Bistro MD Taste Test
It frees up time that I would normally be stressing about what to cook or eat. SGS I have been on the 3 meals a day, 7 days a week with snacks for 4 weeks. I think that might be the one most important factor in the whole experience. This dish makes for a perfect comfort meal. After 4 months on the program, he lost 35 pounds and I lost
Bistro MD Diet Review
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First, we blacken a Norwegian salmon fillet then pair it with hearty Creole okra and tomato stew and pair with herb roasted cauliflower. Get your taste buds ready for a meal a meal full of amazing flavors in this Spinach and Turkey Meatloaf entree.
Our turkey and spinach meatloaf is smothered in caramelized onion gravy and served alongside whipped sweet potatoes and perfectly seasoned cauliflower florets. This entree is made to perfection with roasted turkey breast and topped with traditional and rich gravy. The roasted turkey is served alongside garlic-seasoned cauliflower and carrots accented with parsley. This entree will fill you up and is one for the book. It is covered with a Yukon Gold potato topping and complemented by fresh, seasoned broccoli.
This enjoyable oven-fried catfish is topped with a spicy tomato leek sauce with just the right amount of spice. It is served alongside fresh, sauteed green cabbage with red beans and brown rice, creating the perfect mixture. This entree of tilapia is sure to please as it is drizzled with fresh orange parsley accented by a red and wild rice blend.
It is served alongside whole green beans for a completely delicious meal. This robust meal contains braised beef cubes in a hearty stew that encompasses many delicious flavors and ingredients including carrots, parsnips and yellow corn but the highlight is ale! This dish is complemented with roasted cauliflower florets seasoned with garlic and turmeric.
This Thai-style peanut chicken is one that is sure to please. This tender chicken breast is smothered in a Thai peanut coconut sauce and served alongside sesame sugar snap peas and a blend of colorful multigrains consisting of basmati rice, garbanzo beans, wheat berries, lentils and more!
This meal contains a total of calories and 27g of protein to keep you full! Cheese and pasta is on your weight loss plan! This delicious tri-color tortellini is stuffed with Ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, and Provolone cheeses and topped with a creamy three cheese tomato sauce.
Served alongside this appetizing meal is a grilled vegetable medley consisting of zucchini, eggplant and bell peppers. This delicious hearty entree is a favorite and consists of Turkey Salisbury Steak smothered in a traditional salisbury-style gravy. This tasty dish is completed and served alongside a green bean, mushroom and shallot salad seasoned to perfection and infused with garlic and other spices. Chicken a la King, meaning King-style Chicken is a dish consisting of diced chicken breast in a creamy white wine and mushroom sauce paired with carrots and bell peppers.
This entree is accompanied by a side of fresh Italian-cut green beans infused with garlic and basil. Get a taste of the sea with the hearty tuna noodle casserole that is stuffed with albacore tuna, mixed with a creamy sauce full of cremini mushrooms and peas complemented by honey glazed carrots. This dish makes for a perfect comfort meal. This colorful salad blend will bring you a big taste of the Mediterranean with every bite.
Our Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is made of quinoa, white beans, carrots, spinach, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes enhanced by an olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing. The ultimate comfort food! These ginger and garlic chicken meatballs are sure to please your taste buds.
Enjoy the smoky flavors of our hearty chili consisting of Navy beans, smoked salmon, bell peppers and paprika, complemented by whipped cinnamon spiced sweet potatoes.
This jerk spiced chicken has just the right amount of spice and flavor for you! Our jerk chicken is accented and topped with sweet, delectable mango chutney and served with a side of hearty tomato okra stew and a brown rice and pigeon pea blend.
This three-cheese lasagna is smothered in garden marinara with carrots zucchini, yellow squash and seasoned ground chicken. It is accompanied by roasted broccoli to bring you a meal under calories, and containing 29 grams of protein!
Our BBQ beef is served with whipped Yukon gold potatoes and garlic seasoned whole green beans. This mouthwatering meal is crafted with tender grilled chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheddar cheese and topped with a garlic veloute. The entrée is accented by and served alongside carrots and a barley salad consisting of barley, spinach, red onions, and almonds seasoned to perfection.
