Let’s celebrate this Meatless Monday with plants based meals! In this post, I am reviewing a whole lot of goodies from the house of VEESTRO, picking my favorites and will be talking about plant based lifestyle! That’s not all …. I am also offering you a chance to win a Veestro $50 gift card!! Read on for my review and giveaway details below!
WHY PLANT BASED MEALS?
A plant-based way of eating focuses on consuming plant-derived whole foods that are unrefined and minimally processed. This means pure, unadulterated ingredients that are in their original form. Here are some benefits of going plant based –
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Lower Cholesterol
- Better Blood Sugar Control
- Lower Rates of Cardiovascular diseases and Cancer
- Weight Loss
- Saves Money
- Helps the environment
This list is just scratching the surface of the benefits of going plant based and it sure looks like the way to go but it can be a hard transition for some. The good news is that one can start by following a more flexitarian approach and just focus on including more organic fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.
I am sure many of you will agree with me when I say cooking on weekdays can get really hectic. Though I try to plan and cook ahead, sometimes take out or frozen food is my best friend! Usually I just end up at the frozen section of grocery stores in search of some vegetarian/ plant based meals. With most of the frozen aisle filled with non-vegetarian meal options, it can often get frustrating to find a vegetarian entrée, let alone a plant based one. At such times, I just wish I get some delicious variety of food delivered right to my door step. I recently started looking for delivery options for vegetarian/plant based meals to sort out my daily food struggles and came across Veestro.
Veestro is a plant based meal delivery system which works on a simple principle – pick your favorite meals from a variety of meal options they offer and get it delivered to your door step! This instantly caught my attention and when Meatless Monday offered few of its bloggers to try out Veestro meals, I grabbed the opportunity!
- Soba noodles with Peanut sauce
- Enchilada casserole with Red sauce
- Red curry
- Moroccan Melange
- Hand grenade juice
The experience started with the meals being delivered in a neat box, temperature controlled and the meal boxes come with clear instructions for heating the contents. The package also contained a leaflet with the nutritional information about all the meals offered by Veestro which in my opinion is awesome! Not only can I see the nutrition of the meals I got delivered but can also plan ahead for the next order.
I was really pleased to see that all the meals I tried were wholesome, flavorful and pretty decent on the calorie count. Another brownie point goes to the fact that all of Veestro meals contain organic, simple (and relatable aka heard of) ingredients and no nasty preservatives which we see in most of the frozen meals.
I followed the recommended heating instructions for the meals and tried them all! I was pretty happy to see how the dishes turned at the dinner table. Usually I get fooled into buying frozen meals by the cover pic of the package and often they turn out to be nothing like the pictures. Veestro meals delivered a 100% on that point! Have a look yourself!
Picking my favorites
Red Curry with Tofu and Rice
I love Thai food and red curry is always one of the dishes I order. Having said that, it also makes me a snob and I am not easily impressed. When I make mine, I make the red curry paste from scratch and it takes me a long time to cook the dish. I was very eager to try the red curry by Veestro and it didn’t disappoint me one bit. The dish tasted very close to my preparation and my family agreed too. I would have loved if the meal came with a bit more curry but overall it was a satisfying meal.
Simple ingredients and easy to re-heat, this dish came with delicate flavour profile and I assume would make for a perfect light summer lunch. I really liked how the noodles held its shape and did not get overcooked while reheating… but my most favorite part of this dish was the accompanied peanut sauce which was rich and felt like it was made fresh.
Overall, I would give full marks to Veestro and would love to sample more of its meals. The meals are satisfying and makes life so much simpler. With the vast variety they offer, you have no dearth of choices and can be sure that the food you are eating is fresh and free from preservatives!
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Disclaimer – This post was done in parternship with Meatless Monday and Veestro. The samples have been provided by Veestro. This post is not compensated and the review contains personal opinions of the author.