Are you like me and find the chore of deciding what to eat for dinner every night something of a nightmare? Then once you’ve made the decision, you need to make sure you actually have all the ingredients you need on hand? I’m sure I’m not the only one that faces this daily dilemma so read on, because I’ve found a winning solution to meal time woes with EveryPlate. If you’d like to try EveryPlate, you can use my code HILLSMPLATE for 40% off your first box, and 20% off your next 2 boxes!
How Does it Work?
EveryPlate is a weekly meal delivery kit that provides you with everything you need to create simple and delicious meals. (You do require some pantry staples such as eggs, butter, olive oil, etc). You can choose up to 6 meals a week to serve 2, 4 or 6 people. There’s a premium steak option every week for an extra $2.99 per serve and starting in February, there will be 3 vegetarian options that you can select from. Yay! There was previously only 1 vegetarian option so if you’re looking to cut back on meat, this is a great choice for you.
You receive a recipe card for each meal with easy to follow instructions and accompanying photos to keep you on the right track when preparing the meal. Cooking and prep times for each meal vary between 25 – 45 minutes. If you’re a quick vegetable chopper, you’ll finish cooking faster! This may not be as quick as ready to heat meals, but nothing beats the flavour and taste you get from a meal you’ve cooked yourself.
Some of my favourite meals include the Classic Chicken Schnitzel, Mexican Beef Quesadillas and the Asian Pork Burger and I’m excited to start trying some of the vegetarian options too!
What is the Quality of EveryPlate boxes?
The food is delivered in a cardboard box (two boxes if you’ve ordered a full week’s meals) with the meat and perishables in a foil cooler bag with ice packs within the box. You can choose from a few different delivery days that suits your weekly schedule the best. Most delivery windows are between midnight – 7am so you don’t have to worry about food sitting outside all day.
I’ve been using this service for a couple of months now, and the quality of the produce has been consistently fresh. All the meals I’ve tried have been delicious. My kids are fussy eaters so their favourite meals are the ones that feature meatballs / rissoles and their variations. There are a few basic spice mixes / flavour bases that are used to create the meals, but the accompaniments are varied so that you don’t feel like you’re eating the same thing every week.
My husband has been so impressed with the flavoursome meals – he doesn’t quite believe that I cooked them all! It’s so much easier knowing that dinner is sorted without having to stress about doing an emergency grocery store run. It also saves the arguments of me asking my hubby what he wants to eat and getting cranky when he can’t decide either.
How Much Does EveryPlate Cost?
Depending on how much you order, EveryPlate starts from just $4.99 per serve with delivery at $9.99 per week. With my code HILLSMPLATE this brings down the price to $2.99 per meal in the first box. So many times I’ve bought ingredients for a half planned meal that I don’t end up using. Having just the right amount delivered in each box means I’m not wasting food or money. When you take into account the time you’re saving on meal planning and grocery shopping, you’re well ahead!
I find that ordering for 6 people means that there’s plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day so we’re not buying takeout at work. Even more money savings!
EveryPlate – the perfect family meal solution
The EveryPlate meal kit is the perfect solution if you’re after simple yet tasty and nutritious meals. It’s great for us mums that don’t have the time or inclination to meal plan beyond selecting what’s available for the upcoming weeks. The convenience is amazing (who doesn’t love groceries delivered to your door?) and it’s great value too! One of the best things is that I’m using more veg in my cooking because previously I’d always find it hard to know what veg to cook. There’s also more variety in the meals we’re eating. No more spaghetti bolognese every week! If you want to see more of the boxes in action, make sure you head to my Instagram account here and check out my EveryPlate stories highlight.
Have you ever tried a meal kit? Let me know about your experiences below. Don’t forget to use HILLSMPLATE for up to 40% off your first EveryPlate box, and 20% off your next 2 boxes!
* 3 weeks of meal boxes were gifted. I have since continued to purchase a weekly subscription. Please note the discount code provided in this review is an affiliate code. Prices quoted above are current as at 28 January 2021 and are subject to change.