So I was excited when I came upon Plated.com (thanks to reader, Sarah, for emailing about it!). I think the concept is really cool… BUT before going any further, please keep in mind that this is definitely not a *HOT* deal or even a huge money-saver. However, what this site does do is save you time. I also think you may get a big confidence boost when it comes to cooking and well, just being in the kitchen in general. OK, so maybe this won’t build your confidence if you’re already a pro in the kitchen, but if you are like me and burn things, forget water is boiling, add the wrong ingredients to recipes, get lazy and don’t measure (ya, I do that on occasion), then you are definitely going to get a confidence boost! :D
Plated.com offers chef-designed recipes delivered right to your doorstep so that you can prepare a healthy and delicious dinner for your family without having to leave your home! Each Plated.com recipe comes in a 100% recyclable, biodegradable box filled with ALL of the ingredients that you need packed fresh and pre-portioned to cut back on waste. You’ll receive everything from the cut meat and chopped produce right down to details such as a teaspoon of turmeric or a quarter cup of coconut oil. Once your box arrives, just transfer the contents of the box to the refrigerator and your ingredients will remain fresh for the next 4-5 days!
Even better, new Plated.com members
can use the promo code PLATEDNOW at checkout to get 4 Plates for FREE plus 1 Month of Membership for FREE – all you have to pay is shipping costs of $20 can use the promo code 30OFF to get 30% off (note that you do need a minimum of 4 plates for each delivery date). Just head here, click on the Get Started button, select the recipe(s) you want to try, add 4 plates to your cart (note that you can add 4 plates of the same recipe or choose 2 plates from 2 different recipes), enter the promo code 30OFF at checkout, and you’ll pay $42 delivered! And keep in mind that they have gluten-free options, vegetarian options etc.
I ordered a meal for the family with this code AND it was amazing! We selected the Pork and Pineapple Stir-Fry with Napa and Purple Cabbage and were all pleasantly surprised by how delicious everything was. And I actually enjoyed preparing this in the kitchen (possibly because I didn’t have to do all that much! ;) ).
I also ordered a meal for our ‘HIP’ Modern Martha, Lina (Pomegranate Lamb Kebabs with Cucumber Mint Raita and Smashes Potatoes). Fancy, right? :) I was very curious to see what she thought of this concept before posting. Since she loves to cook and is great at it (unlike me!), I wanted to make sure that she thought it was worth the expense etc. So with that being said, check out her feedback AND fantastic pictures…
And guess what? I just talked to Lina the other day and she let me know that she has actually ordered 2 more meals from Plated! :) So what are YOU waiting for? Order here and let us know what you think.
Note about the Monthly Membership: If you
use the code PLATEDNOW as mentioned above (no longer available), you will be automatically signed up for a Monthly Membership. Each Thursday, Plated.com will create an order for you unless you have either placed an order, requested a skip, or opted-out of automatic deliveries. They will choose recipes for you and charge the card they have on file, but you may change or cancel your order any time before Sunday at noon. If you would like to skip a week or turn the Automatic Deliveries OFF (super easy to do in just a matter of seconds!), just check out your membership page in your account. Also note that a monthly fee of $10 will be charged on a recurring basis for inclusion in their membership program; however, there is no minimum commitment period and your membership can be cancelled at any time!
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