I Tried Home Chef - Here’s My Review
- Home Chef is known for delicious, convenient recipes that don’t break the bank
- Home Chefis a traditional meal kit service and also offers easy prep, no mess Oven-Ready meals
- Home Chef’s flexible subscription features customizable meals
- To find out what I ordered from Home Chef and my honest opinion - Read below
I admit it, dinner is the one meal I eat that’s vaguely healthy. I start my day with a breakfast bar and lunch comes from one of the fast food restaurants in the neighborhood where I work. So, dinner is my only chance to get in my healthy greens. But with work and chores, I have no time for meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and washing up. So, I figure that my nightly takeout is completely reasonable.
I was ranting about my awful diet when my work colleagues mentioned Home Chef. I worried that the meals would be too complicated and that the service would be expensive. But everyone in my office seems to have Home Chef, they insisted I give it a try.
And when I checked it out, I was amazed by the glowing 5-Star reviews. It was no surprise to me that Home Chef has the highest rate of customer satisfaction among leading meal kit companies*. That convinced me so I signed up.
Here’s what my first week with Home Chef looked like:
1. Cheddar Bacon Turkey Burger
I wanted to start off simple with the Cheddar Bacon Turkey Burger — a burger can’t lead to too much of a disaster, right? The recipe card explained exactly how to prepare and cook the patties so putting the meal together was super easy. The apple aioli — made with apple jelly — initially threw me off. But put that together with the crispy bacon — truly awesome! This burger is pure indulgence, so I’ll only make this once a week — promise.
2. Pork Enchiladas Tostadas
My second Home Chef meal was more adventurous — Pork Enchiladas Tostadas. It only took 25 minutes to set on the plate and, boy, was it yummy. The tostadas, sauces, and seasonings arrive ready to go. So, you only make the filling. A squeeze of lime, crema, and cheese definitely makes the dish — one bite is not enough!
3. Oven-Ready Shrimp Penne in Tomato Cream Sauce
I’m always exhausted towards the end of the week, so I need an even quicker dinner option. Home Chef’s Oven-Ready meals to the rescue! I simply place the ingredients for the Shrimp Penne in Tomato Cream Sauce into an oven-safe baking tray — that’s provided with my box — and pop it in the oven. What a creamy delight, I absolutely love it!
My first Home Chefbox was such a hit, I’m sticking with the subscription. Their rotating menu features 30+ new recipes each week and they even have customizable options on select meals. Swap, upgrade or double up on your protein with options like Impossible Burger, steak strips, shrimp, salmon filets, antibiotic-free boneless skinless chicken breasts, and more.
Home Chef meals start at only $8.99 — much cheaper than takeout or even the grocery store. More than just a meal kit, Home Chef’s delicious dinners are convenient, unique and bring variety into meal time. So, if you're looking for an affordable and convenient way to eat better, give Home Chef a try!
*US Grocery Benchmark Study, April 2020, Market Force Information, Inc.