Editor’s note: I never paid attention when my parents fumbled around in the kitchen during my younger years, which has led to many nights of cheap takeaway, frozen pizzas, and, worse, my attempt at quick tacos. Needless to say, I grew tired of the unhealthy, tasteless food, but what could I do if I didn’t have the time to learn? Then someone told me about EveryPlate.
Then: Before EveryPlate
Between my busy work schedule, my partner’s lively social life, and my growing list of hobbies, I usually don’t have more than thirty minutes to cook and enjoy a meal before I’m off to the next thing.
So I survived off of sandwiches, became a favourite at the chip shop down the street, and started doing frozen pizza Thursday. I don’t have to go into detail about how my stomach repaid me for those decisions. Let’s just say my body wasn’t happy with what I was feeding it.
After I bought another bottle of antacids, I met with my partner Sam and our friend, who mentioned how they had amazing dinners all week now that they’d signed up for a meal kit.
"Aren’t those expensive?”
Lisa laughed, then told me and Sam that EveryPlate starts from $2.29 a plate, and they have a special offer for new customers right now. Though I didn’t think this would work for us, I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t piqued my interest, so I thought I'd look into it.
I went home and did a deep dive, and I have to say, EveryPlate seemed PERFECT.
Maybe too perfect? But if I could cut back on my supermarket bills, add a fixed price into my weekly budget for food, and start eating more balanced home-cooked dinners, EveryPlate could be a game-changer.
When I saw that their subscription is flexible and that Sam and I could cancel or skip at any time, along with being able to customise our menu each week, I decided to give EveryPlate a try.
Now: With EveryPlate
I signed up to get meals for the 2 of us 4 nights a week, and boy, were there a lot of options!
EveryPlate offers up to 22 different meal options each week, from premium meals like Salmon with Mustard Cream Sauce plus Crispy Potatoes & Garlicky Green Beans to classic favourites like Firehouse Mac ’n’ Cheese with Green Bell Pepper & a Crispy Panko Crust.
Did I say how simple and streamlined it all was? Their recipes have 4 simple steps, which means minimal prep, minimal washing up, and maximum flavor. Our first meal was the Super Smashed Burgers with Caramelized Onion, Chipotle Aioli & Carrot Fries. I was in love with the juicy burger after a few bites, while Sam was pleased with the healthier but still tasty fry option.
Even better, we finished cooking and eating in thirty minutes, giving us time after dinner for a walk!
Not only does the food taste great, but no need to worry about unhealthy ingredients. Everything EveryPlate includes is fresh and tastes as good as it looks. I'm not exaggerating when I say Sam (my beloved picky-eater) has been wiping up every last drop.
Now, after a busy day, neither of us is running around frantically searching for something convenient and tasty to eat. I didn’t even realize how hectic our schedules were until EveryPlate. But we’ve gotten better; we cook each meal together, go on more walks, and make more space for ‘us time,’ which is something we both wanted.
It goes without saying, EveryPlate has redefined the cooking process for me and Sam, which is more than we were expecting. Hands down, EveryPlate takes out all the stress and hard work surrounding making delicious meals – no more sandwiches for dinner! Not to mention the money we’re saving.
If your busy schedule has you choosing expensive, unhealthy takeout or frozen foods, it’s time you tried EveryPlate!