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Biggest Loser Meal Plan Gets a Tasty Makeover

The Biggest Loser Meal Plan is a meal-delivery service that provides you with convenient meals, delivered right to your door, so that you can eat and lose weight, just like the contestants from the hit weight loss reality series.

The plan, which used to be a joint production between the Biggest Loser nutrition experts and BistroMD, has switched kitchens and is now partnering with eDiets, a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs.

Anyone who has ever tried a meal-delivery diet knows that sometimes the food can taste fair, at best, but the chefs at eDiets are committed to making your weight loss journey a nutritious and tasty one.

The Plan

The new Biggest Loser Meal Plan, which was just launched on September 1, is available through two flexible meal plan options: The 5-day meal plan and 7-day meal plan. By following the nutritional and caloric model seen on the Biggest Loser, these specially designed meals provide a healthy and convenient way to maintain and lose weight at home.

Each plan gives you three meals a day, plus a snack. One of the main differences that sets this new Biggest Loser Meal Plan apart from other meal-delivery diets is that the dishes are shipped in chill-fresh coolers, rather than coming frozen or shelf-stable. Therefore, with the new plan, you know you are eating freshly-prepared meals, rather than those that have been prepared by a machine and frozen in a deep freezer or loaded up with preservatives so that can hang out on a shelf for a few months. In fact, all of the Biggest Loser Meal Plan meals do not contain powdered or dehydrated foods, MSG, trans fat, nor artificial sweeteners.

Once you select the plan that works best for you, simply choose the meals you want to eat and have your fork and appetite ready.

The Food

Perhaps the most important part of any diet is the food. While the original Biggest Loser Meal Plan offered some flavorful eats like waffles for breakfast, black-bean chili for lunch and tilapia for dinner, this new plan steps up the culinary offerings, almost to the point of calling the menu gourmet.

Here is a look at some of the delish and low-calorie dishes.

Breakfast

  • Cheddar and Egg Scramble and Raspberry-Peach Compote
  • Hearty Oatmeal, Chicken Apple Sausage and a Side of Apple Sauce
  • Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Frittata, Apple-Chicken Sausage, and Cinnamon-Apple Compote
  • Homestyle Pancakes, Egg Whites and Blueberry-Apple Compote

An average Biggest Loser Meal Plan breakfast contains 180 to 200 calories and 6 to 8 grams of fat.

Lunch

  • Blackened Chicken Breast with Cilantro Rice and Pan-Roasted Onions & Peppers
  • Buffalo Style Chicken Breast Pita, Sweet Potato Fries
  • Blackened Pork Chop with Cilantro Rice and Pan-Roasted Vegetables
  • Tuna Salad Wrap with German Potato Salad and Edamame

An average Biggest Loser Meal Plan lunch contains 290 to 340 calories and 6 to 9 grams of fat.

Dinner

  • Almond-Crusted Flounder with Vegetable Rice and Broccoli Florets
  • Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Breast with Brown Rice and Peas & Carrots
  • Lemon Butter Salmon with Capers, Brown Rice Pilaf and Sautéed Spinach
  • Savory Turkey with Harvest Raisin Sauce and Almond Couscous

An average Biggest Loser Meal Plan dinner contains 290 to 340 calories and 6 to 11 grams of fat.

Considerations

While DietsInReview.com has not sampled any of the new meals, former Biggest Loser contestants like Cherita Andrews and Erik Chopin give a big thumbs-up to all the meals and credit them to helping them stay on track with their Biggest Loser goals.

Keep in mind that this new Biggest Loser Meal Plan does not offer many options for the vegetarian. If you eat fish, but shun meat, you have a few more options available.

September 13th, 2010

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