Bistro MD {Review + Giveaway}

I'm so happy to be able to share Bistro MD with you today! If you've ever wanted to try meal home-delivery, this company offers the best of the best! Bistro MD offers those of us who are totally somewhat cooking challenged the opportunity to eat delicious diet-minded foods in correct portion sizes. Perfect!



"With BistroMD you can stop worrying about eating less and focus on eating better.

BistroMD is like having a chef, dietitian and a weight management physician right in your kitchen. Our meals are cooked by our chefs and are made with real, quality ingredients. Every recipe is prepared to Dr. Cederquist’s strict nutritional guidelines to ensure that it contains the proper nutritional balance. Plus we offer free dietitian support to help you reach your weight loss goals.

With our expert knowledge you can say goodbye to grocery shopping, chopping, cooking and cleaning and enjoy healthy and delicious meals that are conveniently delivered to you."
Each meal from Bistro MD is physician-designed to give you the right balance of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats needed to lose weight safely, effectively, and most important, deliciously. Most of the meal plans aim to include 1100-1400 calories daily, giving you enough goodies to keep you full and fortified but not overloaded.

I got to try out a day's worth of meals from Bistro MD, and I've been nothing short of amazed at how good everything is!
Breakfast: Cream cheese-filled mixed berry crepes and turkey sausage patties. Sweet and savory!
Lunch: Broccoli and beef. Extremely fresh broccoli and fried rice, love it!
Dinner: Cheese ravioli with green beans and shaved almonds. The sauce is low fat, can you believe it?
All Bistro MD meals are frozen and delivered to your doorstep in a thermal container to retain temperature. Each is sealed with plastic and wrapped in an outer carton with all nutrient info, ingredients, and information about Bistro MD. Instructions for heating are on each package, and I fully recommend thawing in the refrigerator before cooking. I cooked mine from frozen and had to add extra time and rotate food more often to cook thoroughly.





Bistro MD offers such a wide variety in their menus! You choose whether to order 5 or 7 day meal plans, with or without snacks. You then may customize your menu by choosing a specific health issue or restriction (ie- low sodium, allergies, foods you don't enjoy) that will exclude certain foods from your plan. The menus rotate weekly, so you're sure to have something new to try often!

Every dish I tried for this review was superb! Nothing tasted like it had been frozen at all, everything was fresh, crisp, and delicious. Each one left me feeling pleasantly full without the feeling of overeating or, conversely, feeling hungry. The portions were just enough (MUCH more than those tiny Smart Ones frozen dinners), and the food looks great arranged on a plate. I recommend making your food look as pretty and appetizing as possible, as this kinda slows down the pace at which you eat, making you feel more full and savor every bite!

I don't know if I've said it enough, but the food is GREAT! Not at all what I'd expected for "diet food." I think the best part is that it teaches portion size and balance among nutrients, so when it comes down to learning to make food at home you've already got an idea of where to start.




Part of me would love to be able to pick out each and every meal I ordered, so fully customizable meal plans might be a good idea. However, this would mean more work on the part of the company, most likely raising prices as well. Also, since when does anyone ever really know what they want? I'd probably end up eating the same 4-5 meals over and over, never trying anything new.

I'm not a huge fan of the overall packaging of the food and shipping materials. The individual meals are packaged nicely, though one of my meals' plastic film was lifted slightly. This didn't make a difference in the taste or quality of the food, but did make it take longer to heat for some reason. I don't care for the large styrofoam cooler the meals came in, though luckily we can recycle them in our area. Perhaps a reusable cooler-tote could be a future option for those who order weekly?

Overall, I suggest giving Bistro MD a try! For the price of a restaraunt meal, you can eat a day's worth of delicious, healthy food and lose weight, too!

Bistro MD gets 4/5 Starfishes from Serial Access Mom!





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~Sam