This meal of roasted turkey breast is served and topped with a sweet cranberry chutney. The main dish is complimented by a side of hearty wild rice blended with butternut squash and a second side of broccoli scented with garlic. This delicious and tender pork tenderloin is doused with a mushroom marsala sauce is garnished with fontina cheese. This dish is completed by savory garlic and prosciutto-mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and rosemary green beans.
Our bold and smoky tomato sauce is topped on a fresh filet of tilapia for an unforgettable and flavorful dish. Tilapia is a rich source of omega-3 which can help lower blood pressure and improve brain function. This entree is served alongside cheese infused polenta and finished with a side of fresh green beans. Discover our creamy roasted corn chowder infused with smoky bacon and bay scallops served alongside roasted broccoli florets seasoned with basil and parsley.
This dish is accompanied by seasoned spinach and a hearty side blend of brown and wild rice. This hearty entree is prepared with tender beef in a traditional bourguignon sauce. Our French inspired stew is combined with sliced carrots, sweet caramelized pearl onions and applewood smoked bacon. This stew will surpasses perfection with your taste buds and is a must-have! Grilled salmon completed by a dill infused whole grain mustard sauce, served alongside five spiced eggplant sweetened with maple syrup and whole green beans.
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that can help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and arthritis. You better believe it! This hearty meal of Irish beef stew contains flavors if Guinness and uncured Applewood smoked bacon with Yukon Gold potatoes, carrots and parsnips. This meal is served alongside sauteed green cabbage for one tasty meal!
Our pork loin is smoked and then hand pulled, smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce with hints of honey and brown sugar. It is accompanied by a tangy purple cabbage and apple slaw with emerald broccoli florets on the side. Our tender pork tenderloin is accented by a heart-warming topping of spiced apple chutney and is served alongside a colorful blend of herb roasted root vegetables and green beans with bacon.
Try our elegant grilled salmon with a light champagne tarragon sauce paired with French green lentils and whole green beans seasoned with garlic. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and arthritis. This dish originated from the popular Portuguese dish, vinhadalhos, meaning meat marinated in wine vinegar.
Our salmon with pepper coulis is one of our most popular seafood offerings, and for good reason! We grill a fresh Norwegian salmon fillet before nestling it is a deliciously bold red and yellow bell pepper coulis.
To compliment the entree our chefs have added a blended quinoa consisting of sun-dried tomatoes, cannellini beans and Kalamata olives. Looking for something a little out of the norm? This just might be the meal for you! Our jerk spiced chicken is accented with a hearty tomato okra stew. It is served along with sauteed spinach with onions and a hint of all spice for a deliciously tasty and flavorful dish. Ricotta, Parmesan, Mozzarella and Romano cheeses are combined to create this delicious Four Cheese Ravioli entree and it is topped with a creamy three cheese tomato sauce.
The dish is accompanied by a whole green beans infused with black pepper and garlic. This dish features grilled salmon perfectly complements our homemade pumpkin seed pesto sauce that is sure to please. This fresh salmon is accompanied by a sides of hearty vegetable ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini and squash and herb roasted cauliflower.
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids which may help lower risk of heart disease, depression and arthritis. This jerk-spiced tilapia is accompanied by a delicious and fresh mango and pineapple salsa. The dish is completed with fresh green beans flavored with toasted coconut for a little added sweetness along with carrots infused with sweet rum. Our pork loin is smoked and then hand pulled, smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce with hints of brown sugar and honey.
It is accompanied by a tangy purple cabbage and apple slaw and a deliciously sweet peach and granola crisp. This unique Green Curry Chicken dish is completed to perfection with seasoned diced chicken breast in a zesty green Thai curry sauce mixed with vegetables including green peas, carrots, zucchini and red bell peppers.
Just the name is enough to get your mouth watering. This dish of green chili with shredded smoked pork is complemented by a roasted Southwest corn and black bean salsa with hints of cilantro, lime and cumin. Our beef and broccoli dish is one to please. A traditional ginger garlic soy sauce compliments tender beef and broccoli that is served with brown rice. This enticing dish just gets better when served alongside our sesame honey carrots for a total of 30 grams of protein.
Looking for your next unique meal, here it is! This dish contains smoked and tender chipotle pork smothered with salsa verde accompanied alongside a fire-roasted cilantro and corn mix. A healthy twist on a Swedish favorite, these chicken meatballs are smothered in a creamy, gravy sauce and served over wide-cut egg noodles.
