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Veestro Sponsored DisclaimerToday for What I Ate Wednesday I am going to share a day of Veestro eats.  I’ll be giving you my thoughts on each item with a few fun facts about Veestro throw in here and there.  This will definitely be my laziest WIAW post ever since it required zero food prep and the most minimal amount of cooking possible.  That’s my idea of a perfect busy day!

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday Featuring Veestro

Veestro is an online company that offers meals that are high on health, quality, and convenience.  They offer meal packs, weight loss meal plans, and a la carte entrees, soups, desserts, and juices.  What’s even better is that every single product is 100% plant-based.

When I was selecting the products that I wanted to order, I focused on the a la carte options.  Now that I am eating gluten-free, I loved that I was able to narrow down the options based on this dietary need.  Veestro also specifies which options are dairy-free, high-protein, kid-friendly, low-calorie, and available in family sizes.  By narrowing the selections based on what was gluten-free, I was pleased to see that I had 26 options!

Veestro-Tofu-ScrambleI started out my day with the Three Layer Scramble for breakfast.  I was kind of in love with how simple the ingredients list was: just organic firm tofu, organic quinoa, black beans, organic onions, jalapeno peppers, and ranchero sauce (tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, cilantro, spices).  That’s it!

Preparing the meal was incredibly simple.  Each meal comes with detailed instructions, and they could not be simpler.  All that I had to do for the scramble was remove it from the freezer, take off the plastic film, and heat it in a skillet for 10 minutes.  Easy peasy!  I also really appreciate the fact that all of the packaging is 100% recyclable and BPA-free.  Considering how much Veestro cares about making healthy food, it comes as no surprise that they also care about the environment.

Veestro Kale SaladFor my lunch I chose the Kale and Quinoa Salad with Tempeh Bits and a Tahini Dressing.  This dish requires you to pull it from the freezer and place it into the fridge overnight, so it does require a bit of forethought.  Luckily, all Veestro meals can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks, so you could pop them out of the freezer and into the fridge a week at a time during your Sunday meal prep.  And since none of the meals contain preservatives (yay!), they are best when eaten within eight weeks of being frozen.

Veestro Kale Salad 2This dish is definitely one of my favorites.  I was shocked at how perfectly chewy and crispy the tempeh was after being frozen and then thawed.  I would have thought it was right out of the oven.  The dressing was absolutely delicious, too.  It made the kale and quinoa taste so creamy and dreamy.

Veestro Beat JuiceI swapped my usual weekend green smoothie out for the Cleansing Tonic juice.  It contains organic carrots, parsley, and kale- all of which I love- and gets its gorgeous color from organic beets and maqui berry powder.  I have been wanting to incorporate beets into my diet more often, so I figured this juice would be a great way to do it!  I’m going to be honest, I did not love it.  I think I have to admit that I am just not a beet lover.  This juice has a very strong beet flavor, so you need to love ’em in order to love this.

One other thing to keep in mind with the frozen juices is that you need to read the package instructions carefully.  They instruct you to place the frozen package in a bowl in your refrigerator overnight.  After opening my fridge on this particular morning to check on it, I could see why.  Some of the juice had leaked out of the package.  Luckily, my bowl caught it all!  No biggie, but again… read the directions!

Veestro Curry 2For dinner I selected the Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables.  After I saw Alexis rave about this one, I was so excited to try it!  Alexis was right.  This dish was unreal.  I pulled it out of the freezer, popped it into the skillet for 10 minutes, and voila!  Nothing about this tasted like a frozen meal.  It was flavorful, the textures were perfect, and I was so sad when it was gone.  I’m going to be honest, I totally licked my plate clean.  I highly recommend buying this dish in bulk.

Veestro Marble CheezcakeI don’t know about you, but I cannot seem to go a day without ending the night with some time of snack or dessert.  I have made a chocolate pie with tofu before (and loved it), so I was excited to see that Veestro offers a Marble Tofu Cheezcake.  I don’t really even have words for this cheezcake.  It was rich, perfectly sweet, and the perfect serving size for one or to share (if you are feeling generous).  I wish I could eat this every night.  Now I am excited to try the Raspberry Tofu Cheezcake, too!

Overall, I loved my experience with Veestro, and I cannot wait to dig into a few more dishes that are still in my freezer.  I can only think of a couple of negatives about the experience.  There is a minimum order requirement of $35, and the products and shipping can be quite pricey.  However, I truly believe that you get what you pay for.  I am definitely a person who will pay a bit more knowing that I am receiving healthy, high-quality products.  I also understand that shipping frozen food across the country and having it arrive within a few days is not an inexpensive endeavor.  And they sure know what they are doing.  I was truly amazed at how everything was still frozen when I received it four days after it was shipped.  Thank you dry ice!

