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Green Chef Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016

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Green Chef is a weekly subscription service that provides all the fresh organic ingredients plus recipes to make three meals at home. Yes, you read that right! Everything is organic! I have been trying to clean up my family’s nutrition really, really hard lately, so this was a perfect opportunity for us.

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The Subscription Box: Green Chef

The Cost: Depends on which meal plan you choose as follows –
Vegetarian $10.49 per meal
Omnivore $11.99 per meal
Vegan $11.99 per meal
Carnivore $13.49 per meal
Gluten-free $13.49 per meal
Paleo $14.99 per meal
One box contains three meals for two people. You can choose 1, 2, or 3 boxes per week (for 2, 4, or 6 people).

COUPON: Get 4 meals free in your first order by using this link!

The Products: Recipes and ingredients to make three meals, and all ingredients are fresh, organic (certified by USDA and CCOF), with no GMO’s and no artificial ingredients

Ships to: Everywhere in the continental US except some areas of Wisconsin and Minnesota, cost is $9 per box

Good to Know: If you are ingredient-conscious, you will be glad to know that all Green Chef’s suppliers are located in the United States!

Check out the Meals Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Green Chef to your subscription list or wishlist!

This is a review of the Vegan meal plan for four people. My family is not vegan, but I am trying to move us toward a diet that’s much higher in plant content, and I’ve found that Green Chef can be really helpful in that regard. I received two boxes with all three meals for two people each. The packaging was very eco-friendly!

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There was no extraneous literature provided in our boxes, just the recipes. Our first recipe was for Green Power Plate. Yay green! Notice the big “20” in the upper right-hand corner – this is an estimate of how long meal preparation will take.

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On the reverse side of the recipe are the instructions. They are very clear and every step has a picture. That’s so helpful!

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These are all the ingredients that were supplied to make our Power Plate. Because I got two boxes, I got two of everything, so I decided to simplify and just photograph one, but in reality I got twice as much food as this. Notice the labels on the ingredients are the same color as the recipe. Yes, it’s color coded! How handy is that?

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This is my completed Green Power Plate! It was very easy, and the 20 minute time approximation was right on. To prepare, I had to cook the quinoa, cut up all the vegetables and herbs, and then sauté everything but the spinach. Then I plated by making a bed of spinach, adding the quinoa, then the vegetables, then the miso vinaigrette, and finally, sprinkling with goji berries and hemp hearts. So many superfoods!

For a dish that was so packed with nutrition, this was actually pretty good. It was a nice way to eat goji berries, which can be hard to eat sometimes.

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Our next dish was Vegan “Crab” Cakes.

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Here are the instructions. Again, they were very clear, well illustrated, and easy to follow.

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These are all the ingredients that were supplied (for two of four people). Notice the green labels that match the color of the recipe. I love that!

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This is our completed “Crab” Cakes! All three meals provided plenty of food for the four of us, and since the kids are not full-grown eaters yet (usually), we had enough leftovers for my husband to take to work the next day for lunch!

To prepare, I handed my husband the recipe card and the bag of ingredients, then went to lie down for a while. In just 40 minutes, it was ready! Haha! He actually did have to make this one, and the fact that it was my favorite of the three dishes tells me a few things. First, I really like tempeh, and I’m glad Green Chef introduced me to it. Second, the instructions must be clear and easy to follow, even for someone I would consider a super novice chef! Third, the time estimations for Green Chef are really pretty precise because I expected this to take him much longer than the estimated 35 minutes, but it didn’t take much longer at all.

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Our third and final dish for the week was Naked Sweet Potato Samosa.

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Here are the instructions, which were again very clear and easy to follow.

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Here are the samosa ingredients from one of the two boxes. The other box contained the exact same things.

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This was my completed Naked Sweet Potato Samosas! These turned out okay, but I love Indian food so much, I expected them to be better. I was a little disappointed, but it was still delicious.

Before I even received the boxes, Green Chef sent out an email saying that they had accidentally sent one wrong ingredient on this dish. The credited everyone for this mistake with a free dish on the next box, and they sent some recipe adjustments. It’s no problem for me, but my preparation was a little different than what you see on the card above.

To prepare, I boiled the sweet potato chunks and them mashed them, then I added the bread crumbs and peas. I formed the mixture into patties and baked for 12 minutes at 425 degrees. Meanwhile, I made a salad out of the spinach, roasted red peppers, cabbage, and cilantro, and tossed it with coriander-coconut dressing. When the samosas were done baking, I plated the salad on one side and spread the tamarind barbecue sauce on the other. I placed the samosas on the sauce. I sprinkled coconut flakes on the salad and then drizzled the remaining dressing over everything. Easy!

Verdict: For the second month in a row, Green Chef has amazed me! Their dishes are delicious and packed with nutrition. They’re also easy to make, and there’s plenty of food for four people! I actually don’t know how they can manage to send organic ingredients for such a reasonable price. I’m completely impressed!

Have you tried Green Chef? How was your experience?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. I tried Green Chef, and I think their customer service is really good. As a box, their menus just aren’t for me, I think. I tried one box and the dishes, while okay, just really didn’t work for me or inspire me to try it again. I’ve moved to Hello Fresh, and I’m far happier with the menus/dishes.

    I will say that I think Green Chef’s dishes can be stretched into a few meals. I’m just one person and I absolutely got more than 2 servings out of the meals.

  2. Those veggies look so fresh! I’m with Amanda, just me, so I wonder how they fare later in the week when I would get to the last meal. I like the more down-to-earth dishes of Home Chef and the larger selection but their produce has not been the greatest lately. May try Green Chef again.

    • Hi Karol, I dunno if it helps, but I’ve found it all stays fresh 4 days. I’ve made these on the 5th day and they’ve been fine, just not super fresh. I wouldn’t go past 5 days. I get this bc it’s organic, but organic stuff tends to turn a bit faster. Thanks!

  3. Love reading your food reviews! I tried Green Chef 2 weeks ago and really enjoyed it.

    It’s just me, so I always have leftovers and can stretch the 2 meals into 3 and sometimes even 4 servings. I think the pricing is fair, but I don’t like the fact that shipping isn’t included. All the other food boxes have shipping built in when you reach a certain dollar amount. I don’t see where they do. I’m kind of picky, so I’ll go with them again when the menu appeals me. I tend to bounce between a few different boxes.

  4. Great review! So far I have been really pleased with Green chef. The recipes have been interesting, really tasty and timeline for preparation have been right on. Customer service has been great too.

    • Thanks Connie!

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