Green Chef has six different plan types to choose from: Paleo, Vegan, Omnivore, Vegetarian, Carnivore and Gluten-Free and two different box types: 2 person/3 meals a week or 4 person/2 meals a week. 100% of their ingredients are organic. We chose the Omnivore, 2-person plan, which provided three meals, usually two vegetarian and one seafood. Overall, this was the most expensive service, but it was our favorite. I don't think there was anything we made that wasn't delicious. Our favorites were the Lemon Pepper Tuna Orzo and the Creamy Carrot Risotto.
Price: Prices are slightly different depending on which plan you choose but range between $63-$90 for the two person, three weekly meal box and $83-$129 for the four person, two weekly meal box. Vegetarian boxes were the cheapest and Paleo boxes were the most expensive.
Pros: They offer completely organic ingredients and lots of choices in meal plans. You can change your plan at any time. There was so much variety in cuisine types and I got to work with ingredients that I'd never tried before. The seafood seemed really fresh. The recipes were quick and really easy to follow. All of the ingredients had color coordinated stickers matching the recipe cards to show you which meal they went with. The chopped ingredients and sauces came in really cute reusable containers that are great for packing lunches. Most importantly, the food was delicious. We never had a bad meal using this service.
Cons: At over $80/week it's the most expensive service.
There was a lot to love about these delivery services. You definitely pay for the convenience of them, but if you're someone who wants to eat healthy and eat well, and you're not living on a strict budget, than these services are worth the cost. Purple Carrot and Green Chef, in particular, are so deliciously splurge-worthy. Gift cards for these boxes would also make great gifts for the amateur chefs in your life. The holidays will be here before we know it ladies! *cringe*
I also wanted to share how easy it was to pause or cancel the services when we needed to save, and how easy it would be to rejoin when we're able They've already been sending me emails with coupons and photos of what they have cooking right now. Lord, give this foodie strength!
Happy Eating, Ladies!