Green Chef in 2021
A look back at this past year and our hopes for 2022.
As working from home became a norm in 2021, meal kit subscriptions took center stage and flourished. Around 20% of Americans have subscribed to a meal kit to diversify their meals, cater to their personal diets, and eat healthier overall. Green Chef is no exception to this trend. As an organic meal kit subscription service that caters to many healthy lifestyle choices and provides new and delicious meals weekly, Green Chef has been a staple for many this year. The My Subscription Addiction community loves this kit so much, it was voted Best Organic Meal Kit Service on our list of Best Meal Subscription Boxes, and it's easy to see why. Let's break down the highlights of Green Chef and conclude with our hopes for 2022.
Gallery: What to Expect From a Green Chef Meal Kit
About Green Chef
Green Chef is a weekly meal delivery subscription service that designs flavorful, healthy recipes that are built around fresh, sustainable, organic ingredients. Recipes are designed with amateur cooks in mind, and Green Chef offers several different meal plans to suit a variety of lifestyles: Keto, Balanced Living, Plant-Powered, and Carb-Conscious. (Note that the Keto and Carb-Conscious meal plans are certified gluten-free through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service program. Visit Green Chef‘s FAQ section to learn more about this certification.) Regardless of which meals you pick, you can rest assured that, whenever possible, everything you receive will be GMO-free, USDA certified organic, and sustainably sourced!
The price varies depending on family size and the number of meals requested per week. Prices start at $11.49 per serving + $9.99 shipping.
SHIPS TO: The U.S. for $9.99. Green Chef doesn’t deliver to Hawaii, Alaska, and parts of Louisiana.
Green Chef's Meal Kit Subscriptions in 2021
Keto + Paleo
Choosing the Keto + Paleo meals will give you a range of options that are carb-conscious, with an emphasis on recipes that are high protein, and free of gluten, grains, soy, and legumes. Past meals: Chicken With Creamy Lemon Sauce, Spicy Boom Boom Pork Tenderloin, and Barramundi With Chipotle Lime Aioli.
The. balanced-living meal options focus on an array of dietary options, featuring a choice of meat, seafood, and vegetarian recipes. Past meals: Cuban Picadillo Hash, Harissa-Spiced Chicken, and Lemon-Herb Shrimp Bowls.
Green Chef's Plant-Powered meals are all vegetarian with some vegan options available, too. These options are packed with plant-based proteins and lots of fiber, to keep you full and full of nutrients and vitamins. Past meals: Maple Butternut Squash Risotto, Mexican Pinto Bean "Meatballs" and Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas.
What Green Chef Got Right in 2021
Meal Kit Variety
Along with offering different diet-focused meal kits, Green Chef does a great job of creating a menu with a ton of variety. We love that Green Chef switches up their menu weekly and allows you to see your meal options so you can choose based on ingredients and a yummy-looking picture, which meals you want to add to cart. Bonus: you can see three weeks of menus to help plan out your meals in advance.
Certified Organic Menu
Green Chef was the first meal kit to become certified organic - meaning all of their ingredients undergo strict inspection to ensure they were produced in a way that protects soil ecology and water quality. These ingredients are fresh and are of the highest standards when it comes to food quality. Knowing that Green Chef takes this process seriously and that they've committed to purchasing solely organic ingredients sets them apart from other meal kits, especially when it comes to feeding your family. Eating organic can get pricey, but with Green Chef, meals can start as low as $11.99 a person, giving you a way to follow an organic lifestyle without breaking the bank.
With their change to a certified organic-only meal kit, Green Chef has allowed subscribers to also practice sustainability while eating quality meals. According to the Mayo Clinic, organic farming enhances the quality of soil and water, reduces pollution, creates safe and healthy habitats for livestock, raises livestock in a way that allows for natural behaviors, and promotes a self-sustaining cycle of resources. Along with their organic label, Green Chef also works with local, sustainable, and artisanal suppliers to keep their ingredients ethically sourced and help support and craft local economies. This meal kit is a great way to eat good and feel good, too.
Green Chef's Discount for Those Who Serve
Green Chef also offers special discounts to a range of workers that support and serve local communities. Discounts can be claimed by first responders, medical providers, nurses, teachers, military, and veterans. We love and appreciate the range of occupations that can receive a discount, considering all of the hard work and long hours they have put in over the past few years.
What We Would Like to See in 2022
While 2021 had many positives, there are some things we hope to see Green Chef improve upon in 2022. Many subscribers. have expressed a desire for an easier way to switch from one meal plan to another, as it's a little confusing how to do it as of right now. We would love to see an option where subscribers can choose meals from all of the meal plans, without needing to commit to just one. The meal plans may cater to certain diets and lifestyles, but there are many people who may not subscribe to only one and are happy to try all of the meals since they're all organic, fresh, and health-conscious.
Are you going to try Green Chef in 2022? Let us know in the comments!
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