Apparently the word has gotten out that I enjoy trying out a lot of different meal kits because a couple people have asked me about them in the last few weeks. My mom recently alerted me to EveryPlate, a more affordable meal kit, which is good because I need to cut my spending.
I love cooking and I even enjoy meal planning, but it’s nice to have a meal kit to cut down on some of that planning and prep work, especially on busy weeks.
So I thought I’d do a little post here to let y’all know how I felt about EveryPlate — and if you like it, I could be persuaded to do more reviews.
EveryPlate is $4.99 per serving, but they do charge a shipping fee on top of that. It’s $8.99 for me.
You choose 3 meals from 5 options and you can choose to get 2 or 4 servings of each. With only 5 options, there’s not as much variety as other meal kits, but I guess this helps them keep the cost down. I didn’t have any trouble choosing three meals I wanted to try, though.
The box arrived with every packaged item loose in the box, but the meat was packaged directly next to the ice packs. It arrived pretty late in the day and I live in Florida so it’s not cold here, and everything was still cold.
My first meal was Hoisin Pork Meatloaf with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.
This was good. I wished there was sour cream or something more for the potatoes — I had some in my fridge and I could’ve added it, but I wanted to try it how it was intended. I’m only cooking for myself, so it’s important to me that I can eat the second serving the next day for lunch and this reheated very well.
The second meal was corn bisque with salad and garlic toast. While this meal was vegetarian, EveryPlate doesn’t have enough vegetarian options if you don’t eat meat.
This was very good and reheated very well. I loved the garlic bread preparation and will be using that in the future. The only thing was the salad greens were on their last day, just starting to get slimy, and I was not able to eat them for the 2nd serving the next day. I made this meal the day after the box arrived so it definitely wouldn’t have been good 2 or 3 days after delivery. Every other item in the box was appropriately fresh.
The final meal was chicken sausage and rice stuffed peppers.
I don’t usually eat chicken, but I make the occasional exception for ground chicken or chicken sausage. This one was very good and reheated great! These were the smallest bell peppers I’d ever seen, though.
Overall, I enjoyed EveryPlate and will be ordering from them occasionally. It was much better than the other budget meal kit I tried, which I would not recommend to anyone. I like that it’s more affordable, even if the trade-offs are less options and slightly more simple meals.
If you decide to try it, I’d appreciate if you could click on my referral link here or any link in this post. If you do that, we both get $20 off.