My Lite n’ Easy Review
Some of you who know me know that I don’t believe in diets. It drives me nuts hearing about new crazy diets where you can only eat meat or you can’t eat a banana!
What I do believe is that losing weight and/or feeling good is all about balance. Balancing your input with your output, allowing yourself a treat here and there, using common sense and moderation. It’s what I call healthy eating.
I’ve fallen off track…
Lite n’ Easy has always been my go-to service when I’ve needed to get my healthy eating back on track. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
In the past, I’ve had great success in losing a bit of weight while eating Lite n’ Easy even though it wasn’t really my primary goal. But this time it hasn’t been about losing weight, it’s been about convenience and healthy eating.
I’ve really fallen off track with my healthy eating this year, making poor choices when it comes to lunch which is really bad considering I work from home where it should be a whole lot easier. I have been skipping breakfast and my fruit and veg intake has been pretty dismal. It also hasn’t helped that being pregnant and experiencing pelvic pain has limited my ability to do the grocery shopping. This has meant a pretty empty looking fridge and pantry on a regular basis. Team that with feeling exhausted, running a business, looking after a four-year-old and running a house, well, it’s easy to fall off track with healthy eating. I’m sure you can relate.
So, when I was asked if I was interested in reviewing the Lite n’ Easy Winter Menu breakfasts, lunches and Lite and Easy dinners, I was very pleased.
Why I think Lite n’ Easy Rocks
Can I just say how much of a treat it was to have my food delivered each Thursday and to be able to peer into the fridge or freezer and pick my meal for the day, a meal that had been designed by dieticians and chefs and based on Australian Dietary Guidelines. Bliss!
The load that was taken off my shoulders in terms of not having to think about it was brilliant, particularly because I knew that I wasn’t reaching into the fridge for crap. In the two weeks I trialled Lite n’ Easy I felt more relaxed, I felt I had more time and I generally felt healthier and fuller because I was eating good food, having healthy snacks and not skipping breakfast!
And yes, being pregnant, I did eat a little bit extra but didn’t feel I needed too much more, particularly because the breakfasts were a whole lot bigger than what I was used to and usually included proteins like eggs, ham or bacon or cereal, fruits, yoghurts and toast. Way more than what I’d usually eat. It’s amazing how much my body became used to the larger breakfasts. I noticed the difference in how I felt for the rest of the day and tended to have a smaller appetite for the rest of the day.
My favourite meal of all was the Lemongrass Chicken Bites lunch (below). Absolutely delicious! I would have taken photographs of the dinners as I ate them but the lighting in my house at night is dismal and wouldn’t have done the meals any favours. I’d have to say I prefer the lunches over the dinners as I’m a huge fan of fresh, crunchy salads and wraps, I can only really eat so many frozen vegetables until I get a little sick of them, but the convenience of the Lite and easy dinners totally outweighed the ‘getting bored of veg’ factor.
Here’s a bit of a look at a few of the Lite n’ Easy meals I enjoyed from the 1500 calorie Lite n Easy Winter Menu.
A Selection of Lite n’ Easy Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners from the Winter Menu
Why I would recommend Lite n’ Easy
I would recommend Lite n’ Easy for the reasons I love it – the convenience, to get back into healthy eating habits and to regain a little bit of time in your life.
Many people may argue that it is quite expensive and that you could make all this yourself, but the reality is, you won’t get around to it and you’ll likely find yourself back at square one. I say this from experience.
I believe the money is worth it, even if it’s just for a few weeks in order to get yourself back on track again and into a good healthy eating routine. If you’re going through a particularly busy time in your life, don’t make it harder on yourself, you have to make it easier on yourself and I think this is one of the best ways to do it. You’ll probably find too, that with the healthy eating and portion control, you’ll end up losing weight without even realising.
If after reading my Lite n’ Easy review you think this healthy eating thing might be for you, why not check out the different plans and meals Lite n’ Easy has on offer. You can check them out at liteneasy.com.au or follow them on Facebook.
Disclosure: I received two weeks worth of Lite n’ Easy meals in return for an honest review. No monetary compensation was received for this post. You can find my extended disclosure policy here.