Green Chef Review

article by Maria Perinic author March 24, 2019
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Today’s chaotic lifestyle has impacted on many elements in our daily routine, including the way we eat. Spending most of our time outside our homes means that the little time we do spend in the comforts of our home with our loved ones is precious.
pros
  • Organic ingredients
  • Options for strict diets
  • Diverse menu
  • Barely any prep work needs to be done
  • Uses non-GMO products
  • Antibiotic-free meats
cons
  • Barely any traditional recipes
  • Higher price point
  • Shipping not included in price
when it comes to cost, Green Chef prices are certainly not the lowest around, but when you think about the quality of ingredients it really pays off
Maria Perinic, author
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Spending time purchasing ingredients and looking up new recipes to keep your family healthy also take up a lot of time, time which can be spent making memories instead. With Green Chef you can have ready prepped meals which will ensure a healthy diet for you and your loved ones, all whilst saving you the precious commodity that we seem to have less of these days.

Green Chef was founded back in 2014 which means they are still new in the game, but at the same time they are also changing the meal plan industry. How? By reducing packaging and using recyclable materials for one.

Sticking to strict dieting plans like keto or paleo is no longer an issue. Now you can enjoy fresh, organic ingredients that are prepped for you as well as getting the whole family involved in the easy cooking process.

Intrigued? Read further our Green Chef review for more details.

Ease of Use Ease of Use

Following strict meal plans can be difficult. Restaurants are just now discovering that they can have fantastic tasting vegan food on their menus, without being a specialist vegan restaurant. Don’t get us started on keto or paleo diets.

Thankfully there are meal plans out there that you can get a hold of which deliver delicious recipes with easy to follow guides for preparing these delicious dishes.

That’s not all that’s easy when it comes to your Green Chef experience. Ordering your Green Chef meals is not a problem. Just head over to their website and hit the “get started” button located on their homepage.

From there you will be directed to a new page which asks you how many people you will be feeding for each meal and which diet best suits you. Each plan includes three weekly recipes and although you cannot change the number of meals you receive a week you can choose how many servings will be delivered.

As soon as you have chosen the right meal plan, you will be asked to enter contact details and the address where you wish your meals to be delivered. Once this has been completed you will have to enter your payment information as well as create a password for your account.

Your Green Chef meals will be delivered to your door on a weekly basis and will continue to do so right up until you decide to cancel your subscription. It really is that simple.

Plans Plans

Green Chef meal delivery offer you two categories in meal plans, individual and family plans. Family plans come with enough ingredients for four servings per meal and include omnivore or carnivore options. These options include meals such as: shrimp pasta primavera, chili con carne, lemon-herb chicken, chicken with basil pistou, juicy burgers with aioli and veggie quesadillas.

If you opt for the individual plan, it means you can choose from a variety of menus such as paleo, keto, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian. All Green Chef recipes are created by professional chefs and are simple to follow. Soon enough you will become a skilled chef yourself. Check out which meals you can expect in the plan of your choosing.

Keto

  • Smoky chicken with cotija
  • Mozzarella-stuffed meatloaves
  • Kale Caesar salad with pork
  • Roasted fennel-cumin shrimp
  • Cashew “parmesan” chicken

Paleo 

  • Italian chicken sausage patties
  • Cuban spiced steak salad
  • Pork tenderloins with balsamic fig sauce
  • Cod with creamy Dijon sauce
  • Pork and veggie stir-fry bowl
  • Shrimp scampi
  • Steak frites
  • Sage pesto baked cod

Omnivore

  • Creamy baked farfalle pasta
  • Shrimp tinga tacos
  • Steak and sweet potato curry
  • Harissa spiced pork tenderloins
  • Chicken with basil pistou

Vegan

  • Black-eyed pea veggie balls
  • Harissa spiced portobellos
  • Mustard roasted tofu
  • Vegan crab cakes
  • Pesto pasta primavera
  • Moroccan cauliflower

Vegetarian

  • Cauliflower fritters
  • Toasted veggie and lentil sandwiches
  • Black-eyed pea veggie balls
  • Creamy baked farfalle pasta
  • Mongolian tofu
  • Spaghetti squash pasta
  • Roasted rainbow carrots

Gluten-Free

  • Vietnamese shrimp bowl
  • Cumin spiced steak
  • Saag halloumi
  • Black-eyed pea veggie balls
  • Pork tenderloins with balsamic fig sauce
  • Italian chicken sausage patties
  • Steak and sweet potato curry

 Pescatarian

  • Shrimp tinga tacos
  • Cod with creamy Dijon sauce
  • Creamy baked farfalle pasta
  • Cauliflower fritters
  • Black-eyed pea veggie balls

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Green Chef really puts an emphasis on the quality of the ingredients they deliver. The meals that you cook at home really end up tasting like you’re eating out at a restaurant. This is probably because professional chefs have come up with the recipes.

