I have a confession to make.
My family and I were in a major dinner rut for awhile. Week after week, we would go through the same rotation of basic, boring meals and we were getting really sick of it. We needed a change, and we needed it fast.
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As a busy mom, I just don’t have the time or the energy to come up with delicious, original meals each and every week. After homeschooling, kids activities, play groups, running errands and blogging, I’m just tired and the last thing I want to do is make these elaborate, well thought out dinners.
While scrolling through Facebook a few weeks ago, I came across an ad for Chefs Plate. Chefs Plate is a service that delivers recipes and fresh ingredients right to your door step. After browsing their website for awhile, I decided to take the plunge and placed my first order. And boy, am I sure glad that I did!
Below, is a list of 5 reasons why you need to try Chefs Plate:
With Chefs Plate, there are 2 plans to choose from; the 2-Person Plan and the Family Plan, which feeds 4 adults. You also have the option of ordering 2, 3 or 4 recipes for the week. Each plan has an assortment of recipes that you can choose from and they change every week. They even have vegetarian options.
Once you place your order, it gets delivered right to your doorstep. That’s it! There’s no meal planning on your part at all. You don’t have to put any thought into dinner. The only difficult part is choosing which dinner to have first. They’re all so good!
Every week, your order is delivered to you in a refrigerated box so if you aren’t home, it stays fresh on your doorstep. In the box, you get 3 recipe cards and each meal is separated into their own bag. Honestly, they couldn’t have made it easier if they tried.
They’re Fast and Easy
Each recipe card is super detailed and extremely easy to follow. As I previously mentioned, each recipe comes in it’s own bag so there’s no searching the fridge or cupboards for ingredients. The recipes are ranked by skill level; easy, medium or hard. Most of them are easy or medium though. They’re super fast too. They take anywhere from 25-45 mins to prepare, even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen.
The Meals Are Delicious
Oh my word! Are they ever delicious! Each meal is created by a culinary team and often times guest chefs, so you know these meals are going to be amazing!
During our first week, I order 3 recipes on the Family Plan:
The first meal that I tried was the Garlic Pepper Steak.
This meal was ranked ‘Easy’ and it took me about 35 minutes to prepare. It was so good! Even my kids liked it and they’re super picky. The portions are actually quite large. I’m trying to cut down a bit so I all of the pictures only show a 1/2 portion. We even had enough left overs for lunch the next day.
The second meal that I made was the Chicken Tetrazzini.
This meal was also ranked ‘Easy’ and it took me about 40 minutes to make. Again, this one was really good and the portion was enormous! My husband and I ate if for dinner the next day too.
The last meal for the week was the Cheesy Enchilada Skillet.
This one was my favourite by far. I absolutely loved this meal and it was vegetarian too. When I first read the recipe card and it called for sweet potato, I was kind of hesitant. I love sweet potatoes but I thought it was a weird choice for enchiladas. Well, let me tell you, it definitely worked. It was really tasty. My skillet was a little too small for this meal, so I just cut the tortillas and made it in a baking dish.
The portion for this meal was huge! We ate it again for dinner the next day.
You Can Feel Good About Choosing Them
Every ingredient is responsibly sourced by Canadian farmers. That means you only get the freshest, highest quality ingredients around and all meals are well balanced and nutritious. Also, because each recipe comes with the exact amount of ingredients that you’ll need, you’re food waste will cut down considerably. Now that is something you can feel good about.
You Get 3 Free Plates With Your First Order!
Because we’re friends, I have a great offer for you! Use the link below to place your first order and receive 3 plates for free. Yes, you read that right….. Free!!
As Chefs Plate is a Canadian company, this offer is only open to Canadian residents.
For my U.S friends, I urge you to try Blue Apron. It works very similar to Chefs Plate and I’ve heard great things about their recipes. Oh, and you can also order wine from them too! So jealous!!
If you’re a busy family, give Chefs Plate a try. I know you’ll love it as much as we do!