We Tried Several Meal Delivery Boxes – Here’s What We Thought
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We did a taste test!
We all lead busy lives and sometimes there are little splurges that just make life easier. One of those splurges is meal delivery boxes as they include interesting recipes, fresh ingredients, and everything you need to make the recipes delivered right to your doorstep! 🙌🏻 That said, with so many different meal kits on the market these days, it’s hard to know if they’re really worth the cost or which meal box is best for your diet needs and/or family preferences.
Quite a few Hip2Save team members love the convenience of meal kits and being able to try new recipes that they wouldn’t try otherwise. Plus, they love that nothing goes to waste since the ingredients are all perfectly portioned for each recipe! However, some team members feel that they cost a lot of money compared to just heading to the grocery store yourself and buying all the ingredients.
We decided it would be fun to do a little experiment and make a few different meal boxes on our Hip2Save Team retreat and see which box we liked the most! Want to know what we thought? Check out our recent Facebook Live Video to see how the whole cooking process went (it got a little crazy since we had so many cooks in the kitchen!) and which recipes we were (and were not) fans of.
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Green Chef (Interesting, unique meals!)
The team enjoyed Green Chef as the meals were simple to follow, were very flavorful, and included unique dishes that we wouldn’t normally make – such as Cod with Creole Dijonaise (pictured below), Chicken Tikka Masala (Collin’s favorite!), and Hawaij Rubbed Pork Chops (one of the team’s favorite dishes!).
Plus, we loved that Green Chef even has a variety of diet-specific meal boxes, including Keto, Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, Vegan, Omnivore, Heart-Smeart, Lean & Clean, and more! And, they include all non-GMO, USDA-certified organic ingredients!
Even sweeter, for a limited time you can receive $40 off your first Green Chef order – no promo code needed! Just click on the ‘Get Started’ button at the top of the site and complete your Profile.
That means you can score the 2-Person Plan (3 recipes/week for 2 people) for just $5.32-$6.32 per serving. Keep in mind that delivery is an additional $6.99 per box.
Here’s what one sidekick thought of Green Chef:
“I really enjoyed the Cod recipe and loved how the Green Chef meals were organic, quick to make, and easy to follow. I am not usually a big fan of fish or Indian foods, but the meals that we prepared were delicious! It was fun to branch out a little and try something that I would normally never eat! The only negative for me was that the portions were a little bit smaller than I would have wanted.” – Mary
Home Chef (Yummy, traditional meals!)
If your family is hesitant about trying unique meals, Home Chef may be the meal box for you! Our team made a Steak, Cheddar Potatoes, and Broccolini meal that was amazing! We also really enjoyed making these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (pictured below) as they were a good mix of spicy and savory.
You’ll even be able to note your dietary and delivery preferences (including Gluten-Free, Low Calorie, and Vegetarian meals – just to name a few). And we loved that they also offer low-carb choices that fit in with my keto lifestyle! Plus, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you aren’t completely satisfied with a box because it is defective or otherwise, you can request a Home Chef credit.
Even sweeter, for a limited time you can receive $30 off your first Home Chef order and $10 off your second order – no promo code needed! Just head to the Home Chef website and enter your email address to get started.
As an idea, you can snag your first box of two meals with two servings each for under $20 shipped – which means you’re paying just $4.95 per serving! That’s cheaper than the cost of fast food nowadays!
Here’s what one sidekick thought of Home Chef:
“Home Chef was YUMMY! They offer very traditional food, but I actually liked that about this particular meal box because then I knew what I was getting and knew it was not going to waste. I would say HomeChef is the perfect option for those people who have pickier families! And the best part about Home Chef is that it was EASY!” – Amber
Sun Basket (Fresh, BIG portions!)
We loved Sun Basket as the meals were very fresh, flavorful, and included non-GMO produce and sustainably sourced meats. Our team whipped up several delicious meals, including Chicken Breasts with Shirazi Salad & Black Tahini Dressing, Sicilian Chicken with Charred Lemon Chutney & Cauliflower Rice, and a vegetarian Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili. Everyone really enjoyed the chicken salad!
We also loved that you can also choose from special menus such as Paleo, Gluten-free, Vegan, Diabetes-Friendly, Lean & Clean, and more options – OR choose the Family Menu with recipes that will please parents and kids alike. Some recipes were even created by Food Network Chef Tyler Florence!
For a limited time, you can score a whopping $80 off when you try Sun Basket for the first time – you’ll receive $35 off your first order and $25 off your second order and $20 off your third delivery. Just click ‘Activate Offer’, enter your family size, delivery frequency, and select your meals, and head to checkout – no promo code needed. Even sweeter, delivery is free on your first order!
As one idea, you can snag a 4-person Family plan, with 2 meals per week. Choose your recipes and head to checkout to receive your first shipment for under $40 delivered – that’s just $4.99 per serving!
Here’s what one sidekick thought of Sun Basket:
“I loved how easy my Sun Basket meal was to prepare! It didn’t take a lot of time, which was amazing. However, even though I loved how easy my meal was to prepare, it didn’t have a lot of flavor and was a bit bland. The chicken I prepared was just salt and peppered as was the cauliflower rice. In addition, there was a chutney that went with the meal, but it was a little bit of an odd combination to me.” – Angie