Looking for a healthy meal kit delivery service that covers all of the diet bases: Plant-Based, Balanced, Keto and Paleo? Check out this Green Chef review and don’t miss the video!
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If the thought of planning and prepping any dinner, much less a healthy one – plus shopping for said dinner is not your idea of a good time, you are not alone. I’m just going to level with you – sometimes dinner time stresses me the (bleep) out. I’m a mom of three and a Health Coach – and I know cooking at home is a big deal, especially if you want your family to be and stay healthy. (And I know you do!)
Do you know what else is a BIG DEAL?
Maintaining your sanity while trying to juggle all of your responsibilities.
That’s why I decided to try a Green Chef subscription this December, and I have to tell you – it is legit.
Here’s the 411 in case you’ve been searching for the details on the healthy delivery meal service that is Green Chef.
Oh, and in case you want to get down to business and get the promo before reading ALL the information – here’s that link!
So, What Is A Green Chef Membership All About?
First things first, if you’re wondering, no, Green Chef is not a one-and-done microwave meal – you do still need to cook, but only a minimum amount of effort is required and big bonus: all of the ingredients are pre-portioned out for your convenience. This means no measuring spoons or cups and no last-minute grocery store runs for weird ingredients.
You cook nourishing, incredible dinners in just about 30 minutes.
Each box from Green Chef contains pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes for healthy, well-balanced meals. Many of the ingredients, from chopped veggies to homemade sauces, have been prepped for you, which means you save time without sacrificing flavor.
(In the video above, you see me making the beef patties with citrus sauce – the red bell peppers, pineapple, cabbage, and scallions were all pre-measured, sealed in bags, and tasted fresh.)
Each meal comes with a recipe card and kit bag that are color-coded, so when you’re ready to cook, you can easily find what you need.
Bonus: All of their packaging is made with recycled, reusable, and compostable materials.
Green Chef offers a variety of menus to cater to different lifestyles and dietary preferences. Green Chef plans include Balanced Living, Plant-Based, and Keto + Paleo.
How Does It Work?
It’s super easy to get started. All you need to do is visit Green Chef and create an account. Then pick your dietary and delivery preferences.
You’re in control of when you cook Green Chef. Your subscription does automatically renew each week. However, you can skip an order, modify your delivery frequency to schedule orders every 2 or 4 weeks, or cancel at any time before your weekly deadline.
There is no minimum commitment. You can skip any order or cancel at any time before your weekly deadline – 7 days before delivery. This means if you’re not feeling it or maybe you splurged at Neiman’s, and it’s not in your budget this week (or month) – you can opt-out without feeling guilty.
Yeah. They Have A Low Carb Plan – AKA: Green Chef Keto
What Is Green Chef Keto?
***30 Second Keto Break***
If you’ve been around here for longer than a minute, then you know how I feel about the keto diet – and if you’re new here – for the record – it was the key for me when I was fighting the epic battle of the bulge. (I lost 140 pounds.) Keto is a super strict form of a low carb diet that you can read more about here – it isn’t for everyone, but it worked for me, and I wrote a book about it – Rebel Keto. Ok, back to Green Chef.
Green Chef Keto offers seriously legit delicious dinners made for low-carb lifestyles. Every meal is also gluten-free. If you follow a Ketogenic diet, their dinners will keep you on track and wow you with flavor. Or if you’re simply Keto-curious and looking to limit carbs, this is the plan to choose. And do not worry – it does not taste like diet food in the least.
I’m Skeptical. Diet Food Always Tastes Like Cardboard
I hear ya – back in the day, any diet food tasted like garbage, but y’all, things change, and one of the best aspects of the keto diet is the great tasting food.
Here are a few examples of Green Chef’s keto menu: crisp coconut-breaded chicken fingers with curry aïoli, juicy pork chops seasoned with rosemary mustard-caraway spices, or savory sole roulade served alongside bacon-roasted green beans. That’s right, bacon!
Like all of Green Chef’s meal plans, each Green Chef Keto box comes with everything you need to cook your delicious dinners. This includes prepped organic ingredients, pre-made sauces, and easy recipes; all delivered to your door. Just choose how many recipes and servings you’d like to receive each week, and you’ll be cooking in no time!
Is Green Chef Keto right for me?
Green Chef Keto is perfect for anybody wanting to watch carbs without sacrificing flavor. If you do follow a ketogenic eating plan and want to add variety to your menu, this is for you.
