If you’re like me you keep seeing all the posts on social media about meal service delivery kits. I’ll have to admit that I’ve been intrigued for a while. I wanted to try them out for myself so I decided to do a series of blog posts on the different meal plan kits. These will be unsponsored posts, meaning I will not have any affiliation with the company and I will purchase all products myself. First up, I tried Everyplate.
I’m not sure why I choose EveryPlate first. I probably saw an ad on Facebook. I decided to try it for a month and figured that would give me enough range to give an honest review.
First off I signed up for service and downloaded the app. The app was easy to use and set up nicely. Each week you have three meals picked for you. However, you can swap these out for other meals if you want. There are about eight meals to choose from. There isn’t an option to pick more than three meals a week. Three meals a week ended up being perfect for us though because once or twice we eat out and we have tacos one night a week and leftovers one night.
Once I had my meals picked out I just had to wait for my box to arrive. I received my first box on January 9 and unpacked and laid out all my ingredients and started looking through the cards to organize my meals. I love to organize so this part was actually kind of fun for me.
The first thing I noticed when I unpacked my box was that two items were missing. The ground beef and one packet of honey were not there. I got online chat and they were very nice and apologetic and actually gave me a $29 credit off my next full price box. However, with the incentive I got to sign up it didn’t up being a few boxes before I actually received my credit. I’ll touch more on that later. Every other week that I got a delivery, the boxes were correct.
Once I got my meals organized and put away, I was ready to start trying these meals. The first thing I made was Honey Dijon Chicken Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Zucchini. My husband and I loved the food. The kids didn’t love it so much. We actually thought it was fantastic. The portions were a good size for our family but I would say if you were much bigger or if your family likes to eat a lot that the portions would’ve been pretty small. I’m the only one in my family that loves to eat a lot 😜. The kids split a pork chop so we had one pork chop left over.
I’ll go through and quickly list the meals that we had. My husband and I really enjoyed every meal. We thought the taste and quality of the food was great. I was really impressed with how yummy all the meals were. The downsides to this meal plan were that the kids didn’t love the meals and the meals did actually take a while to prepare and cook. I actually like cooking so it didn’t bother me that much but I know that that would be a big drawback for a lot of people. Some of these meals took almost an hour to get ready. The cards indicated they would take a lot less time. I’m no master chef by any means but I do cook for my family a lot so I would say for an average mom these meals would take a while to get ready.
The Remaining Meals
- Super smash burgers with potato wedges. Again the food was excellent! Our son was not home that night and my daughter ended up taking all the fun stuff off her hamburger and just eating the meat and bun but my husband and I thought the burgers were so good. And we all loved the potato wedge “fries”.
- Herbed butter steak with broccoli and cheesy potatoes. I ended up steaming the broccoli because my kids will eat steamed broccoli and they don’t like it roasted. This meal wasn’t as glorious as the first two but it was still tasty. We like the potatoes and the steak was good.
- Bacon grilled cheese sandwiches and carrot fries. They were very good. The kids actually liked the sandwiches a lot and everyone ate the carrot fries. My husband and I thought the sandwiches were a bit greasy but they were tasty.
- Lemon thyme chicken linguine. The sauce was very good I loved that the chicken was already cut up. I don’t like cutting up chicken! Especially when I don’t have a kitchen sink, haha.
- Bacon cheeseburgers and potato wedges again. Again they were very good! Everybody had them this time and we all ate them.
- Shrimp and grits. This was a premium meal so it cost an extra $2.99 per serving. But I think it was worth it since we all loved this meal so much and it was probably our favorite meal. Even the kids gobbled it up.
- Southwest chicken and yellow rice bowls. Matt and I also loved this meal. The kids didn’t like it as much but everybody ate it.
- Honey balsamic chicken with roasted potato fries and broccoli. This was one of our least favorite meals but Matt and I still enjoyed it. The kids didn’t like it so much.
- Chicken sausage orzOtto. It was so very good and the kids ate this one! Matt loved that the sausage was made out of chicken and not red meat.
- Chicken scallopini with roasted zucchini’s and potatoes. It was all very good. The sauce with the scallopini was awesome! The kids ate it but didn’t love it but Matt and I thought it was great .
- Linguine carbonara with peas and bacon. This one was also great and the kids eat it too. So very good and one of the easier meals to prepare.
This meal plan as advertised as one of the cheapest meal plans. We overall thought the taste was very very good on this one. At least for the adults the meals were tasty and somewhat varied. We did have a lot of roasted potatoes but they were good so that didn’t bother us so much.
When you sign up with Everyplate, they usually run some sort of meal plan deal to get you started. I can’t remember what the exact plan was but here’s what I ended up paying for each box.
- For week one we paid total of $56.83 Which ended up being $18.90 for a meal or $4.74 a serving.
- For a week to it was a total of $44.87 which ended up being $14.96 per meal And $3.74 per serving.
- For box number three we ended up paying $44.87 again
- For box number four we paid $51.49. The last one ended up being $17.16 per meal or $4.29 per serving.
We got the shrimp and grits upgrade in week three but for some reason it was charged during the week one. I’m not really sure how the billing all worked out. This is all the information I could figure out on it. I never did get my $30 refund but that’s probably because I canceled before I pay the full price for a box. The total for my remaining box had I continued my plan would have been $68.87 per week. Which ends up being $22.96 per meal and $5.74 per serving. From what I can tell this is the full price plan.
The verdict on EveryPlate
I honestly liked it enough that if we don’t like another one better I’ll probably go back to this one. I really loved cutting down on the amount of waste I get from the grocery store and not having to shop as much. I thought the meals were great and tasty and I think I could find more stuff my kids like with a little more time. The drawbacks were definitely that the meals took a while to cook and there wasn’t a huge selection of meals to choose from.
Have you tried EveryPlate? Do you have questions or comments? Have a comment or suggestion on EveryPlate? Do you have any comments on which box I should try next? Please put all your comments below! I love to hear any feedback you have about these meal kits.
EveryPlate Meal Plan – An Unsponsored Review
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