Have you ever had those days when your children are hanging onto both your legs and you have no idea what dinner you will serve them-let alone healthy? Early February was crazy, busy. Justin was in the ER one night. The kids both had colds. Charis and I had eye appointments. I was trying to get things ready for a trip to Pennsylvania. I was at the point that I did not care if the kids had bologna sandwiches for dinner. Thankfully, during that crazy, busy week, I had the opportunity to experience Green Chef. Discount Offer: New customers get $50 off their first box.
What is Green Chef? Green Chef is a meal delivery service. All ingredients are organic. There are no synthetic pesticides, no GMOs, no artificial ingredients, and no growth hormones or antibiotics. The ingredients and recipes are delivered to you. All you need to do is follow the recipe and cook the food.
My experience and thoughts:
On January 31, our Green Chef package was delivered early afternoon. I choose the carnivore, family plan box-which feeds 4 people. It came in a huge box. My first thought was, "This is a lot of waste." But after taking everything out, I noticed that all the packaging was either recycable or compostable. All the ingredients were chilled with ice packs, but still needed to be refrigerated as soon as possible.
I received enough ingredients for two recipes: 1)Italian meatballs and orzo and 2)Lemon-chive salmon.
The first meal I made for my family was the Italian meatballs and orzo. I accidentally dumped all the red pepper flakes into the pot, so my children thought it was "too spicy". Though, a dollop of sour cream stirred in helped tremendously. Both my husband and I thought it was not salty enough. I hate mushrooms, so that ingredient was left out. Don't worry, they were no wasted; I decided to roast the mushrooms for my husband.
The second meal I made was the lemon-chive salmon. Sadly, there were only three (yes three) salmons delivered, and only 9 small potatoes in the box. If you are going to serve four people with the box, you need to have four pieces of meat or seafood. This meal was absolutely delicious, for the adults. But because of the limited potatoes and salmon, I still ended up throwing macaroni and cheese together for my children.
The last (small) issue I have with this service is there is no way for the company to know what your family likes or does not like, so things (olives) can go to waste.
In the end would I recommend this, yes and no. For short-term use, yes. It's something I'd consider for getting after a major life change-death of a loved one, birth of a baby, move, or any other scenario where you are trying to survive. But for long-term use, at least for our family on one income, it is unrealistic and more expensive than I'd like.
Remember that Green Chef has a discount offer where new customers get $50 off their first box.
Have you ever gotten a meal delivery service to your house? What was your experience?
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