Green Chef Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
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, 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!
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This is a review of the Vegetarian meal plan for four people. My family is not vegetarian, 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!
BBQ Cauliflower “Wings”
There was no extraneous literature provided in our boxes, just the recipes. Our first recipe was for BBQ Cauliflower “Wings”. My ten-year-old got super excited when I told him we were having wings! He was noticeably less excited when I told him they were cauliflower wings! Notice the big “40” in the upper right-hand corner – this is an estimate of how long meal preparation will take.
On the reverse side of the recipe are the instructions. They are very clear and every step has a picture. That’s so helpful!
These are all the ingredients that were supplied to make our wings. 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?
This is my completed BBQ Cauliflower “Wings”! I feel like every week there is something new that I think is the best thing Green Chef has ever sent, and this week, it was the cornbread! Yum!
I basically breaded the cauliflower with seasoned garbanzo bean flour and roasted it, and at the end I coated it in peach barbecue sauce and broiled it. The wings were so flavorful! I combined the eggs, sour cream and corn, and the cornbread dry mix into a batter with a whisk, then baked in muffin tins for about 15 minutes. I chopped up a bunch of veggies to add to the slaw and then tossed it in creamy cider vinegar. That’s it! This one was pretty true to its 40 minute estimate.
Smoky Ancho Veggie Bowl
Our next dish was Smoky Ancho Veggie Bowls.
Here are the instructions. I accidentally forgot to photograph this page somehow, and by the time I realized it, I had thrown it out! Fortunately, Green Chef has pdf’s available of all its recipes (pictured above), as well as mobile-friendly versions.
These are all the ingredients that were supplied (for two of four people). Notice the purple labels that match the color of the recipe. I love that!
This is my completed veggie bowl! 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 chopped the squash, the onion, and the peppers. I sautéed the onion, bell pepper, corn, black beans, and garlic-chipotle sauce in one large pan. Then I chopped the scallions and cilantro. In another pan, I sautéed the squash with some salt and ancho chili powder. In a third pan, I warmed the brown jasmine rice and added the scallions, then zested two limes over it. I squeezed the lime juice over the corn and beans. To plate, I put the rice on one side, the veggies on the other, and the squash on top. It was so good! It had such a nice, thick, smoky flavor!
Spanish Egg ‘n’ Hash
Our third and final dish for the week was Spanish Egg ‘n’ Hash.
Here are the instructions, which were again very clear and easy to follow.
Here are the hash ingredients from one of the two boxes. The other box contained the exact same things.
This was my completed Spanish Egg ‘n’ Hash! My family prefers their eggs scrambled, so I scrambled the egg, which you can just barely see under the Romesco sauce.
To prepare, I chopped the potatoes and peppers. I added the peppers to the rainbow diced carrots in a pan and seared them with some olive oil. I then added water and let them cook, covered, until tender. Then I added the corn, red onions, and garlic, and let it cook for 5 minutes more. I then sautéed the peppers in another pan and added the Romesco sauce base to make the sauce. In another pan I scrambled the eggs! Meanwhile, I made a very simple salad with the arugula, manchego cheese, some olive oil, salt and pepper. I plated the hash on the bottom, topped with the salad, topped with the egg, and finally topped with the sauce. This was super delicious! I had a nice level of heat, but it also had that slight sour flavor from the Romesco sauce.
One question I have been asked is about chopping vegetables. Green Chef usually provides some of the vegetables pre-chopped and some you have to prep yourself. I think the determining factor is how necessary it is to chop the vegetables close to meal time. It can make a big difference in flavor!
Verdict: I’m starting to wonder how I ever got along without Green Chef! Their dishes are delicious and packed with nutrition. They’re also easy to make, and there’s plenty of food for four people! I also think for the price they really offer outstanding quality. I’m completely impressed!
Have you tried Green Chef? How was your experience?