Part of eating right and dieting correctly starts with choosing the right ingredients! And while that can be tough when you’re grocery shopping for one or for just a few meals at a time, now there are plenty of meal delivery services to help you out! Some deliver ready made meals, or a point system to help you manage your calories, but Platejoy does all your shopping for you, but still let’s you play chef! So we tried it; healthy eating, at-home cooking, Platejoy delivery…
As someone who really enjoys cooking, I love the initial idea behind Platejoy. You select your diet type and meal needs, and they do all the shopping for you! They pick the correct amount of the needed ingredients to make just the right size meals for you, and then they deliver them right to your kitchen. But I still got all the fun of dancing around in front of the stove while making some delicious meals.
The ordering process on the site was so simple, and I loved all the options – vegetarian, kid friendly, gluten-free or even paleo, which I chose. You can set your order by the amount of people you are feeding and the number of meals you are looking to purchase, then pick from a wide variety of meal options. I actually had a hard time narrowing my choices down!
After selecting my meals, I set a date and time of delivery, and while I was impressed with both the late and early delivery times. Unfortunately the delivery did arrive late but the site offered me a discount on my next order to make up for it.
Once the meals arrived, one of the many things I did like was that some of the dishes were listed as one or two servings. It made it easy to plan out my meals even for the next day while I was cooking. The portions were definitely large enough and had interesting flavor combinations and new uses for classic ingredients. I developed a new love for cauliflower and a renewed appreciation for fresh spices and balsamic vinegar.
The online and phone staff was also very helpful with any questions I had, including whether or not I could freeze some of the meal ingredients (you can) when I was called out of town for work. It’s an investment, as healthy eating often can be, but one I definitely didn’t mind making.
All in all, other than the late delivery, the experience was easy and delicious! The recipes were simple to follow, and left me feeling like a real chef. And now you can too! L&C readers can use the code LUXCONCORD (case-sensitive, expires 11/1/14) for $10 off their order. Be sure to tag us and Platejoy when you post your delicious food pics!
Note: Platejoy did provide a discount for editor trial, but all facts and opinions are our own.