Why Chefs Plate Is The Best Dinnertime Option For Families
Finally! Good, affordable meals for my family!
I have been in a cooking rut for a while. I realized this when I went to the grocery store to pick up my same-old list, waited in line, got to the checkout, and saw that the total bill had risen AGAIN. We've all seen on the news how grocery prices have been rising, but then I heard someone talking about meal kits as a way to budget meals at a fixed cost, so I decided to give one a go. I did a little research and came across Chefs Plate. They send you all of the pre-portioned ingredients you need to cook a home-cooked meal, as well as step-by-step recipe cards. I figured it would be expensive and time-consuming, but I was pleasantly surprised.
If you're in a dinnertime rut and trying to save money, here's why Chefs Plate is the best option for you.
At $9.99 per meal, it's comparable to groceries, but way better because they're delivered to my door. By sending you the exact amount of ingredients for each recipe, you'll also have way less food waste. Plus, the recipes are easy to make and tastier.
The website was user-friendly, it was easy to order, and the recipes are delicious, even my picky kids love them. When our first box arrived, my daughter helped me unpack it, and we had a lot of fun making dinner together! The instructions were easy to follow, and my daughter was even able to help with some of the steps, like washing the veggies or adding the spices.
Inside each bag are all the ingredients you need for one recipe. Many of the ingredients are already measured out for you as well, so all you have to do is mix it all together (with flare, of course).
Originally, I was just excited to try something new but was even more happy about how fast it was to make (about 30 minutes to complete a recipe with chicken, potatoes, and a salad). They have a great range of recipes, too. There are lots of worldly cuisines, vegetarian dishes, and even 15-minute meals, which are perfect after a long day when the kids are starving. But my favourite has to be the slow cooker recipes- just dump all the ingredients in, and it's ready in a few hours.
The instructions were easy to follow, and my daughter even helped with some of the steps, like washing the veggies or adding the spices. My little ones loved the BBQ Chicken Flatbread; it's the first time they'd cleared their plates in ages.
I would never have thought that this was an option for us, and at first, the concept seemed a little extravagant. But we've found a really great routine with Chefs Plate. Our dinners are planned out for the week, and everyone can have a say in what meals we get. You have the choice to select between 2-4 recipes- it makes a big difference to be so organized during the week.
Most importantly, I'm not stuck in commuter traffic trying to race to the grocery store to grab last-minute things to whip up a random dinner. I'm not wasting time, humming and hawing or googling recipes in the vegetable aisle. Instead, I'm getting home with everything ready to get started. If you do the math, it saves you A TON of time. That alone is worth every single penny. Plus, you can change up your plan, pause or cancel at any time.Chefs Plate has been a dinnertime hero, and my family is happily fed! I highly recommend it, especially for those busy weeks where you don't have time to plan meals or go grocery shopping
Update: Our friends at Chefs Plate are extending a limited time offer to our readers. Follow this link to get 50% off your first Chefs Plate box!