It’s a new decade, and I’ve finally faced the music – it’s time to put my big-girl-pants on and start cooking at home. I’ve become more conscious lately about what I put inside of my body, which is why I’ve converted over to the holy grail of solving the “what’s for dinner” enigma: the meal kit delivery service. Since I began back in November, I haven’t even thought to turn back! Here are the reasons you should join a meal kit delivery service, specifically through the lens of my experience cooking with EveryPlate.
1. You Learn More About Cooking
I can admit that by routinely cooking meals with EveryPlate, I became more knowledgeable overall about cooking. Specifically, when it comes to the different sauces that I can make using items in my house. A creamy pasta sauce is as simple as cream cheese, butter, stock concentrate, a bunch of cheese, and a teeny bit of water. A savory garlic butter made from dijon mustard, butter, garlic, and seasoning is perfect for a steak! If you would’ve talked to me about condiments a few months ago, I would’ve directed you to your local grocery store to pick up a bottle of sauce. I’ve also learned more about what kind of food staples to pair together, and how to prepare them quickly but efficiently. If you’re a novice cook, this is 100% the way to go!
2. It’s Healthier Than Eating Out
So, I’m finally getting over my vice of being a serial eater-outer (yay!). Gone are the days of finding me in the Wendy’s drive-thru after work. But a girl still has to eat, and having predetermined meals is actually effective for portion control and developing better eating habits. Regardless of being healthy, the EveryPlate meals are very, very flavorful. Bye, bye frozen pizzas and fatty, sodium-filled ingredients. Hello cooking with real ingredients!
3. Save Time + Money
It’s a fact – I’m an extremely busy lady. Graduate school, marketing assistantship, marketing internship, and social media (all while maintaining a social life!) consume my entire life. Going to the grocery store already takes up time, but it also takes time to plan out meals for the week. Cue hours of trying to scroll through Pinterest and the Tasty app for recipes, and it’s even worse because of my indecisiveness. EveryPlate eliminates the hassle altogether, which is so perfect for my lifestyle. You know what they say, time is money – and I love not having to waste time roaming aisles or waiting in the checkout line. On top of that, the meals are overall cheaper than trying to buy everything a la carte from the grocery store
4. Avoid Wasting Food
There’s nothing worse than throwing away food that was once perfectly good to eat. At least once or twice a month, I found myself throwing something away because I made too much. My roommate had the same issue! With EveryPlate, whatever I make gets eaten way before it even has the chance to go bad. I’ll cook something for dinner, and pack the additional servings for lunch at work.
Hot tip: Get the four person portion box to cook dinner and next day’s lunch for you and your partner! They’ll be forever grateful.
5. Spice Up Your Life
Breaking up the everyday monotony of the same meals is one of my favorite things about using a meal kit. When I shop for myself, it typically means eating a variety of salmon, penne pasta, and chicken dishes every single week. With EveryPlate, the meals have variety and you can choose which ones you want every week. I try to mix it up by choosing meals that are outside my usual choices.
To wrap it up, there are plenty of reasons why subscribing to a meal kit delivery service is the bomb-dot-com. Whether you’re wanting to save time, or unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay, it’s time to make the switch!
EveryPlate is extending a special offer to my readers! Get 18 meals for just $3.33 each. That gives you 6 meals free! Let me know what you think. Bon appetite!