I’m not sure what I had been clicking, but I kept getting these advertisements on Facebook for food subscriptions. I get the whole marketing algorithm crap to redefine advertisements and show only ads that are relevant to our tastes, but it is either becoming a bit too scary or it is becoming too tempting to start clicking on every advertisement that interests me. Plus, I have a huge fondness for food, yet, I don’t cook. Much.
Scrolling through my feed, I saw a few adverts for subscription boxes that offered fresh food and recipes to follow. Being a lazy person and the type who hates grocery shopping, I was intrigued. Did I also mention that I don’t cook?
So I saw Plated on my feed and decided to try it out. I am also interested in Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, but at the time Plated had the best first-time subscriber discount so I ordered it. It was basically 6 plates for free and all I had to pay was shipping, which was $20.
The shipment was fast! I ordered it on Wednesday and it arrived that Saturday.
Each recipe feeds 2 -3 people.
Each ingredient were individually divided and labeled, so you know which ingredient went with which dish.
More fresh food!
Even more fresh food!
Lets start cooking for the Mexican Lasagna!
This is how the Mexican Lasagna turned out and it was the easiest to make. It took me about 25 minutes to prep+cook+bake.
Next is the Garlic Shrimp + Spaghetti Squash.
Time to sear the chicken for the Rosemary Chicken + Parsnip and Carrots dish.
Arugula salad seasoned with zest of lemon, olive oil, and salt.
Overall, my favorite recipe was the Mexican Lasagna. The shrimp garlic and spaghetti wasn’t bad, either! However, I wasn’t too fond of the Rosemary Chicken, only because I don’t really like rosemary.
I think this is a great way to experience new recipes + food that’s prepackaged with the right amount. It takes away the angst from going grocery shopping, that is for sure! It’s also good for if you just don’t have the time to go to the grocery store, since the package seems to arrive pretty fast! The “menu” is on the healthy side, too! Which I can appreciate, since during lunch time I had fried chicken and buttery biscuits. Hey, don’t judge!
The only thing I had an issue with was how much salt or pepper to add. Vegetable oil, Olive oil, salt and pepper did not come with the food, which was fine, but it would have been nice if they added how much salt to add… I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to add a lot of salt to my dishes, so I may have added too little salt.
I plan on trying out Hello Fresh and Blue Apron, soon.
Please do use my referral link, so that I may earn some meals and become a culinary expert! Sort of. Plus you’ll receive two free plates!
Have you tried any of these cooking subscription boxes?
*This post was not sponsored in anyway, except from my own wallet.