True Life: Living With My Boyfriend Has Ruined My Healthy Diet. Seriously. The kid’s main sources of nutrients are Gushers and tortilla chips. In order to combat this apocalypse on my body, I’m always looking for meals we can agree on.
Cue Home Chef. Answer a few questions about your diet preferences (are you vegan? allergic to nuts? prefer meat over fish?), choose the amount you’d like each week, and viola! You’re getting fresh steaks, burgers, chicken, and salads to your door each week. A friend send me an invitation, which included one free meal, so I couldn’t say no. Free steak? Yes, please!
The week I received food, they were offering Bacon Jam Burgers (amazing hamburgers topped with bacon sauteed onions and strawberry preserves – think fancy BBQ sauce) and New York strip steaks with Yukon potatoes. Yes, the all-American dream. However, they have a lot of fish and chicken options, as well as smoothies and fruit if you’re one of those super healthy girls.
The food comes in a crazily well-packaged box filled with ice packs to keep your food cold. Everything is pre-measured for you (they even include the butter you’ll need) in little baggies like the photo above. Each meal comes with a recipe card, which includes instructions + ingredients in case you ever want to try on your own. Both meals I tried took way less than 30 minutes to prep, making them perfect for all you busy bees out there. I ended up ordering four of each so I could share with The Boy and my dad, and both were obsessed. My dad even wants to sign up, and he’s not exactly the gourmet type.
So the question on everyone’s mind: how much does it cost? Each serving is $9.95. If you went to a restaurant to get this meal, depending where you live, you’d spend at least $15. If you made it at home, you’d maybe break even, but you’d have more prep work to do. And I know if you live in the suburbs like I do, you will not get meat this good. Plus, if you use my link, you’ll get $30 off your purchase, which equates to three free meals. (Then, use this link to send it to your friends and keep the dinners coming!) If you’re in PA, I expect a dinner invite. Not kidding.
Side not: I was not endorsed for this post or rewarded in any way (although, Home Chef, if you’d like to send me free food, I’m totally game). I just seriously loved this food and wanted to share!