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UFood Grill with Boston Food Bloggers

31 Mar

This past Monday night I had the opportunity to check out UFood Grill with a group of Boston Food Bloggers.

I have been a fan of UFood Grill ever since it was originally called Low Fat, Know Fat. I was curious to see what they were doing with a new menu. Luckily after a few name changes and menu tweaks, I’m still a fan.

We were greeted by a couple of representatives of UFood Grill, and after drinking some complimentary wines and beer, we were told to take our seats. After a rather long spiel about UFood Grill, it was on to the food! And be prepared, there was A LOT!

First off was a nice tossed salad with cherry tomatoes, feta, walnuts, and a blueberry pomegranate dressing. One of my favorite dishes of the night. It had a good crunch and the flavors melded extremely well.

Next up were the baked fries. I absolutely LOVE the baked fries over at B. Good and these tastes almost exactly the same which is a good thing! They still retained a crispy exterior and a soft interior. These were eaten up quite fast!

Next up was some balsamic glazed steak tips served with sweet potato and broccoli. The steak tips took the main stage, and they were bursting with flavor and were VERY tender. The sweet potatoes and broccoli were barely seasoned, but mixed together, they weren’t that bad. This was definitely another favorite dish.

Next up was a sausage pizza. Ever since discovering Naked Pizza (damn, that reminds me I need to do a write up on them too!! SO BEHIND!) I have yet to find a “healthy” pizza that I like more than them. This still stands. The crust was alright, crunchy and still chewy. The cheese was the right amount of stringy, but the sausage and the herbs turned me off. Too much oregano. The sausage was on the dry side and didn’t pack a lot of flavor. Later on in the night we got to sample their pesto pizza:

Thankfully the pesto pizza was a lot better, but I’d skip on the pizza here and go to Naked Pizza instead.

Throughout the night, we also got to sample some of their smoothies. I am a SUCKER for smoothies, and all of the smoothies we tried were refreshing and delicious! Perfect compliments to our meals!

Our next meal was the turkey burger with chitpotle mayo. I was VERY surprised at how juicy the turkey burger was. I was really impressed. I would definitely order this again!

The pulled chicken with brown rice had mixed reviews at our table. I appreciated the kick from the adobe sauce, but the brown rice was overcooked and too hard. The chicken itself was ok, but not something I would get again.

The next “course” was the pesto chicken panini. They explained to us that their pesto is made without pine nuts or any kind of nuts. It was very tasty! The pesto had a strong flavor, and the mozzarella was stringy, just how I like it.

At this point in the meal we couldn’t quite believe there could be more food coming!!! We definitely left quite satiated upon leaving. I’m never one to say no to anything with bacon on it, but I was not impressed with the bacon cheeseburger. After having the turkey burger I was excited to see if this burger would be just as juicy. It wasn’t. Sad face. This was also the part of the night when Kathy, Megan, Nicole and I started sharing plates instead of getting our own!

I did not enjoy their baked falafel wrap at all. Being Middle Eastern, I’m obviously very picky when it comes to items such as falafel, but this failed miserably. I’ve made baked falafel before, and it’s come out juicy and full of flavor. This falafel had no flavor, had the consistency of sand paper, and was just disappointing overall. I appreciate the pickled beets and the tahini sauce was tasty, but please, just skip out on this one.

Last but certainly not least, it was time for dessert. We had the option of choosing frozen yogurt with chocolate/vanilla or vanilla/berry. I went with the chocolate and I don’t regret it. I’ve had a hard time finding a chocolate frozen yogurt I can get behind, but UFood’s version is great! It had a strong chocolate flavor and I was very happy with it.

Overall I really enjoyed UFood Grill. There are definitely some hit and misses on the menu, but it’s nice to be able to find some good and healthy food that’s fast. They explained to us that they try to get all the food out in 3.5 minutes, so any place that can do that and have the food taste good, has my vote. We also learned that they try to source their food locally as much as they can, which I appreciate!

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Secret Ingredient Fruit Smoothie

5 Dec

One day I was food shopping with my friend Rachel when she told me about how she makes smoothies with spinach. Now, I like spinach just as much as the next person (I was also a fan of Popeye and his love of spinach), but the thought of putting spinach in my fruit smoothie made me a little nervous. But I decided what the hell and bought all the ingredients to make a delicious smoothie.

Let’s fast forward another month or so when I actually MADE my first spinach smoothie. I decided that today would be the day for a healthy breakfast considering we are taking my mother-in-law out for her birthday at Cafe Polonia in South Boston today and the Polish aren’t exactly famous for their healthy cuisine.

Wonder Woman to the rescue!

I was a little timid and only put 1/4 cup of frozen, chopped spinach in my smoothie, but next time I will most likely double the amount. I was pleasantly surprised how tasty the smoothie turned out! I barely tasted the spinach, and luckily it turned out a pretty purple color, thanks to the blueberries and cherries. I even had Mr. Kitchen Misfit taste it without telling him there was spinach in it and he thought it was tasty as well! You might consider doubling the recipe for a fuller breakfast, or keeping the same amount. This would be a great drink to have before going out for a run, which I told myself I would do, then didn’t. Whoops.

Secret Ingredient Fruit Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup frozen, chopped spinach
  • 3oz fresh blueberries
  • 3.5oz Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole cherries

Combine in blender until pureed fully. Serve in tall glass.

Disclaimer: Consumption of this drink may or may not result in Wonder Woman like powers.

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