Healthy...ish with Jen O.
It was a busy week! Anyone try a fabulous recipe from last week? Below is a never before seen pic of my red lentils and rice.... so legit guys.
So you may have noticed the meal plan was not posted on Saturday. This Saturday was Yom Kippur and I was celebrating with my family..... also, this week I got a box from Plated..... You know, one of those meal delivery services that send you all of your recipes and ingredients in one box? Have any of you tried these things?
I've tried Blue Apron, Green Chef, and Plated. My general take on them is that they are too expensive to get regularly. When I shop for the husband and I for 4-5 dinners, lunches, and breakfasts (smoothies) for the week, we typically spend 50-60$. These boxes cost closer to 70$ per week and only include 3 nights' worth of food. I do think they would be a great option for the following people:
1. People new to cooking. The recipes have step by step photo directions and the ingredients are typically premeasured, so it's fairly easy.
2. People who eat steak. Steak is expensive. Bang for your buck. I would never order one of these boxes and get vegetarian recipes because it just isn't economical.
3. People who go out to fairly expensive restaurants multiple times per week and would eat this instead.
4. People who can get the boxes on discount (this is the category I fall under). Most of these companies offer discounts for first time users. This is a great way to try the company and see if it will work for you and your family.
Tune in to my instagram @the.foodie.clinician for pictures of my Plated meals this week and meet me back here next week for a full meal plan! Happy cooking yogis!
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