Home Chef Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 16, 2017
Home Chef is a subscription meal delivery service that sends a weekly box of “perfectly portioned, premium ingredients, spices & sauces, and easy, step-by-step recipes.”
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The Subscription Box: Home Chef
The Cost: Meals start at $9.95 per serving, and delivery is free for orders over $40.
COUPON: Get $30 off your first box from Home Chef. No coupon required, just use this link.
The Products: Fresh ingredients and chef-designed recipes— everything you need to make restaurant-quality meals at home.
Ships to: 90% of the U.S. (You can check to see if Home Chef delivers to your zip code here.)
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When you first sign up for Home Chef, you take a short quiz about your meal preferences and dietary restrictions.
Based on this quiz, Home Chef selects meals for you each week. If you’d rather receive different meals, it’s easy to swap them. You can also skip a week whenever you like.
I think the Home Chef website is very user-friendly, and I like how many meal options they offer. Most weeks, Home Chef offers 10 dinner options, a breakfast, a smoothie, and a fruit basket.
When my box shipped, I received an email with tracking information.
Ingredients for each meal are bundled together in plastic, and meats are always packed separately at the bottom of the box under ice packs to help maintain freshness.
Now, on to the food!
Meal #1- Roasted Salmon with Ginger-Scallion Sauce
Calories: 518 per serving
Prep Time: 30-40 minutes
I’ve been trying to eat a bit healthier lately, so for this delivery, I decided to try out some of Home Chef’s lower calorie options. I love salmon, so this dish was my first pick this week! In addition to being low calorie, it’s also low-carb and dairy-free.
After prepping my ingredients, I seared the salmon and cooked the green beans with ginger and garlic.
While the beans cooked, I made a sauce from ginger, garlic, sesame oil, teriyaki glaze, minced green onions, and water.
This dish was really tasty! It was definitely on the lighter side, but the salmon was delicious and I really enjoyed the flavor of the sauce. It also came together really quickly (definitely less than the suggested 30-40 minutes).
Meal #2- Bone-In Pork Chop with Pecorino-Garlic Butter with Hot Honey-Glazed Peas and Carrots
Calories: 600 per serving
Prep Time: 30-40 minutes
For my second meal pick, I went with pork chops. This recipe is a little higher in calories than the salmon but still falls under the “low-calorie” classification. It’s also gluten-free and low-carb.
After cleaning and chopping my veggies, I roasted a few cloves of garlic in the oven and seared the pork chops.
When the garlic was soft, I made a compound butter by combining it with a couple of pats of butter, pecorino cheese, and parsley. Lastly, I cooked carrots and peas with red pepper flakes, butter, and honey.
These pork chops were really yummy. I liked the spicy and sweet veggie mix, and the compound butter made this dish feel special.
Meal #3- Classic Chicken Marbella with Red Potatoes and White Balsamic Pan Sauce
Calories: 464 per serving
Prep Time: 35-45 minutes
My last meal pick was this low-calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free Chicken Marbella. I only recently discovered Chicken Marbella (thanks to December’s Saucefly box), and it’s quickly become one of my favorites.
I seared the chicken breasts in a non-stick pan and set them aside. In the same pan, I cooked red potato wedges and then added vinegar, chicken stock concentrate, honey, and water into the pan to make a sauce. When the potatoes softened, I added in chopped plums, olives, parsley, and the chicken breasts.
This dish smelled really good when it was cooking, and I love that it was a one skillet dish. (Hooray for easy cleanup!)
Plums and olives seem like such an odd combination, but I love how they add sweetness and saltiness to Chicken Marbella. This was my favorite dish this week, and I’ll definitely order it again if I see it on the menu!
Verdict: Home Chef offers great variety when it comes to meal selection, and I like that the menus often feature classic dishes and comfort foods. I really enjoyed all of my meal picks this week! In terms of value, Home Chef is very competitively priced in the meal box subscription market. Their meals start at $9.95 per serving, which is cheaper than Plated ($12 per serving) and on par with Blue Apron ($9.99 per serving) and Hello Fresh ($9.99 per serving).
Do you subscribe to Home Chef? Which dishes did you pick last week?