You can select from fourteen recipes per week with most of the options being perfect for picky eaters with classic recipes that will suit most people. At the moment Dinnerly only offers dinner recipes, so lunch and breakfast meals are off the menu. There are vegetarian options available for those who don’t consume meat.
After you select your box you will be asked to enter your zip code as well as your email address. As soon as you have entered that information you will be led to a page where you need to enter your delivery details. You can select your delivery day, time slot as well as your first delivery date.
Filling out your address, Dinnerly will ask for your shipping information which will include your address and whether it is residential or commercial. It also asks where the package can be left if you aren’t home at the time of delivery. After that, you will be asked for your payment details and then you can select your meals.
When your box arrives at your address, your food will be packed in an insulated box that is lined with ice packs to keep the food from spoiling. What makes Dinnerly different from other meal delivery kits is that digital recipes are offered to customers instead of the usual recipe cards which cuts down on costs and makes Dinnerly cheaper than competing services.
The digital recipes are quite detailed and you will find they’re easy to follow. They include photos to go with the step-by-step process as well as the preparation time, nutritional value and the difficulty level. Dinner should take around 30 minutes to prepare and the great thing about Dinnerly is that you will have handy tips and tricks which will make your life easier in the kitchen.
We like that each of the recipes has a picture on the top right-hand corner of a steak or carrot which lets you know if meals have meat in them or if they’re vegetarian options.
You can expect to create recipes such as:
- Sticky Crispy Chicken
- Potato Burgers and Cottage Fries
- Creamy Pesto Turkey Meatballs
- BBQ Chicken and Green Beans
- Chicken Quinoa Grain Bowl
- Tomato Soup
- Grass-Fed Beef Burger
- Crispy Honey Pork Stir Fry
- One-Pot Pizza Tortelloni
- Beef and Udon Noodle Stir-Fry
- No-Noodle Beef Lasagna
- Za’atar-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
- Caprese Ciabatta
- Spiced Crispy Pork Gyro
- Black Bean and Cheese Tamale Pie
- Crispy Chorizo-Potato Tacos
- Summer Vegetarian Cobb Salad
- Pan-Fried Tofu
Although the recipes are simple, they’re also delicious and this is because of the quality of ingredients that are delivered. You can expect to have free-range chicken as well as premium lamb cuts and organic vegetables. The food is pre-portioned which means you will be throwing much less away and therefore making less of an impact on the environment.
Portion sizes aren’t the biggest around, but you can always add portions to each meal.
Because the boxes come insulated you won’t have to worry about food spoiling if you’re out. There are no contracts with Dinnerly and you can easily skip weeks by pausing your subscription. At the moment Dinnerly delivers to most of the country, but if you’re not sure you can always contact the customer service representatives either via email or by phone. Otherwise, you can always read up on any information that might interest you via the vast knowledge base available on the Dinnerly website.
Recycling is important for the environment so it is great that Dinnerly has a lot of produce packed in paper and cardboard with almost all of the packaging being recyclable.
Dinnerly is extremely convenient for cooking newbies or if you wish for your children to try their hand in the kitchen, but don’t want them to get too overwhelmed. It is also a fantastic and affordable way to avoid takeout.
If you wish to receive the two-person box on a weekly basis the costs tend to be around:
- 3 meals – $38.93
- 4 meals – $48.11
- 5 meals – $56.89
The family boxes will set you back:
- 3 meals – $68.87
- 4 meals – $84.03
- 5 meals – $98.79
All of these prices include shipping, but you should know that there are coupons that you can find on the internet with a quick Google search that will afford you free shipping on your first order, free shipping on any order as well as sales for two-person meals and family boxes.
Instead, you can rely on Dinnerly to deliver you with three, four or five meals per week for either two or four people. There are two dozen recipes to choose from each week, with many of them being classic and easy to please dishes, even for those picky eaters.
Convenience is key for Dinnerly so you can choose whichever day suits you best during the working week for your food to be delivered, and there is even an option for what to do with your box if you aren’t home. You can leave it with the neighbor and not worry about the produce going bad because it all comes in an insulated box complete with ice packs.
For those that don’t fancy themselves a MasterChef in the kitchen, this is a perfect solution for you. Each meal comes with six ingredients and all the meals are created in around half an hour or less. Soon enough you will be cooking up restaurant-quality meals right at home.
Due to the fact that your meals are pre-portioned, you can be sure that there will be minimal waste in terms of leftover food, but the packaging is recyclable too. This meal delivery kit is definitely one of the most affordable on the market with every meal costing under $5. If you need an excuse to stop getting takeout, Dinnerly is the solution for you.