Having two young boys at home really keeps you busy. They're full of energy and I'm constantly either trying to keep them occupied or cleaning up after them. Sure, it's been nice having them at home more than usual but I've had less time for other things.
When it comes to dinner for the boys, I'd fallen victim to taking the easy way out. They were perfectly happy if I stuck a pizza or chicken nuggets in the oven, so that's what I did 4 nights a week! And my husband and I mostly ate takeout. None of this was healthy in the long run, though, so I needed to find a better option for dinnertime.
A friend of mine recommended I check out a meal kit service called EveryPlate. Although I was reluctant because I figured meal kits were expensive and doubted the kids would like the meals, I had a look on their site anyway.
The first thing that struck me was how affordable EveryPlate is - even at full price it's only $4.99 per plate! I'd come across another meal kit a while ago and it cost almost twice that, so I just assumed all were pricey. EveryPlate is more in my price range and it sounded convenient. But how good could the quality be?
I noticed that the subscription is flexible and can be canceled at any time, so I took the plunge and hoped for the best. I went for the 4 person plan with 4 meals per week. The menu has 14 chef-crafted delicious-looking meals to choose from.
Our first EveryPlate box arrived the following week and I was excited to get started. Each meal came with pre-portioned ingredients and a step-by-step recipe card - so convenient! First up, Cajun Chicken Sausage Penne w/ Monterey Jack. With EveryPlate, each recipe takes 6 easy steps, so dinner was on the table in less than 30 minutes!
The true test was whether the kids would approve, but they cleaned their plates! My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how flavorsome our dinner was, too. The next night didn't disappoint - Griddled Onion Burgers & Frites. The kids loved it!
By the end of the first week, I was absolutely sold on EveryPlate. And so were the kids! Jack's been asking me when we're having burgers again. The meals taste great and the ingredients are top-notch. Plus, the menu is ever-changing, so there are constantly new recipes and cuisines for us to try.
When I calculated how much we used to spend on food every week vs. what we now spend on EveryPlate, I was shocked at how much we were saving. And no more money going down the drain on expensive ingredients that we only use once then toss in the trash. With EveryPlate, there is no food waste thanks to the perfectly portioned ingredients.
Having dinners for the week delivered right to our doorstep seriously cuts down on grocery store trips and EveryPlate's super-quick recipes save us lots of time.
EveryPlate has given us the convenience of tasty meals that we can all enjoy as a family. If you're looking for a better way to make dinner, try EveryPlate.
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