 12%
For Dinner: Cottage Pie
Lean beef mince in a rich gravy topped with sweet potato mash, served with French beans, carrots and peas.
Calories: 365, Carbs: 26%, Protein: 42%, Fat: 32%
For Lunch today: Mediterranean Style Chickpea Salad
Grilled chicken on a bed of chickpeas, peppers, red onion, ginger, coriander and mint in a light soy and sesame dressing.
Calories: 360, Carbs: 18%, Protein: 42%, Fat: 40%
For Dinner: Cajun Style Chicken
Breast of chicken marinated in Cajun spices served with wholegrain rice & a fragrant yellow pepper and coconut sauce.
Calories: 360, Carbs: 41%, Protein: 46%, Fat: 13%
For Lunch: Asian Veg & Brown Rice Salad
Grilled chicken or turkey on a bed of brown rice, sliced carrots, baby corn, peppers, mange tout, red onion, ginger, coriander and mint in a light soy and sesame dressing.
Calories: 273, Carbs: 35%, Protein: 43%, Fat: 22%
For Dinner: Tender Beef & Coconut Curry
Slow cooked tender beef, in a tomato and mixed pepper curry sauce finished with coconut milk served with wholegrain rice
Calories: 452, Carbs: 36%, Protein: 29%, Fat: 35%
For Lunch: Mexican Style Chopped Salad
Cajun chicken or turkey on a bed of shredded red and white cabbage, radish, sweetcorn, cucumber and red onion tossed in a chilli, lime and coriander dressing.
Calories: 274, Carbs: 7%, Protein: 44%, Fat: 49%
For Dinner: Grilled Turkey Burger
Lightly spiced grilled lean turkey burger served with caramelised gravy, roast sweet potato, French beans, carrots and peas.
Calories: 366, Carbs: 34%, Protein: 39%, Fat: 26%
For lunch: Baby Leaf Salad
Cajun chicken or turkey on a bed of baby leafs, fresh herbs, cherry tomato, cucumber & mixed nuts served with a balsamic dressing.
Calories: 236, Carbs: 4%, Protein: 51%, Fat: 45%
For Dinner: Tandoori Style Grilled Lamb Burger
Lean grilled lamb mince marinated with curry spice, ginger, mint and coriander served with mint yoghurt, roast sweet potato, ratatouille, French beans, carrots and peas.
Calories: 395, Carbs: 33%, Protein: 25%, Fat: 42%
So what do you think? Will you be giving something like Fighter Food a shot on the road to ultimate babe body? I think this service is especially appealing for people like me who have hectic lifestyles, who are on the go 24/7 and who constantly make bad food choices but desperately want to get in shape. For me, €95 isn't maintainable on an on-going basis but is definitely a realistic price to pay for a couple of weeks to at least kick-start your operation summer body and to give you inspiration for future at home healthy cooking options.