After losing so much weight, we are a little more picky about where we eat out. And when you're on-the-go, finding an establishment serving freshly prepared food can be a daunting task. Especially at lunchtime!
Our recent visit to Chop'd left us pleasantly surprised. Faced with an abundance of freshly prepared salads, soups, stews, wraps and even a 'create your own' salad bar - it was a joy to see an enormous array of ‘on-the-go’ wholesome, freshly cooked, healthy food. The food appealed exactly to our palate, delivered on taste, and came in some very exciting combos!
We chose SICILIAN MEATBALLS and CHICKEN RAMEN SOUP.
The Sicilian meatballs with super grain cost £4.95 (and contained 468 cals and 9g saturated fat). In brief, it was delicious - and it tasted (and looked) entirely home made. The minced beef meatballs were lean and nicely seasoned (with paprika, cayenne pepper and rosemary)- and there were enough in the dish to satisfy a lunchtime hunger.
The super grain comprised of quinoa, red rice and lentils - super delicious and an inventive alternative to pasta. Not only filling, it didn’t leave me bloated afterwards which was a bonus! It was topped with Parmesan shavings and also contained enough mozzarella to feel suitably 'treaty'.
The (large) chicken ramen soup cost £5.50 (and contained 339 cals with 2g sat fat). Containing chicken, ramen noodles, spinach, sweet corn and edamame beans, you get a choice of broth to add to the soup mix and we opted for Thai broth (spicy coconut). These types of broths are proving extremely popular on the lunch run these days, however this version was extremely fresh, flavoursome - and suitably filling.
There are nine Chop'd outlets in London, and our chosen venue was within the Selfridges store. Eat in (or takeaway if you're in a hurry), you can even order your food ahead with this nifty app. Displaying the nutritional content of all their products, seeing this really helps you make an informed choice about the foods you are consuming and where they fit into your daily allowance.
Now there's no excuse for giving up on weight loss!
We were invited to review these complimentary dishes at Chop'd.
REMEMBER: - Do you know how many calories you are allowed each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
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