Today's deal of the day goes to my favorite online grocer, Fresh Direct. I've been one of their loyal customers for awhile now and I have to say that everything from the produce, to the freshly prepared meals to the 500 calorie entrees that you can cook in four minutes or less have been my saving grace in my quest to lose the same 10 pounds I've been trying to shed since my son was born (he is now seven years old).
A few weeks ago, the folks at Fresh Direct asked if I'd be interested in sampling a few of their newest low calorie entrees and since I had already tried the whole wheat vegetarian meatballs and spaghetti and the Tabla Shrimp with brown rice and vegetables (both are quite yummy), I decided to give the Mexican Lasagna a try. And while you may think that Mexican lasagna seems to be an odd combination, it's actually quite good. Not only was the portion size pretty filling, but the dish is made with three layers of corn tortillas, earthy black beans, fire-roasted corn, spicy tomato salsa and reduced fat cheddar cheese. Now here's the best part - it's only 370 calories!
FreshDirect's ready-to-heat-and-serve meals are available under three culinary brands: Smart & Simple, low calorie dinners, EatingWell vegetarian meals, and Tabla, New Indian cuisine. Go to www.freshdirect.com/4-Minutemeals.com to find out more about this exciting line of healthy and quick entrees.
According to FreshDirect, their 4-Minute Meals use an innovative seam-steam system and specially designed microwavable packaging that preserves the juiciness of the high-quality meat and crisp freshness of premium vegetables and herbs. Ready to heat and serve in just 4 minutes, every dish is just the right portion size and is healthy and satisfying.
And here's another piece of great news from Fresh Direct - soon you'll be able to order your groceries from your cab, car (if you're not driving) and commuter train with a new, free iPhone application. Delivering virtually all of the functionality of FreshDirect.com, the free application will allow customers to create new orders, modify current orders and view FreshDirect's daily seafood and produce ratings. Stay tuned for more info on that front as soon as the app becomes available! Incidentally, I even ordered Fresh Direct for my family from Seattle - I guess the next frontier is Mars.
DISCOUNT TIME! Now for the fun part, if you've never ordered from Fresh Direct, here at Role Mommy we're going to share a one time 20% discount on all the meals in the 500 of fewer section of their site: Just Click on the Fresh Direct link enter the Promo Code below and you are good to go! The discount is available from now until February 28, 2010.
Promo Code: FDMEALS
Live Dates: 1/28/2010 to 2/28/2010
Disclosure: I received one free entree to review as part of this blog post.