While the vegan diet hasn't changed much in the past 10 years, people are becoming more accepting of the idea. I still find myself explaining why I don't eat meat and cheese, and when I visit my dad, he still asks if I want steak for dinner, then laughs and lists off the vegetables my mom bought for me. Needless to say, it's not easy keeping a vegan diet. The shopping and the meal prep is the hardest part - I often go to two different stores along with my neighborhood farmer's market for my weekly shopping, and I follow a few bloggers to get new ideas for recipes I'd like to try out. But, I still end up with chickpeas in basically every meal. Even big business has even stepped in with mock meat and processed foods. I'm a big fan of veggie dogs, but I try to eat whole foods when I can. So, when I heard about Green Chef, a meal kit delivery service with vegan plans for making delicious meals, I was ecstatic to find an easy and convenient way to eat delicious dinners that cater to my diet.
Green Chef is an organic meal delivery kit that specializes in niche diets. Instead of stressing about recipes, the quality of ingredients, and getting adequate protein in each meal, Green Chef sends the exact ingredients to prepare dinner with most of the work already done for you. This includes chopped veggies and pre-made sauces, and it's ready to eat in only 30 minutes. The sauces are the best part. Normally, I would never use pre-made sauces because the ingredients are always risky, but since it's Green Chef, I know there's only good stuff in them and they taste delicious. I love that I am constantly discovering new recipes and I don't have to worry about how to prepare something.
Beyond the food, there are other perks to Green Chef that align with my lifestyle. The packaging is eco-friendly, and most of the food is USDA certified organic. Last week, I came home from a long day grateful to find a Green Chef box waiting for me. It took a little under thirty minutes to prepare, and the end result was just divine. I made Black Bean and Chard Tacos with homemade guacamole, crunchy veggie slaw, and fresh cilantro lime vinaigrette. All I had to do was simply simmer the beans, chard, and garlic in a slightly spicy tomato-based sauce, and then ladled the spice blend on corn tortillas. The flavors were fantastic, and even my meat-eating partner was satisfied and impressed.
I'm completely committed to a vegan lifestyle, and now I've fallen in love with cooking vegan meals, too. The service is easy to use and flexible--you can skip a week whenever you want, but the simplicity of getting tasty organic food shipped to my door without any hassle is pure bliss. I never thought I'd have trendy-restaurant-style food with such a fun variety of vegan meals at home, but that's the beauty of Green Chef.
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