You know what one of my top five stressors is? THE DINNER DECISION (...not to mention, shopping for the food, measuring and prepping all the ingredients, finding the time to cook it, and then convincing your kids that it does actually taste delicious and it is necessary for them to eat it)!
Feel my pain? Well, I have the perfect solution for you! Let me introduce you to my new best friends, You Plate It. These awesome folk deliver incredible recipes and fresh local produce direct to your doorstep!
They promise fresh produce and they certainly deliver on their word. In the box I received, the apple was crisp, the capsicum firm and glossy, and the onion hard. It might sound like I'm making a big deal out of not much, but honestly I don't remember the last time I picked up an onion at the big, local supermarket that wasn't slightly soft, or a capsicum that didn't start to shrivel a day after I put it in my fridge at home.
Another great thing about You Plate It is that they portion everything up and only deliver exactly what you need for your recipes. This made me smile on the inside - a lot. I'm not proud of it, but we waste a fair bit of food. I think the reason for that has a lot to do with not being about to by just the 100 grams you need from the big supermarket chains. We used every ingredient delivered to us in the box, and left nothing behind.
The other bonus of this approach is that everything is already measured up for you. Our staples are meat and vegies, spaghetti bolognaise, and chicken and salad. Because...they're quick and they're easy! We just don't have the time to measure and prep a dozen ingredients in order to deliver fancy meals daily. You Plate It removes this component (doing all the portioning for you), freeing up space and patience to cook their easy to follow recipes.
Our box included three delicious recipes: Pea and Basil Pesto Pasta with Pine Nuts, Panko Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel, and Spanish Style Chicken Casserole.
Our favourite was the Spanish Style Chicken Casserole. The kids got a real kick out of my plating of the cous cous, and both commented on how tasty the flavours were. They even asked me to cook it again the next night! I consider that a huge win.
I highly recommend You Plate It, and I implore you to try it for yourself. You can get a similar box to the one we received which will feed 2 adults and 2-3 kids, 3 meals, for $120. I reckon that's great value. In fact I'd probably pay that just to have someone do the shopping for me and take away the stress of deciding what to cook each night.... I almost consider the food a bonus! You can check out all the meal box options over at the You Plate It website.
As usual, you all have a chance to WIN yourself a You Plate It - Family Box worth $120! How awesome is that?! Pop on over to the Win Stuff page to enter!