There are so many diet delivery options right now in Metro Manila, that I’m starting to wonder how these services differ, other than in pricing and menu. Before this, I’ve already tried two – Yummy Diet and Plan:Eat. In terms of service, both options are pretty consistent with their delivery, and I guess the major difference is that Plan:Eat is waaay more affordable than Yummy Diet. The latter however, scored several notches higher when we talk about the quality and taste of the food they prepare.
Another diet delivery service that I’ve recently stumbled upon is Daily’s Diet Delivery Service. It’s a relatively new player, which kinda made me wonder how they stand out from the other brands that have already dominated the calorie-conscious market. But before we discuss that, allow me to take you through a week of Daily’s Diet Delivery:
Breakfast: Mexican Fish and Bean Burrito with Guacamole
AM Snack: Lychees
Lunch: Szechuan minced pork cabbage wrap with spicy hoisin dip
PM Snack: Garlic Toasted Bread
Dinner: Cherry tomatoes & sausages spiral pasta
The burrito was something new to me to have for breakfast, especially that its color was green. If anything, it made a good first impression. It was also nice the lychees were unpeeled. So far so good.
Breakfast: Banana Almond and Blueberry yogurt crepe
AM Snack: Assorted canapes
Lunch: Jiampong Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup
PM Snack: Ponkan
Dinner: Hawaiian Char-grilled chicken barbecue with atsara on brown java rice
Yogurt for breakfast? Daily’s Diet seemed to be pretty consistent with their surprises for breakfast dishes! The crepe was pretty and had a decent taste so I didn’t mind. The Jiampong also left a lasting impression, given that it had a generous amount of seafood, even containing shrimps, mussels, and squid.
Breakfast: Chicken Meatballs with chunky Italian herb tomato sauce over angel hair
AM Snack: Watermelon wedges with grapes
Lunch: Seafood paella
PM Snack: Almond Jelly with Mango and Sago
Dinner: Turkey breast ham, cucumber & tomato ciabatta sandwich with Asian dressing
The paella had the same seafood as the jiampong I had the previous day, so I doubted that the seafood was fresh. The PM Snack and the sandwich I had for dinner were the most memorable and tasty that I had this day.
Breakfast: Daily’s Strawberry Cheesecake oatmeal
AM Snack: Lakatan
Lunch: Vietnamese spring rolls w/ sweet chili lime and vinegar dip
PM Snack: Corn Muffin
Dinner: Country style chicken with Chinese 5 spice sauce & wild rice
I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal but fuse it with strawberry cheesecake and you’ll have me licking my plate. Day 4 seemed to be more special than usual because I loved all three of my main meals!
Breakfast: Daily’s Beef Tapa, sunny-side egg & tomato onion salad on wild rice
AM Snack: Fresh apple
Lunch: Seafood chowder with garlic toast
PM Snack: Tuna sandwich
Dinner: Blackened herb salmon with mixed vegetables & curry mashed potato
I was so happy with my breakfast! Nothing beats a Pinoy almusal, and I particularly loved this one because it doesn’t feel like I’m dieting. My mood went a bit down during lunchtime because chowder isn’t really my thing, good thing dinner made up for the downer with the herb salmon which tasted great too!
So what makes Daily’s Diet different from other diet delivery services that has already been present longer in the market , especially that its price is relatively close to those of the popular brands? If we talk about the recipes, everybody’s boasting that they serve great food, so there has to be something else, yeah?
These diet delivery services make sure that their weekly menu meets the right amount of nutrients that an average body would need. Daily’s Diet does this by having a registered nutritionist dietician who calculates the amount of Macronutrients and calories one gets from different food groups, to give you the perfect balance of nutrients. What makes them different though, is that their dietician is also available for free consultations (check out the contact details below)! Now I haven’t tried this particular service for myself, but this just goes to show that their service definitely goes beyond cooking for you and delivering your meals.
The best part though, is that they offer Medical Modified diets under their Prime Nutrition Program. These are specialized diets designed for those who have special needs for their health. Check out the diets under this unique program below:
· Medical Diet Therapy for Diabetes
· DASH Diet for Hypertension
· Low Uric Diet
If there’s anything that may need improvement, I say that their packaging could be better, because the paper bag sometimes gets torn. The deliveries also don’t include utensils unlike with Yummy Diet and Plan:Eat, although I didn’t mind since I have a spoon and fork accessible to me during mealtime anyways. Plus, it’s not good for the environment if you get plastic utensils every day.
It’s good that the guys behind Daily’s Diet know that healthy food, can and SHOULD taste great too, and I’m pretty happy with what I have been getting daily so far. Of course, there are some dishes that don’t excite me that much, but those are mainly because of personal preferences.
Daily’s Diet Delivery
Contact Number: 0920 – 978 – 8618
For consultations with their registered dietician:
Consultation Hours: Mondays to Saturdays; 7 – 10am and 1 – 10pm