We lead a pretty busy life! Both of us work (obviously), flip properties and when you add my chaotic #realtorlife to the equation, planning meals can be a bit overwhelming. Last year when we bought our second house, were renovating and adding a secondary suite, tensions were a little high and when asked “What’s for dinner?” I would bite off the head of my unsuspecting partner. It wasn’t his fault and, in truth, a valid question but I didn’t have the answer.
That’s when I was introduced to Chef’s Plate. People had mentioned it before but now that the dinner dilemma had reached critical volume, I took a closer look. And thank goodness because I swear it saved our relationship – lol.
Here is the scoop….
Meal Plans range from classic and family friendly to 15 minute meals and vegetarian. And you can pick either 2, 3, or 4 meals a week delivered.
We opted for the 4x per week Classic, which is their widest variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian recipes. Both 30 minute and 15 Minute recipes are included. Note the 15 minutes ones are offered at a premium price.
The nice thing is some weeks when we have a lot of dinner plans and events, we can reduce our order to 2 or 3 meals or even skip the delivery entirely (which we did over the holidays).
This is great not only for busy families but I think it would also be amazing for the seniors in your life! If someone has mobility issues or isn’t eating the healthiest options then fresh food can be delivered to their door. They choose the meals and the 15 minute meals even come with all the veggies/ingredients chopped and ready to go.
I have been impressed with the freshness of the ingredients, the ease of the recipes and, actually most surprisingly, the portion size. We can both eat dinner and most nights, there is enough left over for my partner to take for lunch the next day.
We did the math and worked out how much wasted food we had at the end of the week and this works for us! Maybe it’s not for everyone, but I encourage you to run the numbers and see what it might do to your family’s quality of life and time spent together!
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WE PICK THE ONES THAT WE WOULDN’T MAKE OURSELVES, DUE TO LACK OF SKILL AND SPECIALTY INGREDIENTS. OUR TASTES LEAN TOWARD MEXICAN AND ASIAN. SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES:
- Sweet Potato & Avocado Poke Bowl with sticky rice and sesame-soy dressing
- Crispy Chicken Katsu Sandwich with garlic aioli and a crunchy slaw
- Pork Meatball Hot Pot with leeks and rice noodles
- Crispy Fish Tacos with avocado salsa & creamy lime slaw