Saturday Menu – Day 1 – Lite N Easy

Why: I work shift work now, sometimes mid-day to 6pm, sometimes 6pm to midnight, sometimes 11am to 5pm, it can be all over the place or it can be midday to 6 for 5 shifts of the week. So I found myself getting out of the habit of eating meals regularly and just having one big dinner meal and then snacking until bedtime – if I could stay awake after the one big meal..

How: A friend at work was doing Lite N Easy and it looked tasty so I thought I’d give it a try.

Where: The food comes to you magically as a surprise after you order it online at Lite N Easy. More on that when I get the delivery next Friday, I’ll take some pics of how it turns up. You can choose between two options for breakfast and lunch and this works on a 4 week rotation so it does not get boring, and you can pick from over 50 different dinners.

An oddity: I’m not great with breakfast. My stomach is slow to wake up. The most it wants for breakfast is a small bowl of cereal. Plus, I dont have the time in the morning to make eggs or toast or anything fancy. About 3 hours after I rise, it is ok with lunch. I try to have dinner sometime between 6-7pm. Then I have breakfast around 9pm. I go to bed somewhere between midnight-2am, depending on what time my shift ended and what time I have to work the next day.

Also, I am having a bad allergic reaction to tomatoes, so I’m substituting them out where I can. They get fed to the chooks which makes them extremely happy..

$$$: 153AUD for all meals for 7 days and delivery.

Lunch – BBQ Chicken Salad with Crispy Noodles and Sesame Soy Dressing

This salad is huge, I had trouble fitting it all in, had to put it aside for a while.

Afternoon snacks – Wafer crisps and cheese, Mandarin, Double Chocolate Cake

I forgot to take the double chocolate cake with me to work, so I just grazed on the cheese, crisps and mandarin.

Dinner – Seafood Marinara

It was ok but I wouldn’t order this again. With the dinners it is a matter of personal taste what you like and it is a bit of trial and error – the majority of things I have eaten so far I have liked and one of them was outstanding (so much so I ordered 3 of them for next week lol).

Breakfast – Two Eggs, melted Cheese and Tomato on a toasted Multigrain Muffin

I replaced the tomato with avocado, just enough to spread on the muffin. I poached the eggs – you can pretty much cook it however you want. The muffin is frozen, so I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, then into the toaster to crispy it up, then I put avocado and cheese on top, then put that under the griller for 4 mins, and on top of that the poached egg. It arrives like this –

Dessert – Double Chocolate Cake

This was meant to be an afternoon thing, but I forgot to take it, so I had it as a happy dessert. I’ve kinda been missing dessert this past week not because I was hungry but because I was in the habit of eating something sweet after dinner – now I am having a second savory with the breakfast instead.

Missed out on – Pear Fruit Cup – never found the time to eat this today.

Overall Thoughts So Far

I’ve found that the 1500 calorie menu that I have been ordering has way too much food for me, so for next week I have ordered the 1200 calorie menu.

While some people might not enjoy knowing today what they’ll be eating next Friday, I do like that aspect of it. Here is my weekly calender of meals –

I like the meals a lot and some of the snacks are incredible. They have fishermans pie yay you can’t find that in the supermarket anymore.

The one downside is that they do not seem to use much breast chicken – it is more thigh/tenders etc, and I’m not the biggest fan of that.

I certainly have not been hungry at all since starting Lite N Easy 8 days ago. But that is not the best part – the best part is because of my lack of eating previously and eating convenient foods or junk or whatever I felt like.. I had not realised how much this was affecting me overall. Over the past week, I have found that my sleep has improved, that I go to sleep easier and wake up easier. I also have a lot more energy, which means an exercise bonus!

Bonus Gym Visit –

40 minutes on the elliptical. I love that thing. I’m eventually going to get one for home. Time for bed – got an early start tomorrow.

Lite N Easy Wrap Up Post –

Make sure to drop in and read it – this post contains my overall thoughts on Lite N Easy and also links to all the daily posts. You can find the wrap up post by clicking here.

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