Mindful Eating Challenge

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Hello guys so a few weeks ago I was given the chance to challenge myself into making a meal everyday using Hello Fresh ingredients. They arranged a day for the parcel to be delivered and to my surprise it came so quickly! My Dad was down for the day visiting and he was amazed with the amount of food I had received, it was a huge box full of fresh produce.  They make sure that your in your house for the package to arrive but my lovely neighbours took mine in as they knew it was fresh food. What amazed me was the cooler package which was safely put together using 100% natural sheep wool, none of that nasty plastic packaging. Everything was biodegradable and eco friendly *applauds* The box was a five day meal plan for two people costing at £40 roughly.

This is what I had in total:
1 Carrot
2 Celery sticks
1 Leek
Red Chilli
2 Chicken Breasts
Organic Lentils
Creme Frache
Baby Gem Lettuce
Red Onion
Balsamic Vinegar
Corn on the Cob
Beef Mince
Dried Oregano
Demi Broche Bun
Green Beans
Baby Corn
Brown Rice
Cashew Nuts
Yellow Curry Paste
Organic Coconut Milk
Red Pepper 
Red Onion
Vegetable Stock Pot
Cod Fillet
Flat Leaf Parsley
Vine Tomatos
Organic Butter Beans
Chicken Stock Pot
Bay Leaf
New Potatoes
Pork Fillet
Smoked Paprika

So quite a lot of fresh ingredients, I made five meals for the week. Starting Monday with 'Pan-Fried Chicken with Creamy Leek and Spicy Lentils'. It was actually very tasty and I never really try Lentils but with the Creme Frache it was really tasty, very filling though! 6/10

Then on Tuesday I invited a friend over Oroma  to try out the 'Paprika Pork with Crushed New Potatoes and Butter Bean Stew'. Like the meal above this one was very filling with the potatoes and beans. It tasted great though especially the stew. 5/10

Then on Wednesday I invited another friend over to cook burgers 'Chorizo and Beef Burgers with Red Onion Marmalade', I think its just such great fun when two people cook a recipe together. Its challenging and sometimes you do need an extra pair of hands.  It didn't really go to plan with the Chorizo and Onion Marmalade, nevertheless it was a challenge to make burgers from scratch. 7/10

 On Thursday I cooked 'James Knight's Baked Lemon Cod with Capers' this one was by far the yummiest. I haven't been a huge fish fan but it was great to try it out and I enjoyed it so much, it was full of flavour and great with couscous. 8/10

On Friday I was meant to cook a 'Vegetarian Curry with Toasted Cashew and Brown Rice' but I never got around to it so I am going to try out that recipe another time.  Overall having ingredients sent to your front door, with prepared meals really makes a difference to mindful eating. When you plan what your going to have for the week, you then forget about binging on bad foods. Planning is crucial to attaining a healthy lifestyle and I even found that eating often that week helped me to achieve my leaner physique at the gym. If you want me to post the recipes just leave a comment below.

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