Everything You Need to Know About Going Gluten-Free with Green Chef
When my physician suggested I try a gluten-free diet to ease my migraines, I had no idea where to start. I have a hectic schedule, and worried about not being able to maintain a special diet. I didn't have time to make all my meals from scratch, and wasn't sure I could make gluten-free food that my husband would also enjoy. All of that changed when I started Green Chef, a meal delivery service with pre-prepped ingredients for 2-3 restaurant-quality meals per week, and menus for specialized diets like gluten-free. Whether you're new to gluten-free or want to step it up, here's everything you need to know about Green Chef and how they really help make it easy to maintain a gluten-free lifestyle by cooking delicious meals.
How does Green Chef work?
Every week, Green Chef sends us a refrigerated box with ingredients for 3 meals. We chose a gluten-free meal plan to accommodate my new diet, but there are other options for specialty diets too. With a new menu every week, I never get stuck in a dinner-time rut. Plus I get to chose my own meals from five gluten-free options, so I always get exactly what I want. Each box comes with your pre-prepped ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared in around 30 minutes.
Why is Green Chef a good option for a gluten-free diet?
People chose a gluten-free diet for a variety of reasons. However, if you have a packed schedule like I do, it can be hard to figure out how to make easy meals that don't require you to check the fine print of every single label. That's where Green Chef comes in. All of their meals are developed by their in-house chefs, so you know that you're going to get an easy, tasty dinner that's 100% gluten-free, no guesswork necessary. It's the first meal kit to receive gluten-free certification, which means all of their meals are safe options for people who have a gluten allergy or intolerance.
What kinds of meals will I get?
My husband and I have come to love selecting our dinners, everything looks so good! Last week we had amazing coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple rice, and since we love Indian food, one of our all-time favorites is the saag halloumi with curried spinach and mango chutney. One of my favorite things about Green Chef is how varied and interesting all the meals are, so I'm not stuck eating the same salad every night. We've even become better cooks on the nights when we do make dinner, since we're getting new gluten-free ideas and techniques from the Green Chef recipes all the time.
What if I need to skip a week?
It's easy to make adjustments when you need to. You can always skip a week, change the number of meals you get, or cancel your delivery service at any time.
What kinds of plans are available?
There are two plans: a 2-person plan with 3 meals/week and a 4-person family plan with 2 meals/week. Pricing varies based on the diet you choose, with gluten-free meals priced at $11.99/meal. With a wide variety of high-quality, certified organic ingredients, my husband and I have found Green Chef to be so worth it. I recommend it to all of my friends, whether they're gluten-free or interested in cleaning up their diet. Knowing that every delicious dinner we get is going to be well-balanced, filling, and easy to make with a busy schedule is priceless.
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