Veestro Quinoa BurgerIn case you missed it, I am going to leave you with one more picture of my meal that I shared last Wednesday.  It’s the Veestro Quinoa Burger Patty and it is massive.  No bun needed for this burger.

Head on over to Veestro (<–referral link) and check it out for yourself.  They are currently offering 25% off any order in celebration of their birthday by using the code “BIRTHDAY25” from April 29-30, 2015!

This post is sponsored by Veestro.  I was provided with a $100 gift certificate to use on the Veestro website.  Thank you for supporting CEVG!

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  • Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl April 29, 2015, 9:44 am
    Everything looks so delicious, especially that salad! I've never thought about trying a delivery place because my schedule is so up and down that eating in vs out is a daily tossup (that's life in NYC for you) but it looks like a great find. Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl recently posted...WIAW #8: Last Week of ClassMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 11:16 am
      It sounds like this service would be perfect for you since your schedule is so unpredictable. Most of their meals can just be popped out of the freezer and into the oven/microwave/in a skillet. They definitely do not taste like they have been frozen either!
  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 29, 2015, 9:48 am
    That all looks really good! Frozen tempeh is really good. So is tofu, oddly enough. But really... I just want your dessert. I have to have something sweet too. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted...Personal Training and Pizza [WIAW]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 11:17 am
      I agree that freezing tofu before preparing it is a MUST!! And yes... let's be real. The dessert stole the show :)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine April 29, 2015, 9:50 am
    That quinoa burger looks pretty sweet ;) Nice way to end the post! Hahahaha!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 11:17 am
      I had to go out with a bang, didn't I? ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul April 29, 2015, 10:00 am
    Mmm I'll take a piece of that cheesecake right now please! I'm so hungry! And still two hours from lunch. :( Also random but I love that little graphic disclosure you're doing at the top of your post! It's super cute! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...A Blogger Ice Cream Social at eCreameryMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 11:19 am
      Thanks!! I'm trying to "pretty things up" a bit ;)
  • Phoebe April 29, 2015, 10:02 am
    Omg that Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables looks amazing!!! Thanks for the details! And I have what feels like a million beets in my fridge right now... but also not a beet fanatic. Perhaps sneaking some in juice is the way to go! Thanks for the inspiration! Phoebe recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday #13My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 11:20 am
      The curry was out. of. this. world. If I can recommend anything for people to buy from Veestro, it is definitely that curry dish. Oh, and the cheezcake of course ;)
  • Liz April 29, 2015, 10:09 am
    Veestro looks great! I'm working on a Greenchef/Plated comparison, but I might have to try this one too! Liz recently posted...Omaha Beer and Nebraska(ish) WineMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 11:21 am
      You should definitely try it! I was so impressed with the ingredients and flavor from these meals. I'm in love with the curry, salad, and cheezcakes and would eat them daily if I could ;)
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks April 29, 2015, 12:04 pm
    I want to recreate the kale and tempeh salad!! Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday 3My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 1:23 pm
      ME TOO!! I'm already thinking about how I can make the dressing.. it is so good!
  • Jaime April 29, 2015, 6:56 pm
    That red curry looks awesome! That's the only thing I ever order when I go to a Thai restaurant. =) Jaime recently posted...Garlic Parmesan Roasted BroccoliMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2015, 7:28 pm
      It is seriously SO good!! It tasted like restaurant quality, and definitely not from the freezer!
  • Miss Polkadot April 30, 2015, 1:53 am
    Okay, wow, now I'm hungry, impressed and jealous. We obviously don't have anything of the likes over here but all of the dishes you tried - maybe aside from the juice because beets and me are clearly not friends - sound amazing. Is there any chance you'll try to recreate them :) ? Miss Polkadot recently posted...WIAW: Bring it back!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 30, 2015, 7:16 am
      I have totally thought about trying to recreate some of them... though I'm not sure if I'm that talented! We'll see what I end up coming up with ;)
  • Emily April 30, 2015, 10:40 am
    Yeah me too! I like to end the day with dessert. I don't think I would say I'm addicted to sugar at all, but I appreciate a sweet fix at the end of the day for my one sweet tooth. Emily recently posted...WIAW – Bananas and Peanut Butter (I need to do more of these)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 30, 2015, 3:46 pm
      We all deserve and should enjoy a sweet every now and then! :)
  • Jenni Schaffer May 18, 2015, 3:43 pm
    I've also had the Veestro beet juice. I like roasted beets but I agree with you that you really have to LOVE beets to like this juice. I found that if I mixed the beet juice with any other juices of theirs that it was way WAY better. :) Love Veestro, by the way!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 18, 2015, 4:44 pm
      Ooo, good thinking! I should have done that, or added some of it to a smoothie!

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