On day one of my LoFat vegetarian menu trial I was just about to go out to work when I got a call from the LoFat delivery guy with my first box to try. Just in time to grab my breakfast and take it to work with me.
For breakfast I got 250 ml of low fat Laban (butter milk), two fruit skewers, and some foul with tahina (mashed fava beans with tahini sauce) with two quarters of thin brown bread with a quarter of a tomato and a few cucumber slices.
The fruit skewers were always delicious when I tried Lofat back in 2011 and this time they didn’t disappoint. Fresh, cubed, and ready to be eaten.
For drinks I had a choice between Laban, Milk, or Yoghurt and I chose Laban everyday. Milk unsettles my stomach and yoghurt gets boring while Laban with fruit is a combination I like a lot so I chose laban.
As for the foul Still it was good if you are a fan -I am- but the portion was very little. If I’m to calculate right I’d guess it was about 3-4 tablespoons max. Plus, you couldn’t taste the tahina at all. I enjoyed making myself fool sandwiches with cucumbers and tomatos.
Breakfast was good and I enjoyed it feeling very light. I had my breakfast at around 8:30 and didn’t start to get hungry until about 1 PM or so. By the time I got home for lunch I was starving. Lunch was Koshary with a side of apple and carrot salad.
I’ve tried LoFat’s kushary before and I wasn’t impressed. It was bland and quite oily in 2011. This time however when I emptied the kushary in my serving plate I took note of the residue in the packaging and I’ve noticed it’s way less oily than before! Here is a before and after picture, the picture above is from my experience in 2011 and below is from 2012.
The 2012 kushary was less oily all right but I’ve noticed it had much less black lentils as well. I could barely detect any and the kushary is still bland.
Also, I stated on my LoFat preferences that I didn’t want anything with chili. On the paper provided with my meal it states on the kushary “no chili” but the kushary came without its tomato sauce all together! I did get the strange pink sauce in the picture below but no tomato sauce!
Personally I can eat my kushary without the tomato sauce but most people I know can’t. Forgetting the tomato sauce could very well put someone off having lunch all together. After all, what is kushary without its sauce right? I’m not sure if it was forgotten or simply eliminated because of the chili comment but either way it wasn’t there.
The side dish was the Apple and Carrot salad. Crunchy, sweet, creamy, and with walnuts. If you like contrasting mixtures and trying something new you will like it but I personally prefer salads with a base of green leaves. My husband would adore this kind of salad though so its a matter of preference really. Lunch was OK and LoFat’s kushary still needs some improvement.
For the tea time treat I made myself a cup of orange white tea to drink while eating my dessert: mini carrot cake. Mini means business, the carrot cake came in two tiny bites but it was good and moist. The portion is too tiny though :'(
Dinner was a small portion of vegetable fried rice with a side of mushroom milet soup with cheesy garlic bread.
The fried rice was OK. Not very special and not very delicious. I’ve had better dishes from LoFat’s menu but it felt strange having rice for dinner, its like you are violating a dieting rule or something.
The mushroom soup was excellent! Definitely the best thing I’ve eaten off LoFat’s menu all day. Really creamy although a tad on the salty side when compared to rest of the menu items I’ve received.
However, the mushroom soup was supposed to come with a side of cheesy garlic bread. I looked everywhere in the box and sadly there was no cheesy garlic bread to be seen I’m not sure if they forgot it or if they eliminated it on purpose given the amount of carbs I’ve had for dinner and lunch but I really was looking forward to trying it. Maybe next time.
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