First Impression: Plated Food Delivery Subscription

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I got my first Plated box yesterday and I couldn’t wait to dig in!

First, what the heck is Plated? I hadn’t heard of it before, either. But, I got sent a promo for two free meals and couldn’t resist trying it.

Basically it’s a box of fresh groceries that is delivered to your door based on a pre-determined delivery schedule and serving size. The ingredients themselves are fresh, antibiotic/hormone free meats, sustainable sea food, and local whenever possible. The recipes are designed by actual chefs. Literally, all you need is to pick your delivery schedule, specify the number of servings you need, decide your menu, and very, very basic cooking skills…they do the rest.

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Blogilates #8WeekHotBody Meal Planning: Week 3!

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I have been following the Google+ page for the #8WeekHotBody challenge every day. I love checking in and seeing how every one is doing. One of the more common comments I see are those of you who slipped up on the meal plan because you were too tired or it was too late or for some reason, the thought of cooking was too much for you. You guys need to prep your meals. Seriously, once you do this, making dinner is as easy as running through any drive through!

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Blogilates #8WeekHotBody Shopping List (with quantities): Week 3!

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Hello, popsters! I’m back with your quantified shopping list for week three. If you’ve looked at the calendar, you’ll notice some repeat recipes like Egg Muffins and Quesadilla. So, you’ll have a lot of these ingredients already! Yah! To save money, try not to get stuck on “types” of things like green apples vs any other or green peppers vs red or fresh herbs vs dried. Just get what is cheapest (or use what you have) and it’ll all be fine!

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Blogilates Shopping List (with quantities): Week Two!

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Here’s your itemized shopping list for Week Two! Casey left out two items this week: spinach, egg whites. You should have some leftovers from ingredients we bought last week, which I’ve also indicated below.

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Blogilates #8weekhotbody Meal Planning: Week Two!

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Hey, popsters! Can I just say how amazing all of your support has been. I wrote last week’s Shopping List and Meal Prep sort of on a whim and, as it turns out, many of you came to check them out! I’ve enjoyed all your comments and +1’s on the group page! So…without further ado…week two! (meant for that to rhyme!)

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Blogilates #8weekhotbody Shopping List: Week 1

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Hey fellow challengers! Cassey’s #8weekhotbody challenge starts in just two days and I know a bunch of you are hitting the food stores to do your shopping this weekend.

Cassey did a great job with her shopping list, but I found it to be a little lacking that quantities were not specified and one ingredient was left off completely. :-/

So, to ensure you have exactly what you need, I’ve written up everything you need to get through the Week One’s yummy recipes!

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Frittata for one!

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photo 3I needed to use up some eggs I had and could think of only one (sort a) healthy way to do that. Frittata! But, I don’t do well with portion control on my own, so I decided I wanted to make them individually sized (and freezable!).

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After scouring the internet (read: Googled for like two seconds) I came across this delicious recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.

I followed the recipe exactly (loved the breakdown of the eggs: 5 whites, 2 whole) and the addition of the turkey sausage. I also threw in some roasted red peppers…just cause.

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And, after just 25 minutes (plus prep time) I have a great little breakfast or even dinner (with a fresh salad).

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Highly recommend this recipe for everyone! Enjoy!