Dinner will never be boring with an array of flavors hitting your taste palate. The food is fresh and the recipes combine fabulous sauces, spices and dressings including cilantro, mint, mojito-style marinade and Mexican spices.

Being a USDA certified company ensures that all the ingredients you receive are both organic, sourced sustainably and of the highest possible quality. Green Chef promises that each box delivered will contain food free of: GMOs, toxic pesticides, sewage sludge, antibiotics, growth hormones, and steroids.

Saying that, there have been some users of these meal plans who complain that some of the ingredients have arrived spoiled. Although the boxes are iced, there have been instances where the produce that had arrived on a customer’s doorstep was no longer fresh. On the other hand, some people were unimpressed with the smaller portion sizes.

Meal Delivery Services_icons_80x80_Convenience Convenience

You should know that Green Chef dinners will be delivered to you pretty much wherever you live in the United States with exception to a few areas in Louisiana. They also do not deliver to Alaska or Hawaii, just like many other meal services.

You can choose your delivery days from Wednesday through Friday, but you can always change your delivery day or your address to where the food gets delivered. The important thing is to do that before the weekly cutoff. If your normal delivery day is Friday, for example, you will need to change your settings by midnight on Thursday the week before.

If you do not wish to eat certain ingredients you can ask to have those left out also including shellfish, pork, red meat, or chicken.

When it comes to keeping their ingredients fresh, it should be said that Green Chef try their best, delivering their boxes with an ample amount of ice inside. Additionally meats are found down at the bottom of the box in order to remain at the perfect temperature.

That’s not all though. Pretty much all of the ingredients that get delivered to your door are precut, which significantly cuts down prep time for dinner. You will find them all packed together in a paper bag which is also very convenient for quickly putting them away for later.

Green Chef also offer the most environmentally friendly packaging of all the meal delivery kits on the market. By taking a quick look on their website you can find a guide which will explain how to reuse each of the items found in your box, including sauce containers and the cooling gel packs. They do not, unfortunately, accept or reuse the packages themselves though.

Pricing Pricing

The cost of these meal plans ranges from $10.99 to $12.99, with the keto and paleo meals being the most expensive. This is due to the fact that these are more meat-based meals than the other meal plans on offer.

The two person plan includes one box which contains three dinners for two people meaning you get six meals per box. The family plan box comes with eight meal serving meaning two dinners for four people in total.

The following are the prices you can expect to pay per meal depending upon the meal plan.

  • Keto: $12.99 per meal
  • Paleo: $12.99 per meal
  • Omnivore: $11.99 per meal
  • Vegan: $11.99 per meal
  • Vegetarian: $11.99 per meal
  • Gluten-Free: $11.99 per meal
  • Pescatarian: $11.99 per meal
  • Family Omnivore: $10.99 per meal
  • Family Carnivore: $10.99 per meal

On top of that you should know that Green Chef costs do not include shipping so you should expect to pay another $6.99 for every box that’s shipped. If you are ordering for more than two people you should know that you will be charged for two boxes per week.

The good news is that new customers get $50 off their first order and there are Green Chef coupons that you can use to get discounts. Green Chef members also have the possibility of getting discounts by referring a friend.

When it comes to cost, Green Chef prices are certainly not the lowest around, but when you think about the quality of ingredients it really pays off.

Bottom Line Conclusion

All in all this Green Chef review shows that they offer some great meal delivery options for those of you who really do not have the time during your day to head over to the shops, butcher and markets to collect fresh ingredients for dinner.

Due to all the additives found in fruits, vegetables and meat today it is especially important to find quality, organic ingredients to ensure your family has the healthiest food intake possible.

When it comes to Green Chef recipes, organic ingredients and flexibility they provide you with, we think it’s one of the best. The easy to prepare meals for different lifestyles including vegan, keto, vegetarian, paleo and many others, is a great bonus.

Next time you’re wondering what to cook for dinner tomorrow consider Green Chef and know that a delicious and nutritious meal will be gracing your table the following week, no matter what your dietary needs are.