I feel like we have tried out quite a few of the meal subscription boxes out there but had missed Green Chef somehow.
I thought it would be fun to switch things up one week and ordered Green Chef for a week I would be home a majority of the days.
The thing to note is that we looked through all their options and the only section we found recipes that looked interesting was the keto section.
Neither of us are keto but we do eat “cleaner” during the week. Lots of veggies, fruits and some kind of protein. We were excited to make and taste our recipes!
The box arrived and honestly I feel like all the stuff is packaged pretty similar among all the food subscription boxes.
The first meal we made was the salmon.
It came with a side of wilted kale and roasted beets and red bell pep. The piccata sauce on top was fresh and vinegary. We made this dish for lunch one day and I loved it so much, but it was not very filling.
I am saying this as a human who eats small portions because of stomach space, but I still needed to snack quite a bit after this meal.
The chicken dish I made for dinner. It was spiced with dukkah seasoning and had a side of roasted butternut squash, greens and served on a bed of cauliflower rice.
I did this one myself and had no issues bringing the meal together pretty quickly with myself in the kitchen. The only difficulty was peeling the butternut squash.
Again, the dish was flavorful and savory and I really enjoyed it. The only issue was satiety…you will see this as the running theme 😞
The third and last dish was a shrimp and “grits.” The grits were made from cauliflower rice and the shrimp was seasoned with blackening seasoning.
I had never had grits so I can’t vouch for how similar this was to grits, but it was creamy and cheesy from the cheddar cheese and cream cheese. I liked the bites of bell pepper in there too.
It definitely was not a veggie heavy dish so we added roasted Brussels from earlier in the week to round out the meal.
B made this dish while I showered and basically had it halfway done. It seemed to take no time at all which was great since we were both in need of some food!
All the recipes were easy to follow and no trouble making if you had 40-45 minutes (maybe even less). It was easy to do whether you had one or two people in the kitchen.
It was a smooth transition to have someone pick up where you left off or have someone doing another step without a lot of confusion.
A couple of not so great things that are highlighted in my mind are that I never felt full after these meals and feeling locked into making the meal.
Being locked in I think is something i felt with all the boxes. Not that they weren’t easy to cancel, but once the box arrived we had to make them during a certain time.
I didn’t want anything to go bad and with our work schedules it wasn’t always plausible to put it off and make it another night.
I’m sure that at some point we will revisit a box or try another, but for now I think we will continue to throw stuff together ourselves 😊
I hope you guys found this helpful and if you have tried Green Chef let me know how you liked it!