Diet-to-Go Low-Carb Meals Review

Decent low-carb meals delivered to your door

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Do you ever wish someone would just make your low-carb diet meals for you? Diet-to-Go is a meal delivery service for people on weight-loss diets. Their Carb30 menu provides 30 grams or less of net carbohydrates per day. Fresh meals are available in some areas for pickup. Outside of those areas, frozen meals are delivered by FedEx or UPS to people's homes or offices.  

Diet-to-Go Format

There is a choice of getting food for either five or seven days per week, and either three meals per day or just lunch and dinner.

There is a "no seafood" option. The food comes in plastic trays and is made with whole foods.

In the three days of foods received to review, there was only one ingredient that had "chemical-sounding" components, which were flavor enhancers in some chicken broth which was part of a sauce. The meals rotate in a five-week rotation, so meals do not repeat more often than that.

In addition to the Carb30 menu, they offer a Balance calorie-controlled menu, a Vegetarian calorie-controlled menu, and a Balance-D menu which meets the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association and has less than 45 grams of carbohydrates per day.

How Do the Meals Taste?

A sample menu was tried by a reviewer who usually cooks for herself and usually avoids packaged or frozen meals. She didn't think she'd like the food but was pleasantly surprised. Although the meals were variable, most of them were good to very good, and one (chimichurri salmon) was excellent.

Notably, the meals did not have the artificial taste of many packaged meals. The seasoning was mild enough that she added hot sauce a couple of times.

Customization May Be Necessary

There are a couple of areas where you may need to customize if you decide to try Diets-to-Go. Although the days average out to 30 grams of net carbohydrate, at least one day is quite a bit more, owing to a dinner (wasabi catfish with pea puree) which is 31 grams all on its own.

If this (or any other meal) turns out to be a problem for you, you can make a substitution by doubling up on another meal from that week.

From their ordering menu, you can make substitutions for dishes you didn't like or didn't meet your needs, and those changes will be made going forward.

The daily food allotment is low in calories (1300 calories per day). You are expected to add your own snacks, but you have to take care to stay within your carb allotment for the day. Many of the meals were amenable to a drizzle of olive oil over the top, or a pat of butter. Or, add a green salad with an oil-based dressing.

Bottom Line on Diet-to-Go Carb30

For those who can't or don't wish to cook, or wish to have a structure on their low-carb eating, Diet-to-Go can be a useful alternative. The prices, including delivery prices, are reasonable, and the quality is high for prepared food. There is a wide variety of food, and there are opportunities to make substitutions according to needs and tastes.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

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