With herb seasoned peas on the side, it makes for a delicious, hearty and balanced meal! In the mood for Italian? Try our entree of Italian chicken sausage overtop a bed of whole wheat penne pasta, green and red bell peppers and mushrooms. It is accented by a traditional marinara sauce and sure to please! Taste the unique flavors of the south of France with this Provencal dish consisting of juicy slow-roasted pork tenderloin, served with an olive tapenade made with finely chopped Kalamata and Manzanilla olives, capers, and olive oil.
Served with toasted saffron orzo pasta, this decadent French-inspired pork fare is complemented with a bright and healthy helping of steamed broccoli.
It is created with the perfect combinations and flavored with hominy, tomatoes, green bell peppers, masa flour and cilantro.
Our sensational braised beef cuts are enrobed in a port wine sauce accompanied by a roasted vegetable medley of butternut squash, red onions, carrots and red bell peppers, served overtop a bed of barley. Our Cuban-Style Picadillo combines tomatoes, black beans, emerald green peas, olives, capers and golden raisins for a meal that contains just as much variety as it does flavor. It is accompanied by sweet plantains for a perfect Cuban dish.
This hearty entree combines tender cuts of beef served in a creamy Stroganoff sauce filled with mushrooms and served over linguine pasta. A side of emerald broccoli florets accompanies this delectable meal. The choice of green vegetables are over cooked and tasteless. The snack choice is mostly inedible. Although there are many styles of cuisine most would not be something you would choose to eat. Don't get me wrong you do loose weight if you care to follow the rules. I'm posting this review a couple places because I had difficulty finding recent reviews about their GF program and I hope this might help others.
I'm only on my second week so this may change if I have any negative experiences later. You can't see the menus or ingredients until after you order which is a real detriment.
I bet they lose a lot of potential customers because of this. I had read an old review of the GF plan where the reviewer had gotten oatmeal for breakfast most mornings and I prefer eggs. After I could see the. I used the online chat to request this and it was changed right away. I live in SoCal and ordered on a Sunday night. My food shipped that Tues from Nevada and arrived on Thurs still frozen with lots of dry ice left in the box.
My second shipment left Mon and arrived Wed. Everything was exactly as ordered, in good shape, looking just like the website photos, with menu and other information in the box.
They also emailed me a lot of "getting started" information. It appears to be freshly prepared food that is frozen, not meals that have been in the deep freeze for months like a Lean Cuisine. The food tasted very good. It's a lot better than Jenny Craig and not quite as good as what I make myself from food I carefully source from local farmers.
I would call it similar in quality, quantity, price and ingredients to the late MyFitFoods, if you're familiar with that. Protein and vegetable portions are larger than I was expecting. The only item I haven't really liked is the chicken ala king; it was fine, just not good. The tilapia red pepper coulis sounded gross, but was my favorite item so far. I did not order snacks as I try to avoid soy.
So far only 1 main meal has had soy - gf tamari. The sodium levels of a full daily menu of meals and snacks are within USDA guidelines mg. They will be too high if you're on a low sodium diet, but I've added salt to most of the food since I am not sodium restricted. I do not have a microwave and the food has been delicious when I place it in a baking dish and bake for about 30 min at It is meant to be microwaved in the plastic dish.
The plastic and its cardboard sleeve are recyclable. I've spoken to customer service on the phone once and online once. For the phone, I left a message and they called me back within an hour. I had hoped to change my shipping date as I travel often; they said it wasn't possible, but the second shipment did arrive a day earlier when I needed it to.
That may not happen every week apparently. I've also changed from 7 days to 5 days and back to 7 again. I found I prefer to make my own breakfast and snacks, following the calorie and macro guidelines on their website. So far, BistroMD is far better than I was expecting. I deducted a star because their website could use a lot more access to information prior to ordering the first time. And it does cost about 4x more than I usually spend on groceries, but half or a quarter what local gf fresh diet meal delivery would cost.
A little nervous about bistroMD after reading reviews. So far the chat feature has been really helpful. It frees up time that I would normally be stressing about what to cook or eat. I don't have to go through the annoying process of counting calories. I get to just live, knowing that my diet is healthy and designed for weight loss. Fast and easy to order with a wide menu. Just starting on the diabetic plan and it works so well for me that is both busy and lazy with eating.
