Green Chef's Keto Meal Kit Saves My Week
I recently celebrated my year-long journey with keto by eating a cupcake. Ironic, I know, but it was supposed to be low-carb; unfortunately it still sent me into a keto flu that lasted 7 days. Living on the ketogenic diet has literally changed my life, and I will never go back to the carb-heavy meals I was eating before, but that doesn't make it easy.
I wished there was a way to experience new meals without constantly having to worry if everything is keto. I'm involved in an online keto community where we exchange recipes and talk about restaurant options, but I have trouble making that translate to my own life. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm bored of bacon-wrapped chicken. One of the top posters in our private group mentioned that she was obsessed with this turmeric-spiced chicken with chard and mushrooms she'd recently eaten as her weekly meal from Green Chef. She'd signed up for the award winning weekly meal kit delivery service where you receive the ingredients to cook a ketogenic meal in your own home. I was skeptical that I would actually be able to cook chef-inspired meals that taste good (usually my microwave is my best friend), but since it's the most popular meal plan with Green Chef, I decided to try it! My partner isn't keto, but he does like to eat organic, and since Green Chef is the only organic-certified meal kit experience, he was on board, too.
First, I had to make sure it was really keto. The recipes are designed by trained chefs to be gluten-free and adhere to the keto diet; thankfully the nutrition labels are fully transparent online, so I could check that they were keto for myself. Everything looked so tasty. There was garlic-dijon cod with nutty cabbage and butternut squash, Greek lemon-basil tuna steaks over yogurt-spiced vegetables, and smoky, crunchy cajun shrimp with bacon. The pictures looked much more beautiful and varied than what I'd been putting on my plate.
I scheduled my first box to arrive on a day I left work early, so I'd have extra time, but the entire process only took 30 minutes! Everything was premeasured and the recipe was super easy to follow. I work in accounting, so after a day of looking at numbers it's nice to just relax, turn on the stovetop, and make a ketogenic Latin American steak dish with chimichurri that's ready by the end of an episode of The Good Place. I had been worried that the finished product wouldn't look like the beautiful pictures online, but 28 minutes later I was doing something I'd never done before -- Instagramming a picture of my dinner. The pre-portioned ingredients and detailed recipes made it basically impossible to mess up the meal.
Keto makes me feel so amazing and I'm so glad there's a meal kit I can enjoy that will never compromise my progress. It's nice not to have to think about what I can or can't eat like when I go food shopping or eat out at a restaurant - Green Chef delivers a nutritious and seriously delicious keto meal right to my doorstep. Sign up with Green Chef today so you can get dinners made just for your keto, vegan, paleo, pescetarian, or carnivore diet.
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