Anyway, I won't ramble on and on about these foods. You can go to the site and check them out. But here are my thoughts on what I ate.
The company sent me a "Kick Starter" box which retails for $79.99. Here's what I got:
All the meals are sealed with Nutrition Facts and directions on them. Here's the highlights.
Maple Orange Tofu with Garlicky Kale, and Pumpkin Curry Stew:
I really enjoyed both of these dishes, but found them a bit bland/needing spice. Tasted good and had nice nutrition stats. Tasty and filling.
Meatless Balls, Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal, Protein Bar, and Sweet Peach Perfection:
The total flops: Chick'n Florentine, and Tempeh w/ Citrus Quinoa and Beets.
I am an adventurous eater. I like vegetables. But I'm sorry, no. Just no. I gave the Florentine 3 bites but the lemon is overwhelming and all I could taste was sour and salt. The quinoa got one bite. Not sure what was going on with that one... but I would be really mad if I paid $8.99 for it.
I think this is a nice concept: healthy, whole foods, plant based convenience meals. But folks, some of the foods need a little work. The other problem I had was the calorie counts on some of these things. I mean, I know they did not send me the weight loss package, but still...
how does one pack 240 calories and 20 grams of fat into a teeny 4 ounce packet of green beans??
And how about a 580 calorie peanut butter cup??
Anyway, I appreciate getting to try these meals and I do think this company could have something awesome with some tweaking. At least it made for an interesting week!
*FTC disclosure: GreenLite Meals sent me a Kick Starter box of meals to try for free in return for my unbiased, honest review of their products. I received no other compensation for this review.