Omg! I never realised that green beans could be as addictive as hot chips.
Hello readers, today I made my Olivers Real Food debut I’m not even travelling at the moment, but I wanted to sample a meal.
Oliver’s is the new player in the “fast food” market.
As I write this article, I’m munching on chips, I mean green beans and marvelling at the delicious, salty, crunchy goodness that has me popping one after another into my mouth.
These are bright green beans which are just barely cooked and served hot with a generous seasoning of Himalayan rock salt.
Simple, healthy and fabulous!
The menu also includes a range of Gourmet Pita Pockets, with six different fillings.
Vegans and vegetarians are catered for with a “Mexican Burrito Pocket” and the “Vege Patch Pocket”.
They have two curries available served with brown rice.
I ordered the vegetable korma but also available was an organic Butter Chicken Curry.
I asked for the korma as a takeaway as I knew I would be dining alone tonight.
I also ordered a Gourmet Beef Pita Pocket for my lunch.
It was packed full of fresh and healthy ingredients.
The pita bread is toasted so it’s lovely and crisp on the outside and the fillings are deliciously mashed together.
The beef was moist and tender; it simply melted in my mouth. I could taste sweet potato, tomato relish and a creamy aioli.
Every bite was just Yum!
Olivers Real Food also serves a range of extra quick options for those travelling.
The friendly staff pointed out the large prepared salad packs which were available in the fridge.
Besides the salad bowls, I found a range of Sushi, fruit salads and some very tempting Chia Puddings topped with berries.
While I was looking around, I noticed a selection of really nifty kids lunch packs.
These included a sandwich, chopped vegetable sticks & yoghurt dip, and some cheese and crackers.
Other lunches included sushi instead of the sandwich.
Both of these packs would be perfect for little kids to eat in the car.
Not wanting this healthy food experience to end, I purchased a Berry Chia Pudding.
I figured I would have it for dessert after my vegetable korma.
So how was my Vegetable Korma, I hear you asking?
As expected it was full of vegetables and beans and tasted like I was doing my body a huge favour.
The sauce was aromatic and spicy without being too hot.
The whole dish made me feel nourished.
It had that homemade, “comfort food” feel.
I particularly love that the curries are served with brown rice because it adds a lovely nutty flavour to the dish.
Also, brown rice has more fibre, vitamins and minerals than white rice, so it’s a health bonus as well.
The Berry Chia Pudding was the perfect finish to my day of healthy eating.
The Chia pudding tasted the same as I make at home!
When I complimented the manager, he told me they use almond milk, maple syrup and cinnamon, which is the same as my method.
Although I have to admit, the mixed berries on top made it extra special.
With Oliver’s Real Food Outlets springing up at all the major highway fast food truck stops I honestly cannot imagine why anyone would choose to eat anywhere else.
I feel healthy and revitalised, and I know I have fed my body well.
The menu pricing is comparable to other fast food outlets, and the food to be far superior.
At first glance, the smoothies and juices do appear to be a little on the expensive side.
Upon reading the description, I found they were 500mls! I didn’t purchase one because there is no way I could finish a drink that size AND eat a meal.
If I bought Oliver’s smoothie, I would be sharing.
If I were travelling with children, I would order one smoothie for the children to share and request a second cup so I could easily split the drink.
However, it was the Turmeric and Ginger Beer that interested me.
I will be heading back for a green bean snack, so next time I will also try the ginger beer.
So perhaps it’s time for Macca’s to move over, Olivers Real Food is a real good choice!
Olivers Real Food Shop 6, BP Service Centre
380 Pacific Highway,
North Boambee Valley NSW 2450
Phone: 02 6658 0652