I've said it before, but this time I actually mean it—a new year means a new me. I know, I know. I said that last year, and the year before, and I'm pretty sure the year before that as well. While I've wanted to make some big changes to my lifestyle, I've never really had the motivation or drive to do something about it.
But something feels different about 2021. Maybe it was the fact that we were cooped up indoors for most of the year, but it seemed like everybody's routine fell a little bit out of whack. We're talking late bedtimes, unproductive workdays, and unhealthy meals. I'm already feeling the burn out so I feel like establishing a realistic New Year's resolution is more important than ever.
Given how all of my eating habits basically went out the window, I decided that the best place to start was changing what I put in my body. 2020 was the year of carbs and comfort food. Pizza, burgers, pasta, sushi, tacos—the list was never-ending. Not only was all of this delivery hard on the wallet, but I just didn't feel as good as I used to.
Here's the thing, though. I didn't want to go on any sort of strict diet. I just wanted a way to easily plan out my meals for the week so I wouldn't have to keep ordering takeout. You might be thinking that I should just go to the grocery store, but that still means planning out exactly what you're going to eat for the rest of the week. I've always been a bit a "spur of the moment" type of person, so grocery shopping just doesn't work for me.
Still, I knew there had to be a better way to plan my meals out and do something about my diet, and it turns out there is. Apparently, people have been using meal kits for years now to get delicious fresh meals without any stress.
I spent hours looking through different meal kit delivery services and eventually settled on one that looked very trustworthy and delicious— Chefs Plate. Chefs Plate is possibly the simplest and easiest meal kit on the market! Initially, I felt extremely overwhelmed while looking at all of the different options out there. But when I found Chefs Plate, things seemed far less complicated.
With Chefs Plate you can order from a weekly menu of delicious meals, all at the click of a button. It is extremely flexible so you can customize your plan to whatever best suits your lifestyle. I decided to try the Meat & Vegetables option for 2 people, and went with 3 meals a week for my partner and I, just to start. One week later, a neatly packed box with everything we needed arrived at our doorstep. From there, all we had to do was use the super simple step-by-step recipe cards Chefs Plate provided us and our food was ready in about 30 minutes!
Oh man…the Curry Yogurt Chicken and Sticky Hoisin Pork Tacos were insane. I don't think I've ever cooked something for myself that tasted so good. Before Chefs Plate, the most complicated thing I made for myself was an omelet. For the first time ever, I actually felt confident about my cooking skills.
Now, I'm getting 4 meals a week with Chefs Plate for only $9.99 a serving! Compare that to the $20 I spent on delivery each day and it's clear that Chefs Plate is an absolute win-win. It also happens to be the most flexible subscription service I've ever tried. If I feel like skipping a week or two, I can cancel whenever I feel like and not get charged! It's unbelievable how simple Chefs Plate makes home cooking. You won't believe it until you try it for yourself.