Disclosure: I received a sample or samples (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post. All opinions expressed in this post are truthful and mine alone. Receiving a sample or samples of this product in no way influenced my opinion.
Many of you know that my husband and I are now empty nesters. Our only child got married last January and it’s now just the two of us at home.
Cooking – as I do five out of seven nights a week – can be a chore. This is especially true for someone like myself who doesn’t have time or the strength (medical issues) to go out and pick up fresh ingredients each day to make a meal. That’s why I love EveryPlate!
EveryPlate is a meal delivery service that puts together all the ingredients you need to make a delicious and economical meal for your family. At just $3.33 per meal (average for 2) or $4.16 per meal (average for a family of 4), you just cannot buy the ingredients needed locally EveryPlate sends in your weekly box. Believe me, I have tried but it can’t be done. Not for the quality ingredients that EveryPlate is sending you each week at the price they are charging.
My First Delivery of EveryPlate
My first delivery arrived today. The produce is amazing, beautiful and fresh, like the day it was picked. I can’t purchase produce like this locally, regardless of what I pay for it. Produce in the area where I live is just dreadful.
Along with the necessary ingredients, you’ll receive easy-to-follow recipe cards that tell even the novice cook how to prepare these meals. I know some people get overwhelmed at the thought of preparing home cooked meals. But with EveryPlate, clear instructions are provided and the meals are not difficult to prepare.
I have prepared a short video to show you the end result of one of the EveryPlate meals I prepared this week, Skillet Apple Pork Chops. We truly enjoyed the meal. My husband raved. It’s a winner!
Just a few tips: I had to adjust the temperature on the oven. 450 degrees was way too high for the potatoes and green beans. They started to burn. It could have been my oven but I think that lowering the temperature to 400 would have been better. Also, this is very important: my pork portions were VERY THICK and required longer cooking than suggested on the recipe card. Please use your judgement when it comes to cooking pork. You must cook it thoroughly so it is safe to eat. Here is the USDA recommendations for cooking pork. I suggest you check it out when in doubt.
It took me a little over 1 hour to prepare and cook this meal today. So you won’t be in the kitchen all day preparing and cooking a meal for your family. It’s fast and delicious!
Here are some of the typical questions that EveryPlate has answered on their website about their delivery plan.
How do I choose my meals?
Selecting your meals is the last step in the sign-up process. Once you sign up, you’re in control: review your pre-selected menus or change meals for any delivery.
What meals are on the menu?
Our menu of 5 delicious recipes rotates weekly to keep things new and exciting. If you’d like a peek of the current and upcoming menus before signing up, click on “Weekly Menu” in the navigation above.
Can I skip a week or change my plan?
You bet! EveryPlate plans are commitment-free. You may skip or close your account at any time. Want to just try us out? No problem. Skip as many weekly deliveries as you’d like.
Will the recipes meet my dietary needs?
All ingredients and corresponding allergens are clearly listed, and everything is packaged and labeled separately. Substituting or omitting an ingredient at home is easy. We do not currently offer vegetarian plans.
Does EveryPlate deliver to my area?
We’re cooking up big plans to make ourselves available everywhere, but we aren’t there just yet. Select a plan to find out if we deliver to your area.
How long will my ingredients stay fresh?
We recommend enjoying your meals within a week of delivery for maximum freshness. Some items do best in the fridge, while others (like herbs) are better at room temp, so be sure to store each item appropriately to ensure freshness.