Friday, November 7, 2014

Review: Plated

Have you heard of Plated? It's a service that delivers all of the ingredients and recipes you need to make gourmet meals at home. Jeff and I have been trying for a couple of weeks. I actually first heard of it over a year ago, but decided to finally give it a try when I accepted my new job and knew that I would have a lot less time for making dinners during the week.  

So how does Plated work? Each week I go online and pick which meals I want from their weekly menu and the day I want everything delivered. Then on the afternoon of my delivery date, a refrigerated box shows up on my doorsteps with all of the ingredients I'll need for the meals as well as recipes with step by step photos.

Steak au Poivre with Spinach Potatoes au Gratin 

While there have been a couple of misses (like a salad that was really just raw brussels sprouts), we have made some pretty amazing meals. I've always felt most comfortable making chicken and salmon, so it's been fun to branch out and discover other proteins, as well as vegetables I've never had before (like turnips!).  I also like that they send you the exact amount of ingredients you need, so I don't end up with tons of extra spices and oils I don't know what to do with. What I don't like? How much waste the process entails - each week we throw away tons of packaging and ice packs. We also had one box come with a rock hard avocado, but Plated was quick to give us some free meals to make up for it. Overall, I really like the service, and I can see us using it for a long time.


Kale Pesto Ravioli with Roasted Carrots and Anchovy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Turnips

Have you used Plated or a similar service? What did you think?

This post is not sponsored. I actually reached out to Plated to see if they had a coupon to share with you guys so you could try it out yourselves, but they declined. I have seen lots of offer codes floating around though (especially on Facebook) so a quick Google should find a discount for you.

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  1. This sounds like such a great idea!! I think it's awesome that there's a company out there encouraging busy people to take the time to make their own fresh dinners.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

  2. Interesting! I've heard a lot about this, but never tried it. Yet...

  3. This looks fantastic, I love to cook but I hate to grocery shop. This would def inspire me to try even more recipes. Also love the new blog layout!


  4. Those meals look so yummy! I have the hardest time trying to figure out what to cook for dinner!


    Dimples of Dixie

  5. I've heard of Plated and I am curious.. Thanks for sharing!