Customer service is very easy to get access to via the website and online AND they offer a military discount. I love how easy this program is. I don't have to cook or go to the grocery store which saves hours of time per week. The food is nutritious and low sodium, which works with my goal of staying off medications. The food is tastes great and you can remove items that you do not enjoy from your delivery. The variety is fantastic- I do not get bored with eating the same thing all the time.
On this program, I have lost about 1 pound per week, as I do have some "cheat" days, but it is a maintainable lifestyle for me that will help me to reach the weight I want to be at in a healthy way. I'll have to wait to see if and how much weight I'll lose. So far, I give this an excellent rate. So, for people complaining about variety: You have the option to switch out your meals and snacks each week.
This is completely obvious on the site. You go to my menu and if you're getting two fish dishes, they give you the option to switch one out. People complaining about that have obviously not looked at the website at all. They also give you the option to eliminate ingredients altogether. You can choose never to receive it. I have yet to require the help of customer service, so I can't comment on that.
They send instructions in the box with the food that let you know how to prepare it so it tastes the best. You thaw the next days food out in the fridge overnight. I chose this plan because the food was fresh and the ingredients were real as opposed to other diets. It is rather pricey, but you can earn discounts participating in the online community. Also, I'm paying for the convenience of having food ready made because the hours I work at my job make meal prep near impossible.
I like it a lot so far. I've been on BistroMD for almost a month and love the program. The food tastes fresh, the snacks are yummy, and I genuinely look forward to meal time. I never find myself getting hungry even though I'm definitely eating significantly less. My clothes are already fitting much better. I can't wait to see my body continue to change. If you're looking for a personal chef, a weight loss physician and a way to add convenience to your life, then Bistro M.
Caroline Cederquist, Bistro M. All the work is done, you just have to heat and enjoy. Cederquist combines her experience with an expert team of chefs and dietitians to create a delicious variety of well-balanced meals.
Phil, calling it "The best diet delivery available. In an effort to help you avoid those common dieting plateaus, Bistro M. This prevents your body from becoming used to, and expecting, the same amount of calories everyday.
Bistro MD works to save your lean muscle mass by providing a combination of lean proteins and Low Glycemic carbs which are responsible for those blood sugar spikes. When you sign up for Bistro M. More importantly, you'll receive a weekly shipment of fresh-frozen meals from your choice of four different plans.
You can choose from seven or five day plans and whether or not you'd like snacks. Each dish is specifically designed to give your body the proper amount of protein, healthy carbohydrates and healthy fats. You are able to cancel the program at anytime and receive complete guidance for healthy weight loss. The four different options for the plans that you can order include:.
Phil Features Bistro MD. Loved being on this diet. After the birth of my daughter, I had 60 pounds to lose, and after being on this for three months, I lost 30 pounds, giving me a great "Jump start". What kept me from continuing was two fold: The cost after this long, was getting too much.
Later, my daughter was eating "real" food, so no longer was I just able to feed her out of a baby food jar while I had my delicous prepared meal. Now, four years later, I'm temped to start up again - it's only the idea of me eating one meal, while preparing and feeding a young child another. The food is not bad. I actually liked it I bought some spices to add to it to make it a little more flavorful though.
But frankly, I really started to wonder if the calorie counts on the food were accurate. I was NEVER even the tiniest bit hungry between meals, which may sound like a good thing, but I know from previous experience that this usually means I am not losing any weight. I am not giving a thumbs up or thumbs down because there are pros and cons to these meals. First off, some are very flavorful- especially the beef meals such as brocolli with beef and beef stir-fry, the shrimp pasta primavera, the grilled chicken dishes as well as some of the snacks.
Sadly this meal plan does not include any desserts- like nutrasystem. Some of the meals were ok and a few were just terrible- two of the turkey based meals were almost inedible- making me wonder if my 90 year old grandmother had been brought in to over roast the turkey. Much of the problem with the meals is that while they are more fresh tasting than say nutrasystem, they need to improve their packaging technology.
I was getting the food for a few months, it was very good and always on time, so easy to pop something in the microwave and have a delicious gourmet meal. But the variety as advertised isn't there - after a while I couldn't look at a piece of chicken. They would change the food when requested, but then it would revert to chicken. I lost a few pounds, but nothing dramatic.
The biggest problem I had was the cost and I didn't have the meal plan with snacks. It is quite expensive.