I love to cook. But I don’t always love to come up with the recipes or shop for all the food to make a good, healthy dinner. Enter Green Chef, who is aiming to make organic cooking (with the meal prep) easier for us all. I prefer to cook as organic as I can, so I was so excited to test out Green Chef. If you’re not familiar with what Green Chef is, it’s an USDA certified organic meal kit subscription service. It has a wide variety of meal plans like paleo, vegan, gluten-free, omnivore, keto, vegetarian, and pescatarian. Our Green Chef Organic Meal Kit Subscription Experience | The Mama Maven Blog
They even offer a family plan so the whole family can enjoy the meals. You can enjoy restaurant-quality meals that are quick and easy to cook – around 30 minutes max! No meal planning, recipe hunting, or grocery shopping required. As a working parent, I definitely liked when it showed up at my door, all ready for me to cook. Everything arrived cold and I immediately stuck the two bagged meals in the fridge. Each recipe comes with a printed recipe card with photos!
Check out my unboxing video here: https://youtu.be/38ybQq9rYTc
They sent us two meals. The first one was Chicken Thighs with a Tomato Pan Sauce, Broccoli and Potatoes and the second one was Cauliflower Sloppy Joes with Fingerling Potatoes, Basil Aïoli and Pickled cabbage (Vegetarian).
Chicken Thighs with a Tomato Pan Sauce, Broccoli and Potatoes
I’m a HUGE fan of roasted broccoli, so I was pretty thrilled. I really haven’t cooked with chicken thighs, so I was a little worried about how it would come out.
Check out my video of making the first recipe!
Here’s the finished product! It was delicious — though it was hard to blend the cream cheese into the tomato pan sauce (hence the lumps). My family liked it – though my youngest wouldn’t touch the sauce or the potatoes. I served him the chicken thighs without the sauce, roasted broccoli, and baby carrots.
The other great thing about Green Chef is you can get weekly, bi-weekly, or even a monthly subscription. Going away? Skip your delivery! But how much does it cost? 2-Person Plan: 1 box contains 3 dinners for 2 people (6 meals/servings total per box). Family Plan: 1 box contains 2 dinners for a family of four, served family-style for parents and kids (8 meals/servings total per box).
- Omnivore $11.99 per meal
- Vegetarian $11.99 per meal
- Gluten-Free $11.99 per meal
- Paleo $12.99 per meal
- Keto $12.99 per meal
- Vegan $11.99 per meal
- Family Omnivore $10.99 per meal
- Family Carnivore $10.99 per meal
Note: Prices do not include $6.99 shipping and handling per box.
2nd Recipe: Cauliflower Sloppy Joes with Fingerling Potatoes, Basil Aïoli and Pickled cabbage (Vegetarian)
My daughter doesn’t eat meat anymore. She will still eat fish, so I cook a lot less with chicken, turkey, and beef, and make more fish and vegetarian options. I was thrilled to see Cauliflower Sloppy Joes in our Green Chef Package. With it was fingerling potatoes, basil aioli, and cabbage (to make pickled cabbage). This one had more steps than the first recipe, but it was still very easy and doable. I also got to pickle cabbage, which was surprisingly easy!
I didn’t exactly follow directions here for the potatoes – I cut them into coins, not like fries.
Then I prepped to make the cauliflower sloppy joes. Leave out the walnuts if you have someone with a tree nut allergy.
I started sauteeing the sloppy joe ingredients.
Added the organic sloppy joe sauce.
I cooked this down for 5-7 minutes. You want to cook it until it’s soft.
After the potatoes were finished, I sprinkled some scallions on them.
Here’s my finished dish – Cauliflower Sloppy Joes with fingerling potatoes, basil aioli, and pickled cabbage. The basil aioli was a huge hit with this. We wanted to put it on everything! I liked the sloppy joes, but it wasn’t really my husband’s thing.
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