Just like you, I don’t want to cook everyday and I don’t have to when there are companies like Home Chef who practically do the work for you. When it comes to cooking a gorgeous, gourmet-like meal, I have zero capability to make it happen. This Chicago-based meal kit delivery service, is expanding service nationwide and I want to be the first to tell you just that.
Note: This is a sponsored post with Home Chef. I received a sample for review. All opinions are mine and I would never review an item I or my family wouldn’t use.
After a long day at work, homework with the kids and of course after school activities, who wants to whip up a healthy meal? This is why our kids are overweight because it’s so easy to run to the drive thru or grab a pizza to fill their already expanding tummies.
But there are options! I have been wanting to try out one of these food subscription boxes and Home Chef made the process so easy. Their weekly meal delivery service has everything you need for a delicious and healthy home cooked meal. A few things that it didn’t have were simple ingredients like cooking oil, salt/pepper and another ingredient I can’t recall right now. A pan? Maybe that was it….But you should have these items anyway.
The food came prepackaged ready to go. One downside is that I noticed at least 2 of the plastic bags had holes in them. While the freshness wasn’t compromised, I did lose some of my spinach as I opened it over the sink for a quick wash. Luckily I had some arugula in my refrigerator so I had to mix the spinach with what didn’t fall in the sink with arugula.
I received two meals for ingredients to make Korean Sesame and Chile Roasted Mahi-Mahi with Spinach Salad. The other recipe was Mushroom Parmesean Penne Pasta which I didn’t make in time for the posting of this review.
Here is how my first time cooking with Home Chef went:
The ingredients were all prepackaged, fresh and ready to go. As mentioned, the recipe called for me to julliene the veggies which I simply sliced.
You also get a plastic binder with three hold punched recipes which allows you to keep them in one place.
The mahi-mahi was pretty small, but the other food items made up for it. It may be a light for an adult male.
I personally think this is the best option for busy families and of course we who do not like to cook. #raiseshand
It actually took longer to prepare it than suggested. I don’t know how to julienne vegetables correctly so I did the best that I could. I also didn’t use the 2nd packet of honey but not because I chose not to. I didn’t know I had to put both in it and forgot I had two of them, but it didn’t alter the recipe very much.
Although the portions were for two people, we allowed the kids to take a taste and one liked it and the other was a little more critical.
When you order your first meal, you will see promo code 3PLATESOFF which will successfully be applied for $30 off your first order! How about that?
Would your or have you tried a food subscription box? Leave a comment below and share your experience.
Mom Blogger turned Stay-At-Home-Mom Strategist at www.KimberlyLThomas.com. Reality TV junkie. Wife. Moscato. Mother of 2. Loves Mondays and dancing and singing to 80s/90s music.