You’re also sure to love Green Chef Keto if you’re already a fan of Green Chef’s Carb-Conscious dinners. Like Carb-Conscious, their tasty Keto-friendly meals have no wheat, gluten, or grains.
Always seek your physician’s advice or a qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding your health, diet, or fitness. Green Chef does not provide medical, dietary, or fitness advice.
What ingredients are part of Green Chef’s Keto Plan?
Green Chef Keto has:
Meat: beef, pork, poultry, lamb, game
Seafood: wild-caught and sustainably raised fish and shellfish
Leafy greens: spinach, kale, etc.
Above-ground vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
Limited root vegetables: carrots
Nuts and seeds: macadamias, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
Avocados and berries: raspberries, blackberries, and other low-glycemic berries
Sweeteners: stevia, erythritol, monk fruit, etc.
Dairy and Eggs
Green Chef Keto has NO:
Grains: wheat, corn, rice, cereal, etc.
Excess sugar: refined sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, etc.
Fruit: apples, bananas, oranges, etc.
Tubers: potatoes, yams, etc.
How much does Green Chef Keto cost?
$12.99 per serving, plus $8.99 shipping and handling per box.
You can choose between three box sizes:
3 Meals for 2 People – Choice of 3 meals each week for 2 people. Total of 6 servings.
4 Meals for 2 People – Choice of 4 meals each week for 2 people. Total of 8 servings.
2 Meals for 4 People – Choice of 2 meals each week for 4 people. Total of 8 servings.
Can I customize my Green Chef Keto meals?
The Green Chef Keto plan offers 7 recipes to choose from weekly. This means you’ll be able to select the recipes that look most delicious to you each week!
Sounds Keto-Fabulous. How do I get my hands on Green Chef Keto?
If you’re a new customer, click here to sign up for Green Chef and the Keto meal plan.
Is Green Chef Available In My Neck Of The Woods? (Where They Deliver)
Green Chef delivers almost everywhere in the continental United States. Unfortunately, they are currently unable to deliver to Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Louisiana. If they’re not yet in your neighborhood, you can begin the sign-up process, and the folks at Green Chef will send you an email when they are available in your area.
How Much Time Does It Take? Do I Need Special Cooking Abilities?
The short answer is that with most Green Chef’s meals, you can have dinner ready within 30 minutes even if you’re not an expert in the kitchen.
You can expect many ingredients to be pre-prepped in your Green Chef box, including all of our unique, chef-curated sauces, dressings, and spice blends, ready for you to use.
There is some prep work involved in our recipes. Cooking skills that will come in handy include dicing, chopping, peeling, and grating. Detailed step-by-step instructions are included in each of our recipe cards with timing and visual cues to help you along the way! Their culinary team also creates helpful chef’s tips for techniques that may require a little more cooking experience.
How Long Will The Food Stay Fresh?
Green Chef works with suppliers to source in-season ingredients just for you. Their produce does not spend much time on a shelf—they generally get ingredients into your home in less time than a grocery store could. Since organic ingredients have no artificial preservatives, they can sometimes have a shorter shelf life. However, the insulated packaging Green Chef uses during transit plus the use of your standard refrigerator at home; ingredients will typically stay fresh for five days after arrival.
How Long Will It Take To Cook Dinner?
Most recipes are ready in about 30 minutes.
Each family recipe is designed with prep and hands-on cooking at the start. This frees up time while dinner finishes cooking in the oven or on the stove so you can help the kids with homework, sort the mail, teach the dog how to sit, dance the funky chicken – whatever your heart desires!
The estimated prep and cook time for each dish is listed on the recipe card for your convenience.
What cooking equipment and ingredients do I need to have at home?
Here are some essential items you need to have on hand for the best cooking experience – and I’ve got good news – no special equipment is required!
Tools and equipment frequently used: Pots and pans, ideally in various sizes and types such as non-stick and oven safe, Chef’s knife, cooking spoon, spatula, strainer, peeler, measuring cups, measuring spoons, sheet pan, and aluminum foil.
What are the portion sizes, calories, and nutritional content of each meal?
Green Chef designs meals to be healthy, satisfying, and nutritionally balanced. The majority of the meals include substantial portions of organic vegetables. They also include a calorie count on each printed recipe card, plus full nutrition information online.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a healthy meal kit delivery service that will save you trips to the grocery store, keep your family healthy, and help you stay sane, try Green Chef today.
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