Back to trying other meal delivery services. There was a coupon code for Green Chef. Apparently it is “green” and organic! Whatever.
It did arrive promptly on the day it was supposed to. Something Dinnerly hasn’t been able to do recently. However… while the food might be “organic” – the packaging is definitely NOT green. Everything is prepackaged and in plastic baggies!
Another complaint: the chicken package was leaking a bit.
Meal #1 – Tilapia
OK… it has a mango and pepper salsa to make to go with it… but why are they already cut and in plastic bags??? I can cut mango and peppers. That’s why this is such an expensive plan.
I added an extra tilapia that I had in the freezer. I also added some brussel sprouts for me, since I’m not a fan of green beans.
We found this label funny! What did you expect would be in a baggie that says shredded coconut? Chocolate????
Cauliflower rice… what is the point?? It was very bland. I even added some extra garlic to it to try and make it tastier… didn’t really work.
Ratings: Wayne ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – very tasty. Great flavors. Run to eat. Appealing to the eye and the palate. Me ⭐⭐⭐1/2 – it was good. An interesting meal.
Meal #2 – Chicken
I added extra chicken and broccoli for a green veggie. It came with mushrooms. I don’t do fungus… but my mother likes it and Wayne tolerates it.
I was very UN-impressed with the chicken breasts. I have had better looking ones with the other meal services.
Barley – what is the point?? It is another long cooking thing like the rice and I am so over long cooking rice. Too tedious.
The chicken was to be removed from the skillet and put on a cookie sheet in the oven to finish it. I just put the whole skillet in the oven, so much easier.
Ratings: Wayne ⭐⭐ ⭐ – not very good. The broccoli was the best. Bland. Plenty of substance but no flavor. Me ⭐⭐1/2 – eh. Not the tastiest. Esther ⭐1/2 – not a fan of the barley!
Meal #3 – Greek Feta Burgers
I added extra burger and more potatoes. Good thing I was adding more potatoes because of the 2 they sent, one was completely rotten. 😦
Again with the pre-cut and packaged stuff. Why send me pre diced onions instead of an onion for me to chop?? After all, they sent an onion with yesterday’s meal. More trash created with the plastic bag.
The buns were very dry. Even the sauce on it didn’t moisten them.
Ratings: Wayne ⭐⭐⭐1/2 – good, not outstanding. Me ⭐⭐⭐ – fine. Nothing spectacular. I didn’t ask Esther her rating. She had one of the extra burgers and only the potatoes. I’d guess her rating would be⭐ ⭐at best.
Another week from Green Chef and then I’m bailing on the other potential discounted weeks. The discount is not nearly enough to make it worth my while. Back to plan